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Old 20-10-16, 08:40 AM   #911
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We had a slow puncture in one of the rear trailer wheels, which looks like it is a failed weld in the wheel rim.

Never had that before, a bit unusual to say the least.

Got plenty of spares, but still a bit of a PITA.

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Old 25-03-17, 11:13 AM   #912
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This year will be the 7th season that we have the 6-wheel trailer out on the road, and it is getting near to the time where the tyres are going to have to be changed, not through wear but exposure to sunlight causing cracking of the tyre walls.

They looked OK last year, but we'll give them a more stringent check this year as it's a big lump to have a tyre fail on.

The older 4-wheel trailer lives inside most of the time and doesn't get affected as much.

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Old 25-03-17, 02:23 PM   #913
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I had to change all four tyres on my VW camper for it's MOT. They all had at least 8mm of tread on but had suffered from "Ultra-Violet Degradation" as they call it. Some of the sidewall cracks were scary!!

Definitely worth investing in a set of canvas covers if they sit in the sun a lot.
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Old 30-09-17, 11:57 AM   #914
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Well I've just spent the morning reading the build thread while "babysitting" the painter doing the hall/stairs/landing and thought an excellent, well documented read, well done Peter and supporting "cast".

In a way I'm glad I wasn't on the forum when it started as I would need to wait for next days/weeks episode

I would have liked to have commented at various points, but can only add a bit about restraining the engine, have you thought about static chains at the front and a pair of load binders at the back?

Long may it continue taking you to the rallies in style and comfort.

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Old 30-09-17, 12:40 PM   #915
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It should be joined by the new 4-wheell turntable drawbar trailer if my Doctors can get me functioning properly!

Thanks for the comments.

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Old 30-09-17, 01:01 PM   #916
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It should be joined by the new 4-wheell turntable drawbar trailer if my Doctors can get me functioning properly!

Thanks for the comments.

Peter
Being a new build, it would have to go through an IVA, but looking at the engineering put into this one I doubt you will have a problem

Hope all goes well on the medical front.

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Old 30-09-17, 02:17 PM   #917
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We have a large IVA engineering file for the new one, plus 6+ years operation on the 6-wheeler which has proven the concept.

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Old 01-10-17, 03:41 PM   #918
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I forgot to ask, did you ever shorten the drawbar, or did I miss that bit?.

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Old 01-10-17, 04:30 PM   #919
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No, we never did reduce it, although the 4-wheeler does have about 470mm lopped off the original drawbar drawing.

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