Been awhile since I have towed a trailer and I was a little out of practice and nervous. Took some manipulating to get the rear jacks up but that will get easier, got everything else connected properly and then drove about 5 feet before I remembered that I forgot to unplug the thing. D'oh. Like I said, it's been awhile.
First trip was to the post office which has a nice circular driveway cause even though I got my first Casita
in 1993 I have never really learned how to back up... then I drove out the dirt road to my sons house to see how she handled on the pot hole riddled roadway. It was fine.
Next, I had a doctor consultation which is about 20 miles from home and when I got there I told her to grab her water and her snacks and meet me outside, we had my appointment in the Scamp
and she took a brochure with her!
Then onto the trailer place because I was iffy on using the electric brakes
and paying to have them hooked up to my car but learned that this trailer does not stop on a dime and decided that since it came with them I may as well use them. That appointment is Friday. While I was there I had them check over some other stuff, they measured from the ground to the top of my ball and it's spot on at 18" just like the manual says. They were fascinated with the Scamp
and gave me good advice about radiator coolers and tire pressure and turning off the overdrive on my car when towing (which I had also read in my owners manual)
Then a stop at Dunkin Donuts drivethru where I nervously watched the clearance and then onto the metal scrap yard where 4 or 5 grimy guys wondered what the heck I was doing there, but none the less were very polite and weighed my trailer on their scale. 1660 fully loaded minus water which I never plan to have anyway.
My TV got 16.3 MPG down from the usual almost 18 but I can live with that. I probably drove around from town to town about 50 miles today and am feeling more confident, even got the trailer backed into the driveway in almost the same spot that the Scamp
delivery people put it in though it was touch and go for a few minutes!
All and all a very productive day!
Next is registering the dang thing which in Maine is not cheap but the temp plates are good for a while yet so I am putting off thinking about it!