Puncture sealant in trailer tires?


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Ravyn
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Re: Puncture sealant in trailer tires?

Post by Ravyn » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:04 pm



DenverWinger wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:05 pm
The Trav-Lite trailer has a long tongue, with the rear stands down there's only maybe 75 lbs on the end of the tongue to get the wheels off the ground even with the trailer loaded to 550# total. (leverage factor). All (most) of the weight on the rear stands. The tongue really isn't that heavy when raising the wheels.

I keep watch on my tires, and thankfully have never had to change one on the road. I know I can lift the trailer off the wheels, as I do it often in the process of getting all four stands set so the trailer is level.
OK DenverWinger....... so you can lift your trailer from the front end by yourself. So who is going to remove the flat tire and change it for you if you are by yourself. You gonna have to grab some hapless soul from along side the road and pay him off with brewskies....... :roll: Cuz I don't think your arms are long enough to reach all the way back to the wheels from the loooong tongue. :shock: hehehe :D



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Re: Puncture sealant in trailer tires?

Post by DenverWinger » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:21 am

True enough, but not much fun camping alone :| So we always travel two-up with the camper. And it's nice to know I CAN change a tire along the road if needed.

Having said that, I believe good tires on the camper are of paramount importance, reducing the likelihood of a flat on the road.
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♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
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Re: Puncture sealant in trailer tires?

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:18 pm

DenverWinger wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:21 am


Having said that, I believe good tires on the camper are of paramount importance, reducing the likelihood of a flat on the road.
and yup, that is why I bought Carlisle upgraded 8" tire in 5.80 size.

they are quite happy to follow you anywhere
~John

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