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[RC] trail wisdom needed - Nancy Reed

Help Ridecampers!

I really need your help with this one.  We purchased a 22 foot class C motor home to go to rides in.  It has all the tow stuff and has a V 10 Ford motor.  We purchased it from a really nice older couple that went horse camping and off road motorcycling with no problems.  I have a problem with my trailer hooking up to the motor home that I do not have with our truck.  I can not make sharp turns as the trailer hits the back of the motor home.  Also if you have to go through a dip the roof of the trailer will hit the roof of the motor home.  I figure the tongue on the trailer is too short.  My question is this: is a hitch extender safe or should I just get a new trailer with a longer tongue?  My trailer is a warmblood size, G & F, steel frame, aluminum sided, 2 horse, straight load.  Out truck is a ’99, Ford F250, V 10 , short bed. We use a standard hitch and ball set up on the truck for towing.   Please help as I am to go on our maiden horse camping trip on Tuesday with several children.  They will be heart broken if we have to cancel due to trailer issues.  However, if I need to take 2 vehicles for safety reasons I will.  Thank you in advance for your help!  I know someone has had this problem before.  I really am grateful for this list.

Nancy Reed

Lazy J Ranch

Elfin Forest, California (Manzanita here we come!)