Hi Fellow Escapees,
DH & I are getting ready for the drive up to ETI to pick up our new 19' baby in a few weeks!
The time has finally come; the long wait is over!
So, The last items to purchase are the wheel and hitch locks, along with wheel chocks.
1. Can anyone share which type of locks are the most secure, but also easier to physically handle since I have rather weak hands?
So far, as far as quality, sturdiness and reliability go, my research has come up with the hitch lock from Proven Industries. Also, we will use a tire lock, and so far, the Brahma brand looks quite sturdy.
Do you think these two brands are the best combination to have for trailer theft prevention?Any comments or opinions as to any other brands/types that would be secure, as well as best/easiest for me to handle?
2. Ditto for the chocks.. Some owners have opted for a two different chock system to hold the trailer study. What brands and sizes do you recommend, again keeping in mind strength and maneuverability?
3. We want to keep weight at a minimum for our first hauling trip. So besides a couple of kitchen items, and the very basic bedding, clothing and personal items, could you recommend any other items you found to be indispensable for your maiden trip?
4. I have a little lap dog who will be coming along for the adventure. Has anyone had difficulty or issues transporting their canine friends back-and-forth across the border? We have all the documentation including health certificate, updated shot records, etc. Is anything else needed? ( She cannot tolerate boarding at all, so she must come with us . )
Thank you in advance for responding and for your advice. You all have been so incredibly helpful to us newbies along the way, and we appreciate it very much!