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Old 04-30-2015, 10:13 PM   #11
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:52 PM   #12
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Buskirk, you are one bad dude! Your post makes my mouth water! What a beautiful picture. How I would love that bushel of crabs!
Really miss crabs and oysters, in Kentucky. Lived in St. Michaels for 10 years, then 10 more in Easton. Was never without a boat on the Chesapeake Bay. Retired in '09. Moved in '12.
Never thought a thing of crabbing for a pot full or going to the dock for party fixins. Was just back there last week, too early for crabs. We travel a lot. Will be back before summer is over. Keep checking those crabpots.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:55 PM   #13
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:20 AM   #14
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome, congratulations and advice. Looking forward to our first camping trip with the Windjammer.

@ependydad - For the 2X10 in the gutter, I'm assuming it's laying along the width of the driveway and not being used like a ramp? I'm not really liking the idea of caster wheels on the rear of the frame. Seems like a lot of stress on the frame.

@flybob - I grew up in Annapolis, went all the way thru high school there, graduated from the old Annapolis High in 1974,

@dblr - my wife works in Glasgow in Peoples Plaza at a lawyers office.

@mowgli64 - thanks for the tip on the Anderson's, I'll order a set from Amazon and try them next camping trip.

@grn_mtns - I noticed my tires are load range C, are they not sufficent for the weight of the trailer?

@buskirk21921 - I live in Manchester Park between Elkton and Fairhill on 213.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:31 AM   #15
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Correct, not a ramp- just laid in the gutter where the tires were. I'd usually backup close and then my wife would put them down into the path of the tires. We used 2 pieces- one for each tire.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:44 AM   #16
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Tires are always highly debated in this forum! IMHO the C rated tires FR uses for a 35' trailer seems nuts! They go with the cheapest tires money can buy. If they would just put on Goodyear Marathons their approval rating would jump 50%!
Just the conditions of driving our crumbling roads alone is reason to switch to D's or E's. I don't overload my windjammer. The heavier tires are simply much less likely to fail. We see one or two campers a month by the side of the road with blown out tire or tires. The last one in I saw in FL was sitting on it's drums! As an added bonus the tires usually cause $1000 or $2000 in damage to the wheel wells.
I would not run the roads with stock tires from FR.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:21 AM   #17
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Correct, not a ramp- just laid in the gutter where the tires were. I'd usually backup close and then my wife would put them down into the path of the tires. We used 2 pieces- one for each tire.
Thanks for the info. I'll give it a shot. I'm hoping when I have the driveway resurfaced it won't make it worse.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:01 AM   #18
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Tires are always highly debated in this forum! IMHO the C rated tires FR uses for a 35' trailer seems nuts! They go with the cheapest tires money can buy. If they would just put on Goodyear Marathons their approval rating would jump 50%!
Just the conditions of driving our crumbling roads alone is reason to switch to D's or E's. I don't overload my windjammer. The heavier tires are simply much less likely to fail. We see one or two campers a month by the side of the road with blown out tire or tires. The last one in I saw in FL was sitting on it's drums! As an added bonus the tires usually cause $1000 or $2000 in damage to the wheel wells.
I would not run the roads with stock tires from FR.
So what about the rims themselves? If FR uses tires that just meet the minimum requirements, might they do the same thing with the RIMS?

It seems kind of odd to me that they would spend the money on having better materials elsewhere and then scrimp on tires but I'll do some research.
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome, congratulations and advice. Looking forward to our first camping trip with the Windjammer.

@ependydad - For the 2X10 in the gutter, I'm assuming it's laying along the width of the driveway and not being used like a ramp? I'm not really liking the idea of caster wheels on the rear of the frame. Seems like a lot of stress on the frame.

@flybob - I grew up in Annapolis, went all the way thru high school there, graduated from the old Annapolis High in 1974,

@dblr - my wife works in Glasgow in Peoples Plaza at a lawyers office.

@mowgli64 - thanks for the tip on the Anderson's, I'll order a set from Amazon and try them next camping trip.

@grn_mtns - I noticed my tires are load range C, are they not sufficent for the weight of the trailer?

@buskirk21921 - I live in Manchester Park between Elkton and Fairhill on 213.
We live around the corner on Kirk Road between Uncle Bobs and Pleasant Hill Store.
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