|T O P I C R E V I E W
||Posted - Jul 02 2019 : 09:48:20 AM
We bought a 29 foot, 7600 pound travel trailer (25 foot box) last November (there's a post about it in this section of the boards), but we haven't had a tow vehicle. That's not really been an issue since we leave it at the private campground of which we are members and just drive out to it.
BUT - our dream is to buy a small trailer - 16 ft or less - and explore the West coast, British Columbia, and Alaska in our free time. With no tow vehicle, though, that kinda wasn't going to happen, and we had already decided not to go down the road of yet another motorhome since the last one we owned was a pain. We also were worried about what to do if there was a wildfire at camp - we're in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, after all - and we needed to get our trailer to safety.
Well, I made the adult decision to trade in my beautiful Mustang for a full-size pickup truck, capable of towing a lot. So for the first time in my life, I'm a woman with a pickup truck!
Here is my 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 4-wheel drive, trailering package, and the ability to two up to 11,500 pounds. I've named her Large Marge. ;) We have SO many plans for camping! We're going to take our time selecting the right small trailer, but we're so excited for all the adventures we can have now!
Also, if you own a truck, can you give me some tips on parking in a parking lot? I 100% CANNOT get this thing between the lines of a space. I'm straddling the lines every single time!
Farmgirl Sister #127
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|9 L A T E S T R E P L I E S (Newest First)
||Posted - Jul 10 2019 : 12:30:41 PM
Great looking truck!
The fun begins where the sidewalk ends.
||Posted - Jul 06 2019 : 8:12:21 PM
Rachel,, congrats on 'large marge'...
Have fun, and don't sweat it, parking and backing it up will become 2nd nature to you.
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||Posted - Jul 04 2019 : 12:23:01 PM
Congratulations on your truck. The best thing to do to park one is go out and practice until you can park it. That's what I had to do. It didn't take long to learn.
||Posted - Jul 03 2019 : 12:44:27 PM
Rachel, your truck is beautiful! You are going to love all the things you can do with a truck! I'm super excited for you. As far as parking, my suggestion is to park far away from people! Lol when I use to drive my husband's truck I couldn't get it parked between cars so I would just park in the big empty spots away from everyone. Saved me on stress and accidents! Plus the extra walk is good for us right?! Congratulations!
|Blessed in Colorado
||Posted - Jul 03 2019 : 11:23:55 AM
Nice Farmgirl Truck! You are going to have fun with it I promise you:-)
Blessed in Colorado
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February2018
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and the ocean.” Lord Byron”
Women are Angels, and
when someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly on our Broomsticks. We’re flexible like that.
|Red Tractor Girl
||Posted - Jul 03 2019 : 05:19:17 AM
Rachel, your new truck is a beauty! Enjoy your new adventures in it . Your plans sound like so much fun! Keep us posted with photos as you venture out too!!
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
||Posted - Jul 03 2019 : 04:17:48 AM
does it have a back up camera? those are priceless. otherwise it will be practice. enjoy your new ride.
Farming in WI
||Posted - Jul 02 2019 : 11:44:32 AM
Congratulations on the purchase of Merge, she is beautiful. May you get out and and start exploring the country!
Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz
||Posted - Jul 02 2019 : 11:43:24 AM
Congratulations! I hope you have many happy adventures with it. I used to have a Tahoe and I just aimed for the middle & hoped for the best went it came to parking. Hopefully someone here can give you better advice!
Dawn in IL
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