Originally Posted by Foiled Again
You're going to love it.
Serious advice - learn to hitch, tow and backup. Even if husband is primary driver something as simple as a sprained wrist could leave you stranded as he couldn't do the tasks.
I'm solo, and about once a year I get a request for help from a woman whose husband has had some kind of accident or illness that renders him temporarily unable to drive. In 11 years momma has NEVER taken the trailer anywhere by herself and now needs help getting it back home - 150 miles away. I've always obliged, and the parties I've helped have always paid for my fuel both ways and a meal... but it's just SILLY not to learn. You never know when the dear boy is going to have his appendix blow up, so INSIST. Take it slowly, don't overstep your limits and practice the backing up thing in a vacant parking lot. You'll do fine.
Paula - on the EAST coast
Right you are! Thanks for the advice. When we first thought of getting an rv (before we went to see the AS) I only wanted to buy one that I was able to drive. Along with the DH I learned the steps of hitching it up, and we do it together following my cheat sheet, LOL. I totally am in agreement with you on being able to drive home if something happened. I can tell you first hand, that a similar thing happened to us years ago when we took a long trip in a Westfalia camper, DH had a kidney stone and I had to drive about 300 miles home. It was easier of course, but know things can happen.
We are going out today in fact to the mall parking lot to practice backing up. I did drive the new baby home for an hour and found it easy to handle with the hitch we have, so not as nervous as I was with the first trailer we had.