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Old 06-27-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
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Must follow what the book says

Well, some of you who were in the chat last night knows what I"m talking about. My neighbor got rid of their pop-up camper and bought a Hybrid. Well the towing situation is a little bit different with a bigger trailer, you need the weight distribution and so on. Well he used his sway bar on his pop-up camper, so he put it on his HTT as he was hooking up today. and just as I was coming home a few minutes ago, my neighbor was getting ready to take his maiden voyage with his new HTT.
So my dad and I are watching them get in, and the neighbor does his pre-trip inspection. Coming out of his driveway he needed to make a sharp right turn, so I figured he knew enough to either keep the sway bar off or loose until he got out of his driveway. WELL that wasn't the case.
As he was turning we herd some noise, and it sounded like the typical noises you hear when you have your WD system on the trailer, and he said that didn't sound good, I yelled to him the WD makes noises, and he said they shouldn't, since he has used it so many times...not. So we walked over there and he broke his sway bar.
Then he said "well I put it on how the directions said, tighten it as much as you can and so the handle is facing the back of the trailer". Then I told him that when making sharp turns it should either off or loose. Then he asked me about my camper and sway bar and how I get it out of my driveway. I told him if I am towing it far away then I put the camper on the street and then put it on, and then when I'm pulling into the campground or wherever, I take it off and then proceed. But if I'm just towing it 8 miles down the road to the state park, I don't bother with it.
He didn't want advice as he had the owners manual.
BUT I did get him to leave the fridge running on propane, he almost shut it off because the book says you should never use the fridge when running down the road.
So I'm just going to sit back and let him learn on his own and if he asks for advice, I will give it to him.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:04 PM   #2
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Some folks know everything
Some folks THINK they know everything
Some folks do RESEARCH when they don't know

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Those who think they know evrything really annoy those of us who do.

(Presonally. I do a lot of research)
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:51 PM   #3
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There are things that I know, and things that I think I know, I look it up. If I don't know something, I'm either going to research and tell you, or not tell you at all. But a stupid thing like this could have been prevented by listening to those with those with experience.
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lol, Did I mention he forgets that his HTT is wider than his pop-up. I went with him to tow it back to his house, and I can't begin to tell you how many things he has come pretty close to.
I don't want to brag about my driving, but I"m 21 years old, I have been pulling trailers since I got my learners permit at 14. I have never been in an accident, I have never backed into something, never hurt a trailer, I can back my TT into a spot no problem.
He had a pop-up for a little over 3 years and he was JUST getting good at backing his pop-up into his driveway, and watching him back up his HTT into his driveway is comical. He has a straight shot, and I have to back it up on an angle because of how my driveway is because my trailer sits low and it will scrape the driveway, and he just watches me in awe because I don't do that stopping and pulling forward.
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