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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1080 on: October 08, 2020, 06:31:31 PM »
The Guinness World Record Recording Team will arrive tomorrow to make their measurements and present you with the Certificate.  :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1081 on: October 08, 2020, 07:54:22 PM »
It happens when your sawing logs sometimes ;)
Now how did you get it off the cat track-mill?
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1082 on: October 09, 2020, 06:37:42 AM »
Dennis,

You did a fine job on that one ;D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1083 on: October 09, 2020, 07:29:01 AM »
It happens when your sawing logs sometimes ;)
Now how did you get it off the cat track-mill?
I took off the tire and three of us toppled it over into the sawdust.
No harm done, to the mill anyway.
No machine there but after some deliberation it occurred to me the mill was portable.  :laugh:
So I set it up again on the other side of the log and milled that sucker into 3" slabs like customer first asked me to.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1084 on: October 09, 2020, 08:26:59 AM »
When I didn't have a machine handy, I dragged it from one side of the mill back to the loader side with my suv.

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« Reply #1085 on: October 09, 2020, 12:15:25 PM »
Good job.  smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #1086 on: October 13, 2020, 07:59:49 AM »
I would say something dumb happened to me yesterday and not that I did something dumb.  Pulling my camper home from a trip and I noticed the truck surging and making a whoomping sound.  I thought the turbo had gone at first, but then I looked in the passenger side mirror and saw that a trailer tire was coming apart.  There were parts of the tire and the camper flying off.  I slowed down of course, but wasn't about to stop on the interstate hwy shoulder to try and change a tire.  I drove about 3 miles very slow with my flashers on.  That was probably the scariest part of the whole ordeal.  Once I got pulled over on an exit I could see the damage.  The tire was shredded of course, but the wheel well trim was destroyed, the sheet metal behind the wheels was smashed, there was a hole thru the camper floor and two brackets that attach to the frame and help support the floor were heavily damaged.  I got the spare mounted in about 45 minutes and then had to find somewhere to get air, which wasn't easy.  Many places have air, but not many of those places allow for a 36' fifth wheel to pull up to them.  The rest of the trip was uneventful and now I need to get a new tire and find somewhere to do repairs on the trailer.

 

 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1087 on: October 13, 2020, 09:12:22 AM »
Sorry you had that experience.  Glad not injuries, well except camper.  Hope you find a repair person soon.

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« Reply #1088 on: October 13, 2020, 10:53:25 AM »
Bummer bad way to end a trip.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1089 on: October 13, 2020, 10:54:54 AM »
I have gone to G rated tires on my trailers after having the same thing happen several times. I also get them balanced even though the tire place says it's not necessary for a trailer tire. 

They are not cheap, but I have never had one fail either. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1090 on: October 13, 2020, 11:31:07 AM »
Why would they not balance a trailer tire?
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« Reply #1091 on: October 13, 2020, 12:14:27 PM »
I have considered G rated tires.  Maybe I will get them.  They don't always balance trailer tires, because they assume you don't care about ride comfort on the trailer.  My aluminum camper wheels have stick on weights.  I think that is just to balance the wheels.

I am taking it to a repair shop on Friday.  He said it will be at least a month, but its winterized as of 30 minutes ago and we will not use it til the spring, so no real hurry.  I will take it for new tires Friday before dropping it off.  I am going to replace all tires.
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« Reply #1092 on: October 13, 2020, 12:25:09 PM »
I think the bigger and heavier overall the tire is, the more it might help.  my grandpa, who was a foreman for Boogarts grocery store would buy semi tires by lifting them and bought the heaviest ones.  he was the first driver they had, and later was over about 60 trucks and drivers.  I think most trailer tires weather to death, and are rarely worn out, aside from daily used trailers.  
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« Reply #1093 on: October 13, 2020, 12:34:43 PM »
Yeah, these tires are 4 years old.  They do not have signs of cracking, well at least the 3 that didn't blow up.  Still, I'll take it as a sign to replace all 4.  I went almost 3 decades of driving without having a blowout while I was driving and then last year I had a blowout on my flatbed trailer and now this.  I will likely get a new model of Goodyear trailer tire that is same rating(E), but they say it is heavier.  
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1094 on: October 13, 2020, 03:35:15 PM »
Iíve always ran E rated tires. Iíve never heard of G rated before ( they donít let me out much😁 ). Are they fairly easy to find ? I will have to ask next time I need some.

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« Reply #1095 on: October 13, 2020, 04:06:04 PM »
I have heard of heavier trailer tires but have been told they come in limited sizes (like mostly 16 inches).  one year coming home from camp we had 2 blowouts on the same trailer.  only had one spare.  they were ready to be changed.
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« Reply #1096 on: October 13, 2020, 04:29:50 PM »
Can you get road hazard for trailer tires? I have it on my truck and insurance will pay for someone to come fix it on the side of the road or haul it to a repair shop.
My son and daughter-in-law had a blowout on her car and she just called AAA and they got it fixed. Down side it took over three hours before the service truck got to them. They had to set on the side of the freeway in a not to nice side of town until they arrived...
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« Reply #1097 on: October 13, 2020, 06:49:53 PM »
Everyone (mostly) on YouTube raves about the Goodyear trailer tires. I personally try to find LT tires in the correct size and ply rating for my trailers. I've not had any problems doing this. I'm not sure what is available for 15" tires in heavy ratings, so it may not be an option. I have to replace the tires on  my 5th wheel soon, so I will find out what is available.
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« Reply #1098 on: October 14, 2020, 03:58:44 PM »
My camper has 16" wheels, so I might be able to find an LT to fit, but I think im just going to go up to a G rated trailer tire.
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« Reply #1099 on: October 14, 2020, 04:12:04 PM »

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