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Old 12-22-2008, 06:54 PM   #1
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All you bored snowed in people help me make a list of stuff needed to go fetch a trailer far away from home that is in bad shape. We are going to assume the worst for this list, things could break or fall off.

I want a detailed list when we are done. Hopefully it will be helpful to anyone considering getting a fixer.

Trailer pick up list

Tools-
Socket Set
Wire Strippers
Pliers
Multi-meter
Cordless drill- bits and drivers
Screw drivers
Wrenches
Inverter for charging cordless drill
Ratcheting Tie-down Strap
Bottle Jack
Generator
Extension Cord

Towing supplies-
Magnetic Towing Light Kit
12v portable air pump
1 7/8", 2", 2 5/16" hitch balls if you do not
know what hitch size it has
7 pin/4pin adapter

Repair supplies-
Zip ties
Electrical tape
Rope
Bungee Cords
Duct tape
12/14/16g wire
Wire connectors

Misc.-
Digital camera to document the pieces falling off
Buckets of cash
Ice chest with drinks and snacks
Coffee thermos
W-D 40
Rust penetrant
Grease

Worst case-
Flatbed Trailer Rental
Floor jack
Tires/wheels
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:59 PM   #2
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duct tape... lots of it!
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:02 PM   #3
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If it's that bad maybe rent a flatbed trailer to put it on. Oh and cash lots of cash.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:05 PM   #5
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...a list of stuff needed to go fetch a trailer far away from home that is in bad shape.

I want a detailed list when we are done.

1. Duct tape
2. Buckets of cash
3. Flatbed Trailer Rental (from Pjanits)
4. Racheting Tie-down Strap
(at least 2, possibly up to 6)
5. Magnetic Towing Light Kit

How did you get your Boler Home?
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:12 PM   #6
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How did you get your Boler Home?
We hooked on to it and drug it away, it was daylight and we were only 50ish miles from home so there was AAA coverage.

We stopped at the first AM/PM and put air in the tires, got on the freeway in the slow lane and got home without being pulled over or having trouble.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:24 PM   #7
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Assuming you're hoping that the Flatbed Rental would be Plan B, I would add:

Complete 7-pin pigtail in case you need to activate the trailer's own brakes...

I would also do what Gina D. did when she picked up her 17' Burro...
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:38 PM   #8
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I think the worse case scenario is flat tires / bad electrical.

1. Socket Set
2. Wire Strippers
3. Multi-meter
4. 12/14/16g wire
5. clamp down wire connectors
6. 12v portable air pump.
7. Cordless drill and every bit you can think of
8. Worst case scenario - temporary trailer light set (Magentic as Fredrick recommends)
9. 1 3/4", 2", 2 5/16" hitch balls if you do not know what hitch size it has
10. 7 pin/4pin adapter if you don't know what what pin type it has.

Edit: I cannot stress enough how awesome 12v pumps are - I have 60 gallon, 4 gallon, and 2 gallon compressors at home. The little 12v compressor gets used more than all the rest combined. Tires, beach balls, bicycle tires, air mattresses - how can you live without one! ... end sales pictch
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:28 PM   #9
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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...

Raya

PS: I'd add a 1-7/8" ball to Booker's collection. Both my Boler and (ex) Trillium have that size.
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Doh! I meant 1-7/8" ... must be all the christmas parties

Zip ties and electrical tape, how could I miss that - they are both in my trailer tool bin
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I would also do what Gina D. did when she picked up her 17' Burro...
Which was?
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:00 AM   #12
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Which was?
Find a cream puff that's only a few blocks from home?

R.

PS: Booker - I figured you'd either had too much nog, or were maybe having a bit of metric conversion fever (nog induced?) since I know you have a Trillium
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I thought the 4th from the last was "Bottle of Jack"
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:28 AM   #14
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And I would suggest that you upgrade to TWO buckets of money. lol


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