Of course this has nothing to do with who's going where this summer.
Originally Posted by Diesel Dan
Originally Posted by chev49
My wife has just informed me...
That sounds very familiar!
Make sure your wives can drive the bus and you won't have to be informed. After all "He who drives get to choose when and where to stop".
At very low speed, the Blue Bird steers like my Dad's old dump truck.All I have done was move it from the pull thru site over to a back in site within the same campground. Backing the beastie in was easy... just like on the Class C. David says with more speed the steering wheel turns much easier. Have your wives and SO's learn to drive these things.
You never know when you will HAVE to have another driver plus it will make long trips easier on you. Like insulation, this is something you will hear me say often!! I am a very firm believer that you should have a backup driver. So many things can put the primary driver out of the seat... either major (can't get much more major than death) or minor (shouldn't have ate that! or twisting your ankle as you step out of the bus). Once they learn then SHARE the driving so they become more confident in driving. If something happened to David, I will not sell off the bus. This is now my home and I most definitely WILL be able to drive it.
If my 4'11, 90 lb daughter can drive the Class C (22 ft) pulling the food cart (add 10 ft), then I figure anyone can drive a skoolie (millions of women do every day school is in session). Like I told my daughter about the Class C... everything takes a little longer, to turn, to stop, to change lanes, to take off... like dancing with an elephant... you don't want to make any quick moves.
Unfortunately Stacey currently has a logistical situation. Her Jeep, Claudia
(it's a black jeep and she was a big fan of Farscape
) cannot be towed 4 down. Unless she gets a tow dolly or another vehicle (Shock! Horrors! GASPITH!!!.. she loves her Claudia) she will require another driver. Most likely she will leave NM when we do. Bus tows the cart, Class C tows R-Jeep (our jeep), someone drives Claudia. Logistics! If David or I am ill and cannot drive, I figure we can always triple tow for an emergency (like a hurricane is heading our way and we need to head inland... we will be going back east!).