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Old 08-08-2015, 11:33 PM   #1
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Heading to Maine tomorrow. Kind of nervous.

DW and I are heading to Maine tomorrow after I get up. (working a 12 hr shift at the hospital tonight). I will be towing our 25ft Microlight. I've done some local trips but this will be the first time going so far. I'm a little nervous about the tires after reading all the horror stories about blow outs and such. I checked and adjusted the tire pressure yesterday and will keep my speed no higher than 60mph. Hopefully no China bombs going off! We'll be staying at Sebago lake state campground without hookups which will be a first for me too. I will have a genny with me but plan on using it sparingly( it's a low noise Champion) If anyones in the area stop by for a beer. I have a Red Dodge 1500 and we're in the first section with a site across from the playground right on the water. Wish me luck!
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:25 AM   #2
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DW and I are heading to Maine tomorrow after I get up. (working a 12 hr shift at the hospital tonight). I will be towing our 25ft Microlight. I've done some local trips but this will be the first time going so far. I'm a little nervous about the tires after reading all the horror stories about blow outs and such. I checked and adjusted the tire pressure yesterday and will keep my speed no higher than 60mph. Hopefully no China bombs going off! We'll be staying at Sebago lake state campground without hookups which will be a first for me too. I will have a genny with me but plan on using it sparingly( it's a low noise Champion) If anyones in the area stop by for a beer. I have a Red Dodge 1500 and we're in the first section with a site across from the playground right on the water. Wish me luck!
Good luck and have fun! Just take it easy; I'm sure everything will go just fine.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:32 PM   #3
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Relax and take a deep breath you got this just remember breaks equal rest both for you and your rig every two to three hours I usually stop even if we don't need fuel just to stretch and check. I have air gauge in hand and always check the tires and rig inside and out. 65 mph top speed. Good luck and keep us posted


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Old 08-11-2015, 07:45 PM   #4
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I wish we were caravaning with you. Maine is glorious and I want to take DH there someday. Please post LOTS of pics and let us know how it goes. Hope you get a chance to do some hiking in Acadia, see Cadillac Mountain, spend some time in Bar Harbor (my fav) or Boothbay (2nd fav). All of Maine is worth the trip.
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Made it here with no problems. I'll post some pics tomorrow. Very nice campsites! Poured rain all day today, makes me very glad not to be in a tent anymore!
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A bit soggyy this morning but a great site none the less. Site #14 right on the beach area.
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:23 AM   #8
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Not sure what a Microlite 25 weighs nor what the total weight rating is of your trailer tires but--- My previous Ultralite weighed only 4000 loaded and the tire ratings added
up to slightly over 6000. That was a very nice safety cushion and we towed it many
miles west and east and kept those tires for 6 years with no issues at all.

I think the lightweight trailers are probably less prone to catastrophic tire failures than the big heavy weights that easily top 12,000 or more.

Just my 2

Good luck to you and enjoy your trip. We're heading that way next month ourselves!
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Made it here with no problems. I'll post some pics tomorrow. Very nice campsites! Poured rain all day today, makes me very glad not to be in a tent anymore!
Welcome to Maine! Not sure of your length of stay,however the extended forecast is looking pretty good overall thru the weekend. Have fun!
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Not sure what a Microlite 25 weighs nor what the total weight rating is of your trailer tires but--- My previous Ultralite weighed only 4000 loaded and the tire ratings added
up to slightly over 6000. That was a very nice safety cushion and we towed it many
miles west and east and kept those tires for 6 years with no issues at all.

I think the lightweight trailers are probably less prone to catastrophic tire failures than the big heavy weights that easily top 12,000 or more.

Just my 2

Good luck to you and enjoy your trip. We're heading that way next month ourselves!
Total weight is about 6,100 when I'm loaded with all the gear. I had no problems getting here so far. My only concern was that the tires that came on it were the cheap westlake tires. I will change them to better ones after this season. Battery went dead overnight but I have a generator to run and recharge. I really want to look into solar panels because even though it's a quiet model genny I still hate to run it. With all the rain we had here yesterday I'm sure glad for the camper. Previous years we have been in a tent.
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