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Old 02-21-2014, 08:19 PM   #61
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Just remember, "it's no big deal". I have been towing big trailers all my life. At the end of September, I put a big oel crease on the trailer. We pulled up in the dark, and I missed a juniper bush when taking inventory. It's not pretty, and we'll get it fixed eventually.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:16 AM   #62
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I don't know how many have this problem,but it was a hard one to cure. Keeping the copilots head out of the mirror. For a long time the DW felt she also needed to see what was going on behind us and would bend forward so she could see out of the mirror, most often at the exact time I needed it.
I mentioned it too her politely a couple of times to no avail. eventually I had to get sharp with her and she now is good about staying back.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:32 AM   #63
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I agree that a large parking lot may be the way to get a little used to it. Don't be shy about asking questions from the dealer. They can be a great resource and may be able to take you on a test ride. The biggest thing that I had to learn is go slow, there is a lot more weight that takes more distance to stop.
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:02 PM   #64
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I actually had more problems with my pop-up than I do with the TT.....
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:24 PM   #65
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I actually had more problems with my pop-up than I do with the TT.....
A longer trailer is much easier to reverse than a short popup or utility trailer!
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:13 PM   #66
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I made it through my first trip towing the TT. I didn't have any problems driving, it was the backing up that killed me.
It will only get easier from the first trip! And don't worry if backing up your TT is difficult, this will get easier the more you do it.
I've been towing my TT's for 15 years now, and I still brain fart sometimes and turn the wrong way. Slow and easy is my best advice.
Great job and even better camping!
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The one thing that bothers me is when you get to the CG and you're backing in to a difficult or tight spot. The other guys or campers are all sitting around watching your every move...... Nerve Wracking!
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The one thing that bothers me is when you get to the CG and you're backing in to a difficult or tight spot. The other guys or campers are all sitting around watching your every move...... Nerve Wracking!
You know, that used to bother me too. But now, I just figure they want to see how a "Pro" does it. It's all in the attitude.
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:50 PM   #69
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The one thing that bothers me is when you get to the CG and you're backing in to a difficult or tight spot. The other guys or campers are all sitting around watching your every move...... Nerve Wracking!
Yeah nobody like an audience when backing in! Does not bother me anymore though, just take my time and get it right...
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I made it through my first trip towing the TT. I didn't have any problems driving, it was the backing up that killed me.
Backing isn't really that hard. Find an empty parking lot, like Costco in off hours, and pretend you're striving for Carnegie Hall! It's almost inevitable that you'll get in a situation where you've got to back up on a curve or tight corner. Not a good time to learn how.
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