ROGER, Make sure you take enough tools to get you out of a mechanical jam at anytime of the day. A small portable air compressor, plug in type, and a flat repair kit are essential. If you need one to use let me know. I always brought a floor jack in case of flats. Easier to use than those b.s. jacks in the vehicles. When are you going back down after you drop your boat off. I'll be there towards the middle of April in the Miami area. And then on and off again for the next several months. Let me know and we could hook up. If my new boat is done I'll take you out for a spin. How is my lift doing? Are you ready to sell? Don't worry about the trip. It's not that bad. Just take your time. Good luck and have a safe trip.