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Old 09-04-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Advice for a Newbie

Well, we did it! Sealed the deal on a new '12 Flying Cloud 25FB and will pick it up for its maiden voyage on Friday. I need advice on a couple of things: Aero2 or Aero Grand towing mirrors for a Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7L Hemi? And what do you folks recommend for wheel chocks and leveling blocks? Thanks in advance. (still can't believe we did it.)
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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Can't answer you question about the Aero2 vs Aero Grand...

We use the yellow "lego" type level blocks (Camping World)...the lock together and work great. You can get them in a variety of packages..8, 10, etc... We have two sets but rarely need more than one. Some versions come with a chock that attaches to the clocks as well... (see pic)

Since you have a dual axle, the best chocks are those that fit between the tires and lock against them to prevent them from rolling... There are a variety of designs...check them out on Camping World website or other RV supplies places...
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:03 PM   #3
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I use 2X6 wood cut just a little bigger then the stabilizers for blocks and bought a set of plastic wheel chocks at Walmart for the stabilzers.
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We have the Aero 2's and we live them. They're a lot easier to
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:07 PM   #5
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Whoops... iPhone and fat thumbs.

They're a lot easier to put on and take off than the McKesh mirrors. They might vibrate just slightly as compared to the rock-solid McKesh, but not enough for me to be bothered by it. And they actually stick out a tiny bit further than the McKesh so I can see a bit more behind us. I really like them.
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I use the Aero2 on my 2012 Grand Cherokee. They don't give me the best view but, they are better than nothing. What I mean is the arms are not quite long enough to give a full view of the trailer rear. I cannot see the trailer bumper on my 2011 20 foot Safari. I can see when the trailer begins the move left and right when backing up straight. I have them mounted point up, on the top of the mirrors with the arm angle down. You have to mount them on top if you want to fold the mirror against the Jeep. If you mount them on the bottom the mirrors won't fold in without hitting the glass. I think the Grand Aeros are a little overkill. You only want to see if something is on your side.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:45 PM   #7
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I was going to purchase The block set at Walmart. There around $35. I couldn't do it when a couple of 2x4s work just as well and if I get short of fire wood I can burn them.
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Congratulations! You will get great advise in this forum. Might want to get the "Newbies Guide to Airstreaming". You also get to go on a shopping spree at Camping world.
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We had just gotten our 2011 trailer. Well the night was cool and I said to the wife "Who needs the air when we can open the windows." Well, when there are 150 campers who don't know how to build fires. They smoldered and guess whos new trailer now smells like a fire pit? It took 2 weeks of cleaning to get the smoke smell out. I washed the screens in and out. I washed the glass. We washed all the fabric. I used industial oder remover. I ran a Hepa filter in the trailer night and day. I guess theres a good leason here because it wasn't easy to remove the smell.
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Thanks all. I appreciate the advice and will look out for fires. Never would have thought of that.
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Congratulations! We have the same size trailer and tow with a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Hope you like the combination as much as we do.

I have the Aero2 mirrors and would agree with the previous posts....they work just fine for me. Very easy take on and off as well.
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Congratulations! We have the same size trailer and tow with a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Hope you like the combination as much as we do.

I have the Aero2 mirrors and would agree with the previous posts....they work just fine for me. Very easy take on and off as well.
Thanks Tall... We are excited. What are you using for a hitch? Dealer is hooking me up with Reese $8 or $900 model.
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Between the wheel chocks are the best for 4 wheel trailers. I only need to use one most of the time. The ones that rest on the ground are no good on loose soil in campgrounds. They just slide.
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Thanks Tall... We are excited. What are you using for a hitch? Dealer is hooking me up with Reese $8 or $900 model.
My 2012 Jeep Cerokee came with the tow package. It comes with a wiring harness that you hook up to the brake controler. (Tensonda P2) I mounted it by my left knee.

The Jeep has anti-sway computers to stop a sway. I purchased a used Curt 1K weight distrabution hitch on eBay for around $25.
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