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Old 05-17-2016, 07:05 PM   #1
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Ok Guys!

What do you do for the first haul jitters???
Going Saturday to pick up the rig in Maine.



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Old 05-17-2016, 07:10 PM   #2
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Go slow relax and enjoy the trip.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:15 PM   #3
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I find a Bloody Mary always helps!

Seriously, not much you can do but be prepared. I see your trailer's dry weight is about 4500 lbs and GVWR is 7000 lbs.

You don't say what you're towing it with. If you've got a 1 ton dual rear wheel pickup, you'll hardly know it's there.

If you've got an SUV, you'll probably be overweight.

Keep it under 65mph and let the speed demons go past. Leave enough space in front of you that you can stop if some idiot pulls in front of you. (And they will!)

I'm sure you'll get other advice here.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:27 PM   #4
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Go slow relax and enjoy the trip.
Thank You Flybob!
What's that they say? "Slow & Steady Wins The Race?"

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X-easy

Like said, take it easy, find someplace to adjust your mirrors and figure out your angles, turn radius, how far something looks behind you in your mirrors before you can change lanes. Be certain your brakes work before you really need them, check your running/ turn/ brake signals. Check your tire pressures!

Just take it really easy until you are comfortable, then add....be careful and watch for the loonie toons out there!
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:31 PM   #6
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I find a Bloody Mary always helps!

Seriously, not much you can do but be prepared. I see your trailer's dry weight is about 4500 lbs and GVWR is 7000 lbs.

You don't say what you're towing it with. If you've got a 1 ton dual rear wheel pickup, you'll hardly know it's there.

If you've got an SUV, you'll probably be overweight.

Keep it under 65mph and let the speed demons go past. Leave enough space in front of you that you can stop if some idiot pulls in front of you. (And they will!)

I'm sure you'll get other advice here.
Well we have a 2012 Toyota Tacoma Crew Cab 6ft Bed V6 4x4 Husy WDH CenterLine Package.
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Congrats on the new rig! One thing you might want to do is be sure and check the wheel lug nut torque. (That is if they do not check it during the PDI.) Don't ask how I know this! Got my TH home and I could not believe how loose some of mine were. Have a Safe, Slow and steady trip home!
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Just get a death grip on the steering wheel, and you'll be fine.
Just kidding. We all have had a first time; be safe, be aware of your surroundings, and you'll have a great time!
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Have fun with your new camper but there is no way I could pull that size of camper with V6. But to each his own, enjoy your new camper. We start a big trip the 5th of June. I would buy a TPMS and put on new camper for piece of mind. Enjoy


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What do you do for the first haul jitters???
Going Saturday to pick up the rig in Maine.



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Set up in Acadia NP. Head towards Otter Cliffs, when you are approching, pull off, park, take a couple of chairs, coffee and walk out on the rocks to enjoy the "rocky coast" of Maine.
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