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Old 07-26-2018, 08:14 PM   #51
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Thought it was inappropriate to ask age and belt size.

I have been towing utility trailers since I was about 16. Just started the big stuff a month ago; at 54.

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Old 09-22-2018, 07:03 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by travelin texans View Post
As soon as he got his license would've been a good time to start, if not sooner.
I was about 10 or 12 in my granddads '49 International 1 ton 4 speed & a steering as big around as the tires.
In my opinion these new vehicles that back trailers for you is a HUGE mistake, looks like an accident waiting to happen. If you don't want to learn to back it up don't get a trailer.

Thats true. I start at 14 on the farm.
I was 17 when my 60 year old neighbor asked me to back up his 32ft boat in his back yard. Never to early.
Now when we camp i seat and watch people backing up and can tell right away if they just started to tow or they are pros.

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Old 09-22-2018, 07:30 PM   #53
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Let him do it, my dad had me in a semi at 16. I remember dad always saying,,, remember you can't corner like you can in a car, you can't slow down as quick as you'd like,, and you sure as h cant stop as quick,, so just use your head. Looking back,, damn good advice
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Old 09-23-2018, 03:23 AM   #54
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My first truck, my first trailer, at age 54. I did start learning to drive at 12. Commuted for years, driven a Zamboni for 35+ years as well as some other light heavy equipment. I am enjoying it, Immensely.
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Old 09-24-2018, 05:02 AM   #55
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When I was 16 and had been driving about 6 months, my car was an automatic, big 1958 Chrysler. My father drove a 1964 Chrysler Wagon with 3 speed stick. One day he had me go with him to the store and after handed me the keys. I told him I didn't know how to drive a stick, and he said it was about time I learned, so I had to drive it home. About a week later I found out why the hurry. Where he worked was having a surplus equipment/furniture sale and he wanted me to bring the trailer. So my first time was pulling a 5'x10' utility trailer my second time on a stick shift, in San Francisco.
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:32 AM   #56
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Don't really remember, but probably 7 or 8 pulling hay trailers with the tractor. Got my DL at 14.
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Old 10-13-2018, 05:22 PM   #57
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4 years ago at age 64...before that didnít know what a 5th wheel was. Now have over 13000 miles on our 2016 Cougar Xlite 27rks.
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Old 10-13-2018, 05:45 PM   #58
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Didn't get my driver's license until 18, but was driving, and towing utility trailers, several years before that. Maybe 13-14. Drove Semi at about 24, with a Chauffeur's license, prior to CDL's. Horse and stock trailers since, as needed. Had one previous travel trailer longer than the one I have now, maybe 28 feet, but didn't tow it much.

Have had the 24 foot Passport for about 3-4 months now. I really enjoy towing it.
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Old 10-13-2018, 07:04 PM   #59
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My daughter was 15 with her learners permit when I started her. Rig at the time was a Chevy CC, 10 1/2' camper and a 4 horse trailer. The summer she was 17 she even drove it by herself to a show 150 mi one way
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:16 AM   #60
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when i was 14 yrs old i wanted a boat .. mother could not manage a trailer ... had to back it inside a garage that left 2" on each side for trailer fenders ... my mother made me a deal, i had to drive and back the boat and she would buy it ... i started towing a boat trailer at 14 yrs of age .. only 2 yrs before it was legal

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