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Old 07-05-2012, 06:53 AM   #29
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Does she pull it? What is this poll/thread about?

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Old 07-05-2012, 08:02 AM   #30
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The thread is titled WOMEN DRIVERS, what do YOU think it's about - maybe read the original posting.

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:06 AM   #31
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Thanks to all for the great advice. I think as long as we're on the route less traveled, I will definately help out so Jim can at least rest his legs & mind. It's really only the first 2 days of our big vacation that are pounding pavement ... once we get to Livingston TX from Denver, it's short 3 to 4 hours trips between destinations. I certainly appreciate all the input. Wendy
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by GT1963 View Post
Ha ha I resemble this post although I did not have kids (not my choice) I did spend 30 years looking after a 6'.2" kid

Did the career thing, did the american (come Canadian) Dream thing - saved all the money, did what we were supposed to do. Married young, prepared for a family, got the house the dog and the family car and two great jobs. You know follow the society rules, the parents aspirations, all the education teachings - life was set - yeah right. Only to have it all taken away in a matter of a few years just when you are about to retire.

On top of that add anomalies and twists in your life journey you never expect, or wanted - but have no choice but to accept, stand back up brush yourself off - and hit the road in your airstream best medicine in the world!!!

Life is BIG but never too LARGE is my motto.

I hope you get out there streamrollin - if simply not for peace of mind as a back up driver in case of injury or under the weather...I guarantee you will have fun and after the initial learning curve and butterflies you will say to yourself why on earth was I ever worried about towing...
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:49 PM   #33
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The poll appears to be aimed at women, but my wife does not read these forums. So should I check yes for her?

My opinion: If you can pull the boat and trailer, you'll be fine with the camper. I think an Airstream in particular is easier to tow - the weight distribution is better than boats usually are (low center of gravity, over the wheels and slightly forward instead of in the back of the trailer).
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:59 PM   #34
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My wife won't pull the Airstream because she won't drive the truck. The problem, as unlikely as it may seem, is that she really doesn't like an automatic transmission. Argh. And our truck is the very first automatic-transmission vehicle we've ever owned! Guess I should have ordered a manual.

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Old 07-05-2012, 05:26 PM   #35
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:37 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by clemdogmom View Post
Please see me on You Tube - "Martha's Airstream".
Hi, good job Martha; And a great video too.

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Old 07-05-2012, 05:58 PM   #37
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Every woman should tow, it lets their partner relax a bit and if there were an emergency, she could take over with no problem.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:04 PM   #38
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Way to go, Martha!!! Love it!
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:55 PM   #39
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Love this thread. In my home campground I'm a bit of an odd bird - most of the women DON'T tow, so it's refreshing to see how many really DO. Of course there are a lot of 80 somethings in my campground.

I have seen a few who after losing their husbands, finally have to decide to give up camping or learn - and they all succeed eventually. Fear is the biggest obstacle. Getting over the fear of being laughed at is the second one. I think I'll never be an expert at backing, but every now and then I get into a difficult space on one try and am still secretly rather pleased at myself for doing it. When in doubt I get out and LOOK... and if someone has to wait for me for 30 seconds T.S.!

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Old 07-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #40
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I have towed before and I'll tow again.

I have towed solo, with my family in the car, with just my husband, and just my son. All configurations have their advantages and disadvantages. None are impossible.

When backing, remember to turn the BOTTOM of the steering wheel the way you want the BACK of trailer to go. Beyond that, it's a question of trial and error while you learn how quickly it responds, when to start a turn, and when you've gone too far for the trailer to be responsive (jackknifing).

I love the freedom of knowing that I can, and the peace of having my thoughts to myself. Also, it helps a lot to know that my husband won't be exhausted from doing a long day of driving on his own. Sometimes we have a far destination and not enough vacation time and long haul days are necessary.

The more you pull, the easier it gets.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:54 PM   #41
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Please see me on You Tube - "Martha's Airstream".
YOU GO GIRL An inspiration to all the silver sisters out there

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Old 07-06-2012, 12:10 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by clemdogmom View Post
Please see me on You Tube - "Martha's Airstream".
That was super! Go Martha!! Nice video and was a cute surprise ending. Makes me wish I was on the road now. Thanks for posting.

We take turns driving. I am not a good passenger unless I am napping or picking out yet another place to stop again. I would rather be driving. I also tow solo like many of the others who have commented. Good posts.

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