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Old 08-25-2015, 11:24 AM   #31
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Jon, out of curiosity, could you tell me at what point in them 68+K glorious miles of trailering did you need to replace worn trailer tires?
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:06 PM   #32
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Isn't it a bit early to be asking this question? Still a few months of camping even up here cold north. Methinks it would be a good January winter discussion.
perhaps this is a bit early

I thought it would be good to do a 'mid flight review'
and was curious about what others were doing.

and, not that this is a competition or anything - i was wondering how often our little egg was being used in comparison to other not-yet-retired persons

and I really enjoy reading these posts and getting a sense of what people are doing and where they are going.

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Old 08-25-2015, 12:11 PM   #33
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I use one of the three odometer recorders to keep track of towing mileage each day, resetting it when I park the trailer. As to the number of days, I keep track of that on my web pages that cover trips. MPG is probably the least accurate - I use the RAV4's MPG readout, resetting it if I drive more than a couple of miles without the trailer. Best I've had is 18MPG on an interstate with a tailwind, worst on a Wyoming 2 lane with a 40 MPH headwind (8MPG & a lot of time in 2nd gear.)
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:22 PM   #34
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Don't get me wrong Larry, I too enjoy hearing of others escapades, especially those who are retired and get to do a lot. Helps encourage me to take the plunge some day soon too.

So then Jon, you are disciplined. Maybe I am not too old to learn either.
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:33 PM   #35
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Me thinks Jon wins the prize for the most use of their Escape....
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Old 08-25-2015, 02:24 PM   #36
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i was thinking as I read these posts that we all use the Escapes in different ways. I've always opted for the long trips because I figured I was probably packing the same stuff and if I was getting the trailer ready we might as well be out for a long time. In other words I don't do weekends. But this summer we did do a couple of really short trips with the grandkids and now I'm planning next summer to stay around our New York house and go away for shorter excursions and see how that goes. The truth is I really do pack a lot less for the short hops -- there's one climate, one situation to pack for.
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Old 08-25-2015, 02:29 PM   #37
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The other thing is that when we're in NJ fall, winter and spring, it is a bit of an ordeal getting in and out of our urban driveway and I'm sure that holds us back. And if we stored it someplace we'd never use it either. Once we are retired and living somewhere rural, pulling out and in won't be an issue.
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Have towed ET19 18K, from day one, not a lot compared to some of you long haulers, yet when I inspected my tires using the Lincoln's head test this week I got surprised by unexpected wear.

Makes me wonder just how many miles are these tires good for? Do I really have 50K left?
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:04 PM   #39
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How many nights on the road in 2015?

That's some seriously uneven wear comparing the back tire to the front Myron. I'd suspect a slightly off-kilter angle on the back tire - bent axle/bad camber?
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I got about 20K from my first pair of Goodyear Marathons, 35K from the second pair of Maxxis 8008's, and have 15K on the current pair of Maxis 8008's.
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