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Posted: 02/06/19 10:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As I approach retirement, I wonder about the possibility of driving my rig to a campsite and have my sweetheart catch up later in the car. Or if I go far enough, she could fly to and from the location if it is near an airport.

Does anyone drive their rig alone?


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We know a couple who do that. IMHO, it is more fun riding together. We have our best discussions and conversation as we travel, not to mention navigation backup for a GPS that might or might not be accurate.

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I see no problem doing it. I spent too many years for work driving alone to let it bother me. Only downside I can see is backing into a site. Its sure nice to have a spotter. But there are always helpful folks willing to spot you.





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I've been on the road solo with just my dog since 10/16, been to Mexico Alaska and every state except Hawai.


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Been driving solo for 5 years now.. Hope to couple up come spring though

It is not really that hard if you have the skills to back in to a back in site. Though in truth I prefer pull throughs.

But I think I'm going to like my new travel companion if we successfully hook up. SHE can drive a motor home. alas my wife WOULD not I mean even 3 feet to line up the gas pump she was scared to do. That's 3 feet STRAIGHT forward. no turn.


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Sometimes I tow out to the coast alone and get set up in a campsite. The wife follows later in the afternoon after work with the dog.
Works great.


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I've done it when the site we're going to is wide open and easy to get in to.
But if it's tight and there's lots of obstacles around, I prefer having a second set of eye's outside the truck.


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donn0128 wrote:

...only downside I can see is backing into a site. Its sure nice to have a spotter. But there are always helpful folks willing to spot you.


I can imagine backing into a site alone. Pull past the site, get out and look, back up 5 feet, check again, 5 more feet, out, again, out.

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wa8yxm wrote:

Been driving solo for 5 years now.. Hope to couple up come spring though

It is not really that hard if you have the skills to back in to a back in site. Though in truth I prefer pull throughs.

But I think I'm going to like my new travel companion if we successfully hook up. SHE can drive a motor home. alas my wife WOULD not I mean even 3 feet to line up the gas pump she was scared to do. That's 3 feet STRAIGHT forward. no turn.
Same here, she's terrified to even move it at all, she won't even drive my pickup, being an automatic, there is no real reason that she couldn't, I think she's just afraid to. [emoticon]


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I don't have a drive-able RV, mine is tow-able. That said, I'm still a beginner with only about 50,000 miles under my belt, all solo, well unless I count the dog. It only helps with eating though, no driving or setting up/breaking down.


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