At the end of this month I'll be driving from NY to Houston and then back a couple of weeks later.
I'll be pulling a 28 ft car hauler with my kid's car as well as the contents of his apartment.
Looking for ideas on what kind of prepping to do.
I'll be getting the oil changed and tires rotated a week before I leave. I ordered a 5lb ABC fire extinguisher to take along. I'll have a 2.5 gallon spare jug of DEF. I'm taking a small pancake air compressor as well as a 2kw generator and a complete set of tools.
Truck has close to 9k miles and tires are in great shape. Trailer will have new Goodyear tires plus two spares.
So, I'm ready for suggestions on what I haven't even thought of.
Oh, I installed a wired 1080p always on camera onto the back of the trailer which will drive a 7" screen which will be securely attached to my rearview mirror.
Today I hitched up the trailer and installed the new weight distribution hitch I just got and tested the lights, brakes and rearview camera.
Trailer's going to be maxed out at 10k with about a 1000-1200 hitch weight leaving me 1000 lbs for myself, my son who will assist in the driving as well as the tools etc. in the truck.
I bought a hitch scale to be sure of the tongue weight and I'm weighing and tallying verything going into the trailer. My plan is to load the car into the trailer first and then sit the coupler on the scale so that I can keep an eye on and adjust as necessary the position of the weight in the trailer to maintain my desired tongue weight.
As soon as I enter NJ I'm planning on getting on a CAT scale to verify everything.
I'm also going to be keeping good notes on fuel consumption and figure out my optimum speed.
With an 11 ft high x 8-1/2 ft wide flat nosed trailer I know that I'll be crying all the way there and back.
ing for 12mpg but we'll soon find out.
Total trip will be around 3500 miles.