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Old 05-02-2015, 09:16 PM   #91
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We have Good Sam insurance that will pay someone (one of our sons) to fly to where ever the rig is and drive it home. I don't want or expect my wife to hook up or drive the rig even if she volunteered, which she won't. It would be nice to have a relief driver, but if I get tired, we just stop for the day as we are not in a hurry any more.
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:22 PM   #92
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I always told my daughter if anything happens to me most the campgrounds we go to have storage pack the trailer up the best you can put it in storage we will get it home later
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:30 PM   #93
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Absolutely YES! She probably pulls better than I do LOL!
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:42 PM   #94
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Drive it! She took it out without me last week. She called me at work at1:30 on Friday afternoon and said "The kids and I want to gocamping". I had a commitment and could not get three until later. When I got three it was all setup exceptsewer. She left that for me to do.

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Old 05-03-2015, 07:15 AM   #95
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Talked my wife into driving it once, she's afraid of backing(weren't we all at one time). At least i know she can get it to campground 😄
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:47 AM   #96
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My DW grew up on a farm & but had four older brothers. She will tow one of our smaller utility trailers with a smaller TV but not the camper or anything with our truck. She might if she had to or did not have to back up.

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Old 05-03-2015, 08:34 AM   #97
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Scary thought, but based on your experience I need to encourage Susie to try.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:36 AM   #98
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Yes my spouse can tow, hookup and setup our rig.
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I need to get my reluctant wife to do the same. As you said, you never know when she may have to take over and be confidant about pulling the trailer.
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:03 PM   #100
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My wife has always been reluctant to drive when the 35 foot travel trailer is in tow. She said she could do it if she had too. Recently she had to. I fell and broke my leg while on vacation. She needed to tow the trailer to a safe location, get it unhooked and secured to wait for someone from home to retrieve the trailer. This created a lot of stress for her as she had trouble maneuvering the rig in a small, crowded hospital parking lot. I ended up being in a hospital, 9 hours from home, for 5 days. Needless to say she will be getting "towing lessons" just as soon as the leg is healed!
Hey Paul,

We have had our truck and 5th wheel since 2011 and we both love the unit.

Since our first big trip was to go across Canada and back it was agreed upon that we would both be driving.

We got our tow vehicle, truck 6 month before the trailer. This way we could both get use to the truck.

My wife was a bit reluctant at first saying "Do we need a big monster (truck) like that"

I took the time to explain for my wife, Liz, about the "tow haul", "exhaust break" etc. and now with the trailer behind she appreciates the "big monster".

Here are her comments:

"Our truck is great for towing our 5th wheel. I feel confident that it has the power to get us up the mountains, and more importantly has the capacity to control the weight and push when we come down mountains.

At first I was very apprehensive to drive the truck pulling the trailer. But I feel confident, that the truck and I can handle it.

I have been driving through the mountains and passes no problems. In the cities with the trailer I am still a bit cautious. In the city without the trailer is fine, although in my opinion this truck is way too big and parking is a challenge.

I still call it the beast, but I have learned to tame it."
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After all these years and miles of RV'ing Liz is now very comfortable driving the truck. She even backs down the boat trailer on the boat ramp when we take the boat out of the ocean.

Just last year we did a 3.5 month trip up to Yukon and Alaska and drove about 15,000 km or 9,000 miles. I would say she drove over a 25% of that.

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