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  1. #1
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    Default Towing SL 1700 Miles - Adivce?

    Well I'm super stoked that we are purchasing a 2019 SL. The bad part is it's 1700 miles away. I plan on towing it home next week. It has the under the tower cover so I plan on wrapping the tower with the clear wrap. Any other suggestions? I could have it fully wrapped but since i will be there Thanksgiving day I doubt I find anyone willing to do it. It's in the Northwest so I'm assuming there will be some nasty roads with salt on them. I will have tools, jack, etc just in case. Any other must haves? Thanks!

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    Uship.... Saves time and money..
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    2002 Moomba Mobius LSV - Sold
    2006 Moomba Mobius LSV - Sold
    2017 Moomba Craz - Enzos, Lead

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    Quote Originally Posted by parrothd View Post
    Uship.... Saves time and money..
    yup. that's who I used to buy and have shipped 2 as well.

    but OP asked for suggestions so my .02 after shipping a few around the country.
    if it was my boat, I'd make sure I had good rocktamer mudflaps for the trip. I'd buy a couple rolls of wrap and wrap ALL the trailer rails including the axles. wrap the front of the boat and the one area that ours ended up with dirt/scuffs are the back rear corners so get some adhesive wrap for them.. the tower and speakers will get bugs possibly unless you hit really bad weather. for me it would be weather dependent whether or not I wrapped the tower. no need if clear weather all the way.

    our last boat arrived just after the 4th. from minnesnota to nevada. had factory cover on and tower up. the trailer was completely wrapped and front of boat was. the only issues were the back corners when he drove thru a rain/dust storm.

    plan your route around/thru states that have not had moisture yet. going from northwest to MO, I'd either go above denver on I40 or drop below to vegas and across phx/texas. colorado might be direct but they have had snow already. adding a few hundred miles to be driving southern states would be good peace of mind for me.

    I'd have planned already to have the boat wrapped from a dealer for transport/winter. sold a boat out of slc going to tennessee. I dropped 3 days prior to supra dealer and they wrapped it/stored it until transport company showed up. cost $400 but sure it was good reassurance to the buyer.

    good luck and drive safe..
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    I picked up a bow buddy a few years back and use it anytime I have to trailer more than just the lake and back. Itís amazing how much crap is on the guards after just a short ride, really does a good job keeping stuff off the boat. Ugly as all get out, and expensive, but works great for its purpose. I even loaned it to a guy that bought my last boat and he shipped it back when he got home. Iíd buy it again.

    https://www.trailer-rockguard.com


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    Rock Tamers
    Rolls of Clear Wrap
    Duck Tape
    WD40
    Tools for truck or trailer flats/lugs
    Cordless Impact Gun work great
    Tire Gauge
    Floor Jack w/extra blocks wood or get one of the changing ramps
    Make sure your spare tires are good for the truck and trailer
    Portable air compressor for tires
    Lock for the trailer coupler
    Flashlight/Headlamp and batteries
    Wheel Chocks
    Gloves/Rags/Towels or Blanket
    Jump Starter
    Plastic Hwy Warning Triangle
    Extra Tie Downs/Rachets


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    What boat did you buy? There was a member on here selling one from Idaho.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MJHSupra View Post
    What boat did you buy? There was a member on here selling one from Idaho.


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    Thatís it!


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    2019 Supra SL
    2014 Tige Z3
    2008 Tige 22VE

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    Plan your trip around the Pacific storms that come this time of year. Leave after a storm and stay ahead of the next one. That will get you good roads from Idaho through Wyoming. Safe travels.
    1998 Mobius
    310 HP PCM
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    I keep a temperature gun in my truck and shoot the hubs every time we stop on long trips.

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    "Quote Originally Posted by MJHSupra View Post
    What boat did you buy? There was a member on here selling one from Idaho.


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    That’s it!"

    Congrats Mia. That boat is beautiful, with the 450 and such low hours, it was a steal for that asking price. I cant believe it lasted that long for sale. You're gonna love it. Great colors too!
    2020 Supra SL 400
    2015 Moomba Mojo(Sold)
    2018 Yamaha Waverunner(Just to fool around)
    2018 F150 Lariat
    sport edition, 3.5lt ecoboost

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