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#1 OregonCampin

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:37 AM

Since my DH is still having vision problems and is not allowed to drive at the moment we decided that this weekend was the perfect time for me to learn to pull the OB... didn't go too far - about 20 minutes from home, but I did do it.... ALL! I was even able to get it the OB back on to it's pad at home in the first shot - of course we were not making any land speed records and I am still nervous about pulling in town with traffic, but I have proved that I can do it.


Next trip out will be next weekend to Tualatin for the annual Halloween party... nervous about pulling through that tight construction zone in Salem - I do have back-up though - our friends will be traveling with us if it gets to be too much for me!
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:42 AM

thumbleft

Don t worry about the speed, we don t need any one setting speed records anyway wink_smile

Assuming you have mirrors that are wide enough to see dowwn the side of the TT, then remember, if the mirrors fit, the trailer fits. Drive at the pace that you feel confortable.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:45 AM

Slow and steady ALWAYS wins the race! Good job!
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:53 AM

Nice job.

When in doubt remember your GOAL. (Get Out And Look wink_smile )

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:56 AM

Congratulations on your solo voyage! thumbright

You have proved that you CAN do it.
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:01 AM

Brava!!!! :yeah: :clapping: :ibbanana: :kicking:

:construction: ... just remember that a semi must have enough room
to drive through the construction too! ... you will have enough room!

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:12 AM

Way to go! Glad you did it.

Remember -especially with a trailer in tow "speed kills"

Slow and steady is best.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:01 PM

Good job. I suggest you creatre yuorself a checklist for hooking up/unhooking, just to make sure you don't forget anything. Even vetran RVs miss something once in a while. Once I forgot to lock the hitch after it slide onto the ball of my TT. How it made it the entire trip without coming off I have no idea. pure luck.

Regards, Glenn

PS. I don't know about all these women learning how to tow. It just takes away one more thing we men are useful for. Pretty soon the only value we'll be is to "check that oil stuff in the .motor thing under the front end part". :whistling:
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:18 PM

GOOD FOR YOU !! I have been wanting to get my DW more comfortable handleing the rig. Just in case she needs to and to give me a break at times.

Congrats and take your time.
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:27 PM

Since my DH is still having vision problems and is not allowed to drive at the moment we decided that this weekend was the perfect time for me to learn to pull the OB... didn't go too far - about 20 minutes from home, but I did do it.... ALL! I was even able to get it the OB back on to it's pad at home in the first shot - of course we were not making any land speed records and I am still nervous about pulling in town with traffic, but I have proved that I can do it.


Congratulations! I still have not mastered the backing up part, so way to go with that!!

When I get nervous about some upcoming part of the journey, I just keep telling myself to take it one mile at a time, or one block at a time. I also realize that those signs are called Speed LIMITS for a reason. It is suppose to be the maximum speed you travel, within reason, there is nothing that says you have to go that fast. I found reminding myself of that fact really helped me feel more comfortable driving slowly. The more I drive the more comfortable I get.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:34 PM

WHOO-HOO!! I hereby bestow upon you the prestigious title of "Camper-Towing Woman"!! It is a title not to be taken lightly, and the rigorous training of getting behind the wheel and doing it takes nerves of steel!!
Seriously, I'm so proud you have "joined the ranks". You'll feel much more comfortable as you get more practice. Just make sure everything's hooked up right, the STEPS are up (had to replace a set myself, and don't know how many I see going down the road with them down), and do a complete walk-around, and adjust your mirrors for you. As you progress, remember to give those 18 wheelers all the room they want, and you'll find that they are usually very courteous of a person towing, as they know your limits for quick stops/starts. Don't be ashamed to be in the slow lane......that's what they made them for!!
Again, congratulations!! thumbleft
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:52 PM

Since my DH is still having vision problems and is not allowed to drive at the moment we decided that this weekend was the perfect time for me to learn to pull the OB... didn't go too far - about 20 minutes from home, but I did do it.... ALL! I was even able to get it the OB back on to it's pad at home in the first shot - of course we were not making any land speed records and I am still nervous about pulling in town with traffic, but I have proved that I can do it.


Next trip out will be next weekend to Tualatin for the annual Halloween party... nervous about pulling through that tight construction zone in Salem - I do have back-up though - our friends will be traveling with us if it gets to be too much for me!



Congratulations!!! It will get easier with each trip!


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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:14 PM

WOO HOO!!!! WAY TO GO!!!!!! :drive1:
You'll get more comfortable with practice, just take your time and don't try to win any races. :D
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 05:20 AM

thumbleft thumbleft thumbleft thumbleft thumbleft

Once you have done it few times will be an expert.

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#15 Lostcookie9933

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 04:57 PM

I think I need to have a hook up check list to help Dh as his knees act up.
I do 95 % of the packing inside...Need a list!Forgot syrup 😝
I need to learn hook up and unhook up procedures.

Drive set mirrors, set brake set up...We have F 250 4x4 OB is 27 RSDS...a big truck and outback😬😉




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