I am leaving in three weeks for a trip from Florida to Maine. I was hoping some of you veterns could tell me how to prepare for this trip. What mechanical aspects of the TT and TV should I have done to make this a trip to remember and not a nightmare to forget? This is my first long distance trip so any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
ive never done a long haul like that but ide say make sure the wheel bearings in the TT are packed and good.Maybe change the trans filter in the TV if its a auto.Other than that if you have done good maint in the years past you should be good to go.Good luck and hope its a smooth trouble free trip.If you have troubles in Upstate NY give a shout,If you are close by ill give a hand or point you to someone who can hopefully.
2010 1500 Silverado Z71
2013 Forest River Cherokee 245Q
For me it's make sure everything in the trailer is working, fill the gas bottles check the batteries and tires. If not done recently have the bearings and brakes done on the trailer. On the TV have the tranny fluid and filter changed if it's been awhile, also the radiator fluid. Have the brakes and tires checked too. Change the oil.
Figure out where you want to be on any holidays when CG's fill up and plan accordingly, same goes for very popular attractions like Acadia. Find out when and how to avoid badly conjested areas like DC, NYC. Saturday am going to Me. On 95 Can be bad too.
Bob & Deb
12 F150 HD SCAB EcoBoost LB 4x4
06 Starcraft 18SB
Before my 1200 mile trip to Disney I brought my TV in to have all fluids changed. I also bought a small compressor to ensure my TT tire pressure was at 65psi every morning before we moved out to our next CG.
Joe,Joyce 4 kids & 3 dogs
2004 Ford Excursion LTD 4x4 V-10 3.73 Gears, Hellwig Swaybar, Bilstein Shocks & Steering Stabilizer, Roadmaster Active Suspension, Super Duty Tow Mirrors
Reese Dual Cam & Prodigy Brake Controller
2010 Jayco G2 32BHDS.
I make a trip down and back from FL every year, The main thing I do is stop about every two hrs for a stretch, esp if you have youngens on board, at every stop I go around and check tires and bearings (with my therm gun, inexpensive tool) check tire pressure every day. Road up to Richmond is good after that avoid DC, like 17, to 66, to 81, head for Tappanze br, if rush hr go around Hart. CN (not sure of rt. its south of Hart.) Mass pike to 495. and you are there. Int place is LL Bean (Freeport ME) Acaida Nat park is a must, spent 10 days there last yr. camped at Bar-Harbor campgnd. no rev, pick your own site go back to office & reg. two KoA's are nice but big $. BH CG was close to town Bar-Hbr. and ent. to park (found Nat Pk sites small) If you are old like me get a Gold Eagel pass. go in and out free. I drive to Banger and down to Elsworth, Rt. 1 south of Ellsworth is busy, North is not so busy. There is a lot to see in the great state of Maine if you have time. Stop at Welcomb ctr. - have lots of info for you. If you see a Sprinter TT with a Red Sox plate on back say Hi.