I bought a 1995 Ford F250 with a 7.3L PowerStroke Diesel almost 2 years ago with the intention of pulling either a travel trailer or a 5th-wheel trailer. Well, I finally stumbled across EXACTLY what I was looking for in a travel trailer: a 1987 Avion model 34W (which means there is a bed in the rear of the trailer.) My wife and I made a whirlwind trip to Hancock, MI (Michigan's Upper Peninsula) last week to pick up the trailer. I was certainly watching the weather reports, because there was NO WAY I would consider pulling a travel trailer in bad weather! Anyway, prayer works!!!! We left last Wednesday at about noon, drove straight through with the exception of a couple of hours for a nap in a casino parking lot. Got to Hancock, MI at about 11am Thursday (1050 mile drive). Checked into a hotel and crashed for a few hours, got up and took a walk through the downtown area, ate dinner, then got a good night's sleep. Met to make the deal on the trailer at 9am Friday. VERY nice family that lived about 5 miles north of Hancock. (BEAUTIFUL countyside, by the way!!) Left by noon, towing the trailer back towards home. Snow was expected Friday night, so I surely wanted to get south PRONTO!!! Made it home Saturday by noon! The toughest part of the trip was getting the trailer in my back yard..... it had rained, so the area around the pull-through gate was soft. Had to put down some slabs of bark from my wood splitting to get some traction through the gate, but I finally got it where I wanted without tearing up the back yard. The trailer is not in perfect shape, but it IS in good shape. Needed TLC, mostly. Since Monday night, I've spent a lot of time doing general cleaning... giving it the "White" treatment. It's looking VERY nice, and will be a great trailer once I get it the way I want it!
Like I said.... prayer works!!! You should see the weather forcast for Hancock, MI! Glad we could get this done LAST week!!
Edited by nra1ifer, October 23, 2013 - 09:57 PM.