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Old 01-16-2012, 08:44 PM   #29
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This is more about towing than boondocking, but hey, I'm not bothered where I read stuff from.

The skills required for towing an Airstream need to be learned and IMHO gender isn't an issue. Confidence is an issue and for any or all of the reasons stated by other posters, men seem to shade it slightly where that's concerned. However, confidence can be gained with experience so that too becomes a non-issue. Conditioning, though, is what we're fighting; men think and like to perpetuate the thought that they are the best drivers and women are hopeless. This has been drummed into all of us ever since motor vehicles were invented and sadly, it's still a view that we pass on to our children.

I know that Mrs T is every bit my equal when driving (am I hers I wonder?) and she has driven with the Airstream hitched up. She chooses not to drive most of the time, though, partly because she lacks the confidence and partly because, well, I like driving. However, the gaining of confidence is something that we will address and I'm hoping that she'll take the wheel more often this year, becoming ever more confident in the process.

Alternatively, we could revert to the old ways......

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Old 01-16-2012, 08:53 PM   #30
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Truth be told, my wife has probably towed our trailer more miles than me.
I'm a better cook though.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:09 PM   #31
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Before we dig a hole so deep we have no hope of getting back out of, we should consider this famous quote.


"What would men be without women?
Scarce, sir .. mighty scarce." -- Mark Twain
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:09 PM   #32
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Seriously? It's 2012 and we're still having this discussion?

Towing a trailer is a learned skill just like any other.
As is hitching up your rig or setting up your camp.
Anyone can do it once they have been taught how.

That is of course if they want to.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:44 PM   #33
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Seriously? It's 2012 and we're still having this discussion?

Towing a trailer is a learned skill just like any other.
As is hitching up your rig or setting up your camp.
Anyone can do it once they have been taught how.

That is of course if they want to.
Not sure where this all comes from but there are many women in my life who can drive a trailer comfortably and those who can't are capable of learning should they wish to do so.

On MLK it is particularly appropriate that we note the equality of all people and the depth with which discrimination and sexism are ingrained in society.
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