One of the skills I had to learn when I purchased a 26ft tt was to keep my mouth shut. My lack of backing ability was something that I could not take out on my wife when she was spotting for me. If I remember rule A, the camping is a lot nicer. She does not use conventional signals, but when both hands wave at the same time, stop, get out and look at what you are about to hit. I pull a 26 footer that is 5460 dry with a F-150 rated at 8000 pounds with a factory tow package. We pack light so I estimate we have about a 1000 pound reserve. I do not want to get near the max. My camping is east of the Mississippi so I do not have to worry about the Rockies.