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Old 01-14-2016, 07:25 AM   #11
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I would take a couple of 5 gallon gas cans filled up just in case.
X2! Something else to consider is a TPMS for the trailer tires. It will take a lot of guessing out of what's going on back there.

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Old 01-14-2016, 08:44 AM   #12
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One aux gas can is enough. Goal is to get you to the next gas station if you end up having to stretch it [Don't do that!]. Have never been a fan of Tpms as they tend to be pretty pricey for a good system. My thinking is that as long as you have dual axles, you will feel a flat on one wheel so you can stop. If you make a policy of eyeballing your tires each time you stop for any reason, you should be good to go. I also check each hub by placing my hand on the hub after towing for 20 or 30 miles. Stop and have it checked if it is hot [not warm] to the touch.

Before your trip, open up at your home and test all your systems [fridge, furnace, lights in and out, water pump, Water heater [if you are dewinterized only], propane full, battery topped off].
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:24 AM   #13
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One thing that proved useful on our long AK trip last summer was a 'trailer first aid'' kit. Just some stuff like electrical tape, gorilla tape, plumbers tape, zip ties, rv goop, etc. You may not experience rough roads to speak of, but it only takes a well-placed rock hit to need such a kit. On our return leg, a few thousand miles from home, I noticed water leaking from under the trailer while fueling up. Closer inspection revealed a cracked/leaking low point drain valve (presumably from a rock). We still wanted to have some water in the fresh tank so I fixed the leak with plumbers tape, electrical tape, and zip ties. Good luck and have fun!
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Old 01-18-2016, 05:29 PM   #14
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We did a long trip this past June, 1100 miles each way. We stopped quite a bit to stretch our legs, grab a snack and check the TV and TT.

Usually DW sleeps while traveling and makes the driving boring. This trip she stayed awake the whole roundtrip, listened to lots of music and sang with radio .... we are horrible at singing, but it made us laugh and passed the time quickly.
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Don't forget to check out your TV thoroughly! We did our trip and our front wheel bearings went out. Found a Napa auto and I fixed them in front of their shop.
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Have a safe trip and always watch your six at all times when you get out, because you never know what will happen, i don't know how you feel about having a weapon but I would have one close.

Nowadays I carry where ever I go, and I never leave without it, now if it a place where you can't carry put it in a safe.
Missed your post first time thru but am in total agreement with carrying a means of protecting yourself while on the road. That remote campsite, a rest area late at night etc. To each their own, but my TT/TV is NOT a gun free zone. Just be aware of the states you will be traveling thru and act accordingly.
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I would take a couple of 5 gallon gas cans filled up just in case.
x2 but make sure you can actually fill your TV with the gas can. I bought a can with the new anti-vapor lock on it and I could not get the spring loaded valve to release with the neck stuck in my truck's filler opening. The can proved to be a worthless purchase.
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Missed your post first time thru but am in total agreement with carrying a means of protecting yourself while on the road. That remote campsite, a rest area late at night etc. To each their own, but my TT/TV is NOT a gun free zone. Just be aware of the states you will be traveling thru and act accordingly.
I always have at least 2 9mm handguns and extra magazines for each with me on a trip.
We're leaving for Florida Saturday, 1,000 miles, and I'm thinking I'll throw one of my ar's under the bed with some extra mags and an ammo can of 5.56x45.
Who knows, I might find a shooting range close by the camp ground.

No one ever complained because they ended up being over gunned.
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So the DW and I are about 6 weeks away from our first long haul we are so excited to be headed to the Fort (1300 miles each way) we hope to do around 400mi a day. Our tt (x17z) is still pretty well brand new, under 500 miles on it. Other then hitting the scale to confirm weight, full propane tanks, proper tire pressures any tips last minute checks or suggestions to make our first big adventure smooth sailing? Must haves? Can't live withouts?
We've found that on long travel days (6-8 hours), the most important thing is the comfort within the TV! We upgraded to diesel and as the passenger, I sure white-knuckle a whole lot less!!
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Just curious how do you all carry your gas? We had a can in trailer but it stunk. Since put it underneath in one of compartments but would prefer it attached on outside somehow.

BTW, my husband brings his gun too on camping trips. We have to be more careful though with locking it up because we have kids.
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