Originally Posted by WarMovies
Should I be a little worried that I may turn into someone like you both (herk & mtnguy).
Of course not. However, for the first few (maybe one season) trips and especially if you plan on a LONG trip, make weighing a "before departure procedure".
Once you get a feel for how its loaded, what it weighs, how it handles at that weight, you can back off. Knowing what you need to do to get the best handling and longevity of your toys is all this exercise is about.
GFB you should go crazy like me (and I am certifiably off my cams), but then when somebody asks, "Can I tow this; with that", you can at least be confident when you answer.
You don't follow the forum to see what problems others have (like watching a car race just to see the crashes), you come to learn how they SOLVED them.
That way you will know how to solve that problem if it should happen to you.
Knowing how to safely load and tow your camper is not an exercise in bleeding. It is just one step in responsible camping. Being safe and sane on the road means more hours of "Happy Camping" and less worrying about getting there (white knuckle driving).
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