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Old 12-23-2008, 10:13 AM   #15
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Just make sure that flatdeck trailer has a winch and at least 4 good tie downs with it and take a long length of rope (In case the trailer door won't stay shut)....

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Ya might wanna wait till the weather abaits before ya 'DO' this move, LOL!!!
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:23 AM   #16
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Find a cream puff that's only a few blocks from home?
Well yeah that would work, but she's just lucky! Most of us aren't!

I think he meant new tires.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:25 AM   #17
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Just make sure that flatdeck trailer has a winch and at least 4 good tie downs with it and take a long length of rope (In case the trailer door won't stay shut)....

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Ya might wanna wait till the weather abaits before ya 'DO' this move, LOL!!!
Tire chains..........
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:38 PM   #18
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I'm assuming ur thinking of picking up the Bigfoot 5th wheel up in WA that we've been discussing. Since that is a dual axle and appears to have been sitting awhile, I would plan on four new tires(drawback to a dual axle trailer) at a local shop with new bearings, which are cheap insurance. Then it is getting the lights working and the right hitch setup and I doubt you'd have too much to worry about getting on the road. I don't think I'd shortcut the tires and bearings since you'll be pulling a long distance initially.

Before we left on our 4000 mile journey in July on our bad axle, we put new radials on and even through the bottoming out, etc. the new tires got us through with no issues.

One tip that is worth looking at is one thing I'm asking for Christmas. The Depot has a bunch of special order "mechanics tool sets" for Christmas presents that are very well priced. They fold up into a very small briefcase and are very complete. Might be worth buying one of these for the permanent trailer toolkit because they are so compact. I'm hoping I get one!!
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:19 PM   #19
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Thanks for the ideas Greg.

Those tool sets are really nice. Costco has one by Crescent and it's on my xmas list already.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:19 PM   #20
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If you are talking about the one that is in a gold case with two doors I have one and think it is great.
It has a full set of 1/4" 3/8" & 1/2" sockets end wrenches allen wrench's in both American and Metric plus a screw driver with a bunch of bits and I am sure I forgot something LOL

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Those tool sets are really nice. Costco has one by Crescent and it's on my xmas list already.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:37 PM   #21
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I think he meant new tires.
New tires already mounted on new rims.

(I was trying to leave her an opportunity to chime in.)
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:43 PM   #22
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New tires already mounted on new rims.

(I was trying to leave her an opportunity to chime in.)
I think she is buried in the snow.
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I didn't see fuses on your list. Might need them.
What cleaning supplies are you taking? Will you need to spruce it up for any inspections?

Oh, and TP is always welcome.
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Take a copy of the Buyers Check List. If for no other reason, than it will remind you to have the seller show you were the VIN number is located! We seem to be having a rash of new owners struggling with this issue:
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:33 PM   #25
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Cleaning supplies a good idea and I always carry TP!

I can't edit my first post anymore, I guess there is a 24 hr rule.

Hubby and I are going to talk this list over and I'll add another list, hopefully a moderator can edit the list.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:45 PM   #26
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Lizbeth,

Is this a Christmas present to each other?

Prayer first,
Your good sense of humor!,
A feeling of adventure which must last beyond the trip,
At least 2 rolls of paper towels,
Hand cleaner,
Bright lantern with extra batteries,
Jump-it w/ compressor (helps when checking out TT light system, etc.),
Tire chains for tug,
Snow shovels and 5 gallon pail of cinders (like Cal-trans spreads on the roads),
Heavy-duty large umbrella,
Patience (essential if tempers flair with each other) and endurance,
Phone numbers (and e-mail addresses) of friends who live along the way,
Lap-top computer, cell phone and chargers,

Remember---you are making memories (good, bad or just laughable!) &
you know how we all feel about pictures!!

And the good wishes from all of us!!!
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:03 PM   #27
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No not a present to each other...I wish it was. It's in really bad shape, a complete rebuild and the owner isn't into cutting a deal. There is always hope though!

Good list! Eric and I have been tossing things back and forth, some of them you just covered.

We want to add-

Tools-
Hammer
Pipe wrench
Vice grips
Chisels
Hack saw and extra blades

Towing-
Safety chains

Repair-
Cotter pins if doing bearing work
Scrap wood
Fuses
Misc Hardware- Screws, nuts and bolts
Metal plumbers tape- Eric love this stuff

Misc-
Credit cards
Auto Club/Hood Sam Memberships

Eric wanted me to add more money for food and snacks because having a full belly helps me with the patience thing!
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I am dug out now, but my trailer isn't :-P

Yes, I bought new rims and tires and Kurt helped me get them on and away I went.

That didn't take long, but we wired the pigtail which was a lesson in "come in after someone with odd electrical skills".

It was 30 miles from home on ALL mountain roads.

I haven't seen anyone ask *Specifically*... WHY are you asking? What did you do?

Yep, I would wait a bit before going up there if it's a journey to the NW.

Oh, here is another thing for your list

"Take Gina, all expenses paid, she gives good directions and speaks grunge fluently"
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