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Old 06-14-2011, 12:27 AM   #31
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I drive most anywhere and everywhere. I'm the better driver, camper/boat hauler, boat launcher/retriever....he is too impatient and whiny!!
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:41 AM   #32
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I towed our trailer for the first time and even backed it into the site!! Don't plan on doing it on a regular basis, but nice to know I can do it
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:00 AM   #33
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I do all the driving , hitching , emptying tanks , hooking up , backing up you name it ! But my partner is also female. She will not drive the TT. She tried backing up once but decided it wasn't as easy as it looked !
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:08 PM   #34
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My DH and I work as a team. He hooks it up, drives it and backs it into the site. I help with putting down the leveling blocks, the stab jacks, the steps, the awning, the slide, etc. Then we work on the other stuff - tables, chairs, rug, cords, hoses, etc. I'm just learning to back up our 16' boat trailer, so I don't think I have enough experience to back up a 32' TT. I love to drive, though, so maybe someday. I'm positive I wouldn't be able to get the bars in to our Equalizer hitch and get that all set up. So he'd have to help me with that.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:57 PM   #35
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I'm positive I wouldn't be able to get the bars in to our Equalizer hitch and get that all set up. So he'd have to help me with that.


One thing or another gives me trouble when hooking up. At first it was the electric tongue jack, then it was the spring bars and now its the hitch. As long as the trouble doesn't move away from the hitching area I should be ok because I can direct helpers with strong arms on what to do.


If you can try to learn the steps on what to do even if you are not actually doing it. In a pinch you will be able to explain the steps to someone else.

My "backing up" skills still suck big time but will be working on it. I just need a lot more practice with someone directing me. It is harder to do it solo since I have not master this skill yet.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:07 PM   #36
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Smile I Hookup, Tow, Back into site, unhook on my own

I have been towing trailers on my own for 15 yrs. First Horse trailer then pop up, slide on, fifth Wheel, now TT. I userly Trailer by myself and my husband meets me I can get more time off from work then him or before we got the Toyhauler he had to bring the Motorcycles. We are women and there ante nothing we can not do.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:14 PM   #37
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Talking Load level Bars

This was one of my only problems when I got the TT. Was the getting the load leveler bars on but I found a neat trick. I work for a salvage yard so I went and got a scissor jack from a old Lincoln Town Car. I use it to lift up on the bars so I can put on the chains, because even jacking up the the trailer while on the hitch I could not lift up the bar to get it high enough on the chains. LOVE CAMPING
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:26 PM   #38
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I pull the boat, he pulls the TT. Learned early to back a trailer but I will admit, I can't use those darn mirrors. I have to turn around and look but I can put a trailer anywhere you need it. We work as a team hooking everything up. Our five year old is now in charge of the jacks (they are electric) he loves his job and it makes camping a family team effort.
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:29 PM   #39
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We do it all!

We have a 2007 Wildwood 31QBSS, live in Michigan and I do it all. The first year we had it we took it to Yosemite, up to Seattle, down to Yellowstone and back home. The mountains dragging this beast were a new experience, but the mountain guides I bought were priceless, not to mention my amazing navigator!

It is always fun to pull into a campground with no pull-thru's and lots of trees. The gathering crowd is always amazed when my 5'5 self jumps out of the truck once I get it parked.

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(I suppose if I can drive Fire Engines and Platform Trucks, I ought to be able to handle this)
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:00 PM   #40
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During my last outing a couple of other RVers commented that they were watching me set up camp. They were going to offer help with the awning but saw that I could do it by myself.

Later when I was walking back from the park store another camp neigbhor said hello and asked if I was there by myself before saying "Good for you!".

LOL- I may had called a little attention when I had to find help with getting the socket positioned correctly in the drill for lowering the jacks. After several attempts to fix the problem I ended up walking down the lane with the bright green drill in my hand. My high tech language didn't help either: "How do you get this end to stay in the other end with the hole?"
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