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Old 12-25-2015, 04:34 PM   #31
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manually checking and adjusting air pressure is a good opportunity to check tire condition.
That is an extremely good point.
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:35 PM   #32
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Where the "inflate on the fly" systems become very useful is traveling back country or beaches where you run into soft sand. Lowering the inflation to the point where you have good traction is soft sand makes it easy to spin the tire off the rim & leads to stability problems at higher speeds once you are back on hard dirt or pavement. Rather than stopping to air up & down each tire from a portable compressor, all you do is push a button on the dash.

I've seen them on custom jeeps & trucks on Nantucket Island when driving on the beach back before they closed most of them...
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Old 01-03-2016, 03:23 PM   #33
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Thanks to Jim's OP, I remembered to take the voltmeter out to the storage yard and also check water levels.

I'm not seeing the point of taking batteries inside when they only lose .01V in a month? Water was good too.
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Old 01-03-2016, 03:29 PM   #34
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Bruce,
You need to come East, no snow and temperatures above freezing. Last week it was 70 degrees and people wearing shorts.
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Old 01-03-2016, 04:19 PM   #35
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Thanks to Jim's OP, I remembered to take the voltmeter out to the storage yard and also check water levels.

I'm not seeing the point of taking batteries inside when they only lose .01V in a month? Water was good too.
Our trailer has been in storage for 2 months now and one of these days I will have to go over there and see where the batteries are at. I toyed with the idea of taking them out but it looked like a pretty big hassle. Plus it wouldn't be a bad idea to take it out on the highway to keep the tires from developing a flat spot. Loren
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Loren, water was needed immediately in the two new batteries we have and two new others we bought last year. We have added probably a quart or even more total in a couple of times filling in five months.
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:41 PM   #37
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Loren, water was needed immediately in the two new batteries we have and two new others we bought last year. We have added probably a quart or even more total in a couple of times filling in five months.
That really surprises me. I topped ours off before they went into storage and I don't think that they took more than a couple of table spoons. But also every time I checked, they were at full charge. I don't think we ever did pull them down. Loren
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