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Posted: 09/04/20 10:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

52 years being married to the homecoming queen/head cheerleader. She is the greatest cook, cleaner, woman, spouse, and friend ever. Now that I've said that; teaching her certain things can be a challenge. As a spouse that values a good thing, we've found that she is pretty willing to try some things---like pulling our RV's. She has quietly watched me doing the "RV" thing, and has caught on pretty well.
Use calming instructions and let her know ahead of time what is going to happen or what's coming up. IF something bad happens, ya know---stuff happens!
The last camp trip, she pulled from the site, down the highway, into town, and into the dump station like a champ.
Oh, and the fact she is a better shot then me curtails my actions somewhat.

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aftermath wrote:

We know of a couple who had a medical emergency while far from home. If it were me, she would HAVE to drive.
I have told her it is OK to just abandon the trailer if needed. Do what is needed.


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valhalla360 wrote:

Not sure why a car with a CVT would have paddle shifters...


Subaru CVTs have "psuedo" shift points.

I down shift to maintain speed going down a hill where the speed limit goes from 45 to 35 on commute.
2013 Crosstrek with CVT that thinks it's a 5 speed.


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My thought is to leave "backing" out the curriculum. If i needed my wife to pull a rig, it'd be going down a pretty dang straight road like Hwy 80 or Hwy 40. And for the most part in my case it'd only be if I was too tired to drive and we needed to make up time to be somewhere at some specific time. Easier with a Diesel tow vehicle too as there is no thought of shifting down or braking going up or down hills


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