Trucks & Trailers - Long distance trailer question
THE HULL TRUTH is the world's largest FREE network for the discussion of Boating & Fishing. Whether you're researching a new boat, or are a seasoned Captain, you'll find The Hull Truth Boating & Fishing Message Forum contains a wealth of information from Boaters and Sportfishermen around the world.
07-05-2012, 01:04 PM
I am borrowing my friends motorcycle trailer for an upcoming trip from Miami to the Smokies and back .....
Furthest I have ever trailered my boat was 100 miles...... Anything specific I should do during the long trip ?
Plan to have it serviced before I leave ..... Thanks guys :thumbsup:
07-05-2012, 03:31 PM
extra hub and bearing set. extra spare.
and of course the tools to do the work on the side of the road....
07-09-2012, 02:51 PM
Raytech or similar to make sure hubs aren't getting hot. Extra grease, spare, and all the usual crap. I pulled from NJ to FL -- it was nice being able to "shoot" the hubs and knowing they were all equal. :)
07-09-2012, 03:21 PM
(1) Check the "born on date" for the tires.
Older than 4 years, and you are in the higher probability for failure age.
(2) Be sure you have air pressure set to the max as stated on the tire wall.
(3) Check the temperature of the hubs every time you stop, you should be able to touch them with out getting burned.
(4) Limit your speed to 65 mph, this is the limit of the tire, yet still fast enough to get there in a timely manner.
You should be fine.
07-10-2012, 01:31 PM
Spare tire, hydraulic jack, four way lug wrench are a must.
07-17-2012, 11:06 PM
Join Boat US and get the trailer/tow option. Best $$$ ever spent