Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-12-2017, 09:07 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Herculaneum, MO
Posts: 24
Cool Hello from Missouri

Hello everyone, I'm a greenhorn to hauling a camper and recently purchased a used 2006 Rockwood Roo 21RS. I joined this forum hoping to learn from experienced campers and give back what I learn. Here's to many fun adventures in the future!
GreenHorn Hauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2017, 07:47 PM   #2
Member
 
Kevhel1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Missouri
Posts: 57
Hello fellow Missourian. I too am new pulling a camper. I've pulled flatbed trailers before, but nothing as big as our 22 foot travel trailer. I can say that practice has helped a lot. I find pulling it pretty easy. Just take your time and go slow. Be aware of the cars around you and give plenty of warning when you need to change lanes. Don't worry about going too slow. It is better for you to adjust to pulling it safely and let the speed come at your pace. For my truck the manual stated a safe top speed to go when pulling. Follow it and get used to your rug. It is of course the backing it up that can be tricky. Lucky for me I have an empty parking lot close to my house. I spent about an hour setting up areas to practice backing into. It helped a lot. Watch videos and you will get a lot of help. Try the different methods. You will then decide what works best for you.
Kevhel1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2017, 07:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
crunchman12001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Posts: 3,225
Welcome to the forum from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Congrats on your new rig.
__________________
2017 Salem Villa Estate 395RET-
2011 Coachmen Freedom Express 295RLDS- Sold
2015 F-250 FX4
crunchman12001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2017, 07:53 PM   #4
Site Team
 
Platokidd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: top side land of Lincoln
Posts: 7,370
Welcome from the top side land of Lincoln
__________________
2014 LaCrosse 323RST-TE-C
2009 Chevy 2500HD Z71
Seasonal

R.I.P. Luke the campin dog
Platokidd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2017, 07:56 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
crunchman12001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Posts: 3,225
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevhel1 View Post
Hello fellow Missourian. I too am new pulling a camper. I've pulled flatbed trailers before, but nothing as big as our 22 foot travel trailer. I can say that practice has helped a lot. I find pulling it pretty easy. Just take your time and go slow. Be aware of the cars around you and give plenty of warning when you need to change lanes. Don't worry about going too slow. It is better for you to adjust to pulling it safely and let the speed come at your pace. For my truck the manual stated a safe top speed to go when pulling. Follow it and get used to your rug. It is of course the backing it up that can be tricky. Lucky for me I have an empty parking lot close to my house. I spent about an hour setting up areas to practice backing into. It helped a lot. Watch videos and you will get a lot of help. Try the different methods. You will then decide what works best for you.
Hi,
I never really got backing up either until I saw this video. I can now back up as a professional.

__________________
2017 Salem Villa Estate 395RET-
2011 Coachmen Freedom Express 295RLDS- Sold
2015 F-250 FX4
crunchman12001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2017, 06:34 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Life is great's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 640
Welcome from Lancaster PA!!

Congrats on the new purchase!!

__________________
2012 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8312SS riding on Gladiator rubber.
2004 Ford F350 (Black Beauty) CC, SB, 6sp, 6L work horse.

Camped
2016 - 21 nights
2017 - 42 + scheduled....
Life is great is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2017, 07:48 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 11,646
Welcome from Wisconsin and enjoy your Roo!
__________________
2020 Flagstaff Micro Lite 22FBS
Wiscampsin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:52 PM.