Originally Posted by Kels4g
We tow our TT with a Chevy Silverado 1500 so it is possible.
The bars and hitch that you use to tow can be/get heavy. Are you able to lift them safely and while in an awkward position (squatting)?
Also, it is much easier to back up a motorhome and a towed than it is to back up a truck TT because the towed vehicle would be unhooked and there's no point of pivot. Also, the length of a truck/TT is much longer than a similarly sized motorhome.
Good point. I have a bad back and found inserting the bars impossible to do myself. Just trying to do did me in and was one of the reasons I considered selling my TT the very first day I took delivery. It was important that I be independent because quite frankly I could not depend upon help form others. Being independent = freedom.
The next morning I started searching for place temporary that would assist with hitching & unhitching. Then my neighbor showed me how to insert a stubby screwdriver to open the brackets. Now I have no problems inserting or removing the bars. I also use a thick rug to kneel on for hitching and for setting up camp tasks. It beats kneeling directly on rocks, pebbles or hot pavement.
I am so glad I didn't sell my trailer. Where there's a will there's a way. With practice comes experience & skill. In the meantime often there are tricks & tips to be shared.
Learn as much as you can about truck payload. There's more to it than just the camper numbers.
Backup camera is worth the investment.
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