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Old 02-10-2017, 09:40 AM   #1
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Captains lights, good to read by or as someone else said are they so bright you could do surgery? In other words, do you all like the ones you got and why or why not?

Throwing in aluminum rims. We are not getting them, but... ?
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:47 AM   #2
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Captains lights, good to read by or as someone else said are they so bright you could do surgery? In other words, do you all like the ones you got and why or why not?

Throwing in aluminum rims. We are not getting them, but... ?
We put them over the bed in our 21 as they can be aimed in any direction. Did not put them over the dinette area as they are too bright for my eyes if pointed directly at a book.

Aluminum rims don't rust..........
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If you have fancy wheels on your tug, then I'd get them, sort of like having matched socks!
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On the 21, two captains lights over the bed are now a standard feature. Charlie is right, aluminum rims don't rust, but they can corrode and need to be waxed and well cared for to stay good looking.
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Though not a big problem for good weather campers, aluminum rims driven or towed on chloride treated roads, may experience corrosion as Eric stated. It starts where the chloride is trapped between the rim and tire. The corrosion can work its way in and cause a slow air leak. When good tire companies fix or change tires in our country they buff the inner rim edges clean and swab a sealer on before remounting the tires. Some rims corrode worse than others. That said, I still like the appearance of aluminum rims.
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Though not a big problem for good weather campers, aluminum rims driven or towed on chloride treated roads, may experience corrosion as Eric stated. It starts where the chloride is trapped between the rim and tire. The corrosion can work its way in and cause a slow air leak. When good tire companies fix or change tires in our country they buff the inner rim edges clean and swab a sealer on before remounting the tires. Some rims corrode worse than others. That said, I still like the appearance of aluminum rims.
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We have aluminum rims on my wife's car . We live in an area where road salt use is prevalent ,so every winter we have to take the tires off the car and have the rims cleaned and the tires reinstalled using bead sealant . If we don't clean the rims we loose 5 to 8 PSI over a week's time especially when it's cold and I am constantly adding air to the tires.
A real PITA when it's 20 below zero especially when travelling
Aluminum rims may look nice but they are not without their issues .
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