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Planning a long distance tow

flyingnugget

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@Cambo

Nailed it..Those trialer-aids are great. Had one for the camper and one for the boat. Had to use it on the camper one time and it was a major help vs a big ass jack to lug around.
 

Santa_sleigh

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Spare tire
Tire changing tools (jack or ramp, 4 way, etc)
Infrared temp gun (check hub temps when you stop at rest areas, food, fuel)
Towing mirrors if you want a better view behind you (I use strap-on kind)
Air pump (VIAIR)
Spare set of bearings
Bearing grease

We have a Yamaha SX190 now and our first trip with it will be for July 4th.

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How was the maiden voyage?
 

KC-AR240

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I'm going to chime in on a different stance to add to this. You had said that you haven't hauled a boat before so always be aware of the additional length and weight. Lane changes, take it slow. You'll find out how us Truck Drivers view this. There are a lot of crazies on the roads. This will be when Braking, accelerating, and cornering. Braking hard if needed will take a longer distance. Accelerating, you'll find out quickly that that will not happen. But cornering I'll say is that most don't think about it. Always watch the trailer tires when making a turn into a parking lot or street. A curb hit can ruin your day quickly. Take the turn a little wider than you'd usually make. Never get in a hurry.
 

adam9280

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How was the maiden voyage?
Great. Thank you. Wife towed it and I had the camper. 4.5-5 hour trip each way with stops. Kept it at 65-67 mph. The mooring cover, snugged up, worked well. Used the support poles. Drove next to her on the highway a few times to check on it. Hardest part is finding a spot for both when stopping for lunch :)

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2kwik4u

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Great. Thank you. Wife towed it and I had the camper. 4.5-5 hour trip each way with stops. Kept it at 65-67 mph. The mooring cover, snugged up, worked well. Used the support poles. Drove next to her on the highway a few times to check on it. Hardest part is finding a spot for both when stopping for lunch :)

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The 190's tow very easily and honestly don't add a ton of workload to the trip. Glad to hear it all went smoothly!
 

adrianp89

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Floor jack is a must for any road trip. I keep a foot long piece of 2x6 wood in the truck for a base (never know when you're going to be using the jack in dirt/grass/mud. I keep a 2 ft breaker bar and sockets for my truck and trailer tires. A ryobi air pump is also very handy..... these things stay in my truck 24/7.
 
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