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Old 06-17-2015, 12:13 AM   #1
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Who is the primary driver?

Since we just discussed how many miles per day we prefer to travel, I thought it would be interesting to find out who does the majority of the driving. Or do you split it up evenly?
For us with the new MH, I am the sole driver so far. Dear wife has yet to sit in drivers seat. She is very comfortable so far with that arrangement. Not that at some point in time won't get behind the wheel and share some of the driving. We have not gone that far yet (250 miles) to where it is an issue.
Just for fun.
Thanks, and let's see where this goes.

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Old 06-17-2015, 12:23 AM   #2
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I'm the primary driver 90+% of the time. When the trip is a single day trip (like 400 miles or less) I'll do all the driving. My wife will contribute on longer drives.

Over last Christmas break we drove to FL and my wife drove about 40% of the time (and was very unlucky: Everytime she got in the driver's seat we'd either hit a downpour or a nasty traffic jam).

This summer will be interesting as we have two 800+ mile (1 way) trips coming up and she hasn't driven the camper with the car behind it yet. She may want to drive and be cautious, however, since its her car we pull.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:38 AM   #3
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I'm the ONLY driver LOL...wife is ...well...vertically challenged shall I say! Her feet could hardy reach the pedals!!
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:11 AM   #4
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I also do the majority of the driving...probably well over 90% of the time. My wife will offer to drive about an hour's worth on the interstates to give me a break on the longer trips. She avoids the larger towns and doesn't like heavy traffic but handles the rig well while I doze with one eye open.
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:35 AM   #5
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My husband and I split the driving 50/50. We used to have horses, and I would drag them up and down the east coast, so the RV is a dream to drive in comparison. (We have a class C). Hope you enjoy your RV. Great camping!!!
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:19 AM   #6
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I do all the driving with my wife doing all of the location research while travelling.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:43 PM   #7
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I do 100% of the driving. My DW is a little scared to drive anything larger than our Suburban! But she is willing to learn with our new RUV to give me a break on longer drives.
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Old 06-17-2015, 01:57 PM   #8
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approx 5,000 miles put on her so far, and DW has driven approx 2.5 of them.

The stickiness (as described by the alignment tech at Josam), or lack of center in the steering scares her.
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:15 AM   #9
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Thanks all for the great response. It is sort of of what I figured.
Please keep the responses coming.
I'm trying to get my DW to try and drive our MH. It is easy,right?
I told her you steer with the front and drive for the rear.
Maybe some day.

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Old 06-18-2015, 05:13 AM   #10
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I split the driving 50/50 with my wife. I think it is really important that your wife can drive in an emergency (I got really sick once and relied on my wife to drive the RV.) She should know how to disconnect utilities and connect a tow car too. I like to drive, but it is just a practical decision to have two people able. You never think an illness or medical emergency can happen to you, but... Last summer my wife and I flew to Prince George, B.C. to drive an RV back to Oregon for a very sick friend. It happens.
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:15 PM   #11
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don't disagree a bit... & I think my wife would agree too, but if we held hard a fast to that we wouldn't have an rv.
But I am working on tweaking our to make it a bit more comfortable to drive.... it's not really bad, but it I'm sure can benefit from some help so she'll drive it a little
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Old 07-08-2015, 04:10 AM   #12
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I do 99.9% of the driving. Wife would love to drive more and refers to me as a drive hog. She is capable of driving though. I am good for at least 800 to 1000 miles a day.
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Old 07-09-2015, 03:04 AM   #13
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I do all the RV driving, always have. Funny thing though, DW does all of our in town driving with the SUV. She doesn't want to drive anything larger.

She says she might try the Class C. I'll believe it when I see it.
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Old 07-09-2015, 03:18 PM   #14
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I do all the driving and the DW does all the navigating. This way it's never my fault when we get lost. LOL
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Old 07-09-2015, 03:59 PM   #15
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I do all the driving and the DW does all the navigating. This way it's never my fault when we get lost. LOL
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