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Old 02-02-2014, 08:56 AM   #11
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I was thinking all the above too. One problem is that the weather has been so flakey here that it is hard to know until that day what the snow and road conditions will be like. I do have to agree about the salt in that even if it only snows .25 inches they have been putting down a monstrous amount of salt. I am looking forward to a new trailer but not the driving in the snow with a new trailer
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:11 AM   #12
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Max2 gives good advice in avoiding the situation. His suggestion can help, if you had to drive in bad conditions, but with a caveat. lt's a good idea in theory, but in practice the TV will likely have winter tires versus smoother highway tires on the trailer. They'll lock up before the TV's do. Of course, in even a semi-emergency situation, there's a good chance the rig will reach the problem area before the driver finds and activates the manual slide on the trailer brake controller.
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:40 PM   #13
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I wouldn't try it....just because anything can happen. You may be fine towing it but I'd be more concerned about other drivers on the road not stopping in time and slamming into the back of it.
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:26 PM   #14
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I am watching the weather carefully but I will have to call them tomorrow. Right now it is not as bad but I have a lot of time for it to get worse. Of course the other thing to worry about is we have to reschedule our time off. However that pales in comparison to our safety. As I said it is always good to have confirmation of what you think (even if a delay is not really what I want, but in reality we will not be going camping anytime soon anyway.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:37 PM   #15
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Best to just call the dealer and ask if you can reschedule the pickup I have towed in the snow before and it is just no fun .If you do go slow better you get home late then not at all And remember it not who you hit its who hits you. Enjoy your new trailer
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:06 PM   #16
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The urge to have it is probably strong. The need to have it home is probably not as great. Be safe, I'm sure the dealer will hold it for a few days or weeks.
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:45 PM   #17
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Yeah the weather is getting worse. I will call tomorrow and see if we can get the pdi and paperwork done or if he would prefer to wait a couple of weeks. After all he has to get his crews in to work as well
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:11 PM   #18
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We picked up our New Jayco last March in the snow. Roads as well as the dealer was empty
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:00 PM   #19
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So just to update everyone. I fully intended to take the advice and my gut feeling to not bring the trailer home. I so intended to do this I forgot my tow mirrors and my hitch lock. Well as we were traveling there was no snow on the roads and they were empty (no school today). Eye decided to go ahead and bring it home today and we did. We did not have a snow problem but I was still nervous because it was my first full size trailer. I do think there is some salt on it so I have to give it a bath later. For my first trip I did learn some things: a tow mirror would have been good, I have more respect for tractor trailers as I now have more of a grasp how much they can not see (I had several people crowd me when I was trying to change lanes because I could not see how far back they were). I have some WDH questions but I will ask in another post. Oh yeah I said we did not have a snow problem except I slipped on ice as I got out of the truck. At least the trailers okay
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Glad to hear you got her home ok. Now you get to wait around like the rest of us for warmer weather and the first trip of the year!
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