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Old 12-31-2011, 04:12 PM   #1
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First Long Trip Coming Up

We have only been able to take a few 3-4 day trips less than 80 mi from our home since purchasing the MH a few years ago. Next week, we head to St. Augustine Fl for an 8 night stay at North Beach CG.
The towing package is installed on the coach and our Sport Trac. This will be the first time towing behind the coach. I am a little apprehensive about towing 4 wheels down, but I will follow my checklist and be looking at the rv's rear camera quite a lot. I am not as nervous as a long tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs!
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:31 PM   #2
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:33 PM   #3
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Good Luck. you should not have any problems. if your rv does not hit the curb neither will your toad and if you have to pass, your camera will help you know when it is safe to change lanes. only problem is there are a lot of inconsiderate drivers out there. St.Augustine is a nice area. hope you have good weather.
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:57 PM   #4
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We were at North Beach over Thanksgiving, the CG has much improved since our first visit there several years ago. The owners of the cg also own the 2 restaurants nearby one on the ocean and the other on the inter-coastal canal both are excellent. St. A is one of my favorite places to visit.
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I bought a brand new 92 B2300 Mazda pick up to start my 4 wheel down towing. In twenty years, I have only had to disconnect the toad, four times. (to get out of a bad condition) The number one thing to be careful about is the U turn. If you try a U turn and the road is too narrow, you will not be able to back up.I just drive around the block if there is a doubt. Mostly it is a piece of cake. Just enjoy.
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I bought a brand new 92 B2300 Mazda pick up to start my 4 wheel down towing. In twenty years, I have only had to disconnect the toad, four times. (to get out of a bad condition) The number one thing to be careful about is the U turn. If you try a U turn and the road is too narrow, you will not be able to back up.I just drive around the block if there is a doubt. Mostly it is a piece of cake. Just enjoy.
good point on the backing and turns. always look ahead for an escape route. some resturant parking lots get pretty tight or if you park in the wrong place where someone can park in front you. for me, tow bars are to expensive to take a chance of backing.
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good point on the backing and turns. always look ahead for an escape route. some resturant parking lots get pretty tight or if you park in the wrong place where someone can park in front you. for me, tow bars are to expensive to take a chance of backing.
Great advice !! Pulling a set of doubles like I do,,, I Always find my way out Before you get in to it !!! Look and plan ahead,,, and every stop, check your toad connections... Personally I would go just a few miles, pull over and check that,, as things might not be set perfect the first time... You'll be fine...
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We ALWAYS do a walk around when we start out each day.

I move the coach forward slowly and my wife checks that ALL the tires are turning on the toad. She checks that all lights are working too.

You can pull a toad that has the brake set and not notice it right away.

If I'm going to places I've never been to before I use Google maps the night before and check all routes through cities and use google Earth to look at the campsite we are going to. It really helps if you have all the information prior to traveling.
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