Women towing vans

Submitted: Friday, Jun 05, 2015 at 15:42
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A week before Easter tried to cut my little pinky off with an angle grinder and couldn,t drive for 6 weeks .Now I have always been at swmbo to have a go at driving with the van on for years only to be told "If necessary I could do it" BUT when the need came she backed out road was too windy. Lucky a friend whose wife did tow offered to take my van and her theirs so the blokes in one and wives in the other all very good .Swmbo came back having watch Jan "I could do that" a couple of weeks later on a easy straight pretty flat road I made her drive and to Her,s and my surprise she did a great job .Now I have confidence and so does she that she "Can do it"
So blokes if your other halfs haven,t towed the van, time you made her as you dont know when the need will occur and if no help is avaiable your stuck.
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Reply By: Notso - Friday, Jun 05, 2015 at 16:39

Friday, Jun 05, 2015 at 16:39
"So blokes if your other halfs haven,t towed the van, TIME YOU MADE HER as you don't know when the need will occur and if no help is avaiable your stuck."

Cripes mate, it's obvious you've never met my "Other Half"
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Friday, Jun 05, 2015 at 19:10

Friday, Jun 05, 2015 at 19:10
My wife helps out on the long hauls like the Nullarbor etc, we normally do 2 x 2 hour stints each as a maximum for each day.

If we are only going a couple 100k's I normally do it.

Don't know if she would be happy in built up areas but then if she had to, she would.

Our next move will be a huge 68km from Proserpine to Bowen Queensland.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Saturday, Jun 06, 2015 at 08:31

Saturday, Jun 06, 2015 at 08:31
Enjoy Bowen mate, I grew up there, and recently had a revisit after a fair break (all family deceased or moved south to Hervey / Brisvegas).

The towns outskirts are now a lot more inviting than the old salt pans and coke works that where very off putting to most travellers as they came by the Bruce bypass and sometimes kept going !! :/

Once you're in town, it's a great place, lovely town centre, front beach, and then the beaches out NW, Horseshoe and Grays Bay, Queens Beach are superb.
Hopefully you're in a cara pk out near Horseshoe, very nice out there.
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Follow Up By: Member - Gary R M (VIC) - Saturday, Jun 06, 2015 at 16:07

Saturday, Jun 06, 2015 at 16:07
Yeah we do the same, 2 hours on and off except when we come into towns and need fuel, I like to drive then as some of the servos can be a bit narrow.
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Reply By: vk1dx - Friday, Jun 05, 2015 at 19:29

Friday, Jun 05, 2015 at 19:29
My wife towed the old Chesney all over the place. And to tell the truth, she can run rings around me on the dirt, sand and mud. She and her Mum were Australian rally champions for the Mini Club back when I met her. Even did a 360 in the hospital car park after asking "What do you think of Mini's" and I drove a Holden Humph!! She soon cleared my head for any grandiose thoughts of trying it in the Kingswood.

But that was in a Mini. She is easily my equal in the 4WD and she would kill me if I didn't agree!! And she knows how to fix a flat etc. Also did a 4wd course with the club.

Phil
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Reply By: BunderDog - Friday, Jun 05, 2015 at 19:54

Friday, Jun 05, 2015 at 19:54
My misses has a HR License she has no problem.
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Reply By: Meridith D - Friday, Jun 05, 2015 at 20:54

Friday, Jun 05, 2015 at 20:54
Before I met hubby, I was towing my daughters' horses all over the state (it seems), so I was confident with towing. He does most towing now, but I like to keep my hand in, so we do share.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Saturday, Jun 06, 2015 at 08:24

Saturday, Jun 06, 2015 at 08:24
On a weekend in the bush you see lots of women towing horse floats with two horses in to pony camps & gymkhanas. Dirt roads, highways makes no difference. Particularly common during busy farming times when hubby is working 7 days a week .
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Reply By: Gronk - Friday, Jun 05, 2015 at 22:46

Friday, Jun 05, 2015 at 22:46
No reason at all why a women can't drive as good as a bloke...but, towing a van along a straight bit of road doesn't mean you can drive..

I'm sure my missus could make the 4wd ( with a van on ) make progress along the road, but she isn't a driver...not that she couldn't be with a bit of practise..
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Reply By: Grumblebum and the Dragon - Saturday, Jun 06, 2015 at 09:02

Saturday, Jun 06, 2015 at 09:02
Partners SHOULD be able to tow confidently under all conditions, and do it regularly ll n
not just 'when I have too' You never know when it will be required - I speak from practice. This also applies to the capacity to use all the available comms systems - either HF radio or a Sat phone if going bush. It is also very smart to carry a comprehensive first aid kit and be current in your first aid practices..... both of you.

Cheers John
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Reply By: Sigmund - Saturday, Jun 06, 2015 at 10:43

Saturday, Jun 06, 2015 at 10:43
It's a helluva good idea for both to build their skills and confidence cos you never know out in the bush when one might get disabled.

And a lot of guys could do with a towing and a 4WD course judging by some of the behaviour on display on our roads!
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Reply By: MY D-mAx - Sunday, Jun 07, 2015 at 21:14

Sunday, Jun 07, 2015 at 21:14
I dont have to 'make' my other half tow our van as she is quite capable of doing that as she tows bigger trailers for work,as she has a HC lic and me just a plain old car lic.
In fact she will reverse the van down the side of the house usually quite easily
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