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mr. cob last won the day on August 19 2018

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About mr. cob

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    Dodge is gone, now a Peterbilt, Pilot
  • Birthday 03/24/1948

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    Granite Falls, Washington
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    I enjoy riding all types of motorcycles, shooting and trucks, what else is there?

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  1. mr. cob

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    Howdy MSquare, The very first question out of most folks mouths when we pull into a campground is, "How do you get that car up there?" My smart a$$ answer is I wait until four people ask the question then we all grab a corner and lift it, that usually gets a laugh then I tell them about the ramps. The Smart Car weight about 1,900 pounds so it would take some pretty BIG fellows to lift it. Dave
  2. Howdy All, I was looking through the photos taken during my last long trip, 7, 042 miles and came across this short video taken whilst traveling north on Hwy 93 out of Las Vegas. If you don't like Classic Country Music, turn your speakers OFF. Dave
  3. Howdy Woodenhead, YES, I like it. Dave
  4. Howdy livingez_123, I paid BIG money to go from 16 inch to 17.5 three years ago, I have no idea if a person can get a 19.5 wheel with the correct offset for the trailer. If this is something that is possible I am sure some of the folks I know who tow trailers that weigh much more then mine would have done it. Dave
  5. Howdy Paul, I went to Les Schwab and Discount tire, neither place stocked this tire it would have to be special ordered, Schwab wanted 603 dollars for the tire, Discount wanted 597 and couldn't guarantee a tire that would be less then FIVE YEARS OLD, most of the tires they sell come out of a warehouse back in the midwest and are old stock that other dealers won't handle. The tire is covered by the Goodyear warranty good at any Goodyear dealer anywhere in the country. I have been buying tire from Schwab for the last 30 years but their price on this tires was crazy, it wouldn't have been cost effective to buy it from Schwab as I travel many States that Schwab dosn't cover so why pay the extra money. Dave
  6. Howdy All, Well I got a tire, I went online and looked, prices all over the place the cheapest was from Simple Tire some warehouse in the midwest $383.00 shipped to my door. Looked local and the cost of the tire ranged from 575 to 675 dollars for ONE tire, Les Schwab wanted 726 dollars installed. I called a long time friend of mine who owns Snohomish Transmission in Monroe and asked Rick if he could recommend a local tire shop that didn't rip you off he said call Purcell and talk to them so I did. Long story short new tire mounted, balanced taxes disposal fees and a NEW state recycle fee out the door price $423.68 the tire only cost 303 dollars the rest is fees taxes mount and balance. So if your looking for tires give these folks a call you WILL save money "Purcell Tire and Service" in Monroe WA, 360-805-5049 Oh and another thing, when I was shopping online for a tire I asked what the build date of the tire would be every person I talked to told me that the tire would not be older the FIVE YEARS OLD and probably not newer then FOUR YEARS OLD. That's why they are selling them cheap no reputable local tire shop would sell you a tire that old, at tire has a useful life even if its rarely used on the road, I would wager that 90% of the tires used on any type of RV will age out long before they wear out. about 7 years, 8 years MAXIMUM before they are dried out it dosen't matter how much tread is on it an old tire is going to fail its just a matter of when. Dave
  7. Howdy Gary, Thanks for tip, I have never bought anything other then motorcycles tires on line I'll check this out. Dave
  8. Howdy All, When the rear spring bolt feel out on the passenger side of my trailer it caused the axle to shift and in so doing ruined the tire. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get a decent price on one of these very expensive tires? I can buy one online and have it shipped to the house for free at a cost of $388.00 That's close to two hundred bucks less then anyone I have contacted will sell the tire and by the time it mounted and balanced the price is darn close to 700 bucks. I don't want to buy it online as I won't have a clue how old the tire is until I get it, I am sure to sell such a tire so much cheaper then a tire shop the tires have to be old and close to their expiration date. I put to many miles on tires to buy one that's 4-5 years old before I put it on but at the same time I want to get as good a deal as I can on a current tire. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, thanks. Dave
  9. mr. cob

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    Howdy Mark, I think the deal with toy haulers having large fresh water tanks is they know your going to get dirty so they try to give you some water to stay reasonably clean if your out for a while. Dave
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    Howdy Gary, 20,000 gross, 4,500 carrying capacity. 165 gallons fresh water, 50 black 80 gray in the bath, 30 in the kitchen, I up graded to 17.5 tires and wheels so it'll carry the weight and then some and still be safe. Dave
  11. mr. cob

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    Howdy Gary I do as you do to your trailer my freash water tank holds 165 gallons and even when opening the large dump valve it still takes a while to empty It had stopped draining at the rest stop but past experience has proven it still had considerable water in it and the only way to get it out was to drive home with the valve open Dave
  12. Howdy Woodenhead My ultimate goal at this point in life is to perfect the art of being a Gentleman of leasure Dave
  13. mr. cob

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    Howdy All I always stop at the rest stop just south of the Arlington exit on I-5 north bound to drain my tanks in the trailer and then stop at the truck stop west of I-5 at the Arlington exit to fill the fuel tanks before going home that way when I leave for my next trip I am ready to go The liquid coming from the trailer was freash water I wanted to make sure it was all drained so I would not have any freezing problems the only way it fully drains is to drive with the drain open Dave
  14. Howdy Gary Its a darn good thing I noticed the trailer axle when I did if it had been dark I would not have seen it pulling with the Pete, I didn’t feel anything unusual I am now looking for the proper bolt and bushing not looking forward to doing this repair in the muddy driveway oh well first world problem I guess Dave
  15. Howdy Mark, its good to be back but I sure didn’t miss the rain, I will check out the thread Dave