Move Yourself Checklist
It’s a new year and that gives some people the motivation to do things they’ve always wanted to do. Some people even dream of picking their lives up and moving to a new and exciting part of the country. As long as you have a reliable trailer and a jack that is compatible with your vehicle, it is possible to move yourself without relying on a moving company. If you are planning to relocate yourself, review the checklist below in order to make the process as smooth and painless as possible.
Vehicle Emergency Kit – When traveling a long distance it’s always important to pack an emergency kit. Your kit should include the following:
o Flashlight and batteries
o Jumper cables
o Road flares
o Small fire extinguisher
o Extra fluids for your car/truck (motor oil, brake fluid, etc.)
Trailer and Accessories– As long as you have a trailer and jack that is compatible with the vehicle you are driving, you can relocate just about anything. A 6×12 cargo trailer is a popular choice, because it is typically the largest enclosed size you can get. That will obviously be of concern to you when transporting certain items such as photographs and furniture if the weather turns sour. Adrop leg jack is a great choice because it allows for stability and versatility when hauling your loads. This jack can also be easily adjusted to a number of different positions, which provides you with the flexibility that other models may not.
Be Prepared to Stop – While traveling a long distance, remember to be realistic. Although you’re likely excited to reach your final destination, it’s important to prepare for multiple stops so that you can stay alert and energized while driving. Stop at least every 3-4 hours so you can stretch your legs and get some fresh air. You are strongly urged to stop and sleep somewhere the moment you feel tired from driving. A large number of accidents are caused each year by exhausted drivers who are on the road when they shouldn’t be.
To fully enjoy your new life in a fresh place, you need to make sure that you get there safely, with all of your items secure. Before setting out, plan ahead, be prepared to stop several times along the way, ensure that your emergency kit is packed, and make sure that you find the right trailer and drop leg trailer jack for the journey.