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Old 12-19-2014, 05:50 AM
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I called my Harbor Freight and they had two of the low cost discountined ones left. I was going to go get it after work. Called my RV buddy to see if he wanted the other one, and he did. He said he was going to drive by in just a few minutes and could pick them up. How great is that! We got the last two. If you want to call your local store to see if they have them, they are Item# 98875 got it for $14.97. Great deal!
Excellent. Going to pick mine up tonight.
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:02 AM
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I know that there are many frugal flyers here. However, if you're going to do all the work required to change the tires, why not install some new tires & tubes while you're at it?
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Old 12-19-2014, 08:47 AM
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I know that there are many frugal flyers here. However, if you're going to do all the work required to change the tires, why not install some new tires & tubes while you're at it?
Seems like a waste when you are only using half the tire at a time. Do others replace the tube every time they replace a tire?
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Old 12-19-2014, 08:53 AM
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I know that there are many frugal flyers here. However, if you're going to do all the work required to change the tires, why not install some new tires & tubes while you're at it?
Many of us, especially RV-6 owners, have planes that wear the outside of the tire much faster than the inside. We don't want to toss a tire that has 2/3 of its tread intact. Also, the left tire wears faster than the right.

After flipping many tires on my RV-6 the past 16 years, I can do the job in 45 minutes and this includes the wheelpant. This also provides a good opportunity to check the brake pads, wheel pant bracket, brake line and wheel bearings. Spending $$$$s for new tires and tubes every time a tire needs flipping is wasteful for this frugal (practical) flyer.

And I reuse the tubes if no abrasion is found.
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