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  2. Obviously if one is running their tires at the sidewall pressure there is no way to add an additional buffer. If one needs to run at sidewall pressure to obtain the proper load carrying capacity, then it seems to me either the tires are not up to the take or the coach is too heavy. I'm not an industry expert, but it just seems bad practice to run tires at their rated max load continually without any buffer. On my previous coach I went up a level in tire load capacity (same size) so that I could run at a lower pressure and leave some capability buffer in the system to avoid running tires at their max load.
  3. Success like that can make one smile!
  4. I recently used the Dicor 501LSW-1 to recaulk my RV roof, and I’m happy to see no drop inside the RV when we had a heavy downpour the next day.
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  6. Ray, if you run the tires at listed SW pressure, how then can you add 10%-15% more air? Per our weight & 10%, I run 120 on front and 110 on the other 6. That's cold psi.
  7. We self insure, no extended warranty in 54 years and 18 coaches! Goes for all vehicles we own. EW wants $4-6k, I put it into a brokerage account...
  8. Extended warranties are seldom worth it. A good roadside assistance will have more benefit.
  9. not quite Chris. The air pressure over the correcponding tire load is the MINIMUM acceptable air pressure to support the load. That means that tire is operating at 100% capacity, no reserve capacity. As I previously replied Tireman9 recommends adding 10-15% more air to create that tire reserve capacity. You asked about one tire being very close to maximum capacity; yes ALL tires on that axle should be inflated to sidewall listed pressure. Never run different air pressure in tires on the same axle.
  10. Dang! Just filled up yesterday at Stripes...didn't know the TSD (EFS) card would work there. If it is not in the TSD system they will charge you a dollar for using it an a non-participating store.
  11. Thanks everyone for the replies and info! I think I learned more about these inflation tables, but can I verify something? So if your corner weight is near the max load for the tire, you should inflate to max pressure, but if your weight is at 75% of max load, you should inflate to 75-80% of max pressure? Is that essentially correct? Thanks, Chris
  12. Yep, I posted the link for other retired folks. I had my first Moderna jab after Christmas while in a rehab home (spent my birthday there_alone), 2nd jab Jan. 15 after I was released from hospital the 2nd time.
  13. I hear you Joe. IMO Michelin is living off the round man era benefits while the world passes them by.
  14. I will add National Indore RV Centers. https://www.nirvc.com/. Bill
  15. I got a discount at the Strips in Burnet when I was there a couple weeks ago. Bill
  16. Andrew, Welcome to the Forum. There are a number of locations to look for motorhomes. Try these two. Motorhomes of Texas motorhomesof texas.com PPL pplmotorhomes.com They ae both upstanding companies but are both in Texas. Again Welcome Herman
  17. Welcome to the forum. It is a good plan to be better informed when shopping for a RV. Something that may be as important is the dealer you work with. Bill
  18. Same here and only use this account for the card.
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  20. Hankook and Sumitomo (last company I worked for) BFG, Michelin and Yokohama now. To be completely honest, there is ZERO ride difference and so far no difference in mileage before replacing worth discussing. We get a lot of Michelin excessive vibration at specific speeds which causes us to replace them prematurely. Very frustrating when you spend that much on a virgin steer tire.
  21. Carl, I'm not sure we get any discount at Stripes. The TDS App doesn't indicate that. Have you used it at Stripes and received a discount?
  22. When going through driver training last year for a semi driving job, the trainers would ask us what the signs said on the bridge just after we passed through the bridge. Every time. Doesn't take much to start noticing and reading every sign you pass and committing it to short term memory. I practiced reading EVERY warning sign out loud while driving my car for a few weeks before taking my test. Good thing too, as sure enough the examiner asked about a rather hidden sign after we'd passed it. Some of the signs to watch are not near bridges - watch for signs warning against truck traffic, warning about a truck route which ends or turns, etc. Not every warning about an upcoming problem is as clear as we'd like.
  23. I joined FMCA before buying our 1st RV to be a more knowledgeable buyer. We are trying to work with a $150k budget for a slightly used Diesel Class A of about 38'. By reading RV Insider reviews (we are risk adverse) we are going to stay away from numerous brands such as Thor and Fleetwood and focus on Holiday Rambler, Monaco, Tiffin, and Newmar. I am starting to focus on 4-5 year old Holiday Ramblers at dealers with strong reviews and BBB ratings. Is this a good choice ? Are extended Warranties of value. A close friend is a mechanic and long time RV'er and will assist/ inspect the RV with us. Any advise and recommendations are welcomed !! Thank You in Advance. Andy (Nashville, TN)
  24. Don, As Wayne said...we keep about $1k in it. Card can now be used at Strip's also! Love that, as one is in Burnet & one in Lampasas, both on Hwy 281.
  25. Ray, ask Joe, his company run Hankook on all of their OTR's and he has the same on his coach! If my current (not my choice) Michelin's last another 2 years or not, I'm going with Hankook also.
  26. Problem on secondary Hwy's is if the lay on a new surface, without taking the old off....you'll loose up to 6" in clearance!
  27. We both have had ours. No problems - go for it.
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