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Old 08-12-2015, 03:07 PM   #4621
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I don't think you will regret it, even tho' it is a hassle to dismount them and go thru all the trouble again.
How did you go about getting all the wheels off and re-balanced ?
Did you remove one at a time yourself, and either get them balanced individually by a tire place or have equipment to balance them yourself ?
Or did you have equipment to jack your entire 5th to take all wheels off at the same time and get them all balanced together ?
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Found the source of the slow leak in the back left tire. Puncture in the tread. Dismounted the tire, took it in for repair. The tech says they TRIED to repair it, but the rubber on the inside of the cheap brand tire was so thin they couldn't buff it enough to attach the rubber seal.

Ended up with a new Carlisle. I'll replace the rest next year, make this one the spare.
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Found the source of the slow leak in the back left tire. Puncture in the tread. Dismounted the tire, took it in for repair. The tech says they TRIED to repair it, but the rubber on the inside of the cheap brand tire was so thin they couldn't buff it enough to attach the rubber seal.

Ended up with a new Carlisle. I'll replace the rest next year, make this one the spare.
Darn!
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[QUOTE=TURBS;952067]Darn!
Hope your trip is a great time!/QUOTE]

You and me both, Turbs! Time to start loading!
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:38 PM   #4626
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How did you go about getting all the wheels off and re-balanced ?
Did you remove one at a time yourself, and either get them balanced individually by a tire place or have equipment to balance them yourself ?
Or did you have equipment to jack your entire 5th to take all wheels off at the same time and get them all balanced together ?
I can't speak for OC but my plan is to use my Anderson Rapid Jack to get one tire off the ground, take that tire off and replace it with the spare then use the Rapid Jack to get the other tire on the same side off the ground and take it off and take them both to have the valve stems replaced and balanced, reverse the process to put them back on and then do the same thing to the other side.

I'm sure OC has a more convienent way but I'm going to work with what I have.
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:45 PM   #4627
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How did you go about getting all the wheels off and re-balanced ?
Did you remove one at a time yourself, and either get them balanced individually by a tire place or have equipment to balance them yourself ?
Or did you have equipment to jack your entire 5th to take all wheels off at the same time and get them all balanced together ?
I jacked the 5er up and took all 5 to Gmax at one time. I have more than enough jack stands to do the job.
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I can't speak for OC but my plan is to use my Anderson Rapid Jack to get one tire off the ground, take that tire off and replace it with the spare then use the Rapid Jack to get the other tire on the same side off the ground and take it off and take them both to have the valve stems replaced and balanced, reverse the process to put them back on and then do the same thing to the other side.

I'm sure OC has a more convienent way but I'm going to work with what I have.
That's what I would do if I didn't have the equipment to take all 4 off at the same time.
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Don't you have a hole to dig?
Naw, the Cabarrus sheriff's office already has the wrecker on standby to haul your Dodge to the local ditch fill facility. They should be here around 4pm tomorrow.
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I can't speak for OC but my plan is to use my Anderson Rapid Jack to get one tire off the ground, take that tire off and replace it with the spare then use the Rapid Jack to get the other tire on the same side off the ground and take it off and take them both to have the valve stems replaced and balanced, reverse the process to put them back on and then do the same thing to the other side.

That's how I did my 4 when I bought new tires 2 years ago. Only I used a floor jack vs. the Anderson.
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That's how I did my 4 when I bought new tires 2 years ago. Only I used a floor jack vs. the Anderson.
What's the latest on your tire dilemma?
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:33 PM   #4632
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I can't speak for OC but my plan is to use my Anderson Rapid Jack to get one tire off the ground, take that tire off and replace it with the spare then use the Rapid Jack to get the other tire on the same side off the ground and take it off and take them both to have the valve stems replaced and balanced, reverse the process to put them back on and then do the same thing to the other side.
I wonder how tall that Anderson Rapid Jack is. I tried this very trick using my 4" tall Andersen Leveler, and that wasn't tall enough to get my rear tire off. I ended up using both sets of Lync Levelers and building a ramp 5 blocks high to get the clearance I needed.
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Today my Turbs Poles arrived, and I mounted them up to my OC Awning Brackets! Did a couple minor repairs, and started the loading for the big trip.
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Old 08-13-2015, 04:25 PM   #4634
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What's the latest on your tire dilemma?
Flat tire on Tuesday. Right now, I'm sitting on the spare + existing tire on that side. We're parked until sometime next week.

Because I'm so close to capacity on 3 tires and actually over on 1, I'm getting nutty and swapping out wheels + tires entirely. I'm going to go with 17.5" commercial wheels + LR H tires. I'll have something like 4,700 pounds of capacity (vs. the 3,420 I have right now). I'll be well covered for my load.

I am also going to have my springs replaced on the camper. And am exploring having shocks installed.

I'm not sure if the shop who does the springs will replace the wheels (and who provides me the wheels/tires) or if I'll do it on my own. If I do it on my own, it'll be done with Lynx blocks and wood for a ramp and if I need any extra, with my truck's jack.
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I wonder how tall that Anderson Rapid Jack is. I tried this very trick using my 4" tall Andersen Leveler, and that wasn't tall enough to get my rear tire off. I ended up using both sets of Lync Levelers and building a ramp 5 blocks high to get the clearance I needed.
The box says it has a 5.75" lift.
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Flat tire on Tuesday. Right now, I'm sitting on the spare + existing tire on that side. We're parked until sometime next week.

Because I'm so close to capacity on 3 tires and actually over on 1, I'm getting nutty and swapping out wheels + tires entirely. I'm going to go with 17.5" commercial wheels + LR H tires. I'll have something like 4,700 pounds of capacity (vs. the 3,420 I have right now). I'll be well covered for my load.

I am also going to have my springs replaced on the camper. And am exploring having shocks installed.

I'm not sure if the shop who does the springs will replace the wheels (and who provides me the wheels/tires) or if I'll do it on my own. If I do it on my own, it'll be done with Lynx blocks and wood for a ramp and if I need any extra, with my truck's jack.
I remember reading your prior post(s) about what you have going on. But maybe I didn't understand, is your 5w "underbuilt" or are you trying to gain capacity?

Don't go into too much detail or you'll lose me.
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I remember reading your prior post(s) about what you have going on. But maybe I didn't understand, is your 5w "underbuilt" or are you trying to gain capacity?

Don't go into too much detail or you'll lose me.

The tires are under sized for the axles. By 160 pounds per axle.

The springs have flattened and did so before this year+ long trip; I think they're undersized for the camper.

And I'm running heavy now. I know I can't gain capacity, but I'm trying to gain some breathing room for the maximums that I'm hitting. The tires are the most likely to break due to being at and over capacity, so they're my highest priority.
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The tires are under sized for the axles. By 160 pounds per axle.

The springs have flattened and did so before this year+ long trip; I think they're undersized for the camper.

And I'm running heavy now. I know I can't gain capacity, but I'm trying to gain some breathing room for the maximums that I'm hitting. The tires are the most likely to break due to being at and over capacity, so they're my highest priority.
Do you have a thread started with this adventure of building up your suspension? I'd like to see how it all works out. Post up them part numbers when you get it all ordered or figured out.
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Do you have a thread started with this adventure of building up your suspension? I'd like to see how it all works out. Post up them part numbers when you get it all ordered or figured out.

I have at least 2 going with different symptoms but I think the end result is the same issue (flattened springs).

Here's where I'll keep updating:
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