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Old 10-01-2015, 11:58 AM   #11
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Since you're new at this, I'm assuming you've never towed a box down the road before. Take it out for a test ride on a lightly traveled hwy and get to know what it feels like. It WILL change how your tow vehicle feels when driving, even if you hear people say "I don't even know it's back there". Trust me, you will know. It's a box, and as such not very aerodynamic. Your tow vehicle will eat gas. Average towing a trailer can be as a bad as 8 mpg, as good as 12 mpg. Rarely better. Get used to the noises the trailer and hitch may make.

Take it to an empty parking lot and practice backing up. Nothing worse than getting to a CG and having a crowd gather watching the "newbie" backing in!
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Old 10-01-2015, 12:12 PM   #12
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So beer..... Ok thanks

A weight distribution hitch is included with sway arms
All great tip thanks
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Old 10-01-2015, 12:17 PM   #13
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Thanks Doc I'll take your advice about " my new trailer" to heart because like you say it's a different box
Have experience with trailers in Search and Rescue running equipment highway speeds with" bells and whistle" just blarin
But again your advice is valued thanks
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Old 10-01-2015, 12:28 PM   #14
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Do not forget side mirrors for your Tow Vehicle as they will be needed. Also put together a bag or box of general tools that will might be needed for on the road maintenance. Start looking for a good collection of fuses to use when one blows as it will happen. Get digital copies of as many manuals as you can and put them on a tablet or computer that you will take with you. Also look up general trailer information like trailer connector wiring and 12 vdc theory. If you do not have and are not familiar with it get a voltmeter to keep in the RV as it will be needed at the most inconvenient time. You seem to be on the right track so good luck with your rig.
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Old 10-01-2015, 01:55 PM   #15
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A weight distribution hitch is included with sway arms
All great tip thanks
There are many various models of wdh's. Just be sure to learn yours.

Make sure you have a brake controller also!!! Figure you do, but just in case you don't....

Just noticed your location!!!! Mi or Ont??? We snowmobile in D13 of Ont.
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:26 PM   #16
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Do not forget side mirrors for your Tow Vehicle as they will be needed. Also put together a bag or box of general tools that will might be needed for on the road maintenance. Start looking for a good collection of fuses to use when one blows as it will happen. Get digital copies of as many manuals as you can and put them on a tablet or computer that you will take with you. Also look up general trailer information like trailer connector wiring and 12 vdc theory. If you do not have and are not familiar with it get a voltmeter to keep in the RV as it will be needed at the most inconvenient time. You seem to be on the right track so good luck with your rig.
The voltmeter is an excellent idea a friend also suggest a 20.00 heat gun so you can shoot your bearings and see their temperature
That way you know if there is one overheating
Would love to know which fuses to stock but will have to wait till I can get at the trailer( in storage)
Battery is disconnected but a switch is a good idea too
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There are many various models of wdh's. Just be sure to learn yours.

Make sure you have a brake controller also!!! Figure you do, but just in case you don't....

Just noticed your location!!!! Mi or Ont??? We snowmobile in D13 of Ont.
Ontario hence I have to wait to try out the new toy when the white stuff is gone😀

Trailer Brake comes with the 15 Tundra (10300lbs)
Let's hope for a big but short winter
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:38 PM   #18
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A big suggestion for backing up.. make sure you and your spotter will be speaking the same language. DW guides me into campsites, driveway etc (we store TT at home. I wouldn't have it any other way) she points where she wants me to put the rear of the TT with BIG signals that I can see in mirrors and she always keeps a mirror in sight. If I can't see her I stop immediately. This works very well for us. No dings or scratches so far. Also remember that your spotter has to look up too.

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Ontario hence I have to wait to try out the new toy when the white stuff is gone��

Trailer Brake comes with the 15 Tundra (10300lbs)
Let's hope for a big but short winter
Did you buy it from the Jayco dealer north of the Soo then, along the sled trail, in Heyden I think it is? At least I thought that was a Jayco dealer! lol
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little things too, table cloth for the picnic tables a good knife for cooking, plastic ones don't cut through ribs very well. Love our Coleman Road Trip XLE. We are new to our camper but not new to camping. We haven't figured out if ours DVD will play blue ray or not but DVDs are nice, assorted fuses, a tool box and a drill with the socket that fits the stabilizers.
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