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Old 07-18-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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Wife driving with trailer on the back

I let my wife drive the Jeep pulling the travel trailer today. She didn't go far but still made me a little uneasy. But it came back in one piece. Any one else let the wife drive.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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I let my wife drive the Jeep pulling the travel trailer today. She didn't go far but still made me a little uneasy. But it came back in one piece. Any one else let the wife drive.
Are you kidding. Lol
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:40 PM   #3
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Yea I know I need my head checked!!
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:42 PM   #4
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Mine pulls our 36' work and play like it isn't behind her. She grew up a farm girl and has no problem towing. The only part that makes me nervous is she tends to have a heavy foot but she always makes it with no damage. She has thousands of miles towing horse trailers, it sure taught her well.

I decided early on that she needed to be able to set up, tear down, hook up and tow in case something happened with me, I used to do a little motorcycle hill climbing and it paid off one weekend when I broke my leg and collarbone and obviously she was on her own, no problem doing any of the required duties with the trailer etc.

She was sick of listening to me before we made the 1400 mile trip home with me injured needing surgery after we got home,,,she is a keeper for sure!!
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My wife drives a fair bit, although she prefers I do the city driving.
But then again, she also drove our 15-ton tandem dump truck, so I guess the F250 isn't that big of a deal!
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That's cool wanting to be able to trade off on long trips. She a good drive just need to used to the wind .
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My wife drives a fair bit, although she prefers I do the city driving.
But then again, she also drove our 15-ton tandem dump truck, so I guess the F250 isn't that big of a deal!
Wow !!
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:14 PM   #8
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We've been pulling travel trailers since 1973. The only time my wife drives is to take the tv to the laundry, either on site or off site, and to get groceries. Driving while towing has always been up to me for the last 40 yrs. So why should anything change now?
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:17 PM   #9
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My wife drives. This past trip, we went from the campground to my in-laws on a work day. I passengers and worked the whole way (phone hotspot). She counted 4 tunnels, I think, on the PA turnpike from Pittsburg to York, PA.

She's learning the hitching and unhitching steps. In fact, she helped remind me of a few things last trip as I played the role of "space cadet".

She hasn't backed it up yet, but given that I generally listen to her directions as we're backing in, I'm sure she'll get it. She understands the parallel parking maneuver way better than I do. (My ugliest jobs are when I don't stop and go talk to her.)

She's still uneasy with all of it, but is learning.
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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!!
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