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Old 10-31-2007, 05:46 PM   #1
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My husband recently passed away - we have a 2005 Carriage Cameo LXI. I am in the process of being the doer rather than the observer rather than the one who checks the brake lights. I am detrmined to pull, set up and enjoy my beautiful camper.
already registered for the 2008 TX Rally! I have already received a lot of encouragement from other ladies who do it themselves already!
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My husband recently passed away - we have a 2005 Carriage Cameo LXI. I am in the process of being the doer rather than the observer rather than the one who checks the brake lights. I am detrmined to pull, set up and enjoy my beautiful camper.
already registered for the 2008 TX Rally! I have already received a lot of encouragement from other ladies who do it themselves already!
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:13 PM   #3
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:20 PM   #4
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Welcome to iRV2. I dissagree with your nickname.. should be something like 'New Venturer!' You go girl!
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:49 PM   #5
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"Great" Enjoy your coach, at first it will seem difficult but it will become easier the more you get familiar with the routine. Ed.S
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:13 PM   #6
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Janis welcome to irv2
You will find many here to help you out just keep in touch for any problems. Any questions are welcomed before a question comes up would make it easier for yourself.
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:06 PM   #7
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Scare de Cat...
You go Girl! I will tell you that you will find many friends and supporters here at iRV2. Please make sure you post any questions or problems you may have - along with any solutions or cool things you discover ...and YOU will find stuff!

Everyone here is so willing to help others in need...so please ask for any help.

BTW... I am sorry to hear of your loss...if you need to "chat" please feel free to PM me.

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Old 11-06-2007, 06:10 PM   #8
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Hello "de cat", I have wondered if I would have the courage to handle the rig by myself if I was widowed. I can drive it forward, but some of the backup parking my husband has pulled off is amazing. He is also good at u-turns. I am impressed by your spirit and am looking forward to meeting you at the 2008 rally in Perrin, Texas.
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:52 AM   #9
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Cat, go for it. My wife can completly set up, break doen camp and drive the rig. She can back up, but it takes a spell. All it takes is a bit of practice. Do not let folks that are not patient cause you to make mistakes. Just take your time and work at a pace you feel comfortable.

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Old 11-07-2007, 05:06 AM   #10
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Should be 'Cat de no Scared' great chioce. I hope my wife and mother will make the same.If you do not all ready have a hitch and unhitch check list it may help ya. This is a great place to start one and add your ideas as well. I bought my 1st Rv 2001 have always been a boat guy and this site is a fantastic source of info. from tolit paper to tires. Keep the dust on ya boot. Gott en cooler in Tx.
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:15 AM   #11
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Cat,

Sandy and I have discussed many times the situation in which you find yourself. I believe Sandy's greatest apprehension is handling the manual 6-speed in our current truck when towing. If I weren't around, she has talked about trading trucks for an automatic or moving to a "super-C" RV. Either way, I sincerely hope that she would continue RVing as it's something I know she enjoys. I applaud your decision to keep on RVing - as others have said, "You go, girl!" You'll always find support here on iRV2 should you have any questions.

We look forward to meeting you at the iRV2 National Rally in Perrin if not beforehand.

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Old 11-09-2007, 08:26 PM   #12
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That's funny, my first thought was the same as Monaco Mama's.... you go girl! Go live and make more memories and tell us your stories! My thoughts are with you, I honestly would have to learn a lot to drive our 42' coach. But I would if I had to... happy and safe travels to you!
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