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Old 02-04-2013, 01:37 PM   #15
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Turning the Airstream, and I do a lot of tight turns in my driveway and campsites, does wear the front and rear tires differently - I've observed the 'skid' tracks on my driveway with the front tires seeming to lose more rubber. The periodic rotation goes with the rebalancing, which I think is good preventative maintenance. It's also the best opportunity for the tire guy to give them a good inspection, although I visually check them frequently. 50 psi is the recommended inflation on the 14" GYMs. Under-inflation is a primary cause of tire failure.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:22 PM   #16
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Turning the Airstream, and I do a lot of tight turns in my driveway and campsites, does wear the front and rear tires differently - I've observed the 'skid' tracks on my driveway with the front tires seeming to lose more rubber. The periodic rotation goes with the rebalancing, which I think is good preventative maintenance. It's also the best opportunity for the tire guy to give them a good inspection, although I visually check them frequently. 50 psi is the recommended inflation on the 14" GYMs. Under-inflation is a primary cause of tire failure.
Thanks Jamujoe, I knew there would be a reason.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:39 AM   #17
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Sorry, Pickles - I don't have a photo of the headboard and she's away in storage now. I'm no upholsterer, so I simply cut a piece of 3/8" plywood the width of the mattress and a height suitable for our heads. Rounded the top corners. Stapled a couple of used yoga pads to the plywood, and then covered & stapled that with the large pillow sham thing that matched the mattress cover that came with the Airstream (same as all of the upholstery). Attached the headboard to the plywood base under the mattress with hinges, and put rubber door stoppers behind it at the top where it rests on the Aluminum wall. It's worked great.
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Good description! Thanks JamuJoe.
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