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Yes, my TC hides my trailer, so very difficult to back up. Trailer will be too angled to correct before I even see it pop into view. A big wide fat trailer that is wider than everything should be easier to back up.
Yes, big TCs will have more storage than small ones, and plenty of storage to lose many things.
Put a lot of weight on a tire and drive it in the summer and the tire will easily reach over 120 psi, this is from the weight, and a blowout could occur easier than if just driving as a passenger vehicle. Proper tires properly inflated will mostly prevent this, but why think it is not possible?
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Thanks for the reply.


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ajriding wrote:

Yes, my TC hides my trailer, so very difficult to back up. Trailer will be too angled to correct before I even see it pop into view. A big wide fat trailer that is wider than everything should be easier to back up.
Yes, big TCs will have more storage than small ones, and plenty of storage to lose many things.
Put a lot of weight on a tire and drive it in the summer and the tire will easily reach over 120 psi, this is from the weight, and a blowout could occur easier than if just driving as a passenger vehicle. Proper tires properly inflated will mostly prevent this, but why think it is not possible?
All the opinions expressed in each post are opinions and experience of each person posting; this is the value of a forum - that readers get varied opinions to consider.It is not a courtroom to decide which opinion is correct or more valid, no need to defend your opinion or attack others.



If you have a trailer you can't see, simply carry a 10' piece of PVC and tie red flags to each end. When it comes time to back up, lay the PVC across the end of the trailer. You will be able to see it.
If you are hauling a trailer, you can find a space for a piece of 1/2" PVC.
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zulu52 wrote:

ajriding wrote:

Yes, my TC hides my trailer, so very difficult to back up. Trailer will be too angled to correct before I even see it pop into view. A big wide fat trailer that is wider than everything should be easier to back up.
Yes, big TCs will have more storage than small ones, and plenty of storage to lose many things.
Put a lot of weight on a tire and drive it in the summer and the tire will easily reach over 120 psi, this is from the weight, and a blowout could occur easier than if just driving as a passenger vehicle. Proper tires properly inflated will mostly prevent this, but why think it is not possible?
All the opinions expressed in each post are opinions and experience of each person posting; this is the value of a forum - that readers get varied opinions to consider.It is not a courtroom to decide which opinion is correct or more valid, no need to defend your opinion or attack others.



If you have a trailer you can't see, simply carry a 10' piece of PVC and tie red flags to each end. When it comes time to back up, lay the PVC across the end of the trailer. You will be able to see it.
If you are hauling a trailer, you can find a space for a piece of 1/2" PVC.
Zulu


I love this idea! I'm currently shopping for a truck camper and was wondering the best way to solve this problem as I'll frequently have a small enclosed trailer for my motorcycle.

Thanks,
Rick


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I started with a camper. It is easy to get sold on a large heavy one at the RV show. Great appeal for towing a boat or horse trailer. Don't go too big. I found driving with one even on an F-350 was not good in the mountains on windy roads, especially those banked the wrong way. It was difficult in the wind.

Too small for a long trip and too much trouble for a short trip. They are a compromise.

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zulu52 wrote:

If you have a trailer you can't see, simply carry a 10' piece of PVC and tie red flags to each end. When it comes time to back up, lay the PVC across the end of the trailer. You will be able to see it.
If you are hauling a trailer, you can find a space for a piece of 1/2" PVC.
Zulu


Riley01 wrote:

I love this idea! I'm currently shopping for a truck camper and was wondering the best way to solve this problem as I'll frequently have a small enclosed trailer for my motorcycle.

Thanks,
Rick


Only way the pipe trick will work is of the trailer has a flat roof, and you devise some way to secure said pipe, otherwise it will never stay put as you are maneuvering around.


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bgm1956 wrote:

I currently own a 2004 Chevy Silverado 3500 with a Duramax. I am currently considering the following campers. Lance 1172, Host Everest and Arctic Fox 1150.


I know the Arctic Fox will put that era of GM truck over the GVWR. The other campers probably will too.

Heck, my lightly loaded AF 811 puts my 2009 Chevy Duramax dually over the GVWR, and the 811 is the smallest camper in the AF model line-up nowadays.

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Try googling "trailer flags for backing up".

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Ford 360 cameras with trailer mode makes it all child's play.





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deltabravo wrote:

zulu52 wrote:

If you have a trailer you can't see, simply carry a 10' piece of PVC and tie red flags to each end. When it comes time to back up, lay the PVC across the end of the trailer. You will be able to see it.
If you are hauling a trailer, you can find a space for a piece of 1/2" PVC.
Zulu


Riley01 wrote:

I love this idea! I'm currently shopping for a truck camper and was wondering the best way to solve this problem as I'll frequently have a small enclosed trailer for my motorcycle.

Thanks,
Rick


Only way the pipe trick will work is of the trailer has a flat roof, and you devise some way to secure said pipe, otherwise it will never stay put as you are maneuvering around.



I can think of about 10 different ways to affix a tattletale to the back of most any trailer. Not the least of which is duck tape.
We are talking temporary, right?


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