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Old 05-12-2005, 10:12 AM   #1
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I just signed up this morning and I am looking forward to communicating with everyone on this site and sharing information. We have been camping for about 6 years. Recently traded in our Flagstaff pop tent trailer (Model 625d Classic) for a 31 ft Flagstaff Travel Trailer (Model T831RLSS), taking it out for first trip Memorial Day Weekend up north to Sycamore Ranch RV Park. Should be interesting... big step up from tent trailer. Any tips on what NOT to do on first trip with Travel Trailer would be greatly appreciated. Towing with 2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited edition.
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I just signed up this morning and I am looking forward to communicating with everyone on this site and sharing information. We have been camping for about 6 years. Recently traded in our Flagstaff pop tent trailer (Model 625d Classic) for a 31 ft Flagstaff Travel Trailer (Model T831RLSS), taking it out for first trip Memorial Day Weekend up north to Sycamore Ranch RV Park. Should be interesting... big step up from tent trailer. Any tips on what NOT to do on first trip with Travel Trailer would be greatly appreciated. Towing with 2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited edition.
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Old 05-12-2005, 10:26 AM   #3
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It's longer, and heavier than a pop-up, be careful with your stopping distance. If you have not done so yet, it might be wise to consider extended mirrors for the Toyota. Keep an eye on the temp gauge, as the addded height (wind resistance) will put more strain on the engine. The bad part about moving up is you now have to consider more wind factors, height (tree branches!) and the real bad part? You can't pick up the hitch and swing it around to make it fit better! LOL
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Old 05-12-2005, 03:08 PM   #4
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Glad you found us. Main thing is to take it easy, don't get in a hurry and above all enjoy the new rig.

As note above, it is a lot of difference pulling a 30' trailer than a pop up. Make sure you have a good weight distributing hitch with sway control and have it set up right.

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Welcome. Hope you enjoy your new rig. Drive moderately , and have a safe holiday weekend
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Just don't get into a hurry even once you have reached your destination. Get out before backing in (if you have to back in) and take a look around and see what obsticles may be around. Don't forget to look up (very important). Take care and enjoy!
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