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Old 05-19-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
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Is 27' trailer to big for a noob to learn?

Like title asks, wondering if you guys think a 27' trailer is too big for someone who's never towed before. Would you recommend a smaller sized TT for a noob? We're very close to pulling the trigger on a wildwood 2015 231bhxl or an evo 2014 t2250 with similar lengths. The more I think about it the more nervous I'm getting lol.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:26 AM   #2
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Absolutely not too big. Get the camper you want and don't look back. You will have a learning curve on anything that you buy. You will find out quickly that it is not that big at all. Take your time and know what is around you, going forward and backward... enjoy the 27footer if you and your wife love the layout.

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Old 05-19-2014, 11:27 AM   #3
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Not necessarily, buy what you need so that way you don't have to sell and buy the bigger one in less than a year or 2. Just practice in a big lot.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:29 AM   #4
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I went from basically never towing to pulling a 19' (when closed) pop-up. I towed that for a year and then bought a crew cab/long bed truck and 42' fifth wheel. IMO, you get used to it pretty quick.

As was mentioned above- focus mostly on floorplan and the features that you "must have" and go for it.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:31 AM   #5
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If your Tow vehicle will pull it and its set up right you'll be fine. We were all new at one time or another and since your learning a little nervousness channeled into being cautious is a good thing and will keep you out of trouble.

My first trailer was a 27 foot. When we shopped for a new one I told my wife "I will not pull a 30' trailer." We found one we really liked. It is 29' 5" .
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:32 AM   #6
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Thanks guys! Like I said, we're excited but I'm getting a little nervous just thinking about it lol. I think once it's hooked up and I'm actually driving it, I'll find my comfort level with it. Just got a bit of the jitters!
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:37 AM   #7
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Pulling, I find no difference in a long vs short trailer.
Backing, I find the longer to be easier since it's more forgiving and less twitchy to input from the steering wheel.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:48 AM   #8
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First TT was a 30 foot R-Vision, and I remember the feeling. The main thing to remember is take your time, develop a routine for hooking up, unhooking, set-up etc. Did I say take your time? Drive cautiously and always be on the lookout for others. You'll adjust in no time!
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:49 AM   #9
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Well here is the sticker for the Wildwood. I forgot to take a pic of the Evo yesterday. My TV should be plenty for this trailer from what I've learned here and other forums as far as weights etc.



I still haven't gotten to a scale to weight my TV, but I'm estimating it to be right around 6000 lbs.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:59 AM   #10
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You can do it. Don't second guess just take your time. I have a 2014 32 ft and my first time towing something like that was when I picked it up on North Carolina and brought it home to NH. Take your time and watch your turns.

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