Taking off on the 7th to Hunting Island State Park, SC for a few days with a few other couples and their Teardrops and small campers. This will be first time out with the Compact and my '77 F150 tow vehicle. Plan on putting a few miles on it this weekend to get the feel of them and make sure I have the bearings set right. About a 650 mile round trip, almost all of it on I-95. Not used to these trailers (Have been useing a Teardrop the last 6 years); how are they in crosswinds and passing/getting passed by semi's ? Only plan on rolling at about 65mph. Still have more work to do on it yet but it can finish it up after this trip.
Went a day early and stayed a day longer. Highly reccomend this Park. 5 miles of beautiful beach and excellent campground. No problems with the Shasta doing 65 or so. Tracked and handled well even with some very strong crosswinds at the coast going over some of the causeways and bridges. Did notice however that if a semi passed me going in the same direction and pulled back in front of me fairly quickly that the Shasta would get a little squirrely until the gap opened a little. The old F150 is a tad bit under powered witrh the old 302 ci 2 barrel. All in all an a good trip with no problems. Have figured out a few minor changes we will want to make inside. Hope to hit the road again in the next few weeks.
Sounds like you had a successful trip. We're heading out this weekend in western NC to the TCT vintage rally in our compact. After our first trip I installed a friction sway bar since I had the same problem when a big truck passed me. I'm towing with a 2000 extended cab Ranger so I'm a little lighter that your are. Our second time out I was on 2 lane road most of the way with a lot of curves and felt no sway but didn't get passed by a big truck either. I'll be on 4 lane most of the way this trip so I see how it does.