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Old 01-09-2019, 05:20 PM   #2437
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Whatever you decide, donít forget to include a TPMS for the piece of mind while driving down the road.
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:47 PM   #2438
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My numbers are pretty similar re tire load. However the michs are an LT tire and the gye's are st's. I run my gye's at 75 psi because I'm adding a 10-15% buffer which is needed fir the st's if you fun over 65mph.

I'm on my kindle in Willcox,az heading for key west and then the Carolina's (3 mo tour). On my laptop i have a link to a great gye thread with some great psi discussion by capri racer and tireman9 as it relates to margins and speed ratings of st's. I'll try to find and post.

I'm with peter, go with the 15 gye E's. I have had mine for a year and have almost 20k on mine. 75psi seems to be my groove and i generally drive at 60-65...with the occasional spurt. I originally thought they looked like weenie tires with thin tread (as compared to the 235/15E Nokians which i planned to buy), but it apparently is the thinner tread that allows it to run cooler. I' down with the gye's...plus they hold pressure wonderfully!
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QUOTE=Native143;2197911]55 psi = 2,270 pounds
60 psi = 2,380 pounds
65 psi = 2,540 pounds
70 psi = 2,620 pounds
75 psi = 2,720 pounds
80 psi = 2,830 pounds



This load table is per axle or tire? My single axle 20' FC weighed in at

4520 lbs. fully loaded. I have Michelin LT225/75R15 tires rated at 80 psi. Fill them to 55 psi right now. Can go softer? Thanks.[/QUOTE]
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:59 PM   #2439
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...-167187-3.html

I think this is it...there were 3 or so similar threads at the same time.

I searched gye cruizindux capri racer tireman9 and the above was at the top.

For the record, no complaints on the mich's defenders, i'm running them on my tv and love them and had planned to follow suit on the tt.

IMO, no need to buy new rims. I had planned to go with the nokians as i see them a lot here on horse/work trailers. But when the gye's came out...and i wasn't sure if the 235 would fit without mods in the spare rack (last min purchase before nashville trip last yr)...plus good reviews surfacing, subfan1 the first and most applicable, i went for the gye's and and totally pleased.I

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A good read
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...-166511-5.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...-157249-9.html

P.s. Peter, 25 at mt vally rv park in tehachapi the other night...some rain and no shortage of 40-50'in pho...looking for warmth a across tex
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:32 PM   #2440
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P.s. It was 25 when i picked up the tt on day of departure. As usual first dropped in the batts, then ice blocks in the refer, the fire the puppy up. Hmmmm won't fire...juice - check...propanr ck...deal killer...badzo!

Dropped by the dealer on the way home...seems the thermister was also reading 25. Held it in the palm of my hand for a few minutes....barrrrrumph.

Duh...wouldn't fire because it was already cold (er than it usually runs). Beer chilled pretty quickly

What a start to a 3 month trip.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:07 AM   #2441
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. . . looking for warmth a across tex
Stay South young man!

This snow forecast map works on the laptop, not sure about on your devices:

https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pwpf/wwd_accum_probs.php

Click on future day on top menu bar -- looking good to avoid snow.

This one looks out 3+ days: https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/medr/display/medrt.php

Click on future day in top right corner -- also looks good, but overnight lows locally could challenge IMO.

Austin San Antonio -- check bottom line graph temp:

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/sa...weather/351198
https://www.weather.gov/ewx/
https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClic...9.46&lon=-98.5
Short term forecast: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClic...Type=graphical
[button at top right to go forward 2 days]

Happy Trails!

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PS -- What is your location and itinerary?
PS2 -- Google map for reference: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sa...!4d-98.4936282
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:37 AM   #2442
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PS -- Not sure about the timing, but this KOA in Van Horn TX [a little east of El Paso] is just south of I-10, and was OK in the 90's, and some recent posts here:

http://www.vanhorntexasrvpark.com/
https://www.google.com/search?q=KOA+...=airforums.com

This Mexican restaurant is known for John Madden stopping on his cross-country football commentary trips. It was decent when we went there:

http://chuys1959.com/
https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/18902
https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUser...orn_Texas.html

A great day trip north to Carlsbad Caverns on Texas route 54 if you have time. Amazing place, be sure to take the side tour in which they turn out ALL the lights and let you stand there in silence for a couple of minutes. Eerie! They used to have a kennel, but not sure if the joint is open with the gubment shutdown?
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:08 AM   #2443
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PS2 -- Here is the NWS Southern Region Twitter feed out of Fort Worth:

https://twitter.com/nws_southern_us?lang=en
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:09 AM   #2444
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Thanks to everyone for your input on the new GYE tires. The advice for weighing, using the chart etc... will come in very handy. I am going to pick up the tires next week, weigh at the CAT scales and then over to the one and only place I can find in my city that will work on a tire rim with Tyron bands. (can you tell I obsess about safety?). They are going to install the new tires, including the spare, pack the bearings and then I should be good to go. I am going to put the TPMS sensors on at home and calibrate everything. Then, it's new batteries and I should be ready for a trip to southern New Mexico at the end of February. I ordered WeatherTech mud flaps and a Towtector for the truck. They should arrive this weekend. I had new tires put on the truck a couple of months ago and, boy, do they like to throw rocks. Big, beefy tires and I like the smoothness of the ride with them. Oh, and, new brakes and shocks are being put on the truck next week. I should be good to go for the upcoming season.
I posted about the tires on this thread because I wanted specific experience with our 20FC Airstreams and I thank all of you very much for your advice
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They are 0716 and 0916, so almost three years old. Excellent tread on them and see no cracks or indication of drying out on sidewalls.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:43 AM   #2446
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They are 0716 and 0916, so almost three years old. Excellent tread on them and see no cracks or indication of drying out on sidewalls.
Thanks. You might have some of the last 15Ē Michelins made IMO.

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to those out there that use an Equalizer hitch. How do you clean and make it ready for the next year?
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I brush it with a steel brush, re-paint the "bald spots", and then coat it with silicone spray to keep it from rusting. I usually do this at the end of my season so all I have to do for the first voyage is wipe the dust off with a cloth and hook it up!

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I usually take off the sockets and clean everything with gasoline let it dry and regrease. This is usually after every longer trip, especially when it rains as it tends to collect grit. I also clean the hitch socket.

I keep a small container in the tv and and add otr when i hear some creaking.

QUOTE=Camano20;2198985]to those out there that use an Equalizer hitch. How do you clean and make it ready for the next year?
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Thanks peter...rain yesterday all day between VH & Fredericksburg... Blue sky today!!!
I thought about chuys but arrived late around 6:30 and the historic el capitan was at the off ramp, gas and rv park around the corner...we're done.

Laying over here for a couple of days.

Thanks for the weather links!!!


QUOTE=OTRA15;2198463]PS2 -- Here is the NWS Southern Region Twitter feed out of Fort Worth:

https://twitter.com/nws_southern_us?lang=en[/QUOTE]
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