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Old 04-21-2011, 10:54 AM   #21
I just tow the TT for DW!
 
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My DW does everything from hitching up to winterizing and de-winterizing and everything in between, but the one thing she won't do is tow. This is a good thing for me because it means she still needs me for something, so I always get to go camping with her, lol.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:31 AM   #22
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I hitched it, tow it, level it, and set it up!
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:10 PM   #23
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I hitched it, tow it, level it, and set it up!
Well my wife and I have both chores we do when we get into a campground.
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Will set leveling blocks under wheels as I move forward or back
After that she installs the tire brake locks and unlocks the stove exhaust vent flap, lowers the steps and goes inside.

I have the trailer usually disconnect and have make final front to back level. I then adjust rear stabilizers, hookup power, water, sewer and cable TV.

By this time my wife asks if it is OK to move the slides out.
Then she verifies refigerator switched from gas to electric and then turns on AC. Got to keep the beer cool

Thats our plan in a nut shell.
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:56 PM   #24
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I just hitched it up an hour ago. The guy next door asked if I needed help. It was nice, but no, I can do it and I need the practice.
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:49 PM   #25
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My wife and I are both involved in getting the camper hitched up, unhitched and set up, so she learned along with me, and she can do it all herself when necessary. Often we camp at a campground within 20 miles of our house, and she will tow the trailer over on a Friday morning, and I arrive after work. It's nice to arrive with the unit fully set up and - I might add - dinner on the table. The only thing is that she has to reserve a pull-through site. No backing, but I can live with that. Also, we see a lot of women traveling alone at campgrounds, or with female friends, so I am sure there are a lot of them out there who know what they are doing. More power to them.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:12 AM   #26
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I pack it up, hook it up, tow it, back it in, level it, set up both ends (remember we are in a hybrid). I'll admit though on the first night we normally eat out. I'm so pooped by the end of the day I do not feel like cooking. Easy to do because we normally are at the national park and a town is just about 3 miles away.

Towing and backing is easy for me. Years ago I drove tractor/trailer OTR. FYI it was a "bull wagon". Yes I hauled livestock. lol
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:38 AM   #27
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I help by putting the blocks under at the corners for the stabilizers, either put wood down/pick it up to level/unlevel or I will pull it forward or back to level, put the chocks in, move the tv when unhooked, check to see if level, back up the tv when hooking up, but usually I do the inside and he does the outside. He puts the poles in place on the bunks and the mattresses and I make up the beds, unpack and set up the inside items. We just work together. I have towed it from the campsite to the dumpstation but just don't trust myself on the road. I do think if an emergency arose I could tow it but I couldn't hook it up or unhook it.
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My wife doesn't drive often, on other end I like it. Being a passanger it's boring At least she is a good driver. But when it is time to drive the truck with the TT, my lovely wife doesn't want it. She is scared. I told her that we will start with baby steps but when it is time to pull the TT, it is always at about 3 or 4pm. Lots of cars...! We never know, maybe this summer.
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I drive. I prefer to drive. I don't mind backing up, (mirrors and back up camera make it fairly easy), but it's nice to have a spotter. I don't mind dumping, but DH thinks I take too long because I like to rinse everything, run water through the black tank etc.

The problem with having a capable (and sweet) DH around is that it's easy to let him venture into the swarms of mosquitoes to fight with the electrical snake (which is heavy) and instead offer to put the kids to bed and pull the curtains.

Last Summer, I drove from LA to Monterey up the coast highway -(yes the rig is wider than the lane in many spots.

I'm least comfortable with electrical gremlins. I can puzzle out a wee bit of schematic, and know which end of a test light to hold, but for that stuff I defer to DH who is actually good at it.

There are things I wouldn't even try doing - changing a tire for example. It's bigger than I am!
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