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Old 03-17-2014, 08:41 AM   #1
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Tips for traveling/towing long distances when solo

Hi All,

I am towing my camper from Pennsylvania to Florida and back next month and it looks like I am going solo now. I've hauled this camper over 400 miles now and never had a problem but I always had at least one co-pilot. Now I will be hauling it 2000 miles over 11 days alone, except when I am in Florida with family there.

Any tips for solo drivers? Do you do anything differently when you are hauling your camper long distances alone that you don't do when you have "backup"

Thanks!
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:57 AM   #2
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I have good music, roll with the windows down and enjoy the ride. Only thing different is I don't have a backup spotter.

Enjoy the trip!
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I have good music, roll with the windows down and enjoy the ride. Only thing different is I don't have a backup spotter.

Enjoy the trip!


Thanks, I am definitely looking forward to being in control of the playlist and the bathroom stops
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Good music, if you stop on the way down or up get a pull through so you don't have to worry about backing up. Make stops at rest areas and walk around and talk to people if you can to rejuvenate yourself. otherwise just in joy. Solo trips are just as fun as non-solo trips just different.
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Thanks, I am definitely looking forward to being in control of the playlist and the bathroom stops
I have a rule, strongest bladder determines pit stops. Of course, SWMBO somehow wins that battle usually.

Seriously, she's amazed at my towing something that big and worries constantly, which stresses me. It's much more fun with her following me in her van.
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Just got back from a 2400 mile WI to FL and back with my 340RK.. Plenty of stop's and took my time..First 12 day's camping this year... Have a great time and Safe Travels.
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Put your wallet in the console before you sit down to drive.
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Let's see, no nagging DW, whiny kids or barking dogs? I've only had that once (aside from back and forth to storage.) It was the most relaxing, stress-less drive I've done.

Pull thru's are going to make things easier, but take your time and you can still back it in solo. I do it all the time parking it in storage, and there the guy want's me within a foot of his car port.

Enjoy your trip. Just remember to watch for fatigue on those long hauls. (Goes for both with and without co-pilots.)
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