Hi im dennis ex military 22 years (retired)

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  1. dennis flack

    dennis flack Read Only Funster

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    Wife chris still working have 2 dogs daisy (black lab) scott (terrier cross rat).
    we bought our vw clubman on a whim the wife thought she could drive it but she cannot. can anyone suggest a smaller van that has decent size beds( im 6 ft) with room for 2 dogs.
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    Dennis
     
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    Hi and welcome. Perhaps your wife needs a bit more driving in the van. It would be a shame to get rid of it :)
     
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    Welcome aboard;)
     
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    Welcome to Fun.

    You could always keep the van & change the wife

    Mel
     
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    Hello Denis Flack, welcome to Motorhone Fun (you can see why) on a more serious note if you like the van you have why not invest in a special driving course there are specialist ones for motorhomes that way you keep the van you like and your wife gets new driving confidence. :welc:Would probably work out a lot cheaper than changing as well.
     
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    :welc: The VW Auto Sleeper Clubman is a great little van, just over 5m long I think. I think you will struggle to find a van with full facilities (loo, shower etc) much smaller that that.
     
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    What the lady said! and welcome from Wales too from another retiree!(y)
     
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    Welcome to Motorhome Fun. My OH did one if these courses last year organised by the Caravan Club at Sparsholt College Winchester, he thought it was very useful. :)
     
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    That's not the attitude in here, course she can, tell her there are loads of women in here, some solo, driving big vans. Get her on a course, tell her she's a whimp, do something.
     
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    Welcome... I drive a long ish van.. tell her that it becomes second nature the more she drives and you could regret selling it once that is realised in the future if she drives the new one.

    Either way ... welcome both of you.
     
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    Hi Dennis and Chris, welcome to the Fun (y)
     
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    Welcome to MH fun.
    Great forum.
     
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    Hi and Welcome ,
    My husband never let me drive any of are Motorhomes,then he was taken ill on the west coast of France,had no choice,drove a 4 1/2 ton m/H back to England,never looked back since.

    Now I just get in and drive as I am now on my own,but she can take lessons on driving with Carava club,but if she cannot drive the one you have,she won,t be able to drive a smaller one,because the fear is in her head not the driving. I use to be comfortable with my husband driving,only when I had no choice did I over comemy fear,
     
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    24 caret FUNster talking !!
     
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    Hi & welcome :)

    Why does your wife think that she can't drive your mh? Is it a physical problem or just that she needs more practise, nothing better than going and doing it to build up her confidence(y)

    Or as others have said, both clubs offer courses if she would be happier with some outside support:)
     
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    That says it all nothing to add.
     
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    hi Denis and welcome
     
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    Hi Dennis & Chris and welcome to the Fun!(y):welc:
     
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