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Old 11-15-2017, 08:31 AM   #21
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Here is my personal experience with tire tread delamination on Trailer King tires. NONE of this delamination was visible with the tires mounted and aired to 65 PSI. Take the pictures as an example of what a "ticking time bomb" looks like. It was only a matter of when (not if) I was facing tires that self destructed while towing. Fortunately I decided to change tires before it happened. I have no idea if I would have made it another 5,000 miles or 5 miles, but you be the judge on whether you want to risk this kind of possibility with your trailer and the investment you have in it. As you can see in the last picture, there is some deformation of the tread, but that is completely invisible when the tire is mounted and pressurized.

For me, the cost of 4 Carlisle tires was less than the cost of my $500 insurance deductible, so it was a "no brainer" to save the rest of my cash and not have the hassle of waiting for repairs and hoping they do it right.....

I personally wouldn't put too much credibility in a U Haul trailer and the reliability of any brand tire mounted on it. Heaven only knows who rented it last, what they used it for, how they damaged it or even whether they stole the tires and replaced them with their own "about to go" trailer tires.....
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:55 AM   #22
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Thanks for the photos John, they sure look flimsy.


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Old 11-15-2017, 10:22 AM   #23
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Sitting on the driveway waiting for spring . . . . .



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Old 11-17-2017, 08:20 PM   #24
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Just incase you were wondering where Bragg Creek Alberta is located, here you go !

And yes, we have indoor plumbing . . . . . . .






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Old 11-17-2017, 09:58 PM   #25
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I have been using my Sons TT over the last couple of years and he has those yellow plastic wheel chocks. I don't like them. So I bought four rubber ones from Princess Auto and did a bit of a mod with bungee cords. Here are the wheel chocks.






https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...ck/A-p8192114e



Here is a video of the mod I did on the rubber wheel chocks. I am having trouble with the camera with focusing/ blurring of the images.




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Old 11-20-2017, 01:17 PM   #26
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I am still finding my way around the new TT. Just noticed on my Bullet 1800RB that the spare tire carrier is hinged with a removable pin so it can pivot down to the ground. Can anyone tell me the purpose for this as you still need to remove the nut securing the tire to the mount before you can remove the tire ? That would have to be done before laying the tire down to the ground.

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Old 11-24-2017, 07:08 AM   #27
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I got two, 2 ton scissor jacks for the trailer. I am going to use them for East / West levelling of the trailer using the axle when required. Instead of using the manual crank I made this socket to use with my impact driver.

As you see in the video it took plan A and plan B to get it done account the first effort resulted in a broken quick connect. I don't think it was strong enough to begin with but the heating while brazing may have weakened it also.




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Old 11-28-2017, 07:30 AM   #28
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So, after making a T-Slot attachment for my impact to raise and lower my scissor jacks I find this one.


https://www.amazon.ca/gp/r.html?C=TZ...900_em_1p_3_ti

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Old 12-01-2017, 07:59 AM   #29
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Rainy Creek Summit is about 25 minutes West of Bragg Creek Alberta on Highway 66. The winter gate at Elbow Falls is closed from December 1 to May 15 each winter. This allows the wildlife to move down into the Elbow River Valley to winter.

November 30, I went West to the summit for sunrise to take a few photos and a video.

There are 5 campgrounds along Highway 66 with Little Elbow just 2 miles West of the summit. One of the 5 is open all winter with electrical hook-ups. It is McLean Creek and is specifically set up for OHV camping. It is located in Kananaskis Country Provincial Park and there are 100's of miles of trails going back into the mountains.

Little Elbow campground has one loop specifically for horse camping. They have corrals and shelters for the horses and room for RV's and horse trailers. From there you can ride your horses on the many trails that go back in the mountains. There are lots of spots to set up camp along the trails.




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