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Old 05-03-2018, 11:54 AM   #31
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Not sure age is a good gage for when someone should tow. If someone is a good driver and pays attention to what they are doing then I would say they are good to go.
I worked with a guy and he was letting his 16 year old daughter tow their horse trailer, I asked if he was crazed, she would be destroyed if she harm a horse. He said that part of growing up.
Sometime later he came in and said guess what the daughter did, I said what. She was accepted by Harvard University, I guess he was doing something right. He did not know she had applied.
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:29 AM   #32
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17 M932 with a 35' enclosed radio trailer and 15' generator behind it. Naturally I had "professional" training before trial by fire literally.
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:25 AM   #33
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My Daughter got her permit at age 14 and with in a week she was sharing driving duties with me taking the 22' Jet boat out to the river. The summer she turned 16 her and I drove to Arizona and back to Alaska sharing driving duties all summer doing college tours. That fall I let her drive my Blue Water boat which requires oversize permits back home for winter storage. Now that she is off on her own, there is many times she takes on the driving duties and I know of a few funny stories that she has where others have given up and let her park or launch their equipment.
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:59 PM   #34
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Started driving tractors at about 8 or 9. Driving my uncles 47 International pick up while picking up bales. 2 wheel trailers are easier than 5th wheelers. 4 wheel wagons took some experience to master. Towing RVs and boats for 55yrs.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:01 PM   #35
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Man that was a long time ago! I was a waiter at the last supper i started towing a year after that. Start them off young and teach them that there is no such thing as too slow when backing up. All the best
Funny quote. Think I will steal it
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:11 PM   #36
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I was about 18/19 when I started. My parents had bought a pop up, prior to that we had never towed anything. But while in the Boy Scouts I observed several adults at various times try to park our equipment trailer. Some were successful, some not so much. I didn’t realize it at the time but I was listening to them coach each other. There was no merit badge for trailering. So when my parents got the pop up, I had some pretty good knowledge but no experience. I’m not sure what trip it was, if it was our first trip or much later but my dad was having difficulty backing it in. It was taking forever and we all wanted to get on with the day and swim or something. After about 15mins I finally got frustrated and asked if I could do it. Couldn’t be any worse, lol. Hopped in, circled around to start fresh and landed that sucker and had it opened up in about 5mins. Zero actual experience at that point. A few times after that though, I too had difficulty for whatever reason and remember jumping out and just manhandling that pop up into place. Since then I’ve also towed my parents four winds boat, some rented wave runners, been a tow truck driver twice hauling all kinds of stuff.
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:21 PM   #37
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LOL, funny stories.
Like many farm kids, was driving and pulling stuff long before teenage years. Father purchased hand clutch tractors so our short legs wouldn't slip off the foot clutch and mow down a lotta stuff.
Spend many trips shifting gears on the old Fargo from the center seat.
Anyway, years don't determine ability to tow, skills and practice do.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
Will Rogers.
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:34 PM   #38
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I started at 8 driving tractors and towing farm trailers. I became an expert backing a 4 wheel, front steering farm trailer. My granddad taught me how to back and launch a boat when I was 9. Both of my granddad's were all about me diving in and doing it. For me backing is as easy as going forward. I am very thankful for my upbringing.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:35 AM   #39
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Not long after I had a license, I was towing 20' landscaping trailers carrying 2-3 lawnmowers and other equipment. Pop-ups, boats, jet-skis, utility trailers and other TT's over the years. Thinking back, I believe the smaller trailers seemed more difficult to back up than the larger ones.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:08 AM   #40
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It was 1970, I was 21 and I just came back from Vietnam and took a job in driveway construction driving a truck. I towed heavy equipment along with hauling asphalt and gravel. I also bought an old boat and towed it all over Pennsylvania and Ohio. I've owned many boats over the years and have also towed many trailers.
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