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Old 11-26-2009, 12:43 AM   #1
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I will be picking up my camper on Monday and the anticipated winds will be around 18 mph. Should i postpone and do it some other time? 600 miles one way Indiana through Ohio winds between 15 and 20 mph first time with a camper
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Old 11-26-2009, 01:27 AM   #2
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what camper are you pulling and what are you pulling it with?
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sorry I just saw that you have a Crusier 30qb and a F150. If it were me I would wait for a better day and it being the first time you have pulled this unit. You never know how the set up is going to work until you hook up. We have a F550 with a 37fl Silverado and even with such a heavy truck and 40K on this rig I would hesitate if I were in the mountains or in heavy crosswinds.
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I would hook and try it If you think the wind is to much you can always stop and have your frist night at camp. My frist trip was from dealer 300 miles throughthe mountians of New England. I don't mind rest area camping, I don't mind light winds but don't like heavy rain.
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seeing that your dealer is 600 miles away why don't you book a campsite close to the dealer and work any bugs out of the trailer. this way if there is any problems your dealer can repair or make changes before you head home. plus you can wait out the windy forecast. good luck w/ your new trailer and welcome to the forum.
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:27 AM   #6
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Spinella has an excellent idea.



We hauled our trailer home, 85 miles from the dealer and camped in the driveway for a few days (see signature pic, it's like being in the forest anyway) to work out the bugs. Inevitably with a new rig, there are a few things that needed attention such as adjustment to the slide, adding missing trim piece, tightening loosea/c outlet, etc. Then, only had to tow back& wait a couple hours for the fixes. My round trip was 170 miles to the dealer & back home. You probably don't want to make a 1200 mile round trip to do something similar.Welcome, and happy camping!
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I met a couple that picked up a new Seville and lo and behold they had some brake issues on the unit. He discovered the problem as his wheels were smokin and when he applied the brakes he went right through a stop light in the middle of San Francisco. The other suggestions like staying in a campground near the dealer is a good idea.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:52 PM   #8
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Stolinights...Did you get it?



I made that exact drive 1 year ago...Jersey to OH to pick up my new rig. That could be anerve rackingrunfor tenured towers, the PA turnpike is NOT a fun place to have to learn as you go.



I hope it went well and you had a safe trip...welcome to the forum!
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I too have towed the turnpike from Pittsburgh to Hershey and points beyond...Reading, etc...Allentown...If it's windy and or snowing...don't do this on your first trip. The traffic doesn't know you're first time hauler and the trucks and speeding cars will cut you off, not let you from passing lane to driving lane and block you in on hills.



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