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Old 04-29-2018, 08:35 PM   #13041
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Had to change a tire on I-29 just north of KC this afternoon on my way home from lake Perry. They were 5 yrs old and I was going to replace them after this trip (hadn't figured out which brand to get). Guess I know what I'll be ordering this week... Expensive weekend. I thought the wife was going to cry.I They no deficiency's that I could find when I prepped for this weekend.
However I did figure out my rims are 110 psi g-rated here I come.

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Hate to ask but did you have a TPMS on board?
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:37 PM   #13042
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Took the rig out for a 2 night trip and added a back up camera to it. Hardest part was getting my head around the cameraís black wire going to the white of the running light and the red to the black. Tucked the wireless antenna behind the light with the wires for a nice clean look (minus my lack of silicone skills). Great reception in the cab still. Attachment 170013Attachment 170014Attachment 170015


Very nice just purchased a rear view safety camera system. I was debating on removing the center light or mounting below it. Yours looks good.
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:43 PM   #13043
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Very nice just purchased a rear view safety camera system. I was debating on removing the center light or mounting below it. Yours looks good.


Thanks! Iím really pleased with having it and the extra visibility. Really wasnít hard to add it below and keep the running light in place. Knowing my set up, I wouldnít have replaced as there were three holes for the running light, a 1Ē one for wiring and the two for the screws. Much cleaner adding it below.
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:51 PM   #13044
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Hate to ask but did you have a TPMS on board?


No, itís been on the list to get, but.... I hadnít ordered it yet. Kinda kicking myself for that and not having replaced the tires yet.
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:10 PM   #13045
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Plugged it in opened up all the slides to make sure no critters made it in.

Everything looks to be in good order. After all the outside walls have been replaced by forest river I was anxious to see it all opened up.
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:10 PM   #13046
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We feel for you, we had the same issue about 9 months ago. I ended up getting all new Sailun G637s (LOVE them!!!) and repaired the fender myself. Mine did not damage the skirting on the trailer in the shame fashion as yours though.



Make sure when you upgrade the tires you get the all metal high PSI valve stems installed as well.



Good luck!

Like I told the wife, it sucks, and itís an expensive lesson to learn.

Iím trying to find them around here, but not having any luck yet. I looked at it some more this eve, that piece is only 6ft long. Fairly straightforward to replace it, the fender skirt, and the front wheel well plate. The FIL runs a body shop, they have done rv repair before so Iím going to talk with him tomorrow and see what he thinks.

It already has the steel valve stems so Iím good there
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:11 PM   #13047
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Took the rig out for a 2 night trip and added a back up camera to it. Hardest part was getting my head around the cameraís black wire going to the white of the running light and the red to the black. Tucked the wireless antenna behind the light with the wires for a nice clean look (minus my lack of silicone skills). Great reception in the cab still. Attachment 170013
What camera system did you get? And where did you get it?
Are you happy with the video quality? Any transmission drops?
I'm on the fence for one.
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:12 PM   #13048
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I’m trying to find them around here, but not having any luck yet. I looked at it some more this eve, that piece is only 6ft long. Fairly straightforward to replace it, the fender skirt, and the front wheel well plate. The FIL runs a body shop, they have done rv repair before so I’m going to talk with him tomorrow and see what he thinks.
Awesome! Having family in the business makes it a lot easier. As for the tires, I ordered mine via ebay, most of them were through simple tire. Shipping was free through ebay and I got the tires at great price. I then took the trailer and tires up to a truck shop and I was able to get them swapped out. Don't try to take them to 'just' a car shop, these are crazy stiff sidewalls and a small tire changer would have a hard time getting them mounted.
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:21 PM   #13049
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Awesome! Having family in the business makes it a lot easier. As for the tires, I ordered mine via ebay, most of them were through simple tire. Shipping was free through ebay and I got the tires at great price. I then took the trailer and tires up to a truck shop and I was able to get them swapped out. Don't try to take them to 'just' a car shop, these are crazy stiff wheels and a small tire changer would have a hard time getting them mounted.

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Iíll look on there for sure. Everyone locally is really pushing the Hercules 14 ply trailer tires but I canít find much on them.. my local tire shop does farm and semi, so Iím not that worried on the mounting and dismounting. Iíll probably just do a side at a time and repack the wheel bearings while Iím in there. If I have my FIL do the body work thatís a bigger pain than the tires as heís 2 hrs away.
Did you balance yours?
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:39 PM   #13050
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Iíll look on there for sure. Everyone locally is really pushing the Hercules 14 ply trailer tires but I canít find much on them.. my local tire shop does farm and semi, so Iím not that worried on the mounting and dismounting. Iíll probably just do a side at a time and repack the wheel bearings while Iím in there. If I have my FIL do the body work thatís a bigger pain than the tires as heís 2 hrs away.
Did you balance yours?
I had mine balanced. Smart to get them balanced to ensure your trailer has a smoother ride. I have no experience with the Hercules. I have put on over 3000 miles now on the Sailuns G637 and they are amazing.
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:42 PM   #13051
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What camera system did you get? And where did you get it?
Are you happy with the video quality? Any transmission drops?
I'm on the fence for one.
Thanks!!!


I got this one from amazon. No issues yet. It is rated to 100í. I was skeptical but even with the antenna stuffed inside the frame, clear as day.

Wireless Backup Camera System, IP69k Waterproof Wireless License Plate Rear View Camera, Night Vision and 4.3 inch Wireless Monitor for Trailer, RV, Trucks, Pickup Trucks, Cargo Vans, etc https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074WZ7JP6..._I8M5AbE7BZMY7
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:44 PM   #13052
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It could have been worse. etrailer.com has some good tires, G rated for Less than I paid for my Maxxis 8008s, E rated.

https://www.etrailer.com/Tires-and-W...PRG235R16.html

I purchased from them before, good service, good products. The tires I bought from them lasted 8 years.
The Taskmaster is just a run of the mill China made tire. Thereís a reason they are cheaper than Maxxis or GY614.
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Replaced the faded stuckers, quite an improvement, swirls are next.

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Installed the K&N cold air intake system. Starts 3,000 mile trip with the TH Sunday so will find out if it really works.
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:31 PM   #13055
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:33 PM   #13056
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Then turned the tongue jack head 90* to clear the tailgate when down and still hooked up to the RV.



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Gary, Thanks to your instructions, I did mine today. Piece of cake to do and I didn't even need to disconnect any wires. It looks funny to me now, but since there's now plenty of tailgate clearance, I'll get used to it.

By the way, in case someone else needs to do it also, the tap size for the bolts on mine is 5/16" -18

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I installed the MaxAir vent covers that I got for Christmas after I got home from work today. DW went through the cupboards and draws to see what we need for our first trip of the season on the 18th.
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My son and daughter now live in NC does that count?
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Do you have a part number on those? I canít find them with the name: racheting load locks nor load locks.

Thank you.
You can also find them at Home depot for around the same price.
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