Rookie Toad Driver
Maiden trip with my new toad set up this weekend. I pulled a pop up for many years but never anything behind a MH.
The MH is a 2015 FR3 30DS, the toad is a 2016 Chevy Sonic LT automatic. Blue Ox baseplate, towbar, BrakeBuddy Vantage Select. I've gone through the set up at the dealer and on my own, but I've only driven about 50 yds in the storage lot.
The advice I've gotten so far is don't ever go backwards (it will break, unhook if you get in a jam), always run tow/haul mode, do not exceed 65 mph (per Sonic), and keep the MH backup camera on. That all makes sense.
Some tip's I've gotten so far, they sound good but I'd like to bounce them of you.
The car will track in the shadow of the MH, so take your turns as you always do without the tow.
Never level the MH with the car hooked on, it will stress the jacks.
It's easier to unhook before going to the campsite, have the wife register while you unhook and let her drive the car to the site. You never know for sure you will be level.
Try to fuel in the morning, don't hook up, have the wife follow you to the gas station and hook up on the way out. On the road, if the gas station doesn't have a straight shot in and out of the pumps then don't fight it, just un-hook and re-hook.
Any horror stories to avoid or sage advice for the rookie?
2015 FR3 30DS
Towing 2016 Chevy Sonic LT