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 1/21/2007 4:28 PM
 
Hi myserindipity, Welcome to this forum. I pull a TT. A 28 foot Trail Bay. We chose this one because of the floor plan. I have the large dinnette slide and the front couch. I also had a request that I be able to make up the bed from all sides as my old camper was made with the bed against the wall, I have cussed that design enough. I also wanted NO carpet. Was tired of the dirt and the hassle of vacumning in a camper. Our camper has a beautiful feaux stone flooring (laminate) that sweeps and mops like a dream. I LOVE it. As far as TT wobbling in a breeze, we have never had a problem and have pulled it 70 and 75 MPH behind our truck. Followed true to the truck. A lot has to do with you getting your hitch and trailer level. You can buy things to put on the tailgate of your truck that will show you when you are aligned correctly to hitch up. I do it everytime without missing it. I don't have anything to help me, just know what to look for on my propane tank in order to be aligned up correctly. All of this is done through the mirrors, I don't turn around in the seat to try to do this. All a matter of practicing until you get it right. There are also mirrors you can get too. The main thing is to be sure your truck is ligned up with your trailer. Don't want to attack it with the truck at an angle to the trailer. Be sure your hitch is an adjustable one so that you can be level when you are hitched up to the trailer. My trailer is the aluminum frame and fiberglass sides which is much lighter that the old time one. Hope you enjoy whatever kind you choose and get out there and camp. If all else fails, bat your eyelashes at the nearest man and he will be glad to guide you onto your trailer ball. Helps them feel manly. Had one jump up and leave his wife and start to cross the road, by that time I had backed into my spot and was getting out to unhitch. He just stood there in the middle of the road scratching his head. I overheard his wife saying to him, "See-- I told you women could back the trailer." Thought I was gonna wet my pants before I got control of myself. Especially when I looked up and my cousin was walking back to help me "get into my spot". Already there, done that. He went back and told my cousin Shelly, "She already backed it in, and was unhooking it." Marslet

Happy camping, Marslet
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 1/22/2007 10:55 PM
 
Hi! I'm a newbie, too, but glad I found the site. I teach cowboy cooking for a living and work out of a 16 ft stock trailer and a 2500 HD silverado with a slide-in camper. What I really would like is a trailer with living quarters in the front and cargo area in the rear. Standard toy haulers leave a lot to be desired in the quality department. I have been looking at high-end horse trailers, because the living quarters are so much better than the toy hauler version. One thing that really aggravates me, though, is the fact that some models place the cooktop in front of a window! How would you like to try to keep that clean? Anyway, I'll keep looking till I find what I want, or buy a shell and build the living quarter myself.
On the subject of hooking up a fith wheel, it's easy. And towing is so much better than a bumper pull. I've been hauling livestock all my life, and the only problem I have ever encountered with the fith wheel trailers is making sure there is ample clearance between the side rails of the truck and the nose of the trailer.
Marla

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 1/22/2007 11:13 PM
 
Welcome, Marla to our Forum!! We are so happy to have you with us!!
What an interesting occupation you have! Some day...go to the Open Talk section and tell us a tad about it...I'd like to hear more..
Make yourself at home... settle in and join in all the postings... Happy to have you with us!!!

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 1/23/2007 10:31 AM
 
Hello Marie, and Welcome to the Forum. I'm looking forward to your posts, I'm sure you'll have a lot to add to our conversations. Our first ever camper was exactly what you have. I shared that with a 210lb husband and a child! I told DH that when he was in the camper he folded space! Are you going to share a Recipe? 1984 Class A Allegro(Miss Piggy) Jean the Scot Bogie the Pit (rescued) Shona the Calico Cat

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