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Old 07-23-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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Thankful for taking the time setting up the TT & TV

Just came back two days ago from our maiden TT trip. Prior to going on our trip I spent a lot of time on here and reading online about tow specs, setup, WDH and sway, etc. Big thanks to Bob and Lee for helping on the setup. I had thought I might have spent too much time with the TT & TV setup but after seeing the other TT & TV's on the highway I am glad I did.

I am a pretty conservative driver, but I was really surprised to see so many 1/2 ton's hauling 5th wheels that were obviously too big and/or not setup properly as well as regular TT's blowing by me by 20 to 30 clicks than me and hitting bumps where the TT was swaying all over the place and you could visibly see the loss of traction as the TV bounced up and down at over 100 clicks.

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Old 07-24-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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Glad to hear your trip went as planned, and that your TV/TT combination performed well.



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Old 07-28-2013, 10:31 PM   #3
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Good to hear that your trip went okay. My wife and I just got back from a 6000+ km trip to Whitehorse. I saw some really nice rigs and some pretty scary ones. We got scooped by all kinds of truck/trailer setups whizzing along at 110, 120 or more. I kept the old Sub at 90-100 kph, depending on the road. I saw a few rather large trailers being towed by rather small SUV's. These would be the ones who tell people "you'd never know it was behind". Yeah, right. The big 5th wheel trailers being towed by big pickups, and driven by young men were definitely the "fast" ones!
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:29 AM   #4
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Glad to hear all went well for you. You are right there are some pile of in-properly set up combos on the road. All kinds of "too small of a TV" set ups out there flying along above the posted speed limit. I keep telling myself today will be the day I see a crash........
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:49 AM   #5
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It just gives you a piece of mind knowing your numbers and set-up is proper.
The folks here were a big help to me too this Spring. 9,000 miles later, I was glad I went through the exercise.'

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