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Old 05-13-2015, 01:49 PM   #111
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I am a female and I hitch, tow and backup by myself 99.99% of the time. There is not a DH in this family so its typically just myself and my boys They are 15 and I have been taking them solo since they were 5. The boys are learning how to help me backin (no arm waving here, taught them to say kick it to the passenger or drivers side and count down the distance until I need to stop). They are learning how to setup the new WDH (Reese with dual cam sway control) and all the other things I've been doing for 10 years..... its nice to finally have some help but I'm not ready to let them tow it yet. If something happens, this girl will call her daddy
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:54 AM   #112
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Way to go, Aggie_90! When I was a single parent, I didn't camp. You are setting a fine example for your kids, as well as, other single parents.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:10 AM   #113
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Way to go, Aggie_90! When I was a single parent, I didn't camp. You are setting a fine example for your kids, as well as, other single parents.
X2! Keep it up Aggie_90!
My mom did the same when I was growing up! She busted her butt, ate many a bagged lunch to make sure me & her could go on our vacations!
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:44 AM   #114
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No, the wife does good just driving her Corolla but has driven the Tundra a couple times when we had snowstorms and wanted the 4x4! (There's a pretty big hill near our house where her Corolla seems to like to get stuck!)
Currently, we don't take many long trips (almost all of our camping trips are within a 2-hour drive) but when we start doing longer trips I may introduce her to driving on the interstate, but only she dares to.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:48 AM   #115
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My wife has already told me if something happened to me the RV would sit in the same spot until somebody (besides her) came and moved it!
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:06 PM   #116
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I find it surprising how many women can't or won't drive. Why don't they? Sure, it might feel a little intimidating the first time out, but I'm sure it would be that way for a man too. The only way to gain confidence is to keep trying.
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:24 PM   #117
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Well I did it. Hooked up, drove and set up. My son wS with me but for support. Oh, and I let him back it in. I'm a little intimidated. By the backing up but I'll get there. DH, who has been out of town, gets in Mon. I may let him drive it home. We'll see.
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:31 PM   #118
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Well I did it. Hooked up, drove and set up. My son wS with me but for support. Oh, and I let him back it in. I'm a little intimidated. By the backing up but I'll get there. DH, who has been out of town, gets in Mon. I may let him drive it home. We'll see.

Good for you! As for backing up remember that with practice comes experience. In the beginning I really sucked at backing up.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:21 AM   #119
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My DW will only tow our 23' TT on flat roads and light traffic. Sometimes though I conveniently fall asleep at the wrong time and she is forced to "white knuckle" it for a bit.


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