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Old 02-03-2021, 11:20 AM   #1
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New to forum. Upgraded from pop-up in 2018 to a Mini-lite 2508. Loving the upgrade. Mostly take weekend trips from Baton Rouge. Our longest was 5 days to Hot Springs, AR back in November.
Planning a 7 day, 1,700 mile trip to Key Largo this summer. Planning multiple stops along the way.
Pretty comfortable towing(take it slow), backing, setting up. With such a long haul, I just want to avoid any problems that would disrupt the trip.

Any tips on preparation before the trip?
Maintenance to do before hand? Want to avoid stopping on the side of the road. Since it will be summer through Florida, don't want an AC problems.

Things to watch for along the way?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-03-2021, 11:44 AM   #2
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Any tips on preparation before the trip?
Maintenance to do before hand? Want to avoid stopping on the side of the road. Since it will be summer through Florida, don't want an AC problems.)
Your main concern will be tires and wheel maintenance before you leave and checking them as you travel.
As for ac, not much you can do except make certain that the filters are clean and vents are clear. If you don't have an EMS (upgraded surge protector) that protects from low voltage - get one and use it. Low voltage tends to burn out appliances.
Welcome to the forum....Have a great trip!
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X2 on the tires, wheels, and bearings.
We always check the wheels by touch after about 50 miles, to see if they are hot to the touch.

If those are the original tires, check for cracks in the sidewalls.
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put tire minders on your camper tires.
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X2 on the tires, wheels, and bearings.
We always check the wheels by touch after about 50 miles, to see if they are hot to the touch.

If those are the original tires, check for cracks in the sidewalls.
Better yet, if they are original OEM tires just replace them... Goodyear Endurance or Maxxis 8008 tires will be peace of mind...

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Old 02-10-2021, 12:04 PM   #8
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Thanks again for all the info.
As for the TPMS, do you have a brand you recommend?
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Thanks again for all the info.
As for the TPMS, do you have a brand you recommend?

I have the TST 507 Series, as do many others the (ST) Truck System Technologies 507 RV Cap Sensors. You may ask your self if you want to pay that amount 'up front'.... think of it this way, one slow leak that you do not know about that goes down after you have driven for two hours without stopping and the tire shreds and rips the fender and part of the siding and under belly off. Bits and pieces flying everywhere and your trip just cost you over 2,000 dollars in repairs. You will be oh so glad you had an early warning to where you can safety pull over and change the tire. One flat tire warning will pay for itself the very first time.



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Old 02-10-2021, 01:24 PM   #10
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this is great. i agree, a little extra security goes a long way.
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