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    MR. SCOVILLE UNIT SUCKMYWAKE's Avatar
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    Be Prepared For The Trip

    AS EVERYONE KNOWS, OUR EQUIPMENT WILL BE TESTED DURING OUR LONG HAULS.
    FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND TO PREPARE/PREVENT ANY MISHAPS.

    your tow vehicle...
    registration for vehicle and trailer
    insurance cards
    make sure tires are properly inflated, make sure your spare is in good shape.
    have a functioning jack and lugwrench for your size lugs
    more than likely, you should change the oil before you go. it will be a long trip to and fro

    i carry an air compressor and tire plug kit. needle nose pliers(for getting nails and screws out)electrical tape, maps, can of fix a flat, flashlight, a lockout kit for people who leave keys in cars,gloves, spare windsheild wipers, extra oil and trans fluid, extra antifreeze, windshield wash, and an assortment of tools, sockets and wrenches.

    clean your wiper blades with a alcohol swab, to get the crud off of them
    clean your windshield and use some rain-x
    make sure your headlights are functioning and clean the glass
    good idea to bring an extra serpentine belt also
    a spare set of keys, or remote(if you lose yours ,hundreds if not thousands of miles from home, well u get the idea)

    tailer..
    make sure all lights are working
    i carry a whole spare set of lights.
    make sure lugs are tight,i carry spare lugs as well
    spare is in good shape, i am bringing 2
    i also have an extra hub assembly ,just in case
    grease your hubs
    check tire inflation
    check bunks for breakage
    check bunk bolts for rust and corrosion
    go over entire trailer looking for cracks and or defects
    spare gas cans
    a jack or jackstands
    lugwrench that fits your lugs
    electrical repair kit. tape,wire ties,connectors, crimping tool
    tie downs
    keys for all locks
    disconnect harness before backing boat in
    IT IS VERY IMPORTANT, TO TRY TO LET THE TRAILER BEARINGS COOL DOWN AFTER A LONG HAUL, ONCE YOU PUT THE TRAILER IN THE WATER WHEN THEY ARE HOT, THE SEALS TEND TO SHRINK QUICKLY ALLOWING WATER TO INTRUDE


    ski's...
    dock ropes
    extra oil
    extra parts
    extra spark plugs
    drain plugs in
    tools(spark plug socket, screwdrivers, wrenches, some spare nuts and bolts)
    dry bags
    bumpers/fender
    copy of drivers license


    gear...
    sunglasses
    hats
    sunscreen
    eye drops
    first aid kit
    water shoes
    helmet?
    neck brace?
    pfd!!!!!
    gloves
    dry bag
    camera
    reg cards
    money to buy suckmywake dinner
    bathing suit
    extra shoes


    mentality...
    bring your "a" game
    leave all worries behind
    prepare to enjoy yourself
    make sure all ego's are properly deflated

    and look forward to making some life long friends, i know i am...
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    Never say never KirkF350's Avatar
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    Good post!

    If I might add; make a photo copy of your credit card and drivers license and put these copies in a safe place in your tow vehicle. If you loose your wallet while on the water, say of you roll your ski like someone did last year, you will be happy you still have alternative means to get home.
    Be safe and see you there.

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    and dont forget the kitchen sink j/k good post better to be prepared then get caught with your pants down. i will be bringing a welder to after seeing Kerry trailer last year it is a must...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KirkF350 View Post
    Good post!

    If I might add; make a photo copy of your credit card and drivers license and put these copies in a safe place in your tow vehicle. If you loose your wallet while on the water, say of you roll your ski like someone did last year, you will be happy you still have alternative means to get home.
    Be safe and see you there.

    if u roll your ski, i think the gators woud be my biggest concern. maybe that way they will have a copy of your license from the gators belly to identify your remains

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    If you can, try to convoy with people so that you have a ride if you need one, plus they might have brought something that you need and dont have or might have forgotten.

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    Good thread

    I dont trust the front winch and strap on my trailers, so I add an extra strap from the trailer to the front of the craft(s).

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    Brian, Are you driving a semi down?

    Great Ideas. Also, make sure your skis run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtrager View Post
    Also, make sure your skis run.


    DAMN!!!!! I knew I forgot something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    Good thread

    I dont trust the front winch and strap on my trailers, so I add an extra strap from the trailer to the front of the craft(s).

    i have an added safety feature there, i fabricated a chain and locking clip for each ski, in case the strap breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    Good thread

    I dont trust the front winch and strap on my trailers, so I add an extra strap from the trailer to the front of the craft(s).
    Jetskr showed me that a long time a go so I got some of those plastic coated steel lines and made me and additional strap with this as well. Even has the loops on the end for a lock, not that would stop anyone from stealing them if they wanted it bad enought.

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