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June 30th, 2018 at 2:19:42 PM permalink
petroglyph
Member since: Aug 3, 2014
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Quote: Evenbob
I thought modern tire construction
got rid of blow outs. How does
a tire with steel belts in it blow out.
Just IMO here. I think although they are "rated" ten ply, they are actually 4-6 ply? The UV out here just kills anything rubber, wiper blades especially. They last a year whether it rains or not.

I guess it would only be fair to say, both of those I had my cabover camper on, I am very glad both blowouts were in the rear, one I had to travel about a mile to a place the shoulder was wide enough to get out of traffic. I would go back to the tire shops trying to get some warranty love from the dealers, and twice discovered other tires with large buldges, ready to blow as well.

The last one, they claimed that the tire was probably "bruised", by hitting a curb, rock, speed bump, or something? I would have recalled that though, as having had this happen really keeps the mind aware of tire bashings.

I have talked with other Cabover guys on the road and they have said, it happens alot. Tires just are not built as well as they used to be. There can't be another reason. I've had 5 different Cabovers [plus rv's] since the 70's. Never had this kind of trouble before.

My wife's Toyota Tacoma [the tiny one] is also on it's 4th set, [65k]. No blow outs, but some flats. Tires just rot, the heaviest thing in her vehicle is groceries.
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September 24th, 2018 at 4:32:08 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 135
Posts: 20036
First cold night, furnace didn't come
on. It tried to start like it does when
the igniter is bad. Took it apart today
and it was fine.

Turned on the stove, no gas. Called the
gas co, told them the problem. They
tell me my service is connected, it's
my problem in the house somewhere.

I insist they come out, they say if they
do and it's in the house, I get charged
a service fee. Turns out it's a bad regulator
in the meter. Guy puts on a whole new
meter and says that's the first time he's
seen that happen.

Apparently every yayhoo in Fall, when the
furnace doesn't come on, they immediately
call the gas co and start screaming at them.
That's who they thought I was.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 25th, 2018 at 3:19:18 AM permalink
AZDuffman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 124
Posts: 11585
Quote: Evenbob


I insist they come out, they say if they
do and it's in the house, I get charged
a service fee. Turns out it's a bad regulator
in the meter. Guy puts on a whole new
meter and says that's the first time he's
seen that happen.


He must be new. I worked at a place where the meter went bad. Was charging way off what it should have been. I had to go around and read the 8 or so meters we had along with the head of maintenance. Normally did it IIRC every week or month. We had to do it daily and the owner kept saying we were reading them wrong. I finally told him we both read each meter and checked each other. The other guy knew how meters worked and said it was broken. It was.

Largest gas meter you can imagine. Industrial.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
September 25th, 2018 at 10:49:08 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 135
Posts: 20036
Quote: AZDuffman
He must be new.


The part in the meter that failed,
he never saw that before. He see's
bad meters every day, he had a
truck full of them.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
October 3rd, 2018 at 3:04:00 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 135
Posts: 20036
70% chance of El Nino this year. Last
year was Nina, it snowed just about
every day in Dec and Jan. The last
El Nino was 2015-16 and it barely
snowed at all.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
November 19th, 2019 at 1:47:29 PM permalink
rxwine
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 141
Posts: 8985
Hey EB go outside and blow some soap bubbles.

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November 19th, 2019 at 2:00:47 PM permalink
rxwine
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Posts: 8985
Crystallization is interesting. It's like order from non-intelligent randomness.
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