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Old 05-14-2013, 09:11 PM   #121
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Bottom of tire saddle is 5-1/4", but don't remember the rest. Will have to get it off the trailer today and take some more pics with tapes.

I do know the radius of the saddle is 14-1/8" for my tires.
Very nice job! Thanks for the pictures!
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:17 PM   #122
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Did UPS ever deliver #4??
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:51 PM   #123
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Nope. They've officially opened an "investigation" and have put out a "tracer/lost package" and are looking for it. DiscountTireDirect.com says if they don't hear back by tomorrow morning, they'll ship a new tire. It'll, unfortunately, not be in time for our trip Thursday. Guess we're going on 3 new tires, 1 old tire and have a spare.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #124
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Very nice job! Thanks for the pictures!
Tried taking a picture with measuring tapes to the various points and gave up and made a drawing. Hope this helps whomever wants to build one. I used 3pcs of 2 x 8 and 2 pcs of 1 x 6 and glued and screwed them together with 2 large bolts as extra insurance. Built brackets on the rear bumper and set in down in them with a pin to insure it doesn't jump off.

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Old 05-15-2013, 05:00 PM   #125
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...but my 2nd wheel didn't clear the ground until I lifted the camper a good 6 1/2" and even then, it was barely off the ground (1/8" or so).
Barely is plenty good enough.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:51 PM   #126
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thanks coot I will be making one very soon....
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:20 PM   #127
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What an amazing change over 5 years. When I first started this thread, I was terrified at the aspect of removing a tire. Even when we first went fulltime, I decided to try and limp to another campground (and had a flat on the side of a highway).

But now... sitting in a campground, my TPMS alerted me to a flat (*after* we got here and were parked).

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I hadnít had time until today to deal with it.

Do you see the flat?

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Itís this one.

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The joy and curse of a triple axle, I guess.

Grabbed my bottle jack, breaker bar, and wimpy impact gun. The 7/8Ē socket fits these new tires nicely.

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And now, there wasnít an obvious nail or issue. So Iím repumping up the tire to see if I can find it with water.

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Just FYI, 12 minutes from flat to 100+ PSI.
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And honestly, I thank this forum a ton. I have learned so much from you all.
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:28 PM   #129
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I know it's nit-picking but I would't say your TPMS alerted you to a 'flat' tire but rather a LOW tire. The TPMS did the job regardless and the tire 'may' not have went low enough to alert until after you got to the campground so I wouldn't fault the TPMS for that either.
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I know it's nit-picking but I would't say your TPMS alerted you to a 'flat' tire but rather a LOW tire. The TPMS did the job regardless and the tire 'may' not have went low enough to alert until after you got to the campground so I wouldn't fault the TPMS for that either.

True, but by the time itís 5psi- I call that FLAT!

I do agree. I think the drop must have been slow enough to trigger the low pressure alarm.

Frustratingly, visually inspecting the tires and pouring water (plain water not soapy), I couldnít find the source of the leak. Iíd have to take it into a tire shop to be fixed anyway, so Iíll let them figure it out.
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