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Old 05-02-2016, 08:22 PM   #43
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Well, I didn't take it to the scales, but for perspective, here's the little Toy Hauler with the Jeep.



Here we are at the dealer as they hooked up the Equal-I-Zer hitch



Here it is parked at home.

I didn't go above 50, as recommended for the Jeep break-in period of 500 miles. That said, there was sufficient power to do more, easily. I'm sure I'll start feeling more drag from wind resistance, but it's nice to know that the weight isn't an issue. I did feel the back bounce more than typical on rough roads and I might readjust the hitch as I see the back sag a bit higher than I'd like. I'll take it to the scales, first, though.

I think this size trailer works well for the Jeep and I'm anxious to take it out.
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Well, I didn't take it to the scales, but for perspective, here's the little Toy Hauler with the Jeep.



Here we are at the dealer as they hooked up the Equal-I-Zer hitch



Here it is parked at home.

I didn't go above 50, as recommended for the Jeep break-in period of 500 miles. That said, there was sufficient power to do more, easily. I'm sure I'll start feeling more drag from wind resistance, but it's nice to know that the weight isn't an issue. I did feel the back bounce more than typical on rough roads and I might readjust the hitch as I see the back sag a bit higher than I'd like. I'll take it to the scales, first, though.

I think this size trailer works well for the Jeep and I'm anxious to take it out.
From the picture it looks to me like the ball is too high and the TT back end too low already.
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From the picture it looks to me like the ball is too high and the TT back end too low already.
So, drop the ball?
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So, drop the ball?
NO! At least not until you put what you are going to carry along with you into the trailer.
It's a shame the dealers don't follow through and explain some of this to the buyer. Typical in today's market places.
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NO! At least not until you put what you are going to carry along with you into the trailer.
It's a shame the dealers don't follow through and explain some of this to the buyer. Typical in today's market places.
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The picture might have been taken mid adjustment, when they did my equalizer they explained to increase the height by about 3 inches with the jack, then put the bars on for tension and then lower it back down. The yard picture looks a little better.
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leave the trailer. just a heads up. you cannot drive your trailer thru the tunnels in Boston with a propane tank. no hazard material. have fun on your trip .
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The picture might have been taken mid adjustment, when they did my equalizer they explained to increase the height by about 3 inches with the jack, then put the bars on for tension and then lower it back down. The yard picture looks a little better.
Indeed it was. I put the torsion bars on a few minutes after that photo.

Thanks for the tip, Nomad. Guess that choice is out of my hands, but I planned to anyway, so it's ok!
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I have camped all over the southwest for about 60 years with tents, popups, Class C, and 5th wheelers. In tent camps everything is out in the open and other camps I have left many things out for extended periods and have never had anything messed with. In some places I now tend to be more careful what I leave out, but I trust most people. I agree if you are going to be gone overnight let some folks know and how to get in touch with you if needed. Life is full of risks, just manage them and enjoy life.
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We have only been camping for about 5 years now but have never had any issues with theft from our campsite. We do take some precautions such as not leaving smaller easily carried off items in sight of folks going by. In a previous occupation I was involved with providing security at campgrounds. Our experience was that most theft occurred from outsiders driving through the campground window shopping so to speak. Most things stolen were smaller items such as camp stoves. One of the biggest attractants was liquor. We actually used this trait and set up a sting to successfully catch some chronic thieves. I was amazed how many people left liquor out on picnic tables. While we never had any circumstances of larger thefts such the RV itself or boats it does occur. Hitch locks, wheel locks and similar devices are helpful. Most help comes from good neighbors that know you are away and keep an eye on your site. Like a previous post said you do what you can to manage the risk and then enjoy your camping experience.
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