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Old 06-10-2011, 11:10 PM   #1
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I am picking up my first camper on Wednesday 2011 roo 21ss. Towing it with a 2010 Toyota Tacoma doublecab. Excited to pick it up but a little nervous since I have no towing experience! Any pointers or suggestions welcome!
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:02 AM   #2
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WELCOME to the forum and congrats on the new camper.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:04 AM   #3
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Install some very good side mirrors, take it slow and don't start for home in rush hour traffic.
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I am picking up my first camper on Wednesday 2011 roo 21ss. Towing it with a 2010 Toyota Tacoma doublecab. Excited to pick it up but a little nervous since I have no towing experience! Any pointers or suggestions welcome!
And don't forget to relax and enjoy yourself. You just bought a FUN thing, take things as they come and have a great time.
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Congrats on the new camper and welcome to the forums!!!

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Welcome to the "Roo Kroo"!!!!

i hope you have a good WDH with sway control. Equal-i-zer and Reese Dual-Cam are the top recommended ones.
also, Prodigy brake controllers are the best for the money.

practice driving and backing up in a school parking lot on the weekend. get used to backing into a spot.
Buy some PUGs or solar blankets for the bunk ends.

read as many posts in the Expandable/Hybrid section as possible. that will give you a lot of info.
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:46 PM   #7
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If possible check out the route ahead of time that you will be towing home on. I am less comfortable when towing on a road that I've not been on before.

You will find that the trailer will follow the truck so try not to worry about it. Take it easy and you will do fine. It's not about speed it's about feeling comfortable.

Get good side mirrors as suggested in an earlier post.

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Great camper and even better truck, have fun!
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Welcome to the "Roo Kroo"!!!!

i hope you have a good WDH with sway control. Equal-i-zer and Reese Dual-Cam are the top recommended ones.
also, Prodigy brake controllers are the best for the money.

practice driving and backing up in a school parking lot on the weekend. get used to backing into a spot.
Buy some PUGs or solar blankets for the bunk ends.

read as many posts in the Expandable/Hybrid section as possible. that will give you a lot of info.
I have a Reese break controller and the dealer wants to sell me a husky distribution hitch with single sway control. They want 375 plus installation. Should I opt for something different?
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:57 PM   #10
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Even though that is a fairly small trailer, a WDH with integrated sway control like the Reese Dual Cam, Equalizer (brand), or Blue Ox would probably be a better solution than a WDH with a friction sway control bar. 1 less thing to hook up, also.
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