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Old 11-12-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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First hello from Auntie F.
Will be picking up my Rockwood Mini Lite 1809S by the end of the year. Previous camping experience is the usual tent to fold out to trailer w/potty evolution over many years. Finally think I need an indoor bathroom, so here I am. Towed by Chevy Trailblazer. Any hints or suggestions?
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:10 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome.
This is the place to ask any of those questions you may have before you pickup your MiniLite.

I see youare from both Cleveland Ohio and Biloxi Mississipi.
Will be heading to Biloxi in the early spring and plan to stay along the coast for a few days.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:18 PM   #3
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Kind of been Snow Birding with kids in both places. Generally use daughter's home as home base in the south. I will have to see how the driving/towing go before I make a decision about spring training in AZ. Have been towing a 13ft Scamp, but this will be a whole new learning experience.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:35 PM   #4
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We just completed our first camping trip in our A124 hard side popup. What ease setting up and putting down. Ready to go again. Two seniors and two dogs Next big trip will be to Black Gap quail hunting.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:43 PM   #5
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Black Gap where? Kind of dogs?
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:53 PM   #6
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Black gap is in Texas near Big Bend. We have two cocker spaniel rescues from Dallas/ft Worth, Shelby and Autumn.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:56 PM   #7
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And I have a 13 year old Jack Russell rescued from the Toledo OH dog warden. I got her when she was 8 years old. She travels very well as long as I am with her.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:20 PM   #8
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it would help knowing what engine the TB has and if it has the factory tow package.
and you'll definitely need a WDH with sway control. this trailer will be way different, weight-wise, than the Scamp.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:27 PM   #9
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Have checked the specs. Need to add brake and sway controls. Have the factory tow package. Picked this trailer with dual axel to lighten the hitch weight. WDH?
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:06 PM   #10
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Have checked the specs. Need to add brake and sway controls. Have the factory tow package. Picked this trailer with dual axel to lighten the hitch weight. WDH?
WDH-weight distributing hitch. your TB's owner's manual should state the amount of ACTUAL tongue weight to require a WDH. don't use the "dry" tongue/hitch weight number.
the WDH should have built-in sway control or a add-on friction bar. the built-in sway control is superior to the cheap friction bar.

yes, you'll need a brake controller. didn't the Scamp have its own brakes?

expecting the dual axles to lower the hitch weight, isn't always true. loaded for camping, the 1809S will have a hitch weight near or over 350lbs.
you might get by with just the friction sway bar.
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