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Old 05-08-2012, 04:27 PM   #127
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How is it maneuvering the 33rlds around campgrounds? I just took delivery of one and my first trip is next weekend. It's looks a lot bigger than when I ordered it.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:54 PM   #128
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I just love reading all these responses. This is what life is all about. I'm 57 and will retire on my next birthday at 58. The "Queen" is just a smidgen older but looks 10 years younger than me. We have a 2011 Winnie Sightseer 33C with a 2011 Honda CRV behind and a "pound puppy" Bebe that runs everything. No kids and I'm retired military. Just looking for wind at my back and kind people in my future. Thank God for this forum!
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:16 PM   #129
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:28 AM   #130
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:34 AM   #131
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I will be the big five-oh this August, my trailer is a Heartland North Trail 21FBS, my truck is an 07 Chevy Silverado
Good for us and good old 1962! I'll be 50 in June Badog! Wohoo!!

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Old 05-13-2012, 07:20 AM   #134
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Age > Is a State of Mind

Get up in the morning, hook up them britches and keep on trucking

Age, well I was a young survivor at Pearl Harbor.

Oh, poll is a little skewed. Should have had a 51 > 75 bracket.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:43 PM   #135
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Ok, brand new to rv's! Just picked up a 2013 Gulfstream Innsbruck 295SBW pulled with my 2004 Ford F150 with a 4.6 liter v8. I use a stabilizer hitch with sway bar and electric braking. Doing the numbers, that maxes out my poor Ford! Will upgrade to a dually first op. My first trip will be for work to live in while waiting for house to sell. So many questions, so little time! I'm 41 and look forward to entering the rv world!
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Ok, brand new to rv's! Just picked up a 2013 Gulfstream Innsbruck 295SBW pulled with my 2004 Ford F150 with a 4.6 liter v8. I use a stabilizer hitch with sway bar and electric braking. Doing the numbers, that maxes out my poor Ford! Will upgrade to a dually first op. My first trip will be for work to live in while waiting for house to sell. So many questions, so little time! I'm 41 and look forward to entering the rv world!
Welcome, I'm new to rv'ing too. I traded my Toyota Tacoma for a silverado. The Toyota was capable of towing it, but it was really close to its max, so for peace of mind I got more power and capacity, been out once so far and had an awesome time. Good luck
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Thanx! Kind of unnerving feeling your back end getting some movement like that! I'm kind of cheating. I set it up at home to learn and sanitize and all. Then I do my schoolwork in there. Nice quiet place to concentrate! Plus steady getting it ready to go.
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Welcome, I'm new to rv'ing too. I traded my Toyota Tacoma for a silverado. The Toyota was capable of towing it, but it was really close to its max, so for peace of mind I got more power and capacity, been out once so far and had an awesome time. Good luck
I pull my Keystone Outback 312BH with a Yukon XL Denali. It has plenty of engine but I also get a lot of sway even with two anti sway bars. I have five kids and two big dogs so I don't have many or any other options. My wife keeps insisting a Class A is a solution. Um yea.
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Kamikazi, Guywhotris is giving you a clue to how yours will pull. If you've got the truck, you should have no problem on the road. But you asked about getting around in the campgrounds, so you're probably happy with your TV.

We've got a 32RLDS, 36.5' ball to bumper, and have had no problems in commercial campgrounds. We're not taking that hog into the forest. Besides, we live in a national forest and so they aren't our destinations anyway.

I don't know much about camping as we just started in '09, but I've pulled several different types of small trailers for many years. The key I'd say is practice. Find a large parking lot and set up some scenarios. At the parks, don't fail to ask for guidance from a DW or someone standing outside. You can back into most sites if you're relaxed, not in a hurry and are willing to do some back and forths. You need to know what's above you and to the sides, not just what's behind your trailer.

Have a checklist and use it before pulling away. I do a circle check and often find steps down or a vent open.

Probably should have PM'd this. Enjoy the rig.
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I'm pushing 48 and the g/f is in the low 30's and it's all about the kids. 17,12,11,& 9 yr. olds seeing the country one state at a time.
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