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Old 03-21-2015, 10:36 AM   #51
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:39 AM   #52
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I like the 4 year plan, after we left Goshen last year enjoying some of the baked goods, we got about 2 hours down the road had a blow out, we were just driving along, someone pulls up beside us and told us we had one, had no clue, will not be without tpms again or a bottle Jack or correct tools, the tire wrench that came with our 2010 BR didn't fit the lugnuts not sure what it goes to, tires looked like they had enough tread to go another 5 years, still had another 4 hrs to go home that was along trip home.
Two handles came with the lite, nether is for the lugs.
One is for the manual stabilizer jacks the other is for the landing gear incase the electric does not work.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:57 AM   #53
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We have had several discussions about the way trailers are delivered. I wonder how the Marathon's would hold up to the abuse that the delivery drivers cause to the trailer tires. Is the cause of the blow out cheap tires or careless delivery drivers that speed and the trailers are being delivered when the roads are in bad shape because of the winter weather.
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:09 AM   #54
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We have had several discussions about the way trailers are delivered. I wonder how the Marathon's would hold up to the abuse that the delivery drivers cause to the trailer tires. Is the cause of the blow out cheap tires or careless delivery drivers that speed and the trailers are being delivered when the roads are in bad shape because of the winter weather.
Yesterday I passed two rigs just out of Mountain home, Id. one was a semi that had been custom built to haul one travel trailer while towing a second.
The Chevy dually behind it was towing a FW both of them were under 65 MPH.

This couple was not the first delivery drivers that were doing IMO a damn fine job.

On the other hand I have seen so far this year two larger FW's over 70 MPH being towed by the owner/user.
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:17 AM   #55
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Not all delivery drivers speed but many do. So a combination to high speeds and bad roads make for tire damage. As for owners speeding you are right. I had a 5er pass me on the 401. I was doing 70mph and he went pass like I was standing still. People are complaining about their "China" bombs not holding up. I am asking how well the higher priced tires would hold up under the same conditions.
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:24 AM   #56
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Not all delivery drivers speed but many do. So a combination to high speeds and bad roads make for tire damage. As for owners speeding you are right. I had a 5er pass me on the 401. I was doing 70mph and he went pass like I was standing still. People are complaining about their "China" bombs not holding up. I am asking how well the higher priced tires would hold up under the same conditions.
You probably get away with it for a bit longer but the results would likely be the same.
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:35 AM   #57
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Ref "Caper" and "Idaho". What you both say is true, esp. re the speed factor (sustained, no less...). Anytime those blacktops start heating up then the tires become a risk! Don't blowouts always seem to happen on curves and on the front wheels, lol?
Anyway, I think a LOT of people, deep down inside are still ticked re America's outsourcing of jobs to you-know-where(rightfully so) and esp. about the toxic products that you-know-where seems to produce for us to poison ourselves with.
So, can we truly "trust" their tire products as well? Really? I think American-made products are still the best no matter if the engineers you-know-where are supposedly following our standards to produce the imported product. Know what I mean people?? ;{
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2X of OC. N2 is used on aircraft tires as it does not expand near as much due to temp or altitude. If you pump up an aircraft tire to max with regular air, take it to 30,000-40,000 ft, you have a belly full of bombs as they would most likely explode from expansion passing 30,000 ft. Certainly, it would cause damage to the tires structure. This was one of the questions on the commercial pilots test I took in 1968.
As far as N2 in land tires, I can't see any advantage. The only time I add air is once a year with the ambient temp change and that is rarely more than 2-3 lbs.
If this is true,what did they do with B 29 tires in WW2? Never heard of them blowing up and those tires cant have been built as well as tires are today.
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Say Trbo..at least we KNOW the B29(yup...SuperFortress!) tires were NOT made in you-know-where, then? And...
I don't think they flew at their MAX service ceiling height of approx. 36,000 ft. unless they were in dire danger (Google this!), then all bets were off anyway! Normal bombing-run ceilings were a purported 29,000', more or less. So, I think Mike makes a point too? Interesting point you made... PB :}
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The only reason I know anything about it is that I had an uncle RIP who flew carpet bombing raids on japan. He said they would fly at 20k untill they got within 300 miles or so of japan and then would climb to 32k to avoid AA and fighters,make thier run, then reverse the proceedure going home.He sure had a bunch of good stories!

edit) he also said that they took all the defensive weapons out of the aircraft,includeing the crew that ran them, so as to carry more payload and/or fuel.
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