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Old 07-27-2012, 01:12 AM   #1
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A Frame is in the shop

The hubby's man-shop, that is! LOL

Somehow its found a place next to the classic cars. It sure makes packing and reorganizing easier for me when leaving and returning.....he has his big boy toys and I have the trailer...what a deal...he's a good guy to share his space...hopefully one day I wont have to ask him to back it in here, I am working on that skill everytime I go out...I have very patient cheerleading friends who have been there too. We can laugh with each other and make light of not feeling embarassed for not being "great" in backing...we all had to start somewhere. But I will say again, it IS much easier to back a straight line with this fold down trailer versus my previous TT...maybe because I can see OVER?
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:46 AM   #2
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Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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Nice and snug!
It's so handy to have access to your aframe and keep it under cover. Backing 'er in will get easier with practice.

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:17 PM   #4
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Thanks for your vote of confidence, Deb!

However, when I had the Jayco, I nearly took out the back fence with the front of my SUV - I was so focused on fitting the trailer thru the opening, I forgot where the front of the vehicle was...thank goodness my loving spouse was not home at the time to see that near hit!

He began constructing this shop last Fall and had not really planned for my trailer to go in there - but it was too long to comfortably fit in the garage (I never considered length, just "assumed" it would fit...but on bringing it home - found out otherwise.) Yay for his shop...but look how much practice I get in backing! haha He decided it was best to widen the curving drive ...LoL - so, as long as he's willing to back in when he's home, I gladly toss him the keys. its too stressful under his watchful eye. yikes!

Meanwhile I will keep arriving early at the show events to have the room to manuever and practice with no chance of swiping any innocent trashcan or rig...nice thing is at the shows, everyone comes over and coaches and guides the inexperienced, no one wants their expensive motorhome or TT dinged up. I cant wait til the day that comes that I can confidently coach another! Thanks again, Deb!

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Old 07-28-2012, 12:37 AM   #5
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That's a real nice looking shop and your trailer adds the finishing touch! As for the learning curve in backing up - it might take some time and practice but the skill will come.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:15 PM   #6
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Very nice! Someday i hope to have a polebarn like that. Its nice to have the storage deck up front isnt it? Have fun camping!
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Schweet man-cave-garage-shop! Yes, folks are mighty helpful when newbies are backing their rigs in... especially so if their $80K 5th wheel is in the next site over (with no barriers between).

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How much does your little had sided fold up camper weigh
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The hubby's man-shop, that is! LOL

Somehow its found a place next to the classic cars. It sure makes packing and reorganizing easier for me when leaving and returning.....he has his big boy toys and I have the trailer...what a deal...he's a good guy to share his space...

Glad to see that I'm not the only one. However our fiver won't fit. But the Harley, the 56 Chevy pick up that he is restoring, tons of tools and machines, and my pick up will. We had a small one car garage about 30 feet behind our house and DH moved it. Literally! Jacked it up, put it on a hay trailer and moved it to his cousins property cuz he wanted it. All in one piece! So now the camper sits on the pad close to the house. Can't complain... And the other toys are just as fun!!!!
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:28 AM   #10
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How much does your little had sided fold up camper weigh
Hi Matthews! Dry weight on this trailer is 2225. Maximum weight on the gear deck is 650...hitch weight is 320, a Class IV hitch w/ 2-5/16 ball.

When we went to pick it up, we had brought the 2" ball only to discover we were wrong....thank goodness for having a truck with more than enough towing power and right capability already (ClassIV already part of trucks towing package)
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