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    Towing long distance

    For the first time I am taking my waverunner on a long road trip from Florida to North Carolina. I just had the wheels and bearings replaced and the trailer checked out.
    I am looking for suggestions to make this a safe road trip. I was told tire pressure is very important. Anything else I should be aware of? What kind of max speed can I tow my trailer at while on the highway?

    thanks,
    Paul


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    grab a spare just in case...if driving at night make shure all lamps work...I do 50-55 on freeway maybe 60....

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    I had no problem towing my ski at 70mph for a 4 hour road trip. Not the longest drive, but didn't have any problems going the speed limit, but just like above mentioned, make sure everything is working before leaving and what not.

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    Just make sure everything is in working order. Check your lights, carry a spare tire and a grease gun to keep the hubs greased. I just did a 2300 mile trip with a ski behind me with no problems.

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    Always run with a spare hub assembly greased up and ready to go with your spare tire mounted to it. The mounts can be bought at Overtons. This has saved the day more then once when traveling long distance. Also I have a small aluminum floor jack I keep in the back of the truck to make the change even quicker.

    Friend of mine just recently had to wait a day to get his specialty hub and bearing shipped in to where it failed.

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    Good info Duke most tire failures are from bad bearings.

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    Thanks for the replies....I have 2 spares (1 for each way), a jack, etc. but didn't think about a spare hub.
    how hard is it to replace a hub?

    I just had the hubs replaced with new ones a couple weeks ago...can they still go bad in the next couple months?

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    The hub is held on with one large nut and cotter pin. Easy change but messy.

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    Hub failures are due to water intrusion past the seals.

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    ok, so 2 spares, 2 extra hub/bearing sets and the tools to change. Check!
    Thanks.

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