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Old 08-18-2013, 11:25 PM   #21
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Returned a couple of weeks ago from Rocky Mountain National Park. On the return leg we did the drive in one day (RMNP to Kansas City). Total of around 670 miles. Best advice, put the pedal to the metal and give up any hope of getting double digit mileage.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:49 PM   #22
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You should have no worries on a trip like that. We just made a trip from Ohio to the Black hills and on to Yellowstone. Just under 5k miles round trip. Total driving time for the 2 weeks was 105 hrs. We hade zero problems. I suggest that you start off with good tires and re-pack your wheel bearings if you haven't all ready done so. Sunflower seeds will keep you occupied while driving long distances.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:15 PM   #23
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Thanks for all the help everyone. I've been looking the Roo over even though its brand new, checking everything, making sure I know how to change a tire on the trailer, and I have all the tools I might need for anything. Looking forward to it.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:21 AM   #24
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I am curious now after reading this thread, anything special in changing a camper tire, or with dual axels?
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I am curious now after reading this thread, anything special in changing a camper tire, or with dual axels?
No....I was just making sure I had the right tools. Bottle jack, a sturdy base to put the jack on, and where to actually lift the trailer. Other than that, nothing different.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:33 PM   #26
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If you have dual axels, research "trailer aid". No reason to mess with a jack. I have changed tires on a horse trailer with a trailer aid (with a horse in the trailer), they work great and are very stable.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:50 PM   #27
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If you have dual axels, research "trailer aid". No reason to mess with a jack. I have changed tires on a horse trailer with a trailer aid (with a horse in the trailer), they work great and are very stable.

YEP, this thing Trailer-Aid - Camco TRAILER AID - Towing Accessories - Camping World is pure genius!

The sales lady where I'm picking ours up tomorrow said her salesman was on the interstate and passed an RV with a flat. He had one of these in his truck so he stopped to help.

RV owner bought it from him on the spot.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:10 AM   #28
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I live "out here" too and if I have to go that far I'm flying and staying at a hotel : )

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sorry, for us out West, 570 miles is not considering a "long" drive.
that's pretty common out here.
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YEP, this thing Trailer-Aid - Camco TRAILER AID - Towing Accessories - Camping World is pure genius!

The sales lady where I'm picking ours up tomorrow said her salesman was on the interstate and passed an RV with a flat. He had one of these in his truck so he stopped to help.

RV owner bought it from him on the spot.
Be aware- depending on your camper, it may not work. I don't have one, but I built a ramp out of Lynx Leveler blocks that was 5" tall and my flat tire was still firmly on the ground. I had to go up another 1"+ with my EquaFlex suspension.
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Be aware- depending on your camper, it may not work.
+1 It wont lift mine high enough to get a tire off the ground due to the equaflex either.
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