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Old 07-18-2013, 11:29 PM   #11
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And I have seen many women in our area who do the driving and yes the backing up. So get off it guys we are just as capable as you are!!
Too true!
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:37 PM   #12
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I am generally the one that takes the camper out, gets everything set up and my husband comes out to wherever we might be, whether its our local campground 1/2 hour from home or 4 hours down the road, and my husband comes out when he gets off work. And I have seen many women in our area who do the driving and yes the backing up. So get off it guys we are just as capable as you are!!
It has nothing to do with "capability". It has everything to do with "I don't want to" or "I don't want the responsibility" or any other reason she can think of.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:48 AM   #13
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It has nothing to do with "capability". It has everything to do with "I don't want to" or "I don't want the responsibility" or any other reason she can think of.


Guess that would be her problem.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:21 AM   #14
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Heh, the terms "let" and "my wife drive" used together in a sentence would result in me being about 6 feet under ;-) She'd kick anyone's butt if she caught wind of that term being used around her - she's a Saskatchewan girl and not to be trifled with. If she feels like driving or backing up the TV to hitch the trailer, all the power to her.

On a similar topic, a few weeks ago a Telus (telco/digital TV company) sales rep knocked on our door, and asked if "I was the bill payer of the house"..? I laughed, said "I'm *one* of the bill payers in the house", and opened the door wider to reveal my wife standing on the stairs, ready to rip the guy a new one. He said he would come back after dinner, but strangely enough he never did return...!
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:59 AM   #15
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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!
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:08 AM   #16
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my wife has no problems pulling the trailer. she helps with the driving whenever i need a break.
she prefers me to do the backing up but does a good job with the rest of it.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:50 AM   #17
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after the DW talked to a lady... that had stopped at our campground ..in Florida last winter. This lady had lost her home in Hurricane Sandy last fall. She had gone to the Tampa Supershow and got a great deal on a Crusader 325 (and she loved it). She was on her own and doing fine . her major complaint was.. connecting the 50 amp twist lock cable to the coach
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My DW will be driving this weekend, her "maiden" voyage with a TT, she always used to drive our pop-up.
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My ms amy is taking our 36' 5th one day early camping next week by herself, I'll meet up with her on friday.
When we head out the week after to go to goshen she's driving there 300+ miles.
I'm giving her a refresher course this week.

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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!
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