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Old 12-25-2014, 05:18 PM   #1051
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Installed a couple of her new wheel covers. Cold and windy today; getting the two installed was about the longest time I wanted to stay out in the weather.

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Old 12-26-2014, 06:58 AM   #1052
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Looking good, I have been wanting a set of mirrors like yours. I didn't think of mounting them that way. Thanks for the picture of the rig.
IC you had to move the lower mounting bracket, I will have to do the same. I already have the tube of Almond caulking.
Is this picture before or after the Mold Armor?
I really like the new covers too.
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Looking good, I have been wanting a set of mirrors like yours. I didn't think of mounting them that way. Thanks for the picture of the rig.
IC you had to move the lower mounting bracket, I will have to do the same. I already have the tube of Almond caulking.
Is this picture before or after the Mold Armor?
I really like the new covers too.
Tim
I'm not sure on the mirrors, this is how I purchased it; based on the '85 brochure pics, they were added at some point.
On the driver's side I applied Mold Armor from the wide brown stripe down. It's hard to see in this pic, but above the stripe, even after power washing, there is significant mold/mildew. Hopefully we get some decent weather in the next couple weeks so I can get the rest of her done.
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:23 AM   #1054
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Had the front 8R19.5s replaced with 225/70R19.5s, and had the shop fill the rears to proper pressure. Drives better now; not much wandering at all now. Picking up the new rears on Monday, the new wheel simulators should be here Tue, so next Sat the rears will be replaced, and she'll have a bit of bling.
I've been wanting to change the size of my 8/19.5's to the newer sizes but I was worried about the width of the rim. Since the 225's are wider did they fit the older rims or did you replace them also. Are the rear dualies going to kiss each other on the bottom of the rotation due to the fatter tire?

Is the rolling radius the same?


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I've only had the front tires mounted, and they fit fine on the original 6" rims. They're less than an inch wider, and almost an inch shorter.
The rears will be delivered next week. I'm told the 225's are fine, but the 245's are too wide and will rub.
The 225's list 6" as the min rim width.
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I've only had the front tires mounted, and they fit fine on the original 6" rims. They're less than an inch wider, and almost an inch shorter.
The rears will be delivered next week. I'm told the 225's are fine, but the 245's are too wide and will rub.
The 225's list 6" as the min rim width.
Do you have any idea what the conversation for the speed will be. Right now with the 8/19.5s my top speed with a 22 mile flat straight-a-way is 68/69 MPH according to Tom-Tom. So with the smaller tires my top speed will be down.


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It's something like 2.8%. There are lots of threads on several RV forums that go into great detail relating to switching from 8R19.5's to 225/70R19.5's. A quick google search will keep you reading for hours.
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I placed an order for 360 vent covers, a new Atwood 6 gal water heater and a Suburban NT-40 furnace. Good times ahead.
Got the H2O heater and the furnace installed, will tackle the vents when the rains stops on Monday.
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:44 AM   #1059
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I'm not sure on the mirrors, this is how I purchased it; based on the '85 brochure pics, they were added at some point.
On the driver's side I applied Mold Armor from the wide brown stripe down. It's hard to see in this pic, but above the stripe, even after power washing, there is significant mold/mildew. Hopefully we get some decent weather in the next couple weeks so I can get the rest of her done.
boy my blk gunk washed right off for me. Did you let it sit up to 10 minutes? is yours fiberglass or metal sideing maybe that has something too do with it. Sorry to hear it didn't work as well as it did for me.
Will you try a second time?
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The Mold Armor worked incredibly well; may have taken an entire minute to kill the staining. The areas that still have black staining just haven't gotten an application of MA yet. It's just been too cold lately to use the hose to rinse it off.
I had previously used a power washer on the entire exterior which removed probably 60% of the staining.
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