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Old 02-01-2016, 09:25 AM   #1
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We want to go to Texas and Arizona and are wondering if our Whitehawk is built soloid enough to go cross country?
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:37 AM   #2
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Do you mean 'cross country' on paved roads or ???
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:46 AM   #3
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Yes just on regular paved roads. It just doesn't seem like its built strong enough for long distances.
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:16 AM   #4
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I would think so. Our first TT was an X23B (Hybrid) which was pretty lightly built and in the 2 years we owned it put a bit over 8k miles. Our longest trip was just shy of 2k miles and we had 5 trips that ranged from 700 to 1100 miles.
My point of worry was (and is) tires and wheel bearings.
I compare a TT to a boat or airplane, they are constantly needing some form of maintenance. If you keep up with its needs it will be pretty reliable.
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:26 AM   #5
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We put nearly 10,000 miles in 2 years with a 28DSBH. Absolutely no concern with the longevity of the trailer.
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:26 AM   #6
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We've hauled our White Hawk from San Antonio to Las Cruces, NM 2x now without any issues. X2 what RedHorse1 said...tires & wheel bearings + keep speed down. We just had wheel bearings re-packed (have had trailer for just over 1 year). Plan to upgrade tires this year as well.
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:23 PM   #7
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rrbenn, My wife and I towed our White Hawk 20MRB from Seattle to eastern Ohio and back last summer inside of three weeks, about 6000 miles. The White Hawk is built strong enough!

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Old 02-02-2016, 09:53 PM   #8
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I'd also agree with RedHorse1 - especially as we have a single-axle light-weight unit. Tires - fanatical about the pressure - check every day before heading out when traveling - sometimes more if the days travel includes any significant elevation gain/loss. And heat - I always like to check the tires and the wheels every time we pull in for a fuel up or a rest break. Figure out what the normal tire and wheel temps are and then pay attention to them. Given how relatively inexpensive an IR gun is nowadays that will probably get added to the tool kit for the upcoming season. And figure out what the best speed is for your combination and then stick with it. For us it's 62.

We bought the unit to go places with and my feeling is that properly maintained it should be up to the task. We put almost 4K miles on the unit last season including a southern Utah trip that was about 2400 miles over 9 days. We have two more of those to book-end the upcoming season so will probably be close to 6K miles by the time we are done in the fall. I'm also having the wheel bearings repacked next month just prior to our first trip out (and I carry a spare pair in the tool box).

Good luck, enjoy the travel and Happy Camping...
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Shouldn't be a problem.
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Agree with everyone too. We had over 11k miles on our WH in the two years we owned her and never had any issues. Repacked the wheel bearing at the end of each season and monitored tire pressure religiously.
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