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Old 06-18-2012, 04:42 PM   #31
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you guys would cringe if you knew the speeds i tow my flats boat. back roads of Tx... God Bless Texas.

big campers? no thanks.. i keep it a more sane 60-65...
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:13 PM   #32
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You'll be fine! I love a challenge and couldn't wait to drive our 32bhds beast! I think the prior postings give great advice. I, fortunately, have a very gifted DH who can drive anything, that was able to teach me to drive our TT safely. My number one advice: Don't lose your cool & panic. I told my hubby that I want a bumper sticker that says, "I make wide right turns. Get off my a**!!" and "Student Driver." That would keep people away from you! I'm still learning to back up. I did much better this recent trip, but finally relinquished the controls over to my 14 yr old son for final placement. Talk about "ouch" to my ego!
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:00 AM   #33
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Ok, today I bought my truck to tow the beast

A used 2008 F250 diesel. Only 49,000 miles. Its a Phoenix truck with no rust.

Looking forward to towing with it . . .
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:27 AM   #34
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If your truck came from AZ

You might do well to have a transmission service. The heat here can be brutal on equipment. Transmissoions seem to take the brunt of it. Its gogin to be 110F today for example and we are weeks away form the realy hot part of summer.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:10 PM   #35
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but it's a DRY heat...
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:05 PM   #36
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A used 2008 F250 diesel. Only 49,000 miles. Its a Phoenix truck with no rust.

Looking forward to towing with it . . .
If this is your first experience towing with a Diesel, I think you're going to like it!
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:30 PM   #37
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Very good advice from everyone, I would also say that remember that you don't have to be in a hurry and a long trailer is easier to back up than a small trailer as it reacts slower to the movement of the steering wheel. If while backing up you have to much trailer in your left mirrior, then turn your wheel to the left, to much in the right mirror, turn wheel to right. And remember you can back up as slow as you want. People will wait.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:56 PM   #38
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I have the exact same trailer and only picked it up about a month ago… Someone told me when I first got mine to just stay calm, relax and remember that everyone else in the campground had to start somewhere as well.

This biggest thing for me and my DW about backing into the camping spot’s is we use radio’s, I can honestly say it’s saved lots of little argument’s and stress. When I want to know something I can just ask and find out the answer right away which saves on jumping out of the truck and having the same conversation over and over again.

When towing on the road or highway I just take my time and everyone else can just pass… She’s too big and heavy for me to stress about the traffic. I also pack extra fuel for my TV while on long trip’s… Haven’t used it yet but I’m sure those extra jerry cans of fuel will come in handy somewhere.

Oh and the last thing which I told myself… Remember to enjoy the trailer and don’t be scared of it because it sure did cost enough to buy it!
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CruizinKim - there are several bumper sticker manufacturers on the internet that will print one or a hundred, at about $3 apiece for one or two, and less as you increase the quantity. You can type in your own message, and select colors, borders, etc. I had a couple done a while back, and was very satisfied.
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CruizinKim - there are several bumper sticker manufacturers on the internet that will print one or a hundred, at about $3 apiece for one or two, and less as you increase the quantity. You can type in your own message, and select colors, borders, etc. I had a couple done a while back, and was very satisfied.
Great idea! I will have to check that out.
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