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Old 03-25-2015, 07:27 PM   #11
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There are other groups of women RVers. Just do an Internet search. Sisters on the Fly are located in the west, so if you live more central or eastern, one of the other groups may have a chapter in your area. We are awaiting the arrival of our TT so I don't know if I will ever go by myself. Thirty foot long might be too much for me to handle by myself. Time will tell!


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Old 03-25-2015, 08:25 PM   #12
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There are a lot of female solo campers, and they can surely offer advice and cautions but what really matters is your ability to take care of everything alone. Practice at home with husband hitching up, towing, taking down and operating systems will give you the confidence you need. Try a few short weekend trips with hubby and do everything yourself. I bet you can after a few dry runs. Best of luck.

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Old 03-25-2015, 08:51 PM   #13
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My wife surprised me when i got home from a guys trip to Oklahoma. I got camper unloaded and was getting ready to go dump holding tanks in a field, we live in country, and she asked if she could drive. She did a great job of turning our 39ft 5er. She even wanted to back it beside our garage, she was a little crooked. But it was good enough for me
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Old 03-26-2015, 02:42 AM   #14
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CampingGator, Sisters On The Fly is the largest women's camp group in the United States - it's not just a west coast group - it's a nationwide group.

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Old 03-30-2015, 10:08 AM   #15
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We have our trailer on a seaonal site so I pack up the dogs and away we go!
I love to go eary May and late Sept when rv park is quite and I am usually the only one in our area. Great time to rest relax and read!!
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:31 AM   #16
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My DW did all the towing before we met. She lived with her mother and they did local and long distance trips. She has towed a trailer form Ontario to Florida and from Ontario to BC (over 3000 miles one way). Just take your time and do not be afraid to ask for help. You must realize that most campers are ready to help another fellow camper in need. Now get out there and enjoy yourself.
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:33 AM   #17
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I guess it depends on the Mister, but if he is there, he will want to help or nonverbally show disapproval. To encourage you, though, I had me and my 6yo DD during setup Friday and, as I was backing up, a neighbor immediately walked over and guided me while backing up. I'm a guy, but we need help too sometimes. I'm still learning (only our third trip) and I have found folks willing to help and offer advice.
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:46 AM   #18
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Backing up is all about practice, practice, practice. Gender does not factor in.

I agree with above, there's always someone in camp to help, too.
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:02 PM   #19
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So is there standard backing in lingo, or signals? My kids will try but I can't understand their signals.

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Old 03-30-2015, 06:24 PM   #20
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So is there standard backing in lingo, or signals? My kids will try but I can't understand their signals.

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As a boater, we use "port" or "starboard", or you can use passenger side/driver side rather than left or right (which gets confusing for obvious reasons), and if handy, cell phones or walkie-talkies. My $.02.

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