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Old 09-05-2010, 02:10 AM   #1
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Newbie and in need of advise

Hi all. Just purchased a 2004 Sandpiper 32 RLSS toady. The trailer has been sitting on a concrete pad at the previous owners mountain property since new and hasn't been towed. The tires are seven years old and aren't weathered or cracked at all but I would assume that they should be replaced. Any other thougts on what I should check or do on this trailer before towing and using it would be appreciated.

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Old 09-05-2010, 09:55 AM   #2
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Other than replacing the tires, I'd repack the wheel bearings. And, while the hubs are off, check the condition of the brakes. It's possible, after several year of not being used, the braking mechanisms may seize.


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Old 09-05-2010, 11:52 AM   #3
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Mike where on earth do you manage to find all these great animations?

Grounded: Yes replace the tires. RV tires no matter how good they look should never be used over 7 years.
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:01 PM   #4
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Since you will be replacing the tires go with a good 10 ply tire, they are rated for much more weight than the more than likely 6 plys that came on it.
And yes, repack the bearings and check the brakes.
And check to be sure you do not have a wasp nest in the rear bumper...don't ask me how I know!
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