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Old 05-26-2014, 02:30 PM   #1
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Good News - Bad News

Good News - Got slides closed and was able to leave park this morning.

Bad News - Ran over something in road in Bryan and had blowout on trailer.

Good News - It happened right at an exit with a Discount Tire Store.

Bad News - they were closed for Memorial Day

Good News - got spare on just before torrential rains came.

Bad News - spare was so old and cracked , didn't dare drive over 50 MPH home.

Good News - got home OK and rain stopped just as we pulled into driveway.

We had a great time at the rally & really good to see old friends and meet so many new ones. See everyone at the 4th July rally in Ingram.
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Don, main thing is you are home safe.

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Old 05-26-2014, 05:26 PM   #3
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Why did you post the best news in RED?

Glad to see you had a good time and made it home safely. Better luck next trip.
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Wink Maintance......

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Good News - Got slides closed and was able to leave park this morning.

Bad News - Ran over something in road in Bryan and had blowout on trailer.

Good News - It happened right at an exit with a Discount Tire Store.

Bad News - they were closed for Memorial Day

Good News - got spare on just before torrential rains came.

Bad News - spare was so old and cracked , didn't dare drive over 50 MPH home.

Good News - got home OK and rain stopped just as we pulled into driveway.

We had a great time at the rally & really good to see old friends and meet so many new ones. See everyone at the 4th July rally in Ingram.
Preventive maintance is priceless..........before hitting the road
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Palehorse, seriously, how many RVers ever think to check the spare or even replace it.

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Glad to hear you made it home safely Don. We enjoyed our first Boomers rally and look forward to our next.

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Palehorse, seriously, how many RVers ever think to check the spare or even replace it.

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I now know one that does not..........I check all my tires before every trip, the "spare"(if you have one) is the most important, as the OP just learned. To carry around a bad spare.......
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I now know one that does not..........I check all my tires before every trip, the "spare"(if you have one) is the most important, as the OP just learned. To carry around a bad spare.......
Not as bad as it sounds as the spare is a michelin xps rib 10ply tire. Just not used very much if ever and is not part of tire rotation as it is mounted on standard white steel rim and the other tires on polished aluminium. I always check tire pressures including the spare. It is showing some minor sidewall cracking because of non use but not to the point of being dangerous but did want to take it easy on it for the few remaining miles home. Besides is was pouring down so had to take it easy anyway. Really don't see spending $300 bucks to keep a shiny new spare on the rig when all it is intended to do is get you a short distance to safety. But that is my choice and may not be the practice of all RV owners.
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Sounds like you had a great weekend Don, and everything worked out for ya........
Next is the 4th, and it will come quick
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Sounds like you had a great weekend Don, and everything worked out for ya........
Next is the 4th, and it will come quick
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Now I have to get to discount tire tomorrow and get the blown one replaced. Thank goodness I have their road hazard coverage that will replace the tire for just the cost of mounting and balancing the new one.
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Don, don't forget you will get to purchase a new hazard warranty.

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Well, I'll add some to the GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS thread...

The good news is that we are falling in love with our new Mobile Suites that we picked up in Knoxville, Tennessee on our trip to our daughter's wedding.

The good news is that we towed it all the way back to Texas and made it to the rally without any problems - nothing fell out or off - nothing broke - nothing slipped, etc etc. The only issue we had at the rally was a stray dog roaming at night around the park decided to pick our brand new tires to pee on every night!!!!

The bad news is we left the rally and towed it to our storage facility and it won't fit in our bay!!!! Yes, we measured the bay before we left and we knew the new rig was 2 ft taller than the old one, however what we did not know is that the new rig is not slanted in the back as most models are.

The bay we've been in for 14 years is higher in the front and slopes down in the back for rain drainage so the new unit "shape" won't clear the ladder!!!

Thankfully, they have 3 taller bays in the facility and we are hoping to be able to switch bays with one of the three renters....however, even though the bay is taller it still slopes down in the back. We can clear the rear a/c...but it lacks a few inches of clearing the mounted ladder!

There's no way to remove the ladder (even if we wanted to) because the top of it is permanently mounted to the frame/structure so it's not an option.

Option #1 - beg and plead for the Bay 2 owner to trade with us and since we can't raise the roof on the bay, we can lower the floor by grading the gravel down a couple of inches to allow us to back the rig in.

Option #2 - find another facility with taller bays....good luck with that at the price we pay for storage, the convenience of the location and 24 hr accessibility.

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Ouch Sandy. Where we had our 5er stored in your area, we cleared it by less than an inch. I had to drop the nose of the trailer by an inch to get it in the bay, which left us towing with about 5" of rail clearance. When we went on the road, I raised the hitch back up to get the bed rail clearance.

A lot of the older storage facilities need to look at making room for some of the newer and larger rigs. Our high point is the front A/C and we are just under 13' at that point.

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Rig is not slanted.......

Could be worse.. I was once atop a house and the Doctor who owned it was backing in his brand new just picked it up that day Airstream

He tried to back a 12 foot tall trailer into an 11 foot Garage.

OPPS.

Worse yet: Parked in Thousand Trails Las Vegas "Preserve" next to a brand new sticker in the window flew into Vegas and was picked up by the dealer Class C.. The C had a winegard Roadstar TV antenna (Flying Saucer shape).

Well they went to dinner,, The rig would (per the signs) fit in the parking structure at Sam's Town, but the pipe hanging on the chains hangs lower than the height painted on it.

Slid under the Saucer, ripped it off the roof, flew up and came down on the bathroom vent cover..

This is a less than one day old class C.
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