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Forum: On the Road | Travel Chat Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,441
Posted By Airdale
Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, TX

This is a large base with a large civilian work force because the US Army has a depot level aviation facility on the base.

The RV Park is now open to the public. You can call 361-961-2267 to...
Forum: On the Road | Travel Chat 11-29-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Airdale
Grand Forks, ND, AFB

Being retired military, our full time years took us to numerous military CGs all around the country. Almost all of them have an aircraft display area. Some are right at the main gates and have more...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 11-27-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By Airdale
The only official indicator a trailer tire...

The only official indicator a trailer tire manufacturer is going to give you about usage is going to be found in the warranty package.

Trailer tire life expectancy should be based on what the...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 11-26-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By Airdale
Polyester trailer tires (ST) have thin threads...

Polyester trailer tires (ST) have thin threads (10/32 to 8/32). It's to help in cooling. Trailer tires are, by their manufacturer, normally rated at having a mileage usage of 12,000 to 15,000 and a...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 11-24-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,490
Posted By Airdale
Water is cargo and must be treated accordingly.

Water is cargo and must be treated accordingly.
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 11-24-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,490
Posted By Airdale
According to the federal certification label on...

According to the federal certification label on the trailer that the OP provided a picture of, the axles are the correct size and load capacity.

During the rules committee meeting in 2010, major...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 11-23-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,490
Posted By Airdale
You need to read the numbers on labels the OP has...

You need to read the numbers on labels the OP has provided. They are not in error.

To replace those 3500# axles with 5000# axles does not increase to listed cargo capacity. In fact, it would...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 11-22-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,490
Posted By Airdale
Using higher load capacity axles does not effect...

Using higher load capacity axles does not effect the GVWR, it remains the same. Only the vehicle manufacturer or a certified modifier have the authority to change GVWR values once the vehicle has...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 11-22-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,490
Posted By Airdale
This is a good example of how the specifications...

This is a good example of how the specifications can change from what was published in a brochure.

Certification labels MUST be correct at the time of first sale. Some time/somewhere there were...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 11-22-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,490
Posted By Airdale
To answer the certified axle question one must...

To answer the certified axle question one must know that the axle manufactures maximum weight certification does not have to equal the vehicle manufacturer’s GAWR certification.

All brochure...
Forum: On the Road | Travel Chat 11-17-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,441
Posted By Airdale
Lexington, SC

With easy access from two major highways - I20 & I26 - The Barnyard RV Park in Lexington, SC is easy to find. Itís situated out behind a large flea market on US-1.

Itís one of our favorite weekend...
Forum: On the Road | Travel Chat 11-17-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Airdale
USS Nimitz (CVN-68)

The 1980 Iranian crisis: As a CVW8 flight deck control maintenance chief, all requests for aircraft movements came to our desk first. We would relay a final request to the Nimitz aircraft handler and...
Forum: On the Road | Travel Chat 11-13-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,441
Posted By Airdale
Salem, SD

Heading south on US-81 we were looking for a place to spend a few days when we found this lovely little CG near Salem, SD. We got a nice long drive thru FHU 50 AMP site and had an enjoyable time in...
Forum: On the Road | Travel Chat 11-13-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Airdale
I was also there in 1980. I was working for CVW8...

I was also there in 1980. I was working for CVW8 aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) as one of their flight deck Maintenance chiefs.

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Forum: On the Road | Travel Chat 11-10-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Airdale
USS Independence (CVA-62)

This is an iconic picture of a VF-41 F4-B launch taken during a 7 month Vietnam deployment aboard the Indy.

I was a member of VF-41 at the time and worked as one of their airframes flight deck...
Forum: On the Road | Travel Chat 11-06-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Airdale
Aviation

Iíve started this topic in other forums and itís become quite popular.

My long association with military aircraft (31 years active and 10 years DOD civilian) provided me with extensive aircraft...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 11-02-2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By Airdale
That RVIA 10% recommendation will become...

That RVIA 10% recommendation will become mandatory on vehicles that have already been delivered with the 10% reserves. That's because of the tire industry wide requirement that replacement tires must...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 10-31-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,742
Posted By Airdale
Our rules and regulations are finalized to...

Our rules and regulations are finalized to protect the field. Even so, many in the field want to take the recommendation from someone untrained and oblivious to safety standards.

Here in the USA...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 10-31-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,742
Posted By Airdale
You are correct. I'm just going to expand on it a...

You are correct. I'm just going to expand on it a little bit more.

Tire load inflation charts are standardized to designated sizes. As long as your replacement tire is the same designated size as...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 10-31-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,742
Posted By Airdale
My quote was verbatim from page #44. You saw what...

My quote was verbatim from page #44. You saw what you wanted to see and stopped reading. To understand government regulations and tire industry standards you can't do it piecemeal, you have to read...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 10-31-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,742
Posted By Airdale
Maybe you should find the NHTSA document SAFECAR....

Maybe you should find the NHTSA document SAFECAR. If you're totally, anti regulations/standards oriented there is nothing there for you.

The load capacity of Original Equipment tires shown on the...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 10-30-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,742
Posted By Airdale
Excerpt from USTMA industry standards for RV...

Excerpt from USTMA industry standards for RV tires.

"Inflation pressure recommendations may also be determined
based on the tire manufacturerís specifications, which define
the amount of...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 10-30-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,742
Posted By Airdale
You almost got it. Tire inflation pressures for...

You almost got it. Tire inflation pressures for RV trailer tires are set to the maximum load of the trailer's certified GAWRs. That is locked in by tire industry standards for replacement tires as...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 10-29-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,742
Posted By Airdale
Whenever replacement tires have a designated size...

Whenever replacement tires have a designated size different from the OE tires, those replacements are considered plus sized. There is a procedure in tire industry standards that says the replacement...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 10-29-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,742
Posted By Airdale
Tire engineers do not set recommended cold tire...

Tire engineers do not set recommended cold tire inflation pressures. Vehicle manufacturers do. However, recommendations above what has been recommended by the vehicle manufacturer are always an...
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