Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm not new to RVing, pretty much, over the years I've worn out three truck campers and two class C's, clocking in around 400k mi. I'm currently driving a Bigfoot 29sl, towing a Wrangler. The Bigfoot is great, I will miss it, but the truck part has over a hundred thousand miles and I find myself having to contemplate my next move. Keeping an open mind, looking at EVERYTHING, like a moth to a lightbulb I keep migrating back to beautiful Airstreams.
For the most part I've traveled alone or as the primary (only) driver with friends or family. I'm confident in what I do, it's been a steep learning curve, carefully towing my Jeep…however I have never towed or backed up a trailer. It's an unknown to me, with the accompanying trepidation. Can I park it? Can I turn it around if I screw up? Can I hook it up alone? What more safety equipment do I need? What are the new hazards? Is it going to push me down a mountain? What's the perfect truck? (my husband is happily working with me on that aspect).
This board has helped tremendously in my research. I want to thank you all for being so forthcoming and helpful. Today I entertained myself for an hour with Power vs. Manual Awnings.
I'm going (again) to a dealer tomorrow and another one on Sunday armed with lots of knowledge, a lot of it I picked up here, some reading books, some YouTube etc.
Bottom line, if all goes well on trading in a motorhome, a truck camper and a pickup truck, my dream is to put it all back together with a 2015 25fb Signature and a new truck. In all honesty, after looking at everything ad nauseum, the beautiful little Airstream is the only thing knocked my socks off and made my heart jump, and really, bottom line, a new rig should feel exciting or what's the point? I've looked at so many pictures, I never get tired of it.
Thank you again and I hope to be back soon and report that all went well and I will soon become a legitimate member of your wonderful community.
Thanks for reading this far!