Thread: Be Prepared For The Trip
06-02-2007, 09:41 AM #1
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
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)
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
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
extra spark plugs
drain plugs in
tools(spark plug socket, screwdrivers, wrenches, some spare nuts and bolts)
copy of drivers license
first aid kit
money to buy suckmywake dinner
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...
Last edited by SUCKMYWAKE; 06-02-2007 at 04:46 PM.
06-02-2007, 09:51 AM #2
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.
06-02-2007, 10:12 AM #3
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...
06-02-2007, 10:50 AM #4
06-02-2007, 11:52 AM #5
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.
06-02-2007, 11:53 AM #6
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).
06-02-2007, 11:55 AM #7
Brian, Are you driving a semi down?
Great Ideas. Also, make sure your skis run.
06-02-2007, 12:03 PM #8
06-02-2007, 01:52 PM #9
06-02-2007, 02:01 PM #10
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