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Old 09-11-2004, 12:37 PM   #15
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Wow you guys are way smart - never thought of such a practical way to reduce trailer weight. Hmmmm maybe I can trade my Avalanche for an old VW microbus (still need wheel base) - could even take the air out of the tow vehicle tires.

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I'm not a "learned" person, but all this air you're leaving out of the tires, wouldn't the weight you leave out depend if it's "hot or cold air" ? Also when the air is "heavy" doesn't it always seem to settle lower ? If that's the case then one would want to leave the heavy air out of the bottom of the tire. Right ? Please correct if I'm wrong, because like the small amount of $$$ I have left after buying an A/S, I prefer to have a low inflation rate.
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Old 09-11-2004, 03:31 PM   #17
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We have submitted your technical questions to Corky for his perusal.

He has duly advised us that he has taken your submitted technical questions under submission, but will not render his decision, until the supply of his favorite biscuits has been sufficiently replenished.

Ah yes, it is a "dogs" world.

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Old 09-11-2004, 04:43 PM   #18
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Andy,
I thot Corky only worked on Wednesday mornings? Does he get overtime, or will we need to wait until Wednesday for an answer?
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Old 09-11-2004, 05:51 PM   #19
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Andy - I think we need some more engineering data on this

I thought it was a simple matter of reducing the number of pounds in the tire and water system, now we seem to have a lot of hot air to consider

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Old 09-11-2004, 06:46 PM   #20
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Further reduction deduction

I was thinkin' that maybe if I change-out my lead tire weights for magnesium ones, I could save a few pounds!! Then again why not just get rid of them and be done with it!
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Your idea sounds similar to Fox News; "Air and balanced reporting".

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Some years ago , a J.B. Hunt driver, did let air out of his tractor trailer tires so he could get across the scales. . Not talking bad about truck drivers mind you. Toby
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OK, we have removed thus far....
Pounds of air
Pounds of water
Pounds of electricity
Pounds-feet of lug nut tourqu (sp?)
and installed Helium
in the tires
in an envelope in the cabin or by sealing the cabin all together....

But we still have to worry about galvanic corrosion.......

But what about a magnesium frame??

Also, what does a BTU weigh?? I have always heard Air Conditioning measured in tons. Man think of the weight savings by getting rid of that monster weight sitting up there!!!!
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Old 09-12-2004, 09:59 AM   #24
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Also, what does a BTU weigh?? I have always heard Air Conditioning measured in tons. Man think of the weight savings by getting rid of that monster weight sitting up there!!!!
A Btu weighs 2.666 ounces.
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Old 09-12-2004, 12:42 PM   #25
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See I balance my tires that way too

Works great!
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Unfortunately, every so often we have to learn to tolerate "hot air."

At the present time, two varieties of hot air, "surround us."

One is the Heinz variety and the other is the Texas variety.

The problem is not so much with the Texas variety, since it's only one or two.

The real problem is with the Heinz variety, since they claim 57 of them, "in writing no less."

Ah..........election years, what would we do without them?

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Works great!
No Ken, your method is different- you are using "attached thumbnails'- those are lighter!! Are they galvanic too??
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Old 09-13-2004, 11:14 AM   #28
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What I find works best is galvenized roofing nails - less likely to rust - I would think the rust combined with hot air would add too much weight - there for throwing off my original intention of fine tuning the balance.
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