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Old 04-04-2011, 04:39 PM   #1
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Question POLL: How many ladies out there driving/towing and set up the rv's?

Hey Y'all,

As I surf around the FR forum....
I see very few ladies out there commenting or references to ladies camping...
other than comments from their dear hubby's.

My question is:
How may ladies out there are REALLY driving or towing the rv's?

How many ladies can actually hitch-up the rv/trailer and or can set the rv up yourself?

Who does the most driving... ladies or the men?

I was just wondering because my hubby rides his motorcycle and I drive/tow the trailer.
I am very happy and comfortable setting up camp as well.
Have even given thought to going camping with my girl friends.

Would love to hear from all you Camp N Queens!
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:01 PM   #2
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Last summer I could hook up / unhook and set up our tent trailer, as well as drive and back it in ( which isn't that easy). We have a new TT this summer and I have every intention on learning the same with it. I also plan on a girls trip this summer too
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:08 PM   #3
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GO JEN!!! I love it! Go for it...
its so empowering to be able to hitch-up, back up and set up!
I love getting looks from the "guys"...
they are always so amazed a "girl" can drive and tow a trailer.

Get those girl friends and go camping!
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:10 PM   #4
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My wife drives our motorhome all the time. I just hold the steering wheel
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:11 PM   #5
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Oh tmmar!
You are bad! don't let your wife see this
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:25 PM   #6
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I hitch, drive, tow and even back into dark and tiny campsites in national parks with giant hard trees all waiting to mash my trailer. Unfortunately, I have also been on duty come dump time, bearing repacking time and most horribly, oven cleaning time. OTOH - he does all these things as well so I suppose it's only fair.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:29 PM   #7
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Hello Janet,
My hubby is great too! Happy to vacuum, do dishes, just about anything!
are we not so very lucky?

So nice to know there are ladies out there is my camp....
so to speak!

Happy Camping
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:43 PM   #8
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Hey campnqueen!!!!!

This is our first trailer, but it is all mine baby!!! LOL
I did all the research and I picked this one out; I think my husband stood in it for all of 5 minutes when we were at the RV show :0
I intend on doing all the maintenance on it and will know how to hitch-up, tow, set-up, dump and all that.
I have always been a handy kinda girl, am not afraid to get my hands dirty, lol, so this will be no different.
I will however make my hubby drive to the campsites, whilst I read a good book and/or have a little snooze

But if he decides that camping is not for him (I hope this does not happen 'cuz I do kinda like him, alot!!!! ;p); it will just be the girls..meaning me, my 9 year old daughter, and our dog Zoey =]

Keep your fingers crossed for me that he loves it!!!!!!
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:26 PM   #9
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Hello Kim,
YO GO GIRL!
My kinda lady!!
I am soooo happy to see all of the adventurous gals out there!
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:28 PM   #10
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Hello Kim,
YO GO GIRL!
My kinda lady!!
I am soooo happy to see all of the adventurous gals out there!

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Old 04-04-2011, 06:43 PM   #11
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My DW, Janet, can drive the TV with the TT. Before we met she was on her own. She towed, parked, setup dumped all of the things needed to be done. She is able to do all these things. I do most of the driving. When we get to a CG I will set up the outside and she works on the inside of the TT. I will also help inside. I wash the dishes and DW dries. I help with the vacuum and clean the WC. I also do windows. It is a joint venture.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:12 PM   #12
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So happy to see other ladies on this forum! Yep, I am the camping person in the family! (my husband is not a fan.) I have only had pop ups until now, this will be my first TT. I chose it myself, and will be picking it up with a girlfriend! My goal: to be able to tow, back it up, and handle it all by myself, from beginning to end It's going to be me, my 5 year old son, and our new addition, our Dachshund/Beagle named Callie, and anyone else that wants to join in is always welcome
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:20 PM   #13
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I hook up, tow and set up. Last year was my first experience with towing an rv. I had a 16 ft. Funfinder. I just got a Rockwood 2306. I also just got a Ford F150 truck on Fri. I look forward to my travels in my new Rockwood. My husband does not care for camping so I had to learn if I wanted to go. I need some practice with backing up but I am sure I will get it down in no time. I am camping right now here in Mi even in the cold.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:14 PM   #14
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I'm another solo female RVer. Truth be told - I would love to share my RVing with a great guy but I'm ok doing it alone if need be. When possible I perfer to have help with hitching or backing the TT into my storage spot but I have done both by myself along with setting some long time records at the same time. I have some back problems and the spring bars can be a problem at times. If I can get someone to help me with those I will otherwise I just keep at it.

I never towed anything before taking delivery of my trailer. I did the walk-through alone and lived but it would had help to have someone with me.

Being a newbie I'm still in the learning stage so I try to keep it simple like selecting a pull-thru site and staying hitched. I started off taking it one step at a time. Once I master a task well enough I will move on to the next item on the list. The last two trips I started playing with the awning and now it's crossed off the list. I still suck at backing up so that's still on the list. At lease now I know to remove the anti-swag bar first before backing up which helps... but not enough.


After reading what Plucky meant I knew I wanted it for my trailer plate. Plucky just describes my RV journey. And now after reading all the posts I know there is lot of girl power out there!

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Old 04-09-2011, 10:44 PM   #15
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My wife drives all of the time! I am a FedEx guy so the last thing I want to do is drive to camp after driving all day! She is a little nervous about the new 34 ft trailer on order but I know she will do great! After a long trip my friend asked her how she did pulling the trailer. She said, "I drove one handed!" That phrase is our ongoing camp joke! How did you cook that hot dog? "I did great I cooked it one handed!" Good memories!
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:42 PM   #16
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I also drive, hook up and set up. I grew up on a farm driving equipment all the time so the TT is really no big deal. My husband also enjoys the breaks from driving!
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:16 PM   #17
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The last time my wife drove we were pulling a pop-up trailer, around a corner in a canyon the trailer swayed a little, she started following the trailer and we ended up on the oncoming lane, there was no other traffic in miles, within a mile she pulled over and has never pulled the trailer since. Now with the larger travel trailer, she has never even offered the suggestion of driving.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:40 PM   #18
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My wife drives the truck when pulling our 30ft 5th wheel.
The only stipulation is that she will only drive it on the interstate highways with no turning other than getting off at the rest stop to switch drivers.

She drives when I drive a long day and need a few hours to rest or catch a quick nap. I trust her totally.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:06 AM   #19
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My DL loves to drive the MH. Although the mocho in me seems to make it hard to hand over that job very often I must admit she does every bit as good a job as me, maybe better. Planning our two month trip out West this summer and I'm sure she will do her share as we enjoy our adventure.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:26 AM   #20
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ummm, i dont even like to drive my car, i will be perfectly happy to be sitting in the passenger side, and giving him backing in directions.. lol
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