I've read so much on here that and I'm trying to put it all together. I'm planning on taking the Scamp
somewhere close to home for my first weekend away...to Uwharrie National Forrest about an hour from home. I've pulled a pop-up before but it's been years. Having not bought the camper new and given the lack of care that the PO gave her I want to go have some things checked out. Things that I just don't know much about.
and axles. There is a Tom Johnson dealership about a mile from the house. Go there? Or should I go to a tire shop? I see so much on here about axles and packing bearings. Am I correct in thinking that I should do that first?
And to be very honest...I'm so confused about tongue weight
. I used to just hook up the pop-up...no thought into to it...just hook and go. But I see there is much more to it.
Basically I'm asking...if this were your first tow what would you checkout before hitting the road?
I'm wanting to go to the rally
in Cherokee in October...Hills and mountains involved. It's about a 4hr drive from home so I'm assuming it will be about 5-6 hours for me to pull the Scamp
. I need to do some trial runs before hitting the road alone..
My TV is. 2007 4wd Nissan Xterra.
Thanks so much for any input you guys are willing to give..
One more thing...if I get the Scamp
from the back yard into the driveway and level it out well. Can I crawl around and give a good visual and see enough? Meaning will that be enough to know if I can even tow to have the tires
inspected safely? I had it pulled here to my house in May by the PO...no issues.