From Virginia - Finally ordered my CT

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Re: From Virginia - Finally ordered my CT

Postby lrrowe » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:35 pm

Thanks Tom.
And I look forward to sharing my experiences.
I am a little concerned in that I have some very talented shoes to follow with all the great craftsmanship demonstrated in both the Teardrops and CT projects in this forum.
I have many ideas and must keep myself at a reasonable pace so as to do quality work.
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Re: From Virginia - Finally ordered my CT

Postby Prem » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:54 am

Bob,

A beautiful trailer and it matches your truck! SahWeet.

P.S. It's a Dexter axle right? Perhaps the reason it's rated 200 pounds more than Jerry's is because it's got the 6-bolt wheel pattern instead of the five bolt.

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Re: From Virginia - Finally ordered my CT

Postby lrrowe » Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:00 am

Prem,
Yes it is a Dexter.
You probably know more then I do on the hole pattern specs.
And maybe the fact that it is a 225 D tire also helps.
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Re: From Virginia - Finally ordered my CT

Postby Prem » Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:13 am

225 75 15?
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Re: From Virginia - Finally ordered my CT

Postby lrrowe » Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:56 am

ST225/75R15
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Re: From Virginia - Finally ordered my CT

Postby OverTheTopCargoTrailer » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:19 pm

Besides look at the tire size ...... What did you do today :thinking: :thinking:

Are you still admiring the new trailer :thumbsup: :lol: for another week or 2 :thinking:
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Re: From Virginia - Finally ordered my CT

Postby lrrowe » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:30 pm

No work done yet. Reason = a cabinet in the bonus room that must be finished before I start. That is an agreement I have with someone.
Plus too many entries in the calendar for other events. Maybe early next week.
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Re: From Virginia - Finally ordered my CT

Postby Prem » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:02 pm

Excellent tires. Get 'em balanced and the screws in your trailer won't work their way out. (Happened to me on a washboard, dirt road in southern Baja.)

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Re: From Virginia - Finally ordered my CT

Postby lrrowe » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:29 pm

Never thought of balancing. One would think that is done by someone before delivery. But is that expecting too much?
In fact I have not seen this point made in the forum by anyone. But this just may be very good advice. What the heck, it cannot hurt to do it.
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Re: From Virginia - Finally ordered my CT

Postby Prem » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:14 pm

I've personally never seen a factory-new cargo trailer with balanced tires.

It helps to balance tires not just for vibration reduction, but also for longer tire life.

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Re: From Virginia - Finally ordered my CT

Postby lrrowe » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:21 am

And longer life means more money saved. I am certainly all for that! :applause:
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