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Old 03-28-2014, 02:26 PM   #71
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I figure I'll get the backing up thing sooner or later, just so long as I have enough room. what I worry about more is trailer sway (you know, when you see that 18 wheeler barreling past on your left). I just ordered a Jay Flight 198rd. I have an Equalizer hitch. Should I be worried?
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Old 03-28-2014, 02:36 PM   #72
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I don't know what you're going to pull it with. For best results, be sure that the hitch is setup properly. A good dealer will do this for you. If you're within your tow vehicle's ratings, you should be fine.
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Old 03-28-2014, 02:55 PM   #73
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Well within the tow ratings. I have a chevy Silverado 1500. v8 4x4
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:48 PM   #74
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I figure I'll get the backing up thing sooner or later, just so long as I have enough room. what I worry about more is trailer sway (you know, when you see that 18 wheeler barreling past on your left). I just ordered a Jay Flight 198rd. I have an Equalizer hitch. Should I be worried?
Worried? not at all with that hitch. I'm pulling a 5,000 lb. TT behind my VW Touareg and it's as steady as a rock and 18s go by me all the time.
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:08 PM   #75
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If you grew up on a farm like I did, backing up isn't so bad! A trailer is easy to back up compared to a four wheeled wagon where the front wheels turn with the hitch! That is a pain in rear to back up! The biggest pain that I encounter is the fact that I cannot effectively see everything via the rear view mirrors and require somebody to guide my 35' trailer into position.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:14 AM   #76
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Has anybody ever looked into a driving school when you are new to trailer towing and are unsure if the process of driving and backing? Driving schools here offer this service, I am sure it would be well worth it to gain confidence in towing. We also require an endorsement on your regular drivers license for trailers over 10,000 lb GVW in BC. I don't know if the dealers make you aware of this or not because they will let you drive the trailer off the lot without the endorsement.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:28 AM   #77
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The biggest pain that I encounter is the fact that I cannot effectively see everything via the rear view mirrors and require somebody to guide my 35' trailer into position.
When we bought my new truck, got the tow mirrors, what a difference. I still have a spotter, but feel much better that I am "less blind" when backing up!
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I figure I'll get the backing up thing sooner or later, just so long as I have enough room. what I worry about more is trailer sway (you know, when you see that 18 wheeler barreling past on your left). I just ordered a Jay Flight 198rd. I have an Equalizer hitch. Should I be worried?
I was the most worried about backing up my 32BHDS - it turns out, that was the easiest part for me...as long as you have a good spotter!

Pulling ours through the Colorado mountains with our Equal-i-zer hitch was great. Didn't have any sway, even with big rigs going by. Great WD hitch, IMHO.
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