A few weeks ago there was a thread in a referral post wherein a fellow new to eggs asked what people usually bring with them to scope out and/or buy an egg they're not sure about, especially when travelling a distance.
Since no-one will probably look for the information there, I think I'll add it here. Lizbeth probably would have got all this already, but for future reference:
Greg A said:
I hear a lot of folks bring new tires and rims, or take it down to a local tire shop and get new tires and bearings packed before hitting the road. If you go for one of these, bring seven pin, plus four pin hookups and lots of wiring tools etc. so you can make sure you have what you need to get the lights
working. Usually, you can get enough info before going to know if its roadworthy with maybe some tires or such.
And then I (Raya) added:
Also, it's handy if you can show up on a weekday (or at least not a Sunday), and if you can ascertain whether there are auto-parts or Wal-Mart type places nearby. That way you can check it all out and then, once you know you'll be buying it, buy anything that you don't have with you.
As Greg mentioned, bring tools. I find that zip ties and electrical
tape can come in handy for things like securing dangling wiring harnesses and flapping toungue jack handles to the frame (especially if you can get them tight enough so movement and chafe are not a factor).
I'd also check with your home state DMV before you go so that you know what you need in the way of title
or other documents. I also typed up a bill-of-sale before I left (you can write one by hand, on the scene, but I just made mine with blank lines [underscores] where the unknown parts were). I figured anything that made it easier to read and more "official" looking for the DMV would help ease the process along. Plus that way I didn't forget to put something important in the bill of sale.
A digital camera can be nice for slipping into small crevices you can't see and for getting photos of the frame. And there's a handy "buyer's checklist" you can print out from this site (see it in the left hand margin).
Now I'll also add that an ice pick is handy for probing unsuspecting wood...
PS: I'd add a 1-7/8" ball to Booker's collection. Both my Boler
and (ex) Trillium
have that size.