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Old 02-03-2016, 08:26 AM   #11
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Should be fine. We took our old '03 Kiwi 17a, a lightweight hybrid, on 2 long trips, one almost 6k total miles, the other a bit over 3k miles. We had that trailer for 10 years and aside from faded decals it was like new when we traded it. We took our current X20E, also a lightweight, on an 1800 mile trip last Sept.

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Old 02-04-2016, 12:49 AM   #12
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Our 2011 Jayfeather 28U ultralight is similar to the Jayco White Hawk 27RLS. We have taken our trailer round trips from Ontario to the Atlantic Provinces, Florida, Los Angeles, San Diago and we are now in Quartzite. Total is well over 35000 miles.

Tires and bearings do need to be kept in good shape.

You should have no issue with the trailer handling the trip you are looking at.

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Old 02-10-2016, 08:34 PM   #13
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We have taken our 28DSBH from Ontario to PEI then all the way to Vancouver Island and back to Ontario. So far I have 17,000 kms on it and as previous posters mentioned just do routine bearing, brake and suspension maintenance and you will be fine. I did have the nylon suspension bushings replaced with brass as the nylon wore out after our first season. The brass bushings have grease fittings so they should last a lot longer.
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Old 02-10-2016, 09:04 PM   #14
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What everyone else said.

We probably have well over 10K miles on our htt
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:49 AM   #15
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I was concerned about tire pressure and temperature while traveling and the possibility of a blowout so I bought a Tire Monitor System. I figured it was a great investment because one blowout will do a lot more damage than the cost of the system. I bought mine on Ebay for $210 last summer but I think there is a new version out. Here is what I bought, but it wasn't through this vendor, Tireminder TPMS with 4 Transmitters and A Hard Wired Signal Booster TMG400C 4B | eBay Camping World sells the newer ones for a lot more. I also think they are sold on Amazon.

I really like the system and it has worked great every time. I did not install the booster because my camper is only 25' and was not necessary. I like that it continually monitors the temperature and pressure of every tire and if it senses any sign of a pending blowout it sets off an alarm.


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