Originally Posted by Jz5g52
Everyone, I am new to this and waiting for delivery on my first Camper(Sandpiper 371REBH) GASHOG was just thinking out loud and you are all liars if his thoughts have not crossed your mind...LOL
Calling people you don't know Liars is big talk.............
Sorry but no I do not worry about it and no it does not cross my mind. Just Common sense. Do check the tires, & the hitch, lights and the trailer systems before we leave mainly so I do not have to fix them when I get there.........I do most of my tinkering at home. Life is too short to think or worry too much about it. It good for us just to get away........ Maybe not a good thing but I have never had a surge guard nor have I checked a power pedestal. To date have never had an issue. Most of the parks we go to we have been before.
I have towed ( up to a fifth wheel) with a half ton pick up or a conversion van before their were weight police or an internet for that matter until the current trailer. No issues. Our first trailer did not have working electric brakes which being a novice I had no idea. But a 70s F150 was a real truck. But I have driven a ton dump truck since I was 18 and earned a respect for truck at an early age.
But the first camper I owned a 22' Terry was apart when I bought it...........I had to put it back together.
I do not worry about refueling I get my diesel with the big rigs for the most part & park with them. Most of them are the nicest people you will meet. Give them respect on the road & in the truck stops and they will return the favor. Again common sense,,,,,,,,,,
I keep 5 trailers on the road and never had a blow out 4 of them have "China Bombs" (just bought one set of 4 last summer) the other has old truck tires on it Carlisle 7.00 15LT
............. The China tires I replace usually when they are about 5 years old or show dry rot............
Crazy maybe but not to worry