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Old 11-03-2006, 05:34 PM   #15
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I think my bags were Air Lift.

The only way I deviated from the instructions was to use a floor jack to help me get the bags up and in. I really couldn't get enough leverage while on my back, rust in my eyes, mouth, hair, and too little exercise. Wouldn't have it any other way.

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Old 11-03-2006, 07:50 PM   #16
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I think my bags were Air Lift.

The only way I deviated from the instructions was to use a floor jack to help me get the bags up and in. I really couldn't get enough leverage while on my back, rust in my eyes, mouth, hair, and too little exercise. Wouldn't have it any other way.

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So that's why you love your MoHo so much! By the way, I'm really jealous you have hair. Lost mine so long ago, I can't remember ever having it. Since when would a school teacher deviate from instructions?
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Old 11-04-2006, 05:00 PM   #17
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Tim,

A lot of that hair is not on the top of my head but hanging around my face. It does a good job of covering it up.

We "deviate" shcool teachers can be a really subversive lot. And you really have to look out for the social studies lads.

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Old 11-04-2006, 05:25 PM   #18
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Steve,

Boy, do I feel better! My face has all my former head hair also. Check out my profile picture on my profile. The two beautiful ladies are not both my wife. They're actually my daughters, but I can't figure how they got so old while I've stayed so young.

I don't think it's just Social Studies teachers who can 'deviate' from instructions.
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:14 AM   #19
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FWIW,
I went to 9:50 x 16.5 steeltex's on my 24' Argosy
I got them from tire rack as it was the best price anywhere at the time.
Kumho also now makes that size and they are a little less $$$.
Both are about 31" dia tire.
It seems like F'stone quit the making the 16.5's but I don't remember for sure.
I have a set of kumho's on my ol'vette and it rides quiter and they are longer lasting than the Goodyears that the factory provided.

I like the 9:50x 16.5's on the Argosy as they have a softer ride than the std. 8:75's that were on it before.
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Old 11-05-2006, 10:25 AM   #20
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George,

I think you made the right choice. Don't have to change wheels, and all the changes that would necessitate. I switched from the Michelin 19.5 8R on my Blimp to an "off-brand" tire, and they were not only cheaper, but the ride was much better. Biggest problem with the 19.5 wheels used in later models was that the wheels are so narrow, going to a wider tire isn't really an option. There is a single metric that is the only other tire available, but it's not enough wider to make much difference. I think you'll really like the ones you've gotten.

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Old 11-05-2006, 02:36 PM   #21
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For the time being the 16.5's will have to do, but this winter I am going to try the set of 16 wheels and tires I have and see how they fit. Still studying the 19.5's if they would fit OK and how hard it would be to scare up a good set of rims that would fit. I saw a service van the other day that belongs to a local school district , looked like what I am thinking of, But I bet they would miss them Monday mourning (Ha Ha) . Regardless of what size wheels I use I would like a 31-33" Dia. tire to keep the RPM down. But still got some little issues first air bags, belts on the engine ,service engine and a bunch of tinkering. But frist I got to get my farming done if will quits raining
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Old 11-05-2006, 02:43 PM   #22
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Frist I got to get my farming done if will quits raining
Since your part of the country gets rain and snow, check all the exterior gaskets.

The window gaskets, that is the vertical seal, the trim seal and the schlegal channel and the gasket on the rear window. Also check the compartment gaskets and most importantly, the sewer vent pipe gaskets under the sewer vent pipe covers that are on the roof.

Keeping the water out allows you to tinker with other things depending on the time and money you can spend for repairs.

Keeping unwanted water out, pays many dividends.

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