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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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Old 12-24-2017, 01:29 PM   #30
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It is Christmas Eve so I gave myself a present. I ordered these no drill Hellwig 6012 air bags for the TV today.

http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/hellwi...lverado-sierra




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Be careful using an impact on the leveling jacks. If I recall correctly our Cougar had a sticker on the jacks saying "do not use impact".
Maybe a cordless drill?
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Old 12-24-2017, 02:24 PM   #32
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Be careful using an impact on the leveling jacks. If I recall correctly our Cougar had a sticker on the jacks saying "do not use impact".
Maybe a cordless drill?
Thanks for the warning.

I won't be "levelling" with the jacks as they are not made for that. They will be used to hold the position I make with the tongue jack and if necessary a scissor jack under one side of the axle.


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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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I can only assume it's to allow one to not have to lift the spare all the way down from the carrier or all the way up to the carrier. I would imagine one could loosen the nut nearly all the way off, lower the carrier to the ground and reach under to take the nut completely off. Reverse to mount the spare to the carrier.
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Sounds like a dangerous way to remove the spare from the mount. I guess the pivot bracket is used when something got blocked by the spare and to gain access into the trailer the spare swings down, out of the way. Nothing like removing a nut and have the wheel and tire fall into someone. And how the heck could many old guys hold a wheel/tire upside down while screwing the nuts back on.
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Sounds like a dangerous way to remove the spare from the mount. I guess the pivot bracket is used when something got blocked by the spare and to gain access into the trailer the spare swings down, out of the way. Nothing like removing a nut and have the wheel and tire fall into someone. And how the heck could many old guys hold a wheel/tire upside down while screwing the nuts back on.

I went and had another look at it and nothing about it pivoting makes sense. You are right, hold it up with one hand and turn the nut off while upside down and drop it on your foot.

I can see it is going to be nothing but a noise making rattle-trap.

I guess that is why God made a 225 amp welder and 7018 rod !


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I'd like to make 2 suggestions that I believe might make your camping experiences just a tad bit better.

First would be to buy a better water pressure regulator. Buying one that is adjustable made my showers a night and day difference. Yes, they regulate to approx. the same pressure, but the flow is much greater on the adjustable unit. The one I use can be found here:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Second, would be better wheel chocks. When I had my travel trailer, I was never comfortable using chocks like what you've posted here. One day I stumbled across these made by BAL. They work SUPERB at keeping single axle trailers stationary and also help tremendously at keeping the TT from moving around when my wife or I was walking around inside.

Other than that, you look like you're well on your way to many happy nights in your new travel trailer. Cheers

https://www.amazon.com/BAL-28020-Sin.../dp/B001UGPEJA
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Old 01-22-2018, 01:51 PM   #38
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First would be to buy a better water pressure regulator. Buying one that is adjustable made my showers a night and day difference. Yes, they regulate to approx. the same pressure, but the flow is much greater on the adjustable unit. The one I use can be found here:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Totally agree! Those little water flow "restrictors" are just that, they reduce the pressure by restricting the flow, that's why they usually give them away when buying a new rv.
#2 if it hasn't already been mentioned is a surge protector/EMS is, in my opinion, an absolute necessity with all the electronic equipment of these rvs nowadays.
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Old 01-22-2018, 02:36 PM   #39
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Thanks to both of you for the pointers. I really like that adjustable water pressure regulator. Unfortunately not available from Amazon in Canada and with the shipping from the US it is $68.51. But I will keep searching for another supplier.

The rubber wheel chocks that I made up are the same ones my Son has on his trailer and I never had a problem with them. So it is what it is and they will work.

Yes I will be looking at a surge proctor. In another thread a "AutoFormer" was mentioned about how it tops off the CG voltage but they never explained how it was done. Anyone know about them ?


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Hodgy, we all got a big hoot out of the frozen Canada picture in the RV park.....Americans and Canadians both.
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