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Re: First Trip Tips for Dummies.

Postby Wolffarmer » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:53 pm

One of the things that helps me in backing up a trailer is that after you make a correction, you will probably need to cancel that correction at some point. And do it a bit before you think you really need to. Also note before you start to back up what objects should be on the right side, and on the left side.

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Re: First Trip Tips for Dummies.

Postby crumvoc » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:48 pm

Lug wrench. A jack that will actually work for lifting the wheels. I have a small/light/cheap floor jack that I keep in an equipment box (this is also good for leveling the trailer.) 12 V air compressor. Tubeless tire repair kit. A bigger first aid kit than you think you need. A better tool kit than you think you will need. A box of vinyl gloves and a pair of cheap cloth gloves set aside for yucky jobs.
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Re: First Trip Tips for Dummies.

Postby Wolffarmer » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:04 am

crumvoc wrote:Lug wrench. A jack that will actually work for lifting the wheels. I have a small/light/cheap floor jack that I keep in an equipment box (this is also good for leveling the trailer.) 12 V air compressor. Tubeless tire repair kit. A bigger first aid kit than you think you need. A better tool kit than you think you will need. A box of vinyl gloves and a pair of cheap cloth gloves set aside for yucky jobs.


For years I have carried one of those good 4 arm lug wrench, what ever they are really called. But now that I am getting a bit older, weaker and less flexible I am thinking about one of those 12v impact wrenches. Does anyone have experience with these?

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Re: First Trip Tips for Dummies.

Postby slowcowboy » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:22 am

I had one back in college randy. it burnt up pretty quick it was a wally world special.

it was slow. I doubt it will do what a 120 or a air one will.

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Re: First Trip Tips for Dummies.

Postby Forrest747 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:18 pm

Here is my newbie question.
What is the shelf life of Coleman gas.
On average if you have a lantern and a stove how much gas will you go through in a 3 day weekend. cooking two meals and a couple hours of lantern light.
Better to buy the gallon or quart size coleman gas.
What is teh average velocity of a swallow?
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Re: First Trip Tips for Dummies.

Postby Wolffarmer » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:12 pm

Don't worry about shelf life. There are far to many other things of great importance to worry about. I have burned Coleman Fuel that I know was about 20 years old. It was in a well sealed Optimus 80 stove. Burned like a champ. I have burned some from some very old, questionable, rusty, dirty nasty looking Coleman cans. Burned just fine. So save the money. Buy a gallon of the CF and just keep the lid on on tight and store it properly and I would not worry for about 10-15 years.

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