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Old 08-10-2015, 01:31 PM   #11
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As the DW, I lobbied my DH to switch responsibilities for a couple of trips. Learning how to hook-up/break-down/drive (freeways and mountain lanes) boosted my confidence and made him aware of all the packing and cleaning I do after each trip. Now ... to get him to do all the meals and wash-ups while I drink the brew!

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Old 08-10-2015, 01:55 PM   #12
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I used to think people with back pain exaggerated. Then it happened to me and realized its no joke. Its right up there with kidney stones !

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Old 08-15-2015, 06:33 PM   #13
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That is the reason I'm glad my wife can tow, set up and break down our trailer all by herself. She actually goes on a float trip with the scouts every year without me. Her favorite phrase is "I got this".
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:12 PM   #14
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Nice to know she can and will pull the tt. My DW hates to drive. Inc she pulled the htt to the dump station about a mile down a gravel road. She never saw another car though.
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:30 PM   #15
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As a DW myself I had to sit in the driver's seat and TELL my husband I'm driving. How will I ever learn if he never lets me try? He has only got a handful of trips on me and just towed himself for the first time a couple of years ago. I'm happy to report that I'm awesome at it. Today I made sure to watch closely the whole hitching up part. That's next. :-)
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:59 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by 33 RLDS View Post
I used to think people with back pain exaggerated. Then it happened to me and realized its no joke. Its right up there with kidney stones !
That's a fact! Worst pain I've ever experienced so far. Still recovering over a week later!

DW tows fine, but her backing leaves a bit to be desired. I've tried all the teaching methods I know (hand at the bottom of the wheel has worked the best), and she still can't get the hang of it. She just doesn't know how far to turn the wheel for the desired effect, and I think she expects instant results; she's not looking 10 feet ahead like she should be. It would also help if she knew her right from left! I guess she needs more practice!


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