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Old 11-24-2012, 12:23 AM   #11
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It's the same reason that people use gluten-free mayonnaise instead of Windex to clean windows.
How did you know I use gluten-free mayonnaise?


I have seen reviews that are great on the Marathons and awful on the Marathons and reviews that are great on the Carlisles and awful on the Carlisles. I never see mostly good reviews for any tires. I guess we will go with Marathons again next time for lack of anything else.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:00 AM   #12
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Fat free.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:01 AM   #13
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Mayonnaise to clean windows? Maybe this could be merged into the bear thread.

Though a bear licking your windows sure would get them nice and clean.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:09 AM   #14
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Hi: gbaglo... Fat free would be ok to use as it's also taste free!!! Alf
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:16 AM   #15
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Gary, I have old tires one some of my tugs. But, they don't have fiberglass wheel wells. If you've ever seen the damage that can be done to a trailer when a tire blows, you'd save yourself a lot of grief by replacing them when dated. Trust me, tires are cheaper than those kinds of repairs.

All the years I've followed the molded fiberglass forums, it seems there is a lot more problems with the 14" tires than 15". I don't really know why, other than weight limits and perhaps, of course, there are more trailers hauling around on 14" tires.

Better to be safe than sorry... YMMV
Donna's great post made me think back on an idea I had before. Any tire failure for any reason with fiberglass wheel wells could cause big damage. I am considering buying some do it yourself bed liner liquid and coating the inside of the wheel wells with it. An episode of "MythBusters" when they tested how durable and strong bed liner is gave me the idea. They coated cement block walls with the stuff and set off explosives behind it, the same amount that had completely destroyed an uncoated wall, and it was quite amazing. Seems like it might stand a good chance of protecting the fiberglass to a shredding tire. See the fun here:

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:48 AM   #16
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Eric, the only problem is if the coating is the rubber type, the fiberglass may develop cracks, etc. and would go unnoticed because of the elasticity of the coating. ?
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Eric, the only problem is if the coating is the rubber type, the fiberglass may develop cracks, etc. and would go unnoticed because of the elasticity of the coating. ?
I don't think that that would be a problem, as the bed liner might help prevent them maybe? Reace has the option to put the sprayed on bed liner on the front of the trailer too, so I guess he must think it is ok.

I see Rustoleum makes it in spray cans now so that it can be bought in smaller quantities.

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Old 11-24-2012, 05:47 PM   #18
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I asked Reace about putting the rock guard in the wheel wells, His suggestion to me was that as long as I wasn't doing alot of gravel road he really didn't think it was nesecary as all the trailers he has seen that are older with lots of miles the wheel wells are not beat up too badly. I am going to get 3m protective film put on the front of the trailer and in the wheel wells in the spring. The same stuff that the use on car hoods . So hopefully this will prevent the rock chips and stop the bugs wrecking the front of the trailer.
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Hi: gbaglo... Fat free would be ok to use as it's also taste free!!! Alf
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:25 PM   #20
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Hmmm.......well, continuing my goggling (is that a word?), i found this site from Goodyear, who make my Marathon tires. They have a 6 year prorated warranty on these tires. That's good enough for me to hold off replacing them for another year.
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