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Old 07-12-2015, 12:43 PM   #1
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1st long trip.

About to embark on our first trip of any length with our '71 excella....have 4 new tires and all bearings repacked or replaced. Any thing else that should concern us? TV will be either chevy z71 or Honda pilot(better gas mileage).

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Old 07-12-2015, 04:00 PM   #2
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I carry an "infrared digital thermometer gun" which you can get from Ebay for less than $10 delivered. At each stop I check the temperature of the brakes and hubs on all 8 wheels. This gives early warning of loss of air pressure or binding brakes. I also use it when adjusting brakes, ensuring that all the wheels on the trailer are within 10 degrees after heavy test braking. This gives me peace of mind on a long trip.
Bon voyage!
Nick Crowhurst, Excella 25 1988, Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel. England in summer, USA in winter.
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