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Old 02-09-2015, 09:17 AM   #21
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We are still in Okeechobee and will be here until the end of March.



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Old 02-09-2015, 10:08 AM   #22
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Not meaning to put a damper on aluminum rims, but only a word of caution. A 2006 Tiffin Bus next to me is from Michigan where there is lot of salt on the winter roads. The aluminum rims are a dull grey from corrosion.

Perhaps there are some FR folks with older Berks that can comment on this. If salt is not a concern, then aluminum should be great.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:10 AM   #23
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The chrome caps some of us have would rust also from the salt, so that would be a wash.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:11 AM   #24
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I'm from Michigan and you are correct Hank. If you don't keep them up and drive in the salt they will look bad quickly. My goal is to be gone before they even think about salt.



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Old 02-09-2015, 10:14 AM   #25
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My problem with the chrome covers was getting them off Gaffney put them on and they were on for ever. I have had both and will take the aluminum every time.



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Old 02-19-2015, 12:05 PM   #26
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Great posts on the wheel change out issue. We just got a new Legacy and love the coach but these wheel covers are a pain. Took me an hour to air my front tires. I will be looking over this upgrade as time goes on.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:46 AM   #27
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Valve Extenders?

Captnrick, can't you put valve extenders on the front? I already planned to have to do that when I get my Legacy. I figured something like this would work, used them before on my Tiffin. http://www.amazon.com/Wheel-Masters-...stem+extenders
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:02 AM   #28
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Captnrick, can't you put valve extenders on the front? I already planned to have to do that when I get my Legacy. I figured something like this would work, used them before on my Tiffin. http://www.amazon.com/Wheel-Masters-...stem+extenders
What you will find with valve extenders and braided extender lines for the rear inner wheels are that they almost always develop slow leaks at some point.

The aluminum wheels have nice heavy duty valve stems. In addition you aren't cutting your fingers and knuckles sticking your hands in the damn wheel liners or hubcaps. I'm sorry, coaches this expensive shouldn't have hubcaps.

The extenders in my opinion are just temporary fixes.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:59 AM   #29
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I installed those already
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Old 03-14-2015, 11:03 AM   #30
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Well stated. I could not agree more. Originally that was a "no purchase" issue but in the end there were so many other things that we liked I just had to close my eyes to that. I am sure the original chassis cost difference would have been pocket change to have better wheels. Same issue with HDMI vs. coax tv wiring.
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Old 03-14-2015, 11:42 AM   #31
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Don't get me started on the HDMI thing. My 2011 Berkshire is wired like it was 1960.



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Old 03-16-2015, 12:12 AM   #32
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Did the HDMI cables to three locations. Bedroom and basement were a major pain.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:39 AM   #33
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I have looked at what that HDMI job and decided against it, more than I want to deal with. We are not that much into TV so if it works at all, good enough. Just think how easy it would have been while building the coach!
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:52 PM   #34
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aluminum rim quote

I have also recently gotten a quote from FL for $3k to do the job.
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:40 PM   #35
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rims

Current quote.

$434 -- per rim (polished on each side so interchangeable front to outside rear).
$500 -- labor
$800 -- the dozen + or so other items required

Anyone have a good source in the southeast that can do the complete job for less?
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:04 PM   #36
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Arrow, doesn't that app data to about $3000? Go to Freightliner.
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:13 PM   #37
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Arrow, doesn't that app data to about $3000? Go to Freightliner.
Yes, that is FL quoted. An earlier post indicated $3k had to be in error. Just posting to 2nd that quote. I'll most likely go to FL but trying to compare a couple places.
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:28 AM   #38
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I see. I thought the second post was a quote from a different source than FL.
The wheels alone seem to be inline with what Phil57 was quoted last year.

I think he ended up getting some plastic center hubs.
Did you see his post on page 1 ?

It's a lot of money but they sure look good.
I'd have to think about it a long time if ours didn't come included.
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:09 PM   #39
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Aluminum Rims

In addition to looking good the aluminum wheels dissipate the heat from the tires a whole bunch faster than steel wheels.
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:21 PM   #40
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Wow I was quoted 1500 from FL two years ago. Even getting them from a truck tire store I have less than 2000 in them. The rims are good quality and the same manufacturers as the FL rims. The only difference is the holes are round. The center hub I bought from FL. They look great.



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