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Old 03-24-2019, 06:49 AM   #1
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Greetings all, I wanted to introduce myself. I just purchased a used Octane 222 for my family. My wife and I have three sons under 10 and Iím in the military so the toy hauler made sense to pull double duty as a camper and a cargo trailer with as often as I move. I would have liked a bigger unit but am smart enough to not confuse what I would actually WANT to tow vs what Ford says my F150 (Supercrew 6.5 ft bed, 4x4, 5.0 with 3.55s) CAN tow, so I opted for the 222. Iíve done my fair share of tent camping (both in and out of the Marines) but Iím new to owning a trailer. Please feel free to jump in with what items/accessories I should buy or any to avoid, because I presume to know nothing.

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Old 03-24-2019, 06:58 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new to you Octane and, welcome to JOF Pete. Best piece of advise I was given, other drivers expect you to go slow - don’t disappoint them.

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Congratulations, welcome and thank you for your service!

Best advice we got when starting out was to take it nice and slow, and double check everything.
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