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Old 09-28-2006, 01:25 PM   #85
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I would love to participate in a women's only rally. We have a group of girls here that go off by ourselves several times a year to camp and generally enjoy the outdoors. I work at a school, so the summer would be better for me as far as timing goes. I'll keep a watch on the thread and see if I can make it when final plans are made.
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Old 09-29-2006, 11:43 AM   #86
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Thumbs up Good Job Steph!!

Half an hour sounds respectable for a first time lesson ..... especially w/a "short subject" !! I have not had a go of it yet but as they say, ..."there's still hope."

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Old 09-29-2006, 12:33 PM   #87
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Wow, Steph! You are far ahead of me in this. I'm in your dust! On our recent trip to Colorado after the beginning of this thread, I insisted on doing and participating in more of the outdoor set up and take down. It's past time for me to learn the order and mechanics of all this even if I have to elbow him aside a little in order to do so. Actually, I think Max would be particularly pleased if I learned to do it better than he so he could ease back in his recliner with a cool one and watch me work! Really though, besides just the coup of being able to do it all myself, I know I need to be able to totally handle the trailer alone in case of the unthinkable~Max suddenly being unable to physically drive or take down the trailer on one of our trips away from home. Thanks for the inspiration to keep at it! ~G
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:33 PM   #88
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Good for you Max and Steph

You are absolutely right Max - it is not that we want to be better just that we know how to do it and feel comfortable and confident as well. In case of emergency but also if we are inclined to travel when the Hubby is off Hunting or working or just not into leaving the Big Screen TV that weekend.

Or if you have a hubby like mine he encourages me to do things independantly that interest me - I think the experience of doing a short trip to a Womens Rally would be great - but time has run out for this season up in Canada - soon we will be winterizing!!!

We have a nice little fair ground in Norwood right off Highway 7 east of Peterborough. We could run obstical courses to learn how to maneuver. And we would be just 15 minutes away from some spectacular canoeing, kayaking and hiking, photography of the Canadian Sheild.

There is also a fairground right in Lakefield too.
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Old 09-29-2006, 09:03 PM   #89
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I'm good with all the other setup and takedown stuff, and I DO have a checklist to help us rememebr everything. But backing up is the one thing I need to practice practice practice on. My husband got the hang of it right off for some reason, and he has backed it out of some pretty sticky spots (dead ends, fast food parking lots that didn't have rv parking, narrow campsites with big scary trees all around). I think knowing how to back it up and get out of spots is a big confidence builder to gettign around on your own. I know one time we took a wrong turn and thought we'd just drive around this building only to find it went into a dirt road and dead ended, and we had to slowly back out of it. You never know what you're going to get into.
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:42 PM   #90
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Wow did I have a lot of catching up to do here. It looks like we have ourselves plenty of sisters with interest! Yea!!!!! I am prone to put the cart before the horse cowgirls (and non-cowgirls) but I envision we have ourselves a club with several chapters and you can pinky shake on that.

I've not been doing my homework I have been AWOL to Rocky Mountain National Park. But I might as well make a clean "breast" of it now I am not an organizer, I am an instigator. Sometimes that's a good thing, like now, and sometimes...well, you don't want to know.

I am excited in seeing so many. We have real women of substance here. This will be a success. Whatever we do, whereever we go, whatever our attributes, I think we are going to mesh like pantyhose.

We have volunteers already for organizing, training, location, caravanning and more. We have both flavors, green and seasoned, or is that "saucy?"

With so many great name candidates how can we choose but one? Maybe we can fix the by-line easier and insert a name a rally by the hostess.???We know who we are, and if it isn't just me, we've been called a few various names already, right? We're still us, whatever we're called, but it is up to the individual to choose what she may or may not answer to, as always. Fair?
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:49 PM   #91
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So...who's up? Shall we boldly go where no man dares?

Tin Can Tourists used to sport a tin can on the hood of their cars, shall we fly our colors, pink and blush, in a lacey little number from an all but obsolete antenna? Just kidding, I like cabernet too, but seriously... any ideas of an emblem, sticker or flag, or some sort of identification?
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So...who's up? Shall we boldly go where no man dares?

Tin Can Tourists used to sport a tin can on the hood of their cars, shall we fly our colors, pink and blush, in a lacey little number from an all but obsolete antenna? Just kidding, I like cabernet too, but seriously... any ideas of an emblem, sticker or flag, or some sort of identification?
Hi, how about a silver flag with a pink female symbol on it?

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Hi Carol and all,,, i think a decal would be great,,, placed upon our trailers in a conspicuous spot,,, like to the right of the door,, any artists there??? do we have an approved name for the group?? keep me posted,,, guess am seasoned some what,,,but feel all women should know how,,, there are many sad stories out there regarding emergencies and lives lost due to ignorance,,, keep it up gals,,, we all can do it,,, donna
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Cool,
When I went to pick up my 31 ft Classic I had never backed anything that big up before. It was easier than my 15 ft utility trailer.
It took me a while and I still want an observer when backing up.
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:20 PM   #95
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Backing it up -- that's what I want to work on. I need to find a place where there's not a gazillion trees around (like, NOT my driveway! ) so I can get some quality time in with the truck and trailer. I'll save the tight spots for when I'm more advanced.

Carol -- mesh like pantyhose??? You silly woman!

GT6921 -- we're getting ready to winterize here too, with threat of snow already upon us. I'm starting to think ahead to next spring and summer though. Ontario, Michigan and the upper midwest, southeast U.S., and even Montana are all on my radar.

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Old 10-15-2006, 07:11 PM   #96
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Smile How bout a page from history..

I was thinking how inspiring Rosie the Riveter had been to grandma's generation, and then that rivets mean something to all of us Airstreamers, and how we can do this--tow/back up...I think this image is public domain...I love that meshing like pantyhose, how cool!
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I was thinking how inspiring Rosie the Riveter had been to grandma's generation, and then that rivets mean something to all of us Airstreamers, and how we can do this--tow/back up...I think this image is public domain...I love that meshing like pantyhose, how cool!
That's perfect!! I love it! We should definitely find a way to work Rosie the Riveter into this. And it's all ready to go. There's probably lots of Rosie the Riveter stuff available now, and maybe we can work the image into an Airstream design.
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I love it too! Great graphic Steph. It is so empowering to women. And I like your idea Jamie of making it an Airstream image. I'll be riveted to my seat for the outcome.
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