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Old 03-22-2011, 08:44 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by sundawg View Post

I have a WD hitch but may look at adding a sway bar as I swaaayyyeeed a few times...
Definitely look into an anti-sway system before your next trip !!


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Old 03-22-2011, 01:54 PM   #12
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We are purchasing from Don's RV in Ceres. This is the one we have put down on. 2011 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite 26BHXL - Travel Trailer - Details

We couldn't beat the deal! That said, I am now trying to find affordable storage. We have to go across the SM bridge to get sub $100/mth storage. Near us it is $130-160. Eeeeek!

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Old 03-22-2011, 04:50 PM   #13
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Looks like a great TT. I am sure you will be fine and have many great times.

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Old 03-22-2011, 06:52 PM   #14
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We pulled out 27 ft TT with a Burb for years. I found it a great match for towing and moving the family. Gas as you may expect will be about 9MPG or so. Good luck with it!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:19 PM   #15
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sway bar question.. We are talking about one attached to the WD hitch correct?

Can any sway bar be attached to any WD hitch? My WD hitch was dealer installed and all it says is Professional Series from Towing Products in Plymouth,MI...
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:57 PM   #16
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Congratulations on your trailer purchase! That's exactly the trailer that we've put a deposit down on as well. We ordered one from the manufacturer and are supposed to get it the end of the month.
Have you taken yours out yet?
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:32 PM   #17
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sundawg, you'll want to drop by the dealer's lot where you got the hitch, or at least give 'em a buzz and ask them what swaybar system is compatible with your particular setup. Mine is all Reese, the hitch ball mount and reciever piece, and Reese dual cam sway bar system and chains. Also, we ALL still get a bit nervous pulling our rigs; just be double alert, and allow plenty of space around you for all the road idiots! Remember that your rig won't respond as fast to get out of danger; stopping included! Randy
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:38 PM   #18
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piece of cake I drive a tractor trailer pull doubles so really the TT is nothing to me but like everyone said take it easy and take your time get used to your unit and should be good to go ,in traffic just go slow and take the turns slow and easy not a big deal.....Happy motorin
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:49 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by sundawg View Post
Before this the largest thing I towed was a 10 ft utility trailer.
Personally I think pulling a travel trailer is easier than the small utility trailers, especially when it comes to backing it up.

Mostly due to the ability to see the trailer better. Most TT's length helps in knowing how to learn how it will track both forward and backward.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:28 PM   #20
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Yes! Another Salem owner joins the family

Towing it will be easy - if I can do it without any experience or help I know that you will be a pro in no time. I would give suggestions on how to back the trailer up but I really suck at that.

As for storage keep checking prices and locations. I got a good deal where I keep my trailer but I shopped around first to get an idea how the price can vary. I went with a place that was reasonable but more importantly felt comfortable with doing business.

Love to see some pics.

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