So...we bought a 1976 31' Sovereign
last fall. i'm sure all the renovation questions will come later. right now I just want to make sure I can tow this thing without doing something stupid. I bought it from a PO who planned to renovate it but never got around to it. for the price, I wasn't too concerned about the condition, planning on a full renovation. it appears to be in decent shape. He did say that he towed it a few hundred miles with no issues. that's about all I know about it.
my plan is to tow it to my (retired) dad's place - 250 miles - where he is going to work on the renovation. we're planning 1-2 years; that's about when we'll have a tow vehicle that fits our crew of 7. right now i'll tow it with my 2005 f150.
First question - i'm sure axles need to be replaced (from what I've read). I don't plan to do that until the end of the reno. Is that a bad idea?
Second question - do I need a brake controller installed in the truck? I have the basic factory tow package. Don't know much about how that all works, to be honest.
Anything else I should be thinking of???
I appreciate any help!