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Old 02-28-2013, 09:21 PM   #11
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If you own something jointly, it only makes sense (to me) that both know how the systems work, can setup and tear down and drive with the trailer under tow. I can't imagine the frustration and anxiety IF the non-initated spouse would feel if the circumstances dictated they HAD to take control. Think broken arm, leg, heart attack, etc. Everyone needs to get home safely. And the tug and tow need to get there too.

BTW: I'm a solo traveler, but if I wasn't... you can bet the other half would know how to handle everything. YMMV
Absolutely agree . We have been towing something for about 44 yrs , actually starting right after we married and that is 45 yrs tomorrow . While in those early years it was surely true that it was mostly the men in the drivers seat , that has changed . We don't actually know any couples where only one person handles everything - driving or maintenance . What does seem to stick around is the guys seem to prefer the trucks .
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:43 PM   #12
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LOL! She's not and I am! (Insert big cheesy grin here!)

Thanks for the warm welcome and the much welcomed snort!
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:50 PM   #13
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gabeck, congratulations on your 45th. An impressive tally...
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:14 AM   #14
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gabeck, congratulations on your 45th. An impressive tally...
True story! I've never met anyone I think I could stand for 45 years... sometimes not even 45 days. In fact, sometimes I look in the mirror and get mad at the babe that's staring back at me

BTW: I'm certainly not a guy, but I prefer trucks... in fact I own TWO.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:26 PM   #15
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gabeck, congratulations on your 45th. An impressive tally...
Thank you ..... we are ready for the next 45 !
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:31 PM   #16
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True story! I've never met anyone I think I could stand for 45 years... sometimes not even 45 days. In fact, sometimes I look in the mirror and get mad at the babe that's staring back at me

BTW: I'm certainly not a guy, but I prefer trucks... in fact I own TWO.
Guess I better correct that to most of the guys we know ( or that we see ) seem to prefer trucks , but we also know that plenty of women prefer trucks - after all we are in Alberta ! We actually prefer an suv ... don't like sitting in a vehicle and feeling like one could get "road rash on our butts " ............... also know guys who only like sedans/sports cars .....
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:50 PM   #17
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We surf and paddle board - we much prefer a truck! :-)
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:59 PM   #18
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We've been married 43 years as of yesterday and my wife is always telling me where to go.

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Old 03-01-2013, 04:44 PM   #19
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We've been married 43 years as of yesterday and my wife is always telling me where to go.

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Congratulations .... hope you had a lovely Romantic evening ! Long as she's not telling you to stay away it's got to be all good !!!
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