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Old 07-16-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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I am a new camper owner and generally just feeling my way around the site. I am driving a 2013 Ford F-150 V6 Ecoboost and pulling a 2014 Aerolite 282DBHS. I picked the trailer up last week in Syracuse, IN and pulled it back home to Mississippi. Total distance 913 miles. Only mishap was a flat tire on the trailer caused by picking up a screw on the way into a rest area. The rig worked well, particularly the Equalizer hitch. No sway, good weight distribution, generally a good pull. I stayed between 60-62 mph on the Interstate and averaged just over 10 mpg. Had some real "trial by fire" moments, gripping the wheel with white knuckles through the traffic of Indy, Louisville, and Nashville.

My wife and I are relocating to Montana and will be camping our way across with the four dogs in a few weeks. I think we'll stick to smaller roads and stay away from the big highways.

I am very pleased with the fit and finish of this trailer. I have not had an opportunity to test all of the systems yet, but have my fingers crossed that everything will be serviceable.

I'll get some pictures up soon.


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Old 07-16-2013, 04:36 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum huntercrose! Sounds like you will be doing a lot of driving in the near future! Be safe and happy trails!
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Congrats I the new rig. Have a great trip and be careful. Did the flat do any damage?
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Welcome Huntercrose to the forum and welcome to the neighbourhood. Parts of Montana are like Saskatchewan in landscape - flat. Makes for easy towing and very simple to find the dogs when they run away from home. Enjoy your new home away from home.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:49 PM   #5
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Congrats on the new trailer Huntercrose & welcome to the forum.
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Welcome to the forum! Glad everythings working well for you.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:23 PM   #7
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Congrats I the new rig. Have a great trip and be careful. Did the flat do any damage?
No damage at all. I was just checking the tire/hub temp when I noticed the leak. I do a little walk around every time I stop--lucky I did. Safely back on the road after about an hour.
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Welcome Huntercrose to the forum and welcome to the neighbourhood. Parts of Montana are like Saskatchewan in landscape - flat. Makes for easy towing and very simple to find the dogs when they run away from home. Enjoy your new home away from home.
Kayak--My wife and I have been up to SASK duck and goose hunting. We were up around Humboldt. Nice country.
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No damage at all. I was just checking the tire/hub temp when I noticed the leak. I do a little walk around every time I stop--lucky I did. Safely back on the road after about an hour.
I also do a walk around every time I stop, but I also have a TPMS system (tire pressure monitoring system) and it has paid for itself many times over.
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