Originally Posted by Terier
Being a solo female RVer I do all the driving. In the beginning it was pretty challenging but with experience it became easier. Keep in mind that I didn't have any towing experience to start with nor did I have an second set of eyes to watch out for stuff.
And your Cruise Lite is perfect for her to learn to tow!
Your post (and kudos to ya!) reminded me of something I saw on CW the other day. It's a set of glow stick type attachments that assist in aligning the TV and TT for hitching up. If any of you (male or female) have ever done wire pulling inside walls, think of those LONG glow stick tools used for that purpose.
One attaches to the receiver and the other to the TT hitch. They appear to be about 6' tall when installed.
I have not tried towing our rig yet. However, we're going to TN the latter part of August. That's a long haul for DH with no relief. SO, I told him yesterday that I'm willing to give it a trial run in a couple of weeks when we make a short trip just over the TX line for a weekender.
Why am I suddenly willing to try? Hauling this monster with the F150 Ecobeast scared the beejeepers outta me in the right seat
. With the F250 now it seems so very much more stable.
I'll probably need a booster seat to see over the dash though.
Now, while I've yet to tow our rig, I dang sure get involved in the loading out and hitching up. That's a job for two, in our opinion. What one mind might forget the other catches. I assist with hooking up the WD arms, and stage much of the quipment....cheater bar, the arms, the retraction of stabilizers, etc. I *want* to be involved in all that and do as much as possible to assist.
On the day we leave I take at least half a day off to start the load out... the groceries, load the TT with our clothes, etc.
I can't imagine doing it all by myself...again KUDOS TO YA!