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Old 02-10-2015, 12:05 PM   #51
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Lugs are 13/16" on my 19.
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:23 PM   #52
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Without starting a new topic, what should I be bringing with to get the trailer home? It's a 1450 mile trip, and I'll probably do it in 3 days.

The trailer will be winterized and I'll leave it that way; but intend to sleep in it. Obviously, I need to bring bedding; but I'll skip the kitchen stuff, other than what's required to make coffee.

I carry tools that are appropriate to a Tacoma. Are the lug nuts metric? Do I need anything other than a couple of Robertson screwdrivers?
The lugs are 13/16, bring a torque wrench because the lugs should be torqued to 98-115 ft-lbs and according to the manual:
*Re-torque after first:
10 miles --> 25 miles --> 50 miles and then before every trip."

Another thing is you can't put any items in your trailer until it's delivered to you in Sumas.
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:29 PM   #53
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Bottle jack.
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Water, coffee and coffee maker, have ETI fill the propane tanks for your heat, carry your 30 amp cord (if you have the removable option) in your tow vehicle, it will be easier to use if it is warmer than being out in the front box all day subject to colder temperatures, have ETI check the door seal and put some foam rubber if there are gaps, maps and your passport, spare keys to your tug, a portable heater to use at night if you have hookups, some rv antifreeze to use in the bath toilet if used, sheets and blankets for bed. Spend the time reading the manuals that will come with the trailer.
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When the time comes to outfit the kitchen etc., don't cheap out. Buy the same stuff that you use at home or you'll just end up replacing it later in frustration.
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When the time comes to outfit the kitchen etc., don't cheap out. Buy the same stuff that you use at home or you'll just end up replacing it later in frustration.
We have that covered. The Mrs is using this as an opportunity to upgrade the home kitchen. We'll take the "old" stuff camping (and I'll keep my mouth shut about the expense).

I'll toss a 13/16" socket and a torque wrench in for the drive. Why would I use a bottle jack? I'd assume that I can drive onto a 2x6 to change the tire on a dual axle trailer or am I missing something?
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Wasn't thinking dual axle.
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:55 PM   #59
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Why would I use a bottle jack? I'd assume that I can drive onto a 2x6 to change the tire on a dual axle trailer or am I missing something?
Maybe, but I don't think always. Depends on what type of material the wheel is sitting on. If it's soft the 1 1/2" lift from the 2 x 6 might not quite be enough.

I'd carry a second one to be sure but I always carry a jack. Seems like cheap insurance.

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If the suspension of one axle is only compressed 1-1/2 inches by the entire load of the trailer, then the 2x6 is enough - I assume you'll need more height than that if you need to get a tire in the air.
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