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Old 06-02-2014, 01:16 PM   #15
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I think the thread is going away from tires. No way i would trust old ( not new to me ) tires, at the minimum. As far as rot in the wooden frame ( and i'm sure there are better sources than me ) I would lay under the trailer with an ice pick and probe for soft wood, particularly around doors.corners and seams. But i,m a newbie on the screwed end of my first TT purchase.

Don"t get me wrong , on our first TT and the price we paid , i'm happy, just put i lot of work into it. But looking for the next, cause you can't fight rot !!
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Walk on your tip toes to better feel soft spots in the floor. Poke wood parts with a screw driver. It shouldn't be soft.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:00 AM   #17
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This is a true story.... either six or 9 weeks ago (forget which but know it was a multiple of 3) I went to an event not far from where I'm parked, and.. Blew a tire.. Got air put in the spare and headed for Wal-mart..

I had re-aired the tire from my compressor when I got back to the RV but it had gone flat again.. I pulled the flat out of the car and layed it on the trunk, told the tire guy I had aired it up and could not find any leaks but it had gone falt again right away, but I needed a new tire.. he's talking and talking to me about plugging the leak (how wal-mart does it) I kept telling him I needed a new tire.

When I showed him the cracks between the tread ribs.. he suddenly said, "You need a new tire"... I mean, I'd been telling him that for FIVE minutes.

That trailer needs new tires. That salesman either (Most likely) does not know which hole needs a shovel (Reference to the movie "And Birds Do it" Staring Jerry Lewis) or less likely is lying through his teeth.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:15 PM   #18
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On my Starcraft centennial pop-up those little trim pieces that went down each side front and back and had that plastic stripping had what I call play dough filing the tops where it folded in ..over time that junk dried and washed away in the rain.. I bought it used and didn't know to check that real close.. Well every time it rained water from the little roof gutters was channeled directly into those trim pieces.. Both rear corners inside had to be rebuilt.. So check those things real close if your unit has that..I guess that stuff is cheaper than silicone and all the seams had that in them.. It had to be stripped out and replaced with silicone ..
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Seems to me I'm learning a valuable lesson in all this... Don't trust the RV salesman. Like I said in my OP, one guy told me that new trailer tires come with cracks in between the treads. In another thread I started yesterday I found out that pulling a 24ft TT with a Grand Cherokee is not as safe as another RV salesman has made it out to be. I guess this is why it's important to self-educate and not rely on the opinions of the guys trying to get these things out of the lot.
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Tires having creaks between treads?

Has anyone used "Slime" to stop very slow leaks on ST tires?
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