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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:40 pm    Post subject: Need some RV tire/tube advice Reply with quote

Changing tires on my 7A after 310 hours. Considering McCreary Air Hawks thru A/C Spruce. BUT, tubes appear to cost $52 each! If tubes have been otherwise good and reliable, what should their service life be? Same as tire or ???

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Randy
7A San Martin, Ca
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:55 pm    Post subject: Need some RV tire/tube advice Reply with quote

Randy, I'm getting ready to change the tubes in my Pitts. They're 28
years old, and have been through 4 or 5 sets of tires. The
recommendations (probably from those that sell tubes!) is to change
tubes with tires. I don't know anybody who does that. I've seen more
tubes damaged from improper installation than old age.
Linn
McFarland, Randy wrote:
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Changing tires on my 7A after 310 hours. Considering McCreary Air Hawks
thru A/C Spruce. BUT, tubes appear to cost $52 each! If tubes have been
otherwise good and reliable, what should their service life be? Same as
tire or ???

Thx
Randy
7A San Martin, Ca

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:36 pm    Post subject: Need some RV tire/tube advice Reply with quote

Have you tried

http://www.desser.com/tires.shtml

they sometimes have good deals and combo prices. I have had excellent
service from them.

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Changing tires on my 7A after 310 hours. Considering McCreary Air
Hawks thru A/C Spruce. BUT, tubes appear to cost $52 each! If tubes
have been otherwise good and reliable, what should their service life
be? Same as tire or ???

Thx
Randy
7A San Martin, Ca
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:11 pm    Post subject: Need some RV tire/tube advice Reply with quote

If you do decide to change tubes I recommend the michelin airstops -- http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/michAviator2.php. They are s bit more expensive -- but worth it from the standpoint of not having to add air as often. I'm on my second se tof tires with them on my Cherokee and I put them on my RV 7A.

Dave

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Changing tires on my 7A after 310 hours. Considering McCreary Air Hawks thru A/C Spruce. BUT, tubes appear to cost $52 each! If tubes have been otherwise good and reliable, what should their service life be? Same as tire or ???

Thx
Randy
7A San Martin, Ca
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:29 pm    Post subject: Need some RV tire/tube advice Reply with quote

I can highly recommend the Michelin Condors. I have well over 500 hours
on a pair with 2/3 of the original tread depth yet to go and all on hard
surface operation.

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Changing tires on my 7A after 310 hours. Considering McCreary Air Hawks
thru A/C Spruce. BUT, tubes appear to cost $52 each! If tubes have been
otherwise good and reliable, what should their service life be? Same as
tire or ???

Thx
Randy
7A San Martin, Ca
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:29 pm    Post subject: Need some RV tire/tube advice Reply with quote

Try the Condor tires and, as long as you are now getting a tire that will last a lot longer than the Macs, upgrade to the Michelin Air Stop tubes. I think that you will be very happy with this combination.  It's a good value all around.

N1GV (RV-6A Flying 920TTAE Silicon Valley, CA)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:24 am    Post subject: Need some RV tire/tube advice Reply with quote

Slightly off topic, but has anyone used the "accu-pressure" valve type gauges on hard to reach tires?

John

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Changing tires on my 7A after 310 hours. Considering McCreary Air Hawks thru A/C Spruce. BUT, tubes appear to cost $52 each! If tubes have been otherwise good and reliable, what should their service life be? Same as tire or ???

Thx
Randy
7A San Martin, Ca
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I can highly recommend the Michelin Condors. I have well over 500 hours on a pair with 2/3 of the original tread depth yet to go and all on hard surface operation.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject: Need some RV tire/tube advice Reply with quote

I had a similar experience Linn. Our Cherokee's front tire started
losing air so I replaced the tire and tube. The plane had been flown
mainly off of grass and we couldn't remember replacing that tire in 30
years. Logbooks didn't tell us otherwise. Reuse the tube till it won't
hold air any more.
Mark

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Randy, I'm getting ready to change the tubes in my Pitts. They're 28
years old, and have been through 4 or 5 sets of tires. The
recommendations (probably from those that sell tubes!) is to change
tubes with tires. I don't know anybody who does that. I've seen more
tubes damaged from improper installation than old age.
Linn
McFarland, Randy wrote:
> Changing tires on my 7A after 310 hours. Considering McCreary Air
> Hawks thru A/C Spruce. BUT, tubes appear to cost $52 each! If tubes
> have been otherwise good and reliable, what should their service life
> be? Same as tire or ???
>
> Thx
> Randy
> 7A San Martin, Ca
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:26 pm    Post subject: Need some RV tire/tube advice Reply with quote

Randy:

Once you get GOOD Michelin "Airstop" tubes (or equivalent) C they will last a long time and you can forget about changing tubes till you get a leak. (Based on my experience.)

For new tires C the Goodyear tires last the longest and the Condor 2nd longest for NEW tires.  The longest lasting tires and best tires I have had have been Goodyear retreads from Wilkerson Aircraft Tires.  http://www.wilkersonaircrafttires.com/  Paid $50 each delivered for their cores.  The Wilkerson retreads last at least 50% longer than NEW Goodyear tires and are a lot less money. They are heaver C have a better rubber C and more rubber than NEW tires.

Looks like they have a SPECIAL going on right now.  $44 for 500 - 5's.
http://www.wilkersonaircrafttires.com/genav.html

I like the Wilkerson retread tires so much C that I now am on my 2nd set. Was turned on to the Wilkerson retreads several years ago by one of my Texas Formation friends (he works in the Texas Department of Transportation C Aviation Division) when I flew as part of "Falcon Flight" maneuvering routine at GoldenWest air show.

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"My Sanity" RV-6 N157GS O-320 Hartzell C
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:30 pm    Post subject: Need some RV tire/tube advice Reply with quote

Randy,
Goodyear also makes Airstop Tubes and they are excellent! Goodyear uses Flexten belts in their tires which are 5 times stronger than steel belts. Flexten tires are also lighter and every pound counts.
Tom in Ohio

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