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Old 08-19-2012, 09:46 PM   #57
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Wow. I was happy to be able to get Dad's trailer back in service and save him lots of money. And by the way...the damage did look similar to the pics on this thread. And it looks very good now. Glad I do know how to use some tools.

Never suffered such backlash from a reply on these forums before. I will have to stand back and leave the repair advice to the professionals next time.
Please post a photo of the repair if you ever find one, and please don't hold back on pragmatic advice because of the response. This is a fairly open forum as long as you stay within the rules, and nothing you said was outside the rules as far as I can tell.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:17 PM   #58
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Those are really handy. I bought one a few months ago. Now I know the average temperature of a cat's butt.

With that and my recently acquired flexible inspection camera, no secret is safe from me.

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Wow. Glad I don't have one of those to play with. my tire minder gives me the info I want from the comfort of my air conditioned seat.

And what is the average temp of a cats butt. 98.9? And do you have to clean your camera often? .
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:40 PM   #59
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Wow. Glad I don't have one of those to play with. my tire minder gives me the info I want from the comfort of my air conditioned seat.

And what is the average temp of a cats butt. 98.9? And do you have to clean your camera often? .
I can't remember, I guess I'll have to do it again. I usually take the readings about 6 feet away. I haven't done a colonoscopy on a cat yet so the camera is still clean. I plan to use the camera to see what is in all those hidden nooks and crannies in our trailer. We have to be careful, because Tiger goes into any open cabinet door or drawer and disappears. If we leave the bathroom vanity door open, he goes in there and then behind the shower stall and ends up somewhere under the fridge. If he ever gets stuck, we have to take the whole trailer apart.

Be careful, we (or maybe just me) are derailing another thread.

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Old 08-19-2012, 10:45 PM   #60
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Wow. I was happy to be able to get Dad's trailer back in service and save him lots of money. And by the way...the damage did look similar to the pics on this thread. And it looks very good now. Glad I do know how to use some tools.

Never suffered such backlash from a reply on these forums before. I will have to stand back and leave the repair advice to the professionals next time.

PA BAMBI II,

Glad to hear that you were able to get your Dad's trailer back in service. It definately helps to be handy when owning an airstream. When I had the blowout on my Carlisle last week I didnt start hating on Carlisles. I have installed them on several of my clients Airstreams as well. This is the first time I have had a blowout on my Airstream. I was just getting ready to replace them due to age. I also like Maxxis and have installed those and wouldnt be opposed to installing LT tires. The reality is that we're not going to solve this tire issue here on the forums.

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Had a blowout last month, curbside front tire on my 06 Safari. Was about 1500 miles into the trip coming through Mohave down the mountain doing 65 when the Goodyear blew. I don't know what happened, didn't feel a thing and a car pulled alongside with a sign in the window saying "you have a flat". By the time I pulled over there was little tire left and the impact puncture the wheel well and pulled out an electrical harness shredding it causing loss of all ceiling lights AC and Sony player.
Don't know if it was the heat or what.
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Had a blowout last month, curbside front tire on my 06 Safari. Was about 1500 miles into the trip coming through Mohave down the mountain doing 65 when the Goodyear blew. I don't know what happened, didn't feel a thing and a car pulled alongside with a sign in the window saying "you have a flat". By the time I pulled over there was little tire left and the impact puncture the wheel well and pulled out an electrical harness shredding it causing loss of all ceiling lights AC and Sony player.
Don't know if it was the heat or what.
What a Bummer.
That's the second cable trashed by a blowout that I have seen on here recently.
Might be a good idea for Airstream to route the cables a different way.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:26 PM   #63
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Yes, seems like tire damage due to blowouts can be messy. I'm lucky it didn't damage skin.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:48 AM   #64
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When I threw my original equipment GYM "ST" tires out, and replaced them with Michelin LTX, I installed a Dill TPMS system as well. The Dill's dash mounted receiver tells me tire pressure and temperature of each of the four tires. It's nice to know this info "as you roll."

It was a tad bit expensive, but in the big picture I think adding to the safety is well worth it. Clearly there's no guarantee I won't get blowouts, but I think I have done every prudent thing I can to avoid it.
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