Testing shock absorbers - Fiberglass RV


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Old 12-02-2008, 07:15 AM   #1
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I put in some shocks on my Castia last year and finally got around to testing them
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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Nice install!

I notice that you reduce pressure on rough roads -- I did 12,000 miles in Alaska, Yukon and NW Terrs and British Columbia one summer with zero flats on truck or trailer -- I aired down to 25-30 psi all around and drove slow on the bad roads.

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Old 12-03-2008, 06:08 PM   #3
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Nice install!

I notice that you reduce pressure on rough roads -- I did 12,000 miles in Alaska, Yukon and NW Terrs and British Columbia one summer with zero flats on truck or trailer -- I aired down to 25-30 psi all around and drove slow on the bad roads.

Thanks!

I reduce pressure more when I go on really rough roads. Not gravel roads. I mean very rustic roads that have large rocks. Like 6 inches or larger. And I go very very slow. These are the normal roads out here that nobody other than locals venture upon (is "upon" a preposition? I hope not).

I had a little page or two on my site that described these roads.
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I saw the roads; not much danger of overheating tire by high speeds!!

I use the analogy of the balloon -- Take two balloons, blow one up hard and the other soft -- Start poking them with a finger, slowly at first and then quickly to see what it takes to burst each....
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I saw the roads; not much danger of overheating tire by high speeds!!

I use the analogy of the balloon -- Take two balloons, blow one up hard and the other soft -- Start poking them with a finger, slowly at first and then quickly to see what it takes to burst each....
You know the best input I got was from the ranchers out here. They pull their cow/horse trailers 60 miles out there one way on rock roads. They all told me that they use bias ply on their trailers and that if they didn't pressure them down it would "shake the beejeezuz" out of their mounts (those tires are hard!). The good thing too is that they have soo much rubber that folding the sides over to meet the sharp rocks is not a problem either.

Last year the county road grader/scraper got a flat from a knife of football size shale that pierced the sidewall.

If any of you guys ever get out this way I'll give you the latest road scrape schedule and you can pull your trailer all the way to Tuweeep. Everyone should see it at least once.
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