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Women and Travel Trailers


I am not sure if I should be asking this question here but here it goes.  I am planning on buying a Lancer Camper (model 1685) in the next few years and drive to Florida every winter (I am Canadian.... no need to say more) and park the camper for 6 months.  Then come back to Canada and again park it for 6 months.  Not really planning on moving back and forth.

 

Do single women drive travel trailers (not RVs) and are they hard to handle/install?

 

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Claire

 



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I've seen many single women handling travel trailers just as well as the men do, and in some cases better. There are quite a few women on the road driving 18-wheel tractor-trailers as well, and they manage quite well also. Things like backing in, hooking up, etc., take a little practice, but it's not rocket science nor does it require a lot of brute strength. A good friend of ours fulltimed in her travel trailer for many years, only leaving the road due to health issues when she was 86.

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Wonderful... Thanks.



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Yes,women do well in RV'S.....i would suggest getting a fifth wheel trailer they are alot more stable on the road and easier to park........and may i say alot more storage.....check them out they come in all sizes....good luck to you....c u on the road......



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Like anything, if you aren't familiar with it... there will be a learning curve. Good news, it's not really too steep. Man or woman, makes no difference. You alone can determine what you are upto challenge-wise, to paraphrase "Harry Callahan" ..... "A person has got to know their limitations". I predict you'll be just fine.

 



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Hitching and unhitching a TT is not hard physically. Plan your steps...I use a check list.

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I worry anytime I see a topic like "Women and Travel Trailers" as if there should be any difference from "Men and Travel Trailers". Did I always know how to tow, park and otherwise maneuver a travel trailer? Nope. Did I, at first, depend on Hubby to do all that? Yup.

But, like anything else, all you have is a good teacher and all that becomes second nature to you. I paid for rv towing lessons and learned from a great instructor how to maneuver our 32' tt and Chevy Suburban through some of the tightest areas imaginable in Augusta ME. Learned to back into any space through endless repetition in a local school parking lot.

Don't ever let anything hold you back, especially not knowing how to do something. Get a good teacher and do it.



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Gender is irrelevant.... I've seen dudes commit some of the most rookie-esque RV faux paus. It's not like human beings are genetically programmed based on our 'plumbing'.

Is your tow vehicle rated to pull the Lancer 1685?
Are you comfortable travelling 2000 miles by yourself while towing?

if the answer to both is 'yes' then you'll be just fine. I also concur with everyone else that has posted thus far;

- Practice until you're proficient
- Use a check list
- Observe and adhere to any required periodic maintenance tasks
- Enjoy the trip!

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"I've seen dudes commit some of the most rookie-esque RV faux paus"

Where did you see me? lol

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