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Old 02-10-2014, 11:44 PM   #1
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I'm just curious.
How long have you been towing and what have you towed?

I've been towing something for close to 48 years.
TTs, dirt bike trailers, boats, ATV trailers and a car trailer loaded with a tractor.
The heaviest I have towed was back in my younger days was a 6 horse trailer that, when loaded, weighed about 10,000 pounds.
At the present I tow a 13' Scamp, a 19' sailboat and an ATV trailer.

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Old 02-11-2014, 05:43 AM   #2
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Hi Perry,
I've only been towing for 5 years now, and started out at at age 44 with a pop up camper. The 13' Scamp is my second "towee." I am still learning all the ins and outs for sure, but it gets better each time I do it!

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Old 02-11-2014, 05:46 AM   #3
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At the present I tow a 13' Scamp, a 19' sailboat and an ATV trailer.

Boy, that must be fun to watch, a triple tow!
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:49 AM   #4
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More than ten years, but not for as long as I hope it will be!
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:26 AM   #5
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Thirteen years. Towed a Honda CRV, towed a 1981 Sunline 15.5, a 1995 Casita 16 and a 1991 Scamp 16. Over 150,000 miles of towing throughout North America.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:29 AM   #6
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31 years, beginning with a 4x8 utility trailer that I used to deliver chains and sprockets to farm customers.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:21 AM   #7
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Counting farm equipment, since I was about 14 (42 years). On the road once I was 16. Have pulled everything from an air compressor to a tractor trailer unit. I have given up my Class 1 licence, as I don't ever intend to use it again. Happy to stick with these nice and easy to tow lightweight moulded fiberglass trailers.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:34 AM   #8
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Towing steadily for about 15 yrs. Mostly utility trailers, canoe trailers, and now my Escape 19' . Before that, may have towed a few times, but not enough to matter.
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:37 AM   #9
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Towing 30 years, started with pop up tent trailer went to utility trailers to my 17 foot Boston Whaler down to 13 foot trailer. working with my 4-wd club towed Rose Parade floats from the building barns to the parade route and after the parade towed them back to the barns. I used my 1974 Bronco and towed floats up to 18,000 Lbs at 5- 10 mph. Did that every New Years eve for 10 years or so until the floats just got to big and the clubs trucks got too small.
By the way I still cant back up for beans. I get it done but its not very pretty.
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:06 AM   #10
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10 years - 10' teardrop, Scamp 16, Escape 17 and soon an Escape 21.
The teardrop had the biggest bed....
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:25 AM   #11
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Used to tow a 18' I/O boat, couldn't back that up either.
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:32 AM   #12
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Have towed boats and horse trailers since getting my drivers licence - not going to admit how long ago that was but will admit that 8 track players were still the must have gadget at the time :-)

Been towing a 16' Scamp standard for 7 years.
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Back in 1988 I had a 1935 Ford Sedan on a car trailer towing with a 1985 Blazer- VERY SCARIER Towing- to much weight for the Blazer. 1500 mile trip never again.
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....not going to admit how long ago that was but will admit that 8 track players were still the must have gadget at the time :-)
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Well, they were popular when I got my drivers license, and I am quite young, so you must be too.
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