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Old 05-02-2013, 06:54 PM   #21
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But is it as pretty????
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:03 PM   #22
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But is it as pretty????
Not nearly...... But since his DW would probably never use it while dressed in evening clothes, it shouldn't be any big deal for it to be flat black enamel.

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:02 PM   #23
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It's all about looking good in ALL aspects of MY Berkshire so gotta have the chrome.... I'm sure numerous other Berk owners agree... Plus it's worth the extra $10 bucks to me....
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:19 PM   #24
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Love the chrome but I don't have the extra cargo carrying weight capacity to spare for such heavy duty chrome tools so I use a flimsy regular old manual awning rod
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:37 PM   #25
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Wow - you must really play your weight close to the max if an extra two pounds can make such a difference....

I only posted the picture of this thing because I thought others might be interested... I'm using this one and I recommend that everyone else use what best fits their weight capacity, budget or personal preference...
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:57 PM   #26
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Just pokin fun I do think the chrome tool is pretty cool. If it could double as a fireplace poker I could eliminate another tool I carry and be even a few more lbs less overweight. I got the awning rod for placing and pulling pads I put under the jacks but thanks to this thread I now have another use for it. I had no idea about draining the tanks and just found the loops behind the tires. I had previously thought the air empties out when putting the leveling jacks down.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:22 AM   #27
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mjracsj,
The air that empties when you use the leveling jacks is just from the air bags, not the tanks.

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what do you guys charge for shipping? I could use one of those pullers!!
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I have a garage compressor/tank I bought new in 1997 from Sears. Have never drained it and I'm not sure it has a drain valve, (In the old days we called these petcocks).

Maybe I should check it.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:42 AM   #29
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mjracsj,
The air that empties when you use the leveling jacks is just from the air bags, not the tanks.

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what do you guys charge for shipping? I could use one of those pullers!!
Suggestion - enroll in a big rig driving school and you might get one when you graduate.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:44 AM   #30
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I have a garage compressor/tank I bought new in 1997 from Sears. Have never drained it and I'm not sure it has a drain valve, (In the old days we called these petcocks).

Maybe I should check it.
I have an older Sears one and it has a shader (sp) valve on the tank bottom. I leave it open when I am not using it.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:54 AM   #31
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I have a garage compressor/tank I bought new in 1997 from Sears. Have never drained it and I'm not sure it has a drain valve, (In the old days we called these petcocks).

Maybe I should check it.
I empty mine every few months, which is as often as I remember. For $200, if this thing lasts 15 years before it goes boom, I'll have gotten my money's worth.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:57 AM   #32
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Tmmar...

I'm sure you can pick one up at a Pilot or Love's truck stop.... No need to pay shipping... Just grab one next time you pass one of these truck stops...
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:27 AM   #33
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It's all about looking good in ALL aspects of MY Berkshire so gotta have the chrome.... I'm sure numerous other Berk owners agree... Plus it's worth the extra $10 bucks to me....

Wow!!! You need to stop at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, exit 284, I-80, Walcott, Iowa. Largest truck stop in the world with 800+ parking spots. Plus a HUGE chrome shop.

I met a guy that was in there and had just bought $2000 worth of chrome goodies for his truck; and it was company truck, not even his own.

I guess that would be the epitome of stylin' and profilin' eh?? Or blinged to to the max???

No offense intended here ernest917, but I've always wondered if his kids (back home) were properly fed and clothed.

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Old 05-03-2013, 12:16 PM   #34
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Can't speak for him but our kids are grown and gone and we are spending their inheritance and loving life....
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:27 PM   #35
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Can't speak for him but our kids are grown and gone and we are spending their inheritance and loving life....
I like your attitude. I hope to run out of money and be a burden to my children for a few years. They owe me. Ha. Really the best you can hope for is to die in your sleep (broke).



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I have an older Sears one and it has a shader (sp) valve on the tank bottom. I leave it open when I am not using it.
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Wow!!! You need to stop at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, exit 284, I-80, Walcott, Iowa. Largest truck stop in the world with 800+ parking spots. Plus a HUGE chrome shop.

I met a guy that was in there and had just bought $2000 worth of chrome goodies for his truck; and it was company truck, not even his own.

I guess that would be the epitome of stylin' and profilin' eh?? Or blinged to to the max???

No offense intended here ernest917, but I've always wondered if his kids (back home) were properly fed and clothed.

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Old 05-03-2013, 12:44 PM   #38
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Schrader "dork"
You know I am starting to agree with OC about you. I guess it is time to start reviewing your spelling plus when (sp) is placed after a word by the person typing it you should know that they are aware it is not correct.

OC - send me a PM.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:50 PM   #39
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Back to the subject, we have drained our air tanks several times and never seen any water come out. Spoke to a frightliner tech and he stated if your air dryer is working good you won't have any.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:52 PM   #40
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Back to the subject, we have drained our air tanks several times and never seen any water come out. Spoke to a frightliner tech and he stated if your air dryer is working good you won't have any.
Makes sense, but around here when the humidity is high I can actually see the moisture spew out of the tank.
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