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Old 08-28-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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Need to do a poll on how long travel trailer is and age of person doing the driving.

We just recently bought a Forest River Surveyor Select SV305 and I've been wondering if we bit off more than we can chew. The length of it is 36' 4". It could be just me, but there seems to be a big difference than our 29U that we had earlier. We are getting close to retirement age so was wondering how old is too old. I want to really be able to enjoy our new camper and I really love it and how much easier it is to set up. Need some opinions.

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Old 08-28-2013, 04:09 PM   #2
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I'm 33 and have a 42' camper.

I'm just hopeful when I'm 42 that I do not have a 53' camper.


I think that as long as you can safely drive, park and setup your rig - you're not too old!

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Old 08-28-2013, 04:16 PM   #3
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I'm not sure what age has to do with it. Sometimes, with age comes experience so you could drive a bigger rig. If the truck is big enough for the trailer, then it doesn't matter how old or young you are; it will drive nicely.

To answer your question, I am 30 and my trailer is just under 34' long total. My life would be much better with a bigger truck but I am getting into seasonal next year so the truck won't much matter anymore. I say you aren't getting too old, go out and enjoy yourself.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:17 PM   #4
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I'm 62 and have a 29 ft 3ft shorter than the last one, but does age vs. size matter?
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:21 PM   #5
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I'm 55 and pull a 32
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:25 PM   #6
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48 and pull a 29 ft travel trailer very cautiously as I am new at this, but lovin it!
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:25 PM   #7
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:25 PM   #8
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:26 PM   #9
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I'm 40 and the Roo is just shy of 25'

Agreed that age has nothing to do with it. Overall driving (w/ trailer) experience, your particular vehicle setup, and a healthy dose of spacial awareness are key elements if you ask me.

That said, nothing wrong with being a little nervous about pulling any trailer the first time or two, it is shiny new after all.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:31 PM   #10
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I am 67 and pull a 37ft about 8000 miles per year.

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