Originally Posted by rah.rrt
A week from today we are taking out 27hfs from here (western Montana) to the Mt Rushmore area of South Dakota. About a thousand miles one way. This will be my first long haul with a big trailer. Any tips, tricks, suggestions are welcome.
No more than 5 hours per day. Getting in while there is still plenty of daylight and leaving after rush hour makes for a pleasant first trip. My first one was based on an 8 hour driving day. By the end of the first week the DW was looking at Orbitz for airline tickets home,
Take your time setting up and tearing down.
Nothing will ruin a trip like leaving your spouse or one of the children behind.
Watch I Love Lucy's "The Long Trailer" and Robin William's in "RV" -
DON"T do anything they did.
Watch your speed.
Check tire air pressure before you leave.
Chocks in first thing and out last thing.
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