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Old 01-03-2013, 12:44 PM
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.... Running any tires over five years old is working on borrowed time.
The guy I bought my boat from bragged about how awesome the tires looked and that they were original, from 1991!

I just laughed it off and bought new tires asap when I got it home. Glad it made it across town after the buy!
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:01 AM
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The maintenance manual for Reliable Running Gear has a maintenance schedule on page 29 - http://www.reliablepmw.com/downloads...ear_manual.pdf
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:50 AM
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The guy I bought my boat from bragged about how awesome the tires looked and that they were original, from 1991!

I just laughed it off and bought new tires asap when I got it home. Glad it made it across town after the buy!
Original tires from 1991..................YIKES
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:37 PM
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Maintance prob depends on how much you travel.

I trailer about 3-5k mi per year and the idea of working on the side of the highway or losing a day at the lake due to bearing issues is unacceptable.

I pull the bearing buddies every year to inspect for water intrusion (repack if found) and repack every 2yrs regardless.

As mentioned, brake fluid is hydroscopic. It will pickup water and rust your brake system from the inside out.
Get a kit like this - http://www.harborfreight.com/brake-f...der-92924.html
or this - http://www.harborfreight.com/mityvac...ump-39522.html
On repack years, suck out fluid from resivior, add new then bleed brakes. It is a super easy one man job, especially with boat unloaded.

Spray tires with protectant twice a year, just like you would a car.

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Old 01-13-2013, 07:14 AM
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Kenora,originally called Rat Portage. Can't wait to hear that story.
Yup, there is a story. This place used to have 3 "towns/settlements/reserves"...Keewatin, Norman and Rat Portage. There was a flour mill at one time and they didn't like the name of the town as they thought it would hurt their sales of flour. So, the deep thinkers they were, took the first 2 letters of each of those "towns" to come up with Kenora.

There you go...you learn something new every day.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:06 PM
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Original tires from 1991..................YIKES
Not bragging and don't want to start any flamethrowing, but I just replaced the last two of what I believe are the original tires (Goodrich CLM ST) from my dual axle trailer on my '88 Tristar. I'm the second owner, but I've had the boat since '98 and I think they were still the original tires when I bought it. I don't trailer very far at all. The better of the two, and one rim that was rusty, is now the spare. I'm embarrassed.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:21 PM
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Yup, there is a story. This place used to have 3 "towns/settlements/reserves"...Keewatin, Norman and Rat Portage. There was a flour mill at one time and they didn't like the name of the town as they thought it would hurt their sales of flour. So, the deep thinkers they were, took the first 2 letters of each of those "towns" to come up with Kenora.

There you go...you learn something new every day.
www.gokenora.com if you want to take a look and see where medic buys his groceries at the safeway....
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:24 PM
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Not bragging and don't want to start any flamethrowing, but I just replaced the last two of what I believe are the original tires (Goodrich CLM ST) from my dual axle trailer on my '88 Tristar. I'm the second owner, but I've had the boat since '98 and I think they were still the original tires when I bought it. I don't trailer very far at all. The better of the two, and one rim that was rusty, is now the spare. I'm embarrassed.
I guess you got your money out of the tires. Might consider picking up a used but serviceable spare to replace the antique. Watch craigslist for a deal. Nothing worse than needing a spare and find out it's flat or have it fail.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:26 PM
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Bought my '89 Tristar from a guy last summer and he only used the trailer to put the boat in/out every year and it had the originals on it. He owns a body shop and said he could get a good deal on tire, so I paid his asking price in return for him having the tires done. When I went to pick the boat up, they clearly had the original tires on them and I was like - what's up with this?! He said, oh yeah I had my tire guy look at them and he said they were in "great shape", but they were clearly dry cracking. I said I don't think so, a deal is a deal. I had them replaced and he sent me a check. A man of his word after I held his feet to the flames...
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:56 PM
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Bought my '89 Tristar from a guy last summer and he only used the trailer to put the boat in/out every year and it had the originals on it. He owns a body shop and said he could get a good deal on tire, so I paid his asking price in return for him having the tires done. When I went to pick the boat up, they clearly had the original tires on them and I was like - what's up with this?! He said, oh yeah I had my tire guy look at them and he said they were in "great shape", but they were clearly dry cracking. I said I don't think so, a deal is a deal. I had them replaced and he sent me a check. A man of his word after I held his feet to the flames...
Always hate it when a perfectly fine transaction ends this way. Good for you to hold him to his word.
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SINGLE AXLE 15" PACKAGE STARTING AT $439
TANDEM AXLE 14" PACKAGE STARTING AT $649
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