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Old 03-24-2016, 12:59 PM   #1
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I'm on the edge!!!

I'm about to order what will be our first RV, a 2017 Wolf Pack 25pack12. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. Obviously the financial commitment is always nerve wracking, but thinking about towing a 37 foot trailer 6.5 hours for the first trip is a little crazy too. I've been towing trailers for years, but nothing this big.

Any advice for a newbie, both on towing, picking up our new unit and using it our first time?
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:01 PM   #2
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Just take it nice and easy while towing...I usuallly only do about 60mph. Once you get used to your setup you can increase speed and feel more comfortable with you trailer
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:07 PM   #3
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Just take your time. It's not a race out there like some think it is. When I'm towing I try to stay around 60-65 and I let the highway and weather dictate it. The key is just be safe and aware of the others out there on the highways these days.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:13 PM   #4
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Our Canadian neighbor is right on. Make sure you have good insurance. You know about turning, just give yourself a little more room. I had never pulled and purchased a 40 footer.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:16 PM   #5
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I'm on the edge!!!

Take wider turns. Longer trailers drift more than shorter ones. My new 31 ft trailer I have to allow more turning lane to keep it where it should be taking corners. More so than my 24 ft. Take your time as others have said. One positive about a bigger trailer they are more forgiving and don't easily get away from you when backing. Enjoy your new trailer. I
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:20 PM   #6
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Pulling with a 2014 2500 HD Duramax.

I'm going to upgrade the hitch as the factory one is only good for 1,500 lbs of tongue weight. The advertised tongue weight of the trailer is 1,173, and I want to use an Equalizer hitch. Will the 1,400 lb Equalizer be enough for this trailer? The max weight seems ok, but the tongue weight could be close.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:55 PM   #7
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Just got a 40' fifth wheel. My previous trailer was a 35 ft TT. I got extremely comfortable pulling the 35 footer and was actually nervous about the 40 footer. Once I was hooked up and pulling it was a piece of cake. Just have take a little bit wider turns. Backing wasn't bad either. Just take it easy and concentrate. longest I've towed is about 7 hours.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:47 PM   #8
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Well I did it!!! I ordered a 2017 Wolf Pack 25pack12 and an equalizer hitch.

Won't be ready for a few weeks, but I am excited!!
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