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Old 01-27-2014, 11:05 AM   #1
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Woooh... made it home!

Okay, so towing a 28' travel trailer a few hundred miles may not be the best manner of learning to tow, but it went fairly well. After a 10+ hour road trip to Tennessee, I now have my 1974 Argosy safely stowed where the renovations will be undertaken.

I'm looking forward to giving her a good cleaning and assessing the situation thoroughly as we begin plan out steps we'll take to get her road & camping ready.

I'm very thankful for all the knowledge shared in this forum, it has already a saved me much time and heartache!

Here we are as the journey home begins...
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:40 AM   #2
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When you get a chance, be sure to update your profile with the Argosy info. Is it a 26' trailer?
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:54 AM   #3
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She's a 28' with rear bath and center double bunk beds DKB_SATX. Profile updated, thanks.


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Old 01-27-2014, 12:41 PM   #4
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Congratulations! I know you will have fun with your new project. Look forward to seeing more pictures as you go along.
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Okay, so towing a 28' travel trailer a few hundred miles may not be the best manner of learning to tow, but it went fairly well. After a 10+ hour road trip to Tennessee, I now have my 1974 Argosy safely stowed where the renovations will be undertaken.

I'm looking forward to giving her a good cleaning and assessing the situation thoroughly as we begin plan out steps we'll take to get her road & camping ready.

I'm very thankful for all the knowledge shared in this forum, it has already a saved me much time and heartache!

Here we are as the journey home begins...
Learning to tow...
Let me warn you. After getting delusions of adequacy with my first Airstream (first trailer EVAH!) I volunteered to tow a nice couple's trailer home for them from my campground. Hubby had broken his arm and shoulder. Less than 200 miles almost all on interstate, but the trailer was a SOB - square old box/some other brand, etc.

That thing towed like a psychotic rotweiler! I learned things about towing I never expected!!! And I said words under my breath that would have made a Marine DI blush. The nice man paid for my gas and gave me a bottle of 12 year old single malt, but what I really needed was horse tranquilizers and a massage!

You HAVE learned a lot of the things about towing a nice aerodynamic trailer. Keep right on learning... but beware the jabberwocky and the SOB's!

Enjoy your new trailer, Paula
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:43 PM   #6
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Thanks for the enjoyable read Paula! I'll certainly beware the SOBs!!

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Learning to tow...
Let me warn you. After getting delusions of adequacy with my first Airstream (first trailer EVAH!) I volunteered to tow a nice couple's trailer home for them from my campground. Hubby had broken his arm and shoulder. Less than 200 miles almost all on interstate, but the trailer was a SOB - square old box/some other brand, etc.

That thing towed like a psychotic rotweiler! I learned things about towing I never expected!!! And I said words under my breath that would have made a Marine DI blush. The nice man paid for my gas and gave me a bottle of 12 year old single malt, but what I really needed was horse tranquilizers and a massage!

You HAVE learned a lot of the things about towing a nice aerodynamic trailer. Keep right on learning... but beware the jabberwocky and the SOB's!

Enjoy your new trailer, Paula
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Congratulations on your new Argosy. When you are ready to go camping, check out the Southeastern Camping Unit website Southeastern Camping Unit (012) | Moving WBCCI Forward! There is something going on almost every month of the year. We would love to have another Argosy join in the fun.
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Scary, isn't it?

My wife and I signed up for a weekend of safe RV driver training at a local CDL school the first weekend we picked up our trailer (of course, we had to drive it from the dealer to the CDL school with a 5 minute tutorial! ).

It was money well spent! And truth be told, when the exercise was to parallel park the trailer (not kidding! ) my wife did it first try. I on the other hand required several attempts.

Still a great investment and highly recommended!

Good luck!
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