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196  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 03, 2013, 06:57:03 pm
Bill
    you may be the only person who get's the actual mileage those Michelins will go haha...  Based upon my theory, lots of highway miles on our units,, I bet your tire treads look great???  Probably good for another 10 to 15,000.   Do you have the original tire papers, I wonder what the tire mileage is for those tires?  I know Ron purchased new, maybe he still has the papers that give the mileage guarantee.
    Did you rotate your tires?    How do you store your unit? inside/outside

   Again I am not an expert.  but,, heheh,      first thing is miles on the tread,,, the more miles sooner they wear out,  the older the tire sooner the tire goes out,   since my tires have 15,000 miles on them, the chance I would have tread separation should be lower for my unit than yours

your tires are gong on 5yrs getting close to 6,,, so in other words your in the old What the Heck Do I Do? quandary,, hahah.... if it was me, I think I would finish the falls season 2013 or short season (mileage wise) Spring 2014 and buy some new tires.  I only have 15,000 and probably want do more than 10/12,000 next two years and feel good about my tires,,,

   Hopefully a few more people will put their two cents in and give you some options and advice.
sparky
PS Let us know how much your new tires  cost, haha
197  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 03, 2013, 10:56:49 am
Ron
   On some of those readings I posted they both talked about 7 year life.  I have just seen too many post re 7year life.   I am planning a couple of trips next year or two,, 2/3000 mile trips, so probably will get more that 10k on the current tires Were going back to Alaska in 2 years and there is no way I would take a chance.  I also want to get a couple of 1000mile break-in before I make that trip,, last time we drove over 11,000 miles.  I had a pick-up tread came off, tore the wheel well, muffler up,,, scared me to death haha...  I am more worried about tread separation, like Tom mentioned that a blow out of the sidewalls.
    Since a lot of us have 08's lets all save $50 amonth next two years then we can all start looking for tires together and get the best bargain haha

Just an observation,,, I have a mini van,, Toyota Sienna,  has 106,000 miles on it, the current tires have over 60k on them and look great I think I might get another 10k out of them.... 90% driving highway,,,,, just like our RV's we drive mainly highway my guess 80%,, so the tires do not get the same wear on our daily drivers  with all the stop and go that you do in the city
Sparky
198  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 02, 2013, 06:54:49 pm
That's great,  tks also for letting us know what happened. Your Cruiser is the same age as mine,  and no matter how many miles,,, when I hit that 7 +/- couple of months, year mark I'm buying new tires.  We are nearly 15k and will not get that many miles next two years,
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
199  Main Forum / General Discussion / SAD LOOKING RV'S on: July 30, 2013, 08:12:20 pm
  With a little sadness took the Beast back to her storage unit today. Had a lot of fun, sweat, and curse words last two weeks. Time for a break. After I locked her up. I drove around and looked at some of the RV's parked in the storage unit. Mainly trailers couple of C's and A's.  All of them looked pretty sad, faded, dirty. I got out of my car put my hand on the hood of one them, could barely leave it on there. Some of them had the plastic cap like our PC's do,, horrible looking.  The A looked ok, they at least put covers on the tires... also had full body paint.  I spend a little over a grand a year for this storage, but knowing that 3/4/5 years when we decide to quit RVing, trade-up, buy new, I will recoup that money in the resale on an RV that has a very good reputation and one that has been maintained and taken care of. oh well
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
200  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Summer Projects III on: July 29, 2013, 08:39:29 pm
BOB, BOB AND RON
 ANTENNA PAD   Bob 1 could not find 3m you were talking about,, I saw some mounting tape foam two sided.    the pads I am using already have a nice indentation in them. will probably wear out quickly, but they are staying center when I go up and down with the antenna. I think that antenna is heavier than it looks....  Ron I would think that the felt pads will eventually wear where the tips are contacting the felt, I know that antenna is moving some, but since the tips are rubber maybe will last a long time,  Bob on silicone,  what would be really neat if you could make some pads say 1x1, silicone is some good stuff.
  anyway just some thoughts and questions.  I guess no matter what you use up there you are going to have to replace every year or two no matter what,,, tks again Ron I did use your original ideal just used something on hand instead of the felt.  I will update the project blog later
tks guys

sparky
201  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Adding a roof vent cover for your fan. on: July 29, 2013, 06:47:47 pm
Ron
  Sure you measured,,, looks like the ht difference from the top of the AC cover is at the most 3inches, looks more like 2,, wish I would have measured when I was on top. I know at by storage shed it's a little tight on the top and will be driving in real slow and checking, I can not remember the measurements when I first got the shed.

   Know it would be a hassle,, the Maxxair has a clip on one side, srew and nut on the other so that is can be opened. you could use two sets of clips,,, set both of the fans the same way,,( I do not remember the set up for the fantastic fan cover ),, then of course you have to put them on when you leave  remember to take off when you get home,, maybe too much hassle... imagine like most of us when you get home you pull in the driveway, unload and clean up prior to putting her in the garage.   just a thought
sparky
202  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Summer Projects III on: July 29, 2013, 09:52:34 am
Foam Pads on the Antenna
   bob
     hmmmm did not think of that I will have to look at those Plastic Points ? (where the antenna lands on the roof) and see  how they are attached. I know they are some type of hard plastic/rubber and sort of rounded to flat at the bottom,   did you do that??  sounds like a great ideal   I still have the Beast in the driveway, back to storage tomorrow (thank goodness, all this work is killiing me) might give it a few minutes and give it a look at.
sparky
203  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: SHIELDS FOR YOU WINDOWS. on: July 29, 2013, 09:43:34 am
Anneandbob
   I just read your post,,, I tried to copy you pic could not,,,, send me the pics at my email  so I can add them to the project

davidmsparks@gmail.com

Or explain how to copy a picture off the forum haha

sparky
204  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: SHIELDS FOR YOU WINDOWS. on: July 29, 2013, 09:40:13 am
As far as the wind shield cover,,, I know we got into a discussion month or two regard them.  I did look at both types. but figured with three window that open and the door screen did not need the screens on the wind shield,, also the plain cover is cheap like me haha... you may have posted a pic,,, send me a pic and how much you paid to my e-mail davidmsparks@gmail.com   I will add it to the project so we can see alternatives.  If you read carefully I gave Ron some credit.   I do these projects and spend way too much time writing them up to share with others.... I like doing it and I have said before lots of people have helped me so I try and give back a little.
205  Main Forum / General Discussion / Summer Projects III on: July 28, 2013, 09:10:14 pm
I realize you guys are getting tired of hearing from me. haha.  This is my last project list, that is until the fall.  I'm tired of writing to. hehe

Anyway I posted the links on the tips tab. So go to  the tips, and clik on the link to see the projects. Enjoy and please feel free to make some comments or suggestions.. maybe I'm too wordy or full it

ROOF PROJECT- cleaning, waxing, maintaining, also some tips about waxing your unit.
 
INSTALLING AIR VENT COVER- how I installed a cover for the bathroom fan,

WINDOW PROJECT- making some heat shields for your windows.  I also included a chart about temps inside the RV during the day. Even if
    not interested in making some shields, read the chart,  it's at the end.

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
206  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / ROOF PROJECT, CLEANING, WAXING AND MAINTAINING. on: July 28, 2013, 09:00:56 pm
Another summer project.  This project consist of cleaning up the roof on the Cruiser. Enjoy, Please feel free to come back to this page and make some comments..

http://roofprojectfotthecruiser.blogspot.com/

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
207  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Adding a roof vent cover for your fan. on: July 28, 2013, 08:57:40 pm
This is one of my summer projects. The project was to install a cover for your fan.  Enjoy. Please feel free to come back to this page and make some comments.

http://addingaroorvent.blogspot.com/

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
208  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / SHIELDS FOR YOU WINDOWS. on: July 28, 2013, 08:54:26 pm
This is one of my summer projects. The project was to build your own heat shields for your windows. It is a little long. At the end of the project I put a chart on temps in the RV for the last two weeks. Interesting results.  Enjoy. Please feel free to come back to this page and make some comments.



http://windowprojectforphoenix.blogspot.com/

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
209  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: REPLACING TOILET IN YOUR CRUISER on: July 28, 2013, 06:38:03 pm
Alan
   I previously owned a roadtrek ( we wanted something a little bigger)  they have huge forum and people were always doing stuff to their RT's. they even had a separate forum for modifications.  do not know about other RV's except of course ours...  If you look at one of my blogs you can clik over to other blogs,, a bunch of people have already looked at some of the new projects I am working on,,, I have not posted them yet since I'm still fine tuning them, but they are basically finished.

Sparky
210  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: REPLACING TOILET IN YOUR CRUISER on: July 27, 2013, 09:08:59 pm
thanks Alan stay tuned I have three more coming,, maybe you can laugh some more,, I sure did curse some more haha... kidding it's fun and hopefully some of this stuff is helping others... I like making fun of myself  anyway
David
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