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    Does your female partner drive your outfit?

    Just curious how many women share driving duty whatever your truck/trailer combo might be. I usually just drive if it's going to be 3 hours or less but if the drive is long enough to need a stop we both drive. Always have from the first pop-up 35 years ago. We're still sorting out this new to us TT and have done a couple of close by weekend trips so she hasn't yet but is looking forward to it. We do try to time it so I'm at the wheel when we go through cities but she's been in heavy traffic a few times and did fine. We've done 600 mile days trading off and you're tired at the end but not wiped out.

    My sister and BIL took delivery of a new 2500HD Silverado in October and have a new 32' Jayco 5th wheel sitting on the dealer's lot covered in snow in Pa and she hasn't even driven the truck yet and has no intention of pulling the trailer.

    And if you're the main driver and female I'm not being sexist, it just seems that the great majority of posters here are of the male gender so that's who I'm addressing.
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    No she doesn’t Never has never will


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    My wife has never driven any of our trucks - empty or towing. Of course she's at least as capable as I am but is intimidated. It works great for us because I prefer driving. She's the navigator.
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    All the time, we share the driving duties on most anything over 120 miles. Changing every hour or what ever is appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertschb View Post
    My wife has never driven any of our trucks - empty or towing.
    Same here. DW thinks the dually is a semi.
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    My wife is afraid to drive anything big so I do all the driving when going camping. She'll take turns if we take the car someplace though. I told her if something happens to me she'll have to hire someone to tow the rig home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ACDogs View Post
    Just curious how many women share driving duty whatever your truck/trailer combo might be. I usually just drive if it's going to be 3 hours or less but if the drive is long enough to need a stop we both drive. Always have from the first pop-up 35 years ago. We're still sorting out this new to us TT and have done a couple of close by weekend trips so she hasn't yet but is looking forward to it. We do try to time it so I'm at the wheel when we go through cities but she's been in heavy traffic a few times and did fine. We've done 600 mile days trading off and you're tired at the end but not wiped out.

    My sister and BIL took delivery of a new 2500HD Silverado in October and have a new 32' Jayco 5th wheel sitting on the dealer's lot covered in snow in Pa and she hasn't even driven the truck yet and has no intention of pulling the trailer.

    And if you're the main driver and female I'm not being sexist, it just seems that the great majority of posters here are of the male gender so that's who I'm addressing.
    While I (the wife) don't do a lot of driving, I have driven on occasion. Couple of reasons for this - we don't tend to drive long days, so my husband is happy doing most of the driving. He also has a tendency to motion sickness if he's not driving, so there's that. We both took the RV driver's training course.
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    My wife never has in over 20 years but has recently said she would like to give it a shot.
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    She drives the truck with no problem but not with a trailer involved. Probably never going to happen either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ACDogs View Post
    Just curious how many women share driving duty whatever your truck/trailer combo might be. I usually just drive if it's going to be 3 hours or less but if the drive is long enough to need a stop we both drive. Always have from the first pop-up 35 years ago. We're still sorting out this new to us TT and have done a couple of close by weekend trips so she hasn't yet but is looking forward to it. We do try to time it so I'm at the wheel when we go through cities but she's been in heavy traffic a few times and did fine. We've done 600 mile days trading off and you're tired at the end but not wiped out.

    My sister and BIL took delivery of a new 2500HD Silverado in October and have a new 32' Jayco 5th wheel sitting on the dealer's lot covered in snow in Pa and she hasn't even driven the truck yet and has no intention of pulling the trailer.

    And if you're the main driver and female I'm not being sexist, it just seems that the great majority of posters here are of the male gender so that's who I'm addressing.
    We are similar to you. First driving our 2500 by itself seemed to intimidate her, but with more success it bred confidence.
    On long trip like you when I saw some longer hiway stretches I got her to pull some of them.

    Our 35 ft sailboat was similar. Slow successes bred her confidence in helming the boat out in open water. One day I gave her the helm to do the most difficult of things , dock a boat with a 63 ft mast in an enclosed marina with everyone watching. She was scared but did it which was a big break though in her confidence.

    Sharing the duties makes her a reliable partner as she understands the challenges first hand. It’s something to work to gradually with a patient hand though.
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