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RE: Michelin sidewall cracking . Need advice

hershey, A lot of the "why some crack and some don't" is the "care and feeding" they receive. All these are good for the tires and materially reduce side wall cracking and other signs of deterioration: Driving the coach-- sitting for months without moving is hard on tires-- the emoluments that protect the tire migrate to the surface when the tires heats up while driving. Storing out of the sun-- indoors, under cover, or with white tire covers if outdoors. Maintain correct tire pressure. I have seen 2 year old tires badly cracked-- coach sat unmoved in outdoors with the tires uncovered in Phoenix, AZ. Our tires are 7 years old and zero cracks, but if we are parked for more than 2 nights, I put on white tire covers. And, again to to OP, what is the tire age from the DOT number? This is a excellent hard hitting post Brett! Well done! I've done everything that was suggested on the Michelin Tire Care part of there website (Tire are to expensive to be ignored) IMHO! My tires lasted 10 years before they started to crack! I drove home on those Michelin tires, then got them replaced with the same tires XRV's. Michelins website has a post on cracked tires and, Yes you can drive with cracks on your tires if they fall within a certain range of cracking according to Michelins website. I guess I would have to agree with Brett. Like said, my Michelins have never cracked but we do fulltime so they get exercised frequently. We only travel 4000 miles a year now, same places summer, same places winter so I hope that is sufficient to keep the tires flexed and safe. I do pamper them...always covered and I'm very religious about tire pressure. Checking tires is a lot easier now because we spend more time in the same place and only move every 3 weeks or so.
hershey 04/18/14 12:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Talladega: Its been 21 years since..........

Ist this fun? The young sprouts of the old real racers coming in to their own. Hope they do well. They are in a tough spot. Just because you have a famous name doesn't mean your a racer.
hershey 04/16/14 08:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Michelin sidewall cracking . Need advice

One has to wonder why some Michelin's have a cracking problem and others do not? My Michelin's were 7 years old when I replaced them two years ago and they were in just perfect condition. No cracking and even the thread wear was hardly noticeable. I keep a close eye on my present Michelin's and so far, so good. Perhaps its certain date codes that have the problem?????
hershey 04/16/14 01:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV has drones to check ahead for traffic

All you need is a Volkswagen Westphalia but all anybody wants is a lot bigger and fancier than a VW Westphalia. That would be a hoot to drive. You might be able to drive 2000 miles without maintenance, but it would be a lengthy stop every time you stopped to answer questions to the masses.
hershey 04/14/14 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Missing accessories

Give Walts RV in Rialto CA a call with as much info as possible. If it can be had....Walts has it. Good people to deal with.
hershey 04/14/14 04:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Running AC and Fan on Second AC - 30 amp

Your RV may have a safety switch that prevents you from even attempting to run a second AC on 30 amps. I had a MH that was setup that way. Couldn't even run just fan on the bedroom AC when the front AC was running only fan. Some RV's have an energy management system that will allow 2 AC's to run on 30 amps by sheding the load from one high use item to another and alternating their use so you don't over load the 30 amp circuit.
hershey 04/14/14 04:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: No power on the outlets for t.v.'s

On MH's in general, the TV console will not work while the engine is running or key in the run position. Yours is probably tied into that same process to prevent you from running down the road and watching TV. On some MH's (my Fleetwood Expedition for instance) has two 110 volt outlets to plug in my TV's. One will operate as described above and the other is directly wired to my inverter and shorepower so it provides constant use regardless of engine or generator use.
hershey 04/14/14 04:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Used motor oil alert.

Good info, but I didn't see anything the eluded to any used oil being sold as new.
hershey 04/12/14 08:47am Around the Campfire
RE: Homemade Jack Stands

Hello Hershey, Your solutions seems interesting, can you send a picture. Sorry, but we fulltime and won't be back to my son's home for a couple months.
hershey 04/12/14 08:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wash expectation

Its a body shop, not a car wash. My daughters car had a complete paint job and when she picked it up the wheels were obviously very dirty and had a lot of body shop dust on them too. Made the paint job look terrible. A quick wash of the wheels and alls well. I didn't expect them to wash the wheels after the paint job.
hershey 04/11/14 07:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Homemade Jack Stands

I use a 2"x12" board with 2x4's across the width. I start with one 2x4 then a few inches away 2 2x4's a few inches farther 3 2x4's and finally 4 2x4's stacked three sents parallel to each other for the actual final weight of my DP front end. I use this setup for my sons driveway when we visit twice a year. So simple to drive up on and very stable. It could be altered to any height you need by just adding or removing the 2x4's. The 2x4's are glued and screwed to keep them permanently in place.
hershey 04/11/14 07:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What do you carry for protection?

About 18" of the big end of a pool cue. I check my tires with it at rest stops and it is always right near the entry door for what ever else I need it for.
hershey 04/10/14 02:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake Buddy Brake away switch

Actually, thats the main reason I have the Brake Buddy. I have the sensitivity set so low that it never comes on except for the hardest braking occasions. But having the break-away feature, I know that it should come to a stop if it does get away....Chances of it malfunctions are about the same as the toad actually coming loose from my MH and the cables failing too.
hershey 04/09/14 02:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coming out of Storage tonight

Your onboard converter should be capable of bring the batteries back to full power in short order. Heres a tip: Pull the negative cable from the battery when you store it. With no phantom draw, the batteries will stay in a near 100% state for months at a time. If, IF the batteries are still good.
hershey 04/09/14 11:43am General RVing Issues
RE: I've Got DUST

Sounds to me like you have a problem with the tightness of your new RV. If you can see light, then obviously it isn't sealing very well at all. I"m assuming you have the slides pulled in when in storage so that should provide maximum sealing to that area. That leaves the windows? Vents? I'd suggest moving around the RV in the dark of night with a good flashlight and have someone outside watching for a flicker of light indicating an opening and deal with each.
hershey 04/09/14 11:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Pondering tank level indicator lights

The sooner you understand this, the sooner you can relax and enjoy the RV. Tank level indicators were designed by an evil mind. EVIL. Their only purpose is to frustrate RV owners who insist on continuing their quest to make them work properly. Just get in to the routine of knowing how many days you can go to fill the black, how many days it takes to fill the gray and just use the calender method to calculate the dump routine. Then you spend your time enjoying the RV.
hershey 04/08/14 12:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Family rescused at sea

Funny how these insane stunts go. If they succeed, their heros. If they fail, their darn fools. I guess if it doesn't involve any other people, what you do is what you do but when it involves others, especially innocent children, you've gone over the line.
hershey 04/08/14 12:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: no turbo boost in Cummins isc

Lets hope this is your fix. My Cummin's lost boost almost all at once. Same engine. Barely could climb any grades. There is a short (about 14") hose, about an inch in diameter that runs under the intake manifold from the front of the manifold to the air compressor. If you run your hand over the hose, you might find a hole, large enough to stick a finger in, in it right at the air compressor connect. I put the same query on this same list and someone came back with the solution I gave to you. Even the exact location of the hole. Good luck, let me know if I'm right.
hershey 04/05/14 09:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is .22mag snake shot enough for moccasins?

I remember shooting them in the head with a BB gun. The water moccasin would lay just under the water with only his head above and I could shot as many times as I needed to actually hit the target (head). They wouldn't move or flinch. But one shot to the head would kill them.
hershey 04/04/14 10:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Vehicle advertising wraps

Just what we need, more advertising stuffed down our throats while we're out traveling around daily.You don't understand....you can't see it from the inside of the van :)
hershey 04/04/14 10:22pm Around the Campfire
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