Just joined the group, hoping to learn more about my family's new hobby...
I've been tent camping for over 20 years, and my husband and I decided our backs couldn't handle it anymore! So we decided to buy a camper... My first choice was a pop-up camper because they seemed really light, easy to tow and I'm a nervous nellie. In the end he convinced me that we really needed a regular TT so we purchased a Dutchmen Sport 716fd. Supposedly it's small (18', 3100 lbs.) but to me it's HUGE (compared to our tent)! I thought the rear bunks were cute and perfect for our two kids (who are 4 and 5). Our TV is a 2004 Jeep GC with the 4.0L I-6. We live in Northern Illinois.
I have lots of questions, most of them are probably REALLY basic so I apologize in advance. I hope I don't annoy everyone. As I said, I'm really nervous about towing this thing and eventually, I'd like to be able to do it on my own with the kids if I wanted to. I just want to make sure we are safe.
We did get it out last weekend for a trip to Wisconsin, but my husband did most of the highway driving since he's done this before. After we got it to the campground and setup it was WONDERFUL!! (well, until the smoke detector went off at 430am with the heater on for the first time!)
Anyway, sorry for being longwinded!