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Old 08-19-2014, 10:41 PM   #1501
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Do....or get? I got in some goodies this week. Outside shelter/changing room/shower(once I rig up a hose), 25 ft. extension cord, portable awning tie downs, whole pile of damp rid stuff. Happy anniversary to me!!! Dang my wife is good about picking me gifts. Ohhh. I forgot my super deal on tires that will be here this week.


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Old 08-20-2014, 09:57 AM   #1502
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Elind, For some reason, Lipperts say's to mount them the same way as shown, If you have the electrical stabs on there, then you should go to the front not the same as your stab. go now. If you have the other stabs then go as they show. It will not help with the electric. How I got around the plate was to add washers and build it out farther. The dealer installed mind and had to add that angle iron, all they did was drill the bottom of the I-Bean and bolted it on. I questioned them on being the sameway and they said that's per lippert instructions, makes no sense to me at all. When I went to the factory I asked the head guy and he said they where installed correctly. I would go forward if I had to do it again.
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:26 AM   #1503
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Elind, For some reason, Lipperts say's to mount them the same way as shown, If you have the electrical stabs on there, then you should go to the front not the same as your stab. go now. If you have the other stabs then go as they show. It will not help with the electric. How I got around the plate was to add washers and build it out farther. The dealer installed mind and had to add that angle iron, all they did was drill the bottom of the I-Bean and bolted it on. I questioned them on being the sameway and they said that's per lippert instructions, makes no sense to me at all. When I went to the factory I asked the head guy and he said they where installed correctly. I would go forward if I had to do it again.
Thanks, that is what I will do. It was confusing that the JT instructions said to mount the bars to the center without saying that I would need an extra cross member. (The video did mention this.) On the BAL instructions they have the bars going forward. So what do you believe? Also I seen a pic where Lippert that they put the rear bar going forward. 6 of one, half a dozen of other.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:38 AM   #1504
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In process of taking the tires/wheels off the 5er to have the metal stems FT Turbs/Ms. Amy sent us put in and the tires re-balanced with the monitors installed. Got 2 off and will take the other 2 off when the sun gets on the other side of the trailer. I am here to tell you, the high pressure rubber stems will not work with the monitors. One started leaking on the way home from Goshen(23 miles from home) and one I took off this morning was starting to leak. The rubber stems just will not work PERIOD regardless of what tire dealers say.
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Old 08-20-2014, 02:04 PM   #1505
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Tire Minder has different monitors for either rubber or metal valve stems. I have rubber stems, and have not had any air leaks since I put them on in the spring. In fact, in the last three months I have not needed to add any air. That includes two trips to northern Michigan and the trip to Goshen. I hope I don't encounter the problems you noted, OC.
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Old 08-20-2014, 02:17 PM   #1506
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Tire Minder has different monitors for either rubber or metal valve stems. I have rubber stems, and have not had any air leaks since I put them on in the spring. In fact, in the last three months I have not needed to add any air. That includes two trips to northern Michigan and the trip to Goshen. I hope I don't encounter the problems you noted, OC.
It took mine a little over a year and a 3500 mile trip to Goshen/MO/IL/AR last year, a trip to FL (1200mi) and a trip to Goshen(1500mi) this year. From my experience, it will happen within 18 months and 6,200 miles.
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Old 08-20-2014, 02:24 PM   #1507
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Next spring I'm thinking of trading in my stock tires and buying a set of Maxxis. When I do that I'll think about having metal valve stems installed and buying new monitors. Just wish the monitors weren't so darn expensive. As always, OC, you advise is worth listening to. Whether I want it or not!
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Old 08-20-2014, 02:29 PM   #1508
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Next spring I'm thinking of trading in my stock tires and buying a set of Maxxis. When I do that I'll think about having metal valve stems installed and buying new monitors. Just wish the monitors weren't so darn expensive. As always, OC, you advise is worth listening to. Whether I want it or not!
I would have not believed it myself, but evidently time and miles will take their toll on the stems. GY dealer assured me they were "Good to go" last Jun when we had new tires/stems installed.
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Old 08-20-2014, 02:57 PM   #1509
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4 tires/wheels removed and loaded in the truck ready to take to GMax tomorrow for state truck inspection and new metal stems installed and tires re-balanced. Damn, should have listened to experience rather than GY dealer.
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Got finished with Weezer and Sneak's 5er. Installed roll out drawer, removed rear stab jacks and reinforced the legs, installed alum tread plate covered Linx blocks, reworked Revolution wedge by filling in slot and smoothed the sides, installed alum tread plate covered Linx blocks on landing jacks and drilled and pinned the end caps for rear bumper. Now off to shower, shave and out to dinner at Red Lobster. Super nice folks, fun to be around even if he does pull with a FoMoCo.

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Here is the evidence. Pics were taken after dark but Sneak knew "no pics, didn't happen".

He also drilled the bumper ends and installed retention pins, and built Sneak a bottle jack "stabilizer tube" I guess you'd call it. I saw it and asked "what is *that*?" and I will NOT tell you what he said it was! Newp, ain't gonna say it!
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