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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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Old 02-11-2014, 10:34 AM   #13
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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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Old 02-11-2014, 10:51 AM   #15
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Well, they were popular when I got my drivers license, and I am quite young, so you must be too.
Yup thats how I look at it as well.

I do though get reminded occasionally as to how long ago that was when discussing music with my great nieces and nephews - mention 8 track and you get a blank look and a whats that?? but then again with the youngest ones I get that when I mention CD's as well.
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The first thing I ever towed was my first Trillium 4500, "Life Support". That was late in 2011. A total towing noob.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:08 PM   #17
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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 :-)
I still have an 8-track player and several cases of tapes! I think Bread's "Baby I'm a Want You" is in the player now. We need to have an "Oldies" FG rally and groove to some 70's tunes the way they were meant to be played and heard before cassette tape players with rewind and fast-forward buttons took all the fun away! Music has just gone to pot since then....
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:48 PM   #18
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Yup thats how I look at it as well.

I do though get reminded occasionally as to how long ago that was when discussing music with my great nieces and nephews - mention 8 track and you get a blank look and a whats that?? but then again with the youngest ones I get that when I mention CD's as well.
Yep, we are still "spring chickens", as my old Aunt Mary would say (she's 104 now). Some of my friends in high school were into 8-tracks, but I thought cassettes were better.

I guess I could have counted all those hours of pulling a disk in the field as 'towing'. Didn't think of that.
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The 1st trailer I ever towed was a tiny homemade pop-up tent trailer built to be towed behind a motorcycle. It was 1982 and I got it for road trips with my 1978 VW Beetle Convertible. I bought the 1971 Compact Jr. (the 1st time) in 2000 to tow with my 1991 Toyota Camry Station Wagon. I bought the 1978 Fiber Stream in 2004 and have always towed it with my 2003 Honda Odyssey.
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:38 PM   #20
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I started in the 70s towing Hy Frames and Farm implements at a Summer Camp I went to and then worked at in the summers through High School and then many farm to farm deliveries of tractors and other stuff for a while too.

Then a hiatus I guess until I started dragging around Polo Ponies around here at first and then cross country shortly after. We drove 16 Ponies to Calgary once and many times down to S.Florida in big stock trailers,stopping midway in Atlanta to let the horses off for the night.

Then I got bitten by the Egg Bug and have owned 7 so far and drove more than that around too.

I have sold and delivered 3 Eggs a good distance too.

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