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Old 06-07-2011, 07:28 PM   #61
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Hey Top, nice pics! I especially love the one with the Sequoia... we have the same one! Wondering about your tires on the TV, are those 18" er's? I like the size.. I have a mild lift on mine (with 285/75/16's) but with gas going UP and a teenage driver on the way, have been thinking about going down again. I like the way your tires/rims look.

Love the artsy ones of the rooflines too!
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:25 PM   #62
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Thanks Marc! I have enjoyed towing with the Sequoia. Kinda short on power and not very good mileage, but it is paid for! The Sequoia has on a set of Michelin LTX A/T2 P265/70/16 on American Outlaw Spur rims. I got them from Discount Tire here in HH, TX. I also have a set of 18" Yokohama summer tires on some BBS RWII Truck rims.
I used to be in Germany so when we got here to Texas, my 16" winter rims (Enkei) were all corroded from the road salt used there, and I didn't feel too good about using them anymore. It was cheaper to recycle them and buy some new ones.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:31 PM   #63
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Thanks for the info Top! Have a great vacation! Those LTX's look great!
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:07 PM   #64
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Year of manufacture plates and stickers

The other day I was successful in registering these 1972 "House Trailer" plates for Abby. I also put on some stickers that I've had for a while. More travels, more stickers!
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Lance that's cool that you can do that with the plates. Here we have no choice but to accept what the DMV issues. They won't even allow vanity plates for trailers.
I don't see a TAC sticker or ID #. Are they missing?
I'm guessing that's your favorite brand of beer.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:34 PM   #66
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Thanks Chris. I think it is way cool! I'm very happy that Texas allows them. I bought the plate on ebay for ten dollars and Texas charges an additional $15 for the YOM plate registration. I haven't applied a TAC sticker because I don't have one. I haven't asked or looked for one either. The only other thing I plan on putting on the rear window is Abby's name in some cool script from the '70s, and some tourist stickers from the places and parks we visit.
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TAC as in the newly formed "Texas Airstreamer's Club"...right?

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Old 06-16-2011, 04:49 PM   #68
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TAC as in the newly formed "Texas Airstreamer's Club"...right?

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Old 06-17-2011, 03:30 PM   #69
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Abby is all cozy nestled in the trees at BLORA. When it is 105 you have to have shade.
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Do I see pink flamingos? I knew Laura would win that battle! Have fun at BLORA...wish we had a stream to join you in.

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Old 06-17-2011, 06:42 PM   #71
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Yes Steve. Those are the kissing flamingos that we got at out first rally in Blanco. They look great! Don't they?

If anyone is looking for a last minute excursion for the weekend, just give me a holler. I can sponsor anyone to camp here at the Army's premier power projection base, Ft Hood, Texas. The GREAT place!
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:52 AM   #72
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New tires!

Yesterday I bought four new Michelin LTX M/S2 tires for Abby. I mounted them on her last night. She looks great with Michelins!
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We're getting ready to on our long summer trip. I'll post some of our travels here on this thread.
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Hmmm!

Hmmm! Those tires sure look familiar! Not that a certain member might have help persuade me to go the same route. Good luck on your trip, Hope you have fun and no tire problems.
By the way only 4? What about a spare? Never know what may happen.
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Lance you really know how to treat a lady. 2 pairs of brand new shoes for her feet look good and they're French (Michelin) imported designer (white letter)foorwear to boot.
Have a good time on your long summer trip and safe journeys after all the hard work you did to make her what she is today you deserve the vacation.
I'm on staycation for the summer and can only dream about travelling with mine.
Bon voyage and of course ya'll come back real soon.
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Thanks guys!
I have a 7.00x15 bias ply trailer tire for a spare. Besides, my manual says I can tow with one wheel off at 30mph for up to fifty miles!
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So does that mean that if you keep changing the position of the flat you could go 200 miles. There are some places in west Texas there is not a service station for 50 miles.
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What sort of fuel mileage at what speed? Scale weights yet?
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So does that mean that if you keep changing the position of the flat you could go 200 miles. There are some places in west Texas there is not a service station for 50 miles.
A couple of years ago I was delivering a trailer to Timmins Ontario, and when I turned on the only road between Sudbury and Timmins there was a sign telling me that there was no service station or gas for the next 160 miles.
You'd have to change the flat around four times to make that trip.
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What sort of fuel mileage at what speed? Scale weights yet?
I'll post all that stuff when we return in a week or so.
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I'll post all that stuff when we return in a week or so.
Thanks. Your work I keep bookmarked as reference to point out to others.
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