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    I've got a canoe trailer at my boy's place with two canoes on it. It's out in the back. I thought about getting one of those to pull the trailer up to the drive since I don't want to drive across his yard and pulling the trailer across the yard is a pain when it's wet. $60 is pretty cheap.


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    Hey, here's a coupon code for $12 off. 85313870


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    I ordered one and with that coupon code, shipping and tax it was less than the list price. WooHoo! Happy Dance.

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    They work great.... yiu cn really move around a lot pretty easy..........when the tires are not flat......
    Maybe Slime them right away after you get it....
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    I use one of those dollys all the time and they work great on hard ground of pavement.

    I have to be real careful with my back in the shape it is.

    I have a hitch on my Wheel Horse and use that when I can but if the trailer in on the line with the other haulers I have to back the Jeep in and generally it takes 4WLow to get up to the road!

    I was just out there plotting and checking tires. I want to go fishing tomorrow night and just discovered a flat on the john boat trailer.

    The bead is still secure so it will get a dose of Fix-A-Flat. If that does not work I will be fishing from the bank.
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    You could always try.............


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    I gotta think that one is gonna be a bit bouncy.

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    How much Great stuff does it take? 3 cans, perhaps 4 cans, 6 for a bigger ATV tire?

    Around here Great stuff runs about $4 a can so this is a minimum $12 repair.

    The most expensive tire Harbor freight makes is a "flat free" tire with hub for $22!

    The rest of their tires are generally less than $15.

    Since the Great Stuff repair will not work on tires meant for highway use like the more expensive trailer tires they don't count.

    I am seeing a lot of work and irritation for very little gain or savings, and perhaps no savings at all.

    Cheaper to run down and buy a new one. Thanks again Harbor Freight!

    If your tires are going down constantly perhaps the best thing to buy would be one of these.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/5-gal-...ank-69716.html

    Not much excitement to it but mine has lasted a decade and still holds air and puts it into the tires that are constantly going down after sitting for months without use. Cost was about the same as 8-9 cans of Great Stuff and it would take about 20 cans of that crap to fill all the tires on my place.
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    Up date.....again.

    Put the foam tires on the trailer dolly......flatten right out.

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    The other set had tubes....flat....Fix a Flat...would not fit on valve stem????? WTH???....Gave up....going to take them back.

    Tires ...rubber was rotten so could even pry them off the rims with out breaking the rubber crumbling...

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    No point in putting new tubes in.... as the tire is rotten......Going to take them back as well.

    Soooo looks like HF for replacements again...
    They seem to UV real fast....so maybe covering the rubber or keeping out of the sun would help?

    BTW...Air bottle is a good idea.
    I carry onboard 12v compressors in all vehicles......
    And have an air tank made from a freon bottle left over for the sports car racing days....
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    Like anyone with good sense living out in the sticks I also make good use of the little 12v compressors. I also keep a car battery booster charged up all the time.

    The compressors are $5 with a HF coupon and the battery booster is $40.

    As long as the beads are still intact I can hook the compressor to the battery pack and in 10 minutes the problem is solved.

    Also works for the occasional flat car tire so it is a pretty universal tool around the place. The booster is also good for its intended purpose of boosting car batteries so you will not be stuck sitting while mumbling unmentionable swear words. It is also an excellent means of charging ones' cell phone or other useful electronics when the grid is down.

    Now I am just wondering how old a tire has to be before a standard tire valve fill unit will not fit! I thought they had all been the same since Henry Ford was a kid.
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    Yeah...Maybe It just me...I seen to have forgotten everything I did know how to do?
    But after screwing around with for 30 min with no joy......couldn't even stop and have a smoke (quit) to cool down....I stopped before they got launched into the neighbor's yard.

    Besides the tire was rotten anyway.

    I built a battery pack, (same battery as the garden tractor.).... portable winch, and adaptors for all the plug in stuff...including and inverter.
    Also carry a battery charger w/booster and 100 ft extension cord......Also can of ether starter spray.....
    All have saved my butte over the years.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter
    I stopped before they got launched into the neighbor's yard.


    Yep. Been there a time or two.

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    Just got back.....returned the Slime and tubes was like 30 bucks back..
    To Harbor Freight didn't have "No-flat tires" .4.10/3.5 X 6....with the large axle hole....just 5/8's...
    Came home with two new, same as the old tires....for $36 bucks......

    Cost me $6 bucks more....but no screwing around.

    Oh, Yeah...was leavening HF......Check engine light came on....Ahhhhhhhhhhh
    Time for a nap.
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    Can you put slime in the check engine light?

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    That is what black sticky tape is for!

    My Jeep had the CE light on 10 years ago when I bought it. I had the dealer pull the codes on it and it needed an 02 sensor.

    I put that in and reset the computer but it came back on within a week. Like I said, that was 10 years ago. Occasionally I have to reset the computer, then drive it for another couple of years, reset it again...

    I put tape over the light to keep everyone from informing me that my CE light was on.
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    Yep. Electrical tape, duct tape or Gorilla tape makes those annoying warning lights go away.
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    Yeah.......I'm thinking black electrical tape.
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    I had a flippin' screw in my right front tire so I drove by the tire shop this morning. Kid says, "whatcha got". Screw in the tire. It's in up to the head and I don't have the guts to pull it out. Figure it was probably two inches long." Let's take a look. We walked out there and it was about to fall out. About an 1/8 inch long. Some days you get the bear I guess.

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    Light was still on this morning going to the gym......
    So messed round trying to see the eclipse cloudy and rained.....Missed my soap opera ....so called my Ford guy....can't get in till some time next week.(???)

    Wanted to head out to "The Place" after some DR appt. Fri.....so told him I would put tape over it till I got back...LOL
    Anyway...seems there is a strike in Illinois at dealer ships..???....
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