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Old 06-03-2013, 06:50 AM   #11
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Vic,

I feel the same way about tires which is why I always carry:
1) A full size spare.
2) A 12v powered compressor.
3) A pipe to extend the wrench so I can always get the nuts loose.
4) A plug set to fix punctures.
5) Two jacks, jack stands, chocks etc.
If you travel, you will have problems to deal with.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:23 AM   #12
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Vic,

I feel the same way about tires which is why I always carry:
1) A full size spare.
2) A 12v powered compressor.
3) A pipe to extend the wrench so I can always get the nuts loose.
4) A plug set to fix punctures.
5) Two jacks, jack stands, chocks etc.
If you travel, you will have problems to deal with.
Yep. I carry all that too, plus an old fashioned tee handle hand pump for our bicycle tires and in case the 12 volt one goes south.

I learned something with one blowout that I had. Take your spare to the 12 volt compressor to top it off BEFORE you install it. I didn't do that and ended up pulling into a parking lot, disconnecting the trailer and backing up to where the compressor could plug in. It was too hot to hand pump it.

I felt pretty dumb right about then. vic
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:03 AM   #13
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Picked up the new tires last night and Scott told me that the valve stem on the blow out was cracked and all of them easily broke off when he went to replace them. His theory was that the cracked valve let the air out and the tie shredded as a result. I guess the previous owner kept the original stems when he had tires replaced.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:02 PM   #14
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I check pressure every morning when traveling, and stop to stretch every 2 hours (sucks getting old and stiff) and wack the tires with my tire knocker (looks like a small bat) and if the sound is not uniform, out comes the gauge again. Been thinking of buying remote electronic monitors for trailer but the wife thinks they are to pricy yet, and I'm the one driving, not her
Anyway, I know all of mine have been blow outs cuz we heard all but one blow. The one we did not hear was traveling thru a construction site but we saw it shred. She is becoming more open to the cost because of the damage done to the trailer by the shredding tire but Jayco took care of the damage this time do to the LGT axle height recall.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:38 PM   #15
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Our 2007 Honda Ridgeline has only 16600+ miles on it. The dealer, along with Michelin just replaced the original tires because they had ozone damage in the side wall and tread. I guess if I would have been covering them they would have lasted longer. I,m glad they did because we expect to start putting more miles on the truck when our new TT comes in.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:25 PM   #16
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Vic,

I feel the same way about tires which is why I always carry:
1) A full size spare.
2) A 12v powered compressor.
3) A pipe to extend the wrench so I can always get the nuts loose.
4) A plug set to fix punctures.
5) Two jacks, jack stands, chocks etc.
If you travel, you will have problems to deal with.
Great list. Time to put some more items in the TV tool box!
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:11 PM   #17
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Thanks to all of you for the info. As I am on almost new tires it sounds like the best thing I can do is keep the tire pressure correct now. We plan to be on the road for a while with one 2 week stop planned and the rest for maybe 2,3,or 4 days at a time. Will look into covers after we get back. Plan to have a great time and hoping for lots of luck traveling. New England states here we come.
Is there any place to get extension piece to connect 12 compressor so It will reach the tires that are over 20 feet away. Or dose any specific compressor already come with a long plug in wiring ?
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:04 PM   #18
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I decided that since I had all new tires, I should make some covers for them from some acrylic coated polyester left over from another project. I looked at several types of covers in the storage yard and decided to add the shock cord to the design since we get a lot of wind around here and I could see that most of the covers were no longer correctly in place. Now I just need to get some blocks under the tires and hopefully they will last a few years. (The white wheel is our spare.)


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