Greetings gardener and eljay!
Originally Posted by gardener
Towed really nicely, and we're almost used to having an object 31'+ behind us! (A friend said, "Now don't get scared when you see something following you really close!")
Originally Posted by eljay
Glad to hear the trip went well. Can't yet imagine what a long trip will be like. Our nerves were shot after 5 miles!
The first few trips will be the most stressful. If you haven't already viewed it, The Long, Long, Trailer
featuring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (circa 1954) that recounts a newlywed couple's honeymoon in their brand new New Moon travel trailer will provide some encouragement as well as a few laughs. I know that the first time that I pulled a travel trailer on the Interstate highway system (June, 1980), I felt the same "sinking" feeling that Desi (Nicky) described on his first experience with the New Moon - - only my first experience was with the rig below:
I must admit that the experience isn't complete without the covertible with the top down - - all of those new and unexpected sounds that the hitch makes while underway - - and that object that is constantly tailgating! Even after arriving home after 100 miles on that first trip, I wasn' truly comfortable towing the coach. With a little experience, the coach becomes a natural part of the setup and the normal noises become routine enough that you will only notice a noise that doesn't belong. Today, the two most stressful times for me when towing either of my coaches is when I make the first trip with a different tow vehicle or when towing through an unfamiliar city is necessary.
Good luck with your coaches, and have patience as the towing experience will soon become almost second-nature.