This last weekend I took my brother and his daughter camping with us and we had a great time. (that was not a mistake)
My dad and brother felt compelled to help me hook up and that was fine. But it's almost better if I do it all myself. That way if something goes wrong I only have myself to blame, LOL.
They were putting my equalizer hitch on and couldn't find the little j brackets that keep the bars from popping off. We looked for 30 minutes and then my dad was going to jury rig some bolts or something when low and behold, in the grass under the steps are the little j shaped doodads. I was ready to just go without them, I mean I have a 3/4 ton truck. Dad's bolt and nut set up was scarier to me, LOL . No one knows how they got in the grass.
(to many chefs in the kitchen, LOL) You can imagine the "conversations" we had while doing all this.
We didn't make it to the campground till after dark. I made the mistake of driving through a little circle drive with cars in the way, concrete picnic table practically in the road, narrow trees. ugh. Luckily a neighbor helped guide me through all that. On the map it looked like a real road. It really wasn't. I should have got out and walked it first. I did get backed in and managed to miss the neighbors car. (who walked up after I was done and said "I would have moved my car")
Then after coming back home my dad went to lower the electric jack and he went the wrong way and the bar went past the warning mark and flipped the fuse and shut off. That is when I learned how to hand crank the jack and change the fuse.
The trip before when I did it all my self I was a lot faster and only had my own opinion to listen to, LOL. BUt we really had a great time and it's nice to be back home with family after living out of state for the last 23 years.
Here we are right on the water with 3 kayaks. The wooden stand I built to hold the kayaks in the toyhauler, all strapped down. It worked great.