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Old 02-14-2011, 12:00 PM   #1
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New to towing a TT.

I have towed a popup for several years but just recently purchased a 26 foot TT. The TV and trailer are suited for each other. A F250 and super lite trailer. I was never real confident when backing the popup into a site. Guess I am asking what to expect while traveling and some towing tips.

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Old 02-14-2011, 12:46 PM   #2
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I'd recommend a good w/d hitch w/sway control (like the Equalizer) and tow mirrors if you don't already have them. Other than that just take your time and have a spotter when backing up. It's not bad once you've done it a couple times.


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Old 02-14-2011, 12:47 PM   #3
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i believe you will be happy with having a longer trailer than your popup. I personally found towing my TT was much better than my popup because of the lenght and stability while towing.

The only real advice I can offer is to get a good WD / Sway system. I had a Equalizer, brand name not just term, and loved it. My buddy had crappy WD with a friction sway and his trailer was always moving around while mine followed right behind me.

Most important thing is take your time. When I started my buddies who have been trailering for years were always going 70 - 75, i just wasn't comfortable at that speed and went 60 until i could get comfortable. I still think 75 is crazy with a long trailer but I'm plenty comfortable between 65 and 70 depending on the speed limit.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:26 PM   #4
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Most "ST" rated trailer tires are rated for max speed of 65 mph. Tow as fast as you like, but don't blame the tires and blowouts when you exceed the limits. Also some F250's came with a brake controller. Learn how to set it. Don't let the trailer stop the truck. I set mine to use the same pedal pressure while towing as I would need if not towing. Too much trailer brake and you risk locking the trailer brakes in a panic stop. The truck will never lock since it has anti-lock brakes. If the trailer locks up, it is a jackknife waiting to happen. Just my two cents, and you got if for free.
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