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So, in honor of our trailer's third birthday, it got new tires and batteries. Wow.

 

The 34,000 mile Duros were replaced by Maxxis m8008 10 ply, e rated tires. (We kept the best of the two duros for Alaska...). Sadly, duros were not available locally, and not e rated... 34 K is long enough to keep trailer tires, and one tire was wearing a bit thin... Both tires had been replaced when we changed from a five to a six lug axle long ago.

 

Paul chose AGM batteries, since we have solar, and the local battery friend/guru gave him a great price on a pair of (very heavy) AGMs that fit the tray. We had thought about replacing our original betteries with the same type, but it was an upgrade we could not refuse.... Now, we don't have to worry about the water level anymore. We'll keep you posted on performance.

 

Happy birthday to the trailer. We celebrated with a trip to Blue Spring State Park. More on that in another thread under Oliver Camping....

 

Sherry

 

Ps I added up the miles. We rolled over 42,000 on the way home. Sweet. I'm so grateful we got the Oliver when we did.

S.


2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4

2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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The trailer's last birthday present arrived while we were camping.

A pressure/temperature sensing system. I think there's already a thread started by Pete or JuniorBirdman, so I'll look and add details there. I believe it's the same as at least one of theirs.

The trailer is feeling pretty "downtown, right now, with new tires and batteries, and more accessories to be installed after a wash and wax tomorrow.

Must be time for a long camping trip!!

Sher


2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4

2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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Don't keep us in suspense!! What new accessories will you be adding?

 

Something else I have thought about are outside window coverings. I have seen them on trailers from long ago. Wonder if they worked as intended. Let us know about your latest travels. It is so interesting hearing about and seeing the photos. J

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The only other accessory we're adding this season (I think) is the tire pressure/temperature sensing guages and monitor.

We had a flat on the truck in Canada (Quebec) last fall, and after talking to Pete and Jr Birdman, decided that adding the sensors we already have in the truck, to the trailer, was a good idea. I'm sure we saved a lot of hassle knowing immediately when that big bolt we picked up on the highway cut thru the truck tire.

 

As the trailer is now back in its spot next to the garage, we have not yet installed this system, and not tested it. More on that later.

 

Wishing you a great camping spring season,

 

Sherry


2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4

2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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