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Old 07-31-2013, 11:21 AM   #43
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Re: #31, yellow tire change ramp, if you have 2 packs of Lynx levelers you don't need a separate tire change ramp. Use the levelers as levelers, then if (when?) you need to change a tire use the levelers as a ramp. Bottom row 6, then 5, etc. to the top row of 2. put a Lynx chock in back. Makes a good ramp. I took a nail on my second trip the Airstream, and have since heard variations on "I've been Rving for 5 years and never had a flat..."

Even though you're getting a 30', you will find that space is precious and it helps economize space when you have 1 item that can play 2 roles.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:51 PM   #44
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RAH...that is a good point...

I have read that the lynx levelers are good...ill need to pick a couple packs of these up for both purposes..

I would never assume a flat is not possible for sure...
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:59 PM   #45
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Good idea RAH.

Anybody want to buy a new in the box ramp? I just found out I don't need it anymore.
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Pharm, regarding insurance, my agent actually advised something interesting. He said DON'T insure your trailer (I just can't call it a coach) with the same insurer that you have auto/home/life with. He said "unlike your home/auto policies, which you'll never want to make a claim against, your RV could very easily have claims and you don't want those to drive up all of your other premiums" He was RIGHT ON. I insured my trailer through progressive and everything else through metlife. 3 months later, BAM, blew out a $1500 front wrap window, progressive covered all of it (after deductible) and none of my other premiums (with metlife) went up.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:29 PM   #47
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was that the agent that sold you the RV insurance or your agent for your other policies?
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he sold me both. he's independent, so he can sell from 3-4 carriers.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:27 PM   #49
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he sold me both. he's independent, so he can sell from 3-4 carriers.
Cool - ill definitely keep that on mind
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Hi PharmGeek,
Very excited to hear that you pulled the trigger on a new AS. Which one did you end up getting? I getting on the road soon, as well, so very timely thread. I can't believe I never knew about the ice maker! On my list.
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RAH...that is a good point...

I have read that the lynx levelers are good...ill need to pick a couple packs of these up for both purposes..

I would never assume a flat is not possible for sure...
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Good idea RAH.

Anybody want to buy a new in the box ramp? I just found out I don't need it anymore.
Hi, I have a bag full of levelers [10] and I have never used them all yet. Although I have seen campers that put one under each stabilizer and one under the tongue jack. I think they do this to look pretty or something, or to justify why they bought so many. I personally think one bag of ten is enough. I would much rather use my Trailer Aide Plus to change a tire than to use a bunch of leveling blocks. The Trailer Aide Plus has teeth to help hold it in place and a dip in the middle for the tire to sit in, so as, to not roll off as easily as a flat leveling block.
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Seems like a good point about rolling off - hmmm - how many ways to skin a cat
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:45 PM   #56
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You might also consider the stabilizer that tightens up between the 2 tires to further prevent the trailer bouncing when you walk. The Airstream jiggles less than an sob anyway, maybe due to lower center of gravity and lower stance. With eight wheel chocks, four stabilizers down, and the thing-a-ma-jigs I tighten between the 2 tires my trailer is almost as stable as a house.
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