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Old 09-14-2014, 04:53 PM   #1751
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So to fit the lexan in the channel, it's just wedged in there after being cut slightly larger than the opening? I am trying to avoid more Velcro add that'll attract dirt and my kids curious fingers... Looks great to me
Outside the channel measured 27.5", I cut it 27-3/8" with a 3" R cut at the top corners. Make sure you remove the sharp edges on all sides as it will cut your hands pretty easily and it makes it easier to get in the grooves also. I have a deburring tool, but a good bastard file will work also.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:45 PM   #1752
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:49 PM   #1753
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Got 5,000 out of mine, $1800 damage and new GY Marathon LR D added. Total cost=$2600 vs $800 for just tires/balancing.
My Jayco had the original tires on it for over 20,000 miles and six years before I lost one. (Gracefully - no damage to the trailer).

I generally do a 3,000 mile 2-week round trip and another 1,200 mile 1-week round trip a year, on top of short monthly jaunts. I can't imagine swapping out the tires after that short a time.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:56 PM   #1754
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My Jayco had the original tires on it for over 20,000 miles and six years before I lost one. (Gracefully - no damage to the trailer).

I generally do a 3,000 mile 2-week round trip and another 1,200 mile 1-week round trip a year, on top of short monthly jaunts. I can't imagine swapping out the tires after that short a time.
No, I ran the GY Marathons on my TT for 3 yrs, had the tires and wheels put the 5er in Feb12 when we bought it and switched them out last year to put the old tires on our racecar trailer so we could sell it. I would not pull a new camper off the dealers lot with anything but GY Marathons, Maxxis or equivalent.
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Red wolf - look into Dri Wash - we are on water restrictions as well so I use Dri Wash - cost some $$ but works for me with our restrictions.


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Added screen protection on both doors. We didn't like the commercial options and actually saved quite a bit.
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Old 09-14-2014, 08:59 PM   #1757
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I think you made a wise decision. Have fun on the trip!
Rather have a wise decision statement from OC than an I told you so!
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Red wolf - look into Dri Wash - we are on water restrictions as well so I use Dri Wash - cost some $$ but works for me with our restrictions.


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I'll check that out!

I found a place not too far that can handle a 5th wheel - I'll try that in a few weeks, too.
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:12 PM   #1759
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Rather have a wise decision statement from OC than an I told you so!
You might recoup some of the expense if you advertise your old tires on CL.

Again, have a save trip and above all HAVE FUN!
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After giving it much thought and a little nudge from OldCoot I have decided on some new tires for the RV before our trip. Have decided on the Maxxis 8008 D, tomorrow I'll see if direst tire can order them. I also just ordered the TST TPMS with the flow thru sensors. When the TPMS gets here I'll have the new tires mounted with steel valve stems and balanced with the sensors in place. May have to postpone our departure for several days or so, better than being stranded someplace that we don't want to be. That will mean re-torquing wheel lugs every hundred miles or so for awhile untill they are seated.
Smart then you shouldn't have to worry on your trip. Why would you have re-torque them. Your rims should be well seated by now? It would be fine to check every once in awhile but I wouldn't think that every 100 miles would be necessary. I had new tires put on after 6000 miles never re-torque them. Also they took my tires off and put new hubs on, they torque them in Goshen drove back to Va. and they still where set at 110lbs. When checked last week.
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