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Old 01-25-2011, 06:27 PM   #15
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a/s puts 65 psi in them...

the sidewall sez max inflation pressure is 65 on D rated tires...

i ran 65 psi in those evil gyms for ~half a million miles without issues...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ons-27999.html

but there are many threads here where folks suggest basing inflation on the weight/load/inflation tables...

some will suggest running them soft, yadda ya....

inspect them for cracks/side wall defects and funny wear patterns, then BLOW em up to 65 psi...

and while u r at it, just to add another thing to do (or the trailer might BLOW UP)...

torque all the lug nuts to spec (yes there are threads on HOW MUCH torque too....)

and the owners/parts manuals are free/available for download on the a/s company website...

Airstream, Inc :: Trailer Manuals

grab both the owners manual AND parts book, then explore some of the HOW2z...

lots of good stuff there these daze.

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Old 01-25-2011, 07:18 PM   #16
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Thanks 2Air. You are the best.
500000 miles. Yikes. I am having new GYM installed before we leave. The old tires are 6 years old with limited mileage but FL sun. If they dont show any visible cracks or bulge- what is your opinion about replacing them,

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Old 01-25-2011, 07:34 PM   #17
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... The old tires are 6 years old with limited mileage but FL sun. If they dont show any visible cracks or bulge- what is your opinion about replacing them...
hi titu

drive the new2u 34 directly to a tire shop and get new rubber.

u might wanna order/check/find the tires in advance

or order online and have them drop shipped to the stream location,

or to a local flo' installer.

but get new tires.

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Old 01-25-2011, 08:02 PM   #18
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Proper blowing out of water lines, for winterizing purposes, takes a 5 horsepower compressor to do it correctly.

Smaller compressors will take a long time to get the job, almost done, but not completely done.

The volume of air pumped into the water lines, "MUST" be huge, or else you take the chances.

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You forgot to say turn the regulator down to 40-60 psi.
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Thanks Bud. I did talk to the GoodYear store at the trailer location. He sells a lot of GYM and has 22 in stock. I am going to get new tires for the truck also. For the GYM and truck tires (GY Wangler Silent Armor), he is offered me a price that is much less than I can buy them back home. Metal valve, balance and promised me out of the door in 2 hour. The manager said he will have his whole crew working at it to get on the road ASAP. Lets hope for the best. Thanks again. Titu
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good deal!

and since u r buying 10 tires...

(what about the spares?)

they should AT LEAST throw in a complimentary...

tire inflator/mini 12v tire pump thing...

((the original theme of this thread)



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When I bought Silent Armor tires I had to go to LRE to get the Pro Grade ones.
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I have been using a Warn Air Power SPC Compressor for the past couple of years. This is a 12 volt compressor that connects directly to the battery with clips as opposed to a cigarette lighter plug. I have used this compressor extensively to air up and maintain the tires on the Airstream and the tow vehicle. This compressor has a built-in gauge to show the inflation while the compressor is operating.

This compressor is small, fast, and dependable. They go for about $130 directly from Warn. Warn's warranty and customer service is excellent. The hose on my compressor malfunctioned due to a broken part after about six months of use. I called Warn and they sent me a new hose that day, no questions asked.

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I have been towing an AS for a year, and recently learned what the four tires on our trailer (a 2007 Safari 25 SS) require: 65 lbs for each. Turns out that is the maximum pressure actually shown on each tire as well, so this may be a clue in your situation too. You can start with this information but wait to see what other more experienced owners have to say just to make sure. Good luck.

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