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Old 04-01-2012, 08:10 AM   #1
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Newbe question


We bought our first ever trailer a 2012 17n a few weeks ago. Our first trip was 60 miles from the dealer to home. This was the first time I have towed anything. Our 2 trip was 1500 miles from Washington to Arizona last week. The trip went pretty well with no issues. We pretty much drove straight through staying one night at a rest stop and one night at a Wall-Mart. With 3 dogs it sure made it easier than trying to find a hotel late at night that takes dogs.
I have a question. With a new trailer are their any service or maintenance tasks that should be done or looked at after the first few thousand miles?
We plan on being in AZ for a few months, taking a few short trips on weekends and then spending a week or more when we return to WA camping along the way.


PS: Our TV is a V8 GMC Savanna conversion Van. Should I put a tranny cooler on it?

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Old 04-01-2012, 08:41 AM   #2
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Hey Al welcome to the group. IMHO, I would keep an eye on the temp for a couple more trips.

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Old 04-01-2012, 09:10 AM   #3
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I would check the wheel nots every 50 miles for the first 200, sounds like you have passed that though.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:29 AM   #4
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Welcome to the JOF, algie1100. Like jepotts said, torque the lugs down to spec on the wheels and make sure your air pressure is where it's supposed to be.
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