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About the only thing I’d ever towed (other than farm equipment) was a small boat trailer before joining the Air Force. After basic and tech school I was assigned to Perrin AFB, TX. My first job in the missile shop was "flight line delivery". I had a Coleman tug with 6 missile trailers behind it. No way to back that rig, so you’d better know where to start and end every turn. Planning the "escape route" at the end of the aircraft parking ramp became a "no brainer". Next was towing 5 million dollar jets around the flightline with a wing-walker to make sure nothing got "clipped".

So, when we returned from Turkey and bought our first travel trailer, even though it was a new experience, it wasn’t anything "new". Our first trip, from the Airstream dealer in Cerritos, CA was at 5PM up Interstate 5 to the Lancaster/Palmdale exit. Towing 26′ of "shiny aluminum tube" on that freeway during rush hour was, without a doubt, a "thrilling first tow" for this "noobie". I was 22 at the time and was "too inexperienced to know I should have been afraid of what I was doing"…..

My Dad had a small (15′) semi-V boat and trailer and he would let me drive a bit when we got on some of the backroads. One morning, when we arrived at the lake, he asked if I wanted to try my hand at backing the boat in the water (looking back, he was pretty brave to offer that). Now, the description of the boat launch. This was a power plant lake and the road was about an 1/8 mile long with no turn-a-round at the bottom. So, the boat and car had to be backed down the entire 1/8 mile…..and it was on lane dirt/gravel/blacktop. He told me to take it very slow and KEEP my foot on the brake and to not touch the gas pedal. I ended up having to stop and pull up several times to get things straightened out, but I did it…….and didn’t put the car in the lake either! That was the start. After I got my license at 16, he would let me drive, towing the boat and putting it in the water while he helped get it off the trailer, then I’d pull up and park the car/trailer and we’d go fishin’. A few years later I bought a motorcycle trailer and towed my drag bike to the racetrack every Wed. and Sat. night….so basically I’ve been towing since I was 15/16 years old. My current trailer is the biggest one I’ve ever towed though…. 34 1/2′ tow behind Toy Hauler.

About the only thing I’d ever towed (other than farm equipment) was a small boat trailer before joining the Air Force. After basic and tech school I was assigned to Perrin AFB, TX. My first job in the missile shop was "flight line delivery". I had a Coleman tug with 6 missile trailers behind it. No way to back that rig, so you’d better know where to start and end every turn. Planning the "escape route" at the end of the aircraft parking ramp became a "no brainer". Next was towing 5 million dollar jets around the flightline with a wing-walker to make sure nothing got "clipped".

So, when we returned from Turkey and bought our first travel trailer, even though it was a new experience, it wasn’t anything "new". Our first trip, from the Airstream dealer in Cerritos, CA was at 5PM up Interstate 5 to the Lancaster/Palmdale exit. Towing 26′ of "shiny aluminum tube" on that freeway during rush hour was, without a doubt, a "thrilling first tow" for this "noobie". I was 22 at the time and was "too inexperienced to know I should have been afraid of what I was doing"…..

My Dad had a small (15′) semi-V boat and trailer and he would let me drive a bit when we got on some of the backroads. One morning, when we arrived at the lake, he asked if I wanted to try my hand at backing the boat in the water (looking back, he was pretty brave to offer that). Now, the description of the boat launch. This was a power plant lake and the road was about an 1/8 mile long with no turn-a-round at the bottom. So, the boat and car had to be backed down the entire 1/8 mile…..and it was on lane dirt/gravel/blacktop. He told me to take it very slow and KEEP my foot on the brake and to not touch the gas pedal. I ended up having to stop and pull up several times to get things straightened out, but I did it…….and didn’t put the car in the lake either! That was the start. After I got my license at 16, he would let me drive, towing the boat and putting it in the water while he helped get it off the trailer, then I’d pull up and park the car/trailer and we’d go fishin’. A few years later I bought a motorcycle trailer and towed my drag bike to the racetrack every Wed. and Sat. night….so basically I’ve been towing since I was 15/16 years old. My current trailer is the biggest one I’ve ever towed though…. 34 1/2′ tow behind Toy Hauler.

About the only thing I’d ever towed (other than farm equipment) was a small boat trailer before joining the Air Force. After basic and tech school I was assigned to Perrin AFB, TX. My first job in the missile shop was "flight line delivery". I had a Coleman tug with 6 missile trailers behind it. No way to back that rig, so you’d better know where to start and end every turn. Planning the "escape route" at the end of the aircraft parking ramp became a "no brainer". Next was towing 5 million dollar jets around the flightline with a wing-walker to make sure nothing got "clipped".

So, when we returned from Turkey and bought our first travel trailer, even though it was a new experience, it wasn’t anything "new". Our first trip, from the Airstream dealer in Cerritos, CA was at 5PM up Interstate 5 to the Lancaster/Palmdale exit. Towing 26′ of "shiny aluminum tube" on that freeway during rush hour was, without a doubt, a "thrilling first tow" for this "noobie". I was 22 at the time and was "too inexperienced to know I should have been afraid of what I was doing"…..

My Dad had a small (15′) semi-V boat and trailer and he would let me drive a bit when we got on some of the backroads. One morning, when we arrived at the lake, he asked if I wanted to try my hand at backing the boat in the water (looking back, he was pretty brave to offer that). Now, the description of the boat launch. This was a power plant lake and the road was about an 1/8 mile long with no turn-a-round at the bottom. So, the boat and car had to be backed down the entire 1/8 mile…..and it was on lane dirt/gravel/blacktop. He told me to take it very slow and KEEP my foot on the brake and to not touch the gas pedal. I ended up having to stop and pull up several times to get things straightened out, but I did it…….and didn’t put the car in the lake either! That was the start. After I got my license at 16, he would let me drive, towing the boat and putting it in the water while he helped get it off the trailer, then I’d pull up and park the car/trailer and we’d go fishin’. A few years later I bought a motorcycle trailer and towed my drag bike to the racetrack every Wed. and Sat. night….so basically I’ve been towing since I was 15/16 years old. My current trailer is the biggest one I’ve ever towed though…. 34 1/2′ tow behind Toy Hauler.