Eldy says with utmost patience, "OK, put your foot on the brake pedal." I say, "Where's the brake pedal? This one?" and I stepped on the steering wheel pedal that positions the steering wheel. "No, not that one, the OTHER one, the one to the right." OK, got it. I stepped on the brake, and it didn't feel like it was doing anything, so I stepped on the brake harder, trying to push it down to the floor. I didn't like the feel of how hard it was to push! I started to worry.....Eldy says, "OK, now release the emergency brake or parking brake. Now push the "D" button for drive." I did that and the coach appeared to roll BACKWARDS a little. "What's happening? Why are we rolling backwards?" Guess it was just a little momentum from nowhere. "OK, now give it a little gas...ok, we're rollin'." I rolled forward about 100 yards out of the gas pumps while Eldy is telling me "watch your mirrors, look in the lower mirror to see if the car has cleared the pumps, then watch your big mirrors for the turn, watch your gauges..." and he started telling me all about the gauges and engine temps and oil pressures and...." and I started thinking about this responsibility of hauling 34,000 pounds of motorhome plus the car out on the highway without knowing or understanding everything in front of me, and what if there's construction and cones and cement barriers and...?????
"Uh, honey, I don't think I'm ready for this just yet. I need a huge parking lot where I can roll around and work with the gauges and get the feel of this coach...." Push button driving and gears and speeds and exhaust brake and air gauges and gas gauges.... I panicked and quit! That was enough driving lesson for me today! I need Dennis Hill's RV Driving School lessons! Eldy pulled out what little hair he had left after working with me for about 20 minutes.
|Zion from the motorhome car window
|Kanab RV Corral gazebo
|Hm-m-m-m, Eldy in jail-a reoccurring theme here
Just a funky little place and fun to visit and good food--Calvin T's BBQ...we're going to be in a not so fun place tomorrow morning, the car repair shop..brakes are making a terrible noise! Hopefully, it won't be something more than debris from construction or dirt or dust in the calipers or pads....see you later!