Next year I'm water hiking

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Re: Next year I'm water hiking

Postby zelph » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:38 pm

My older one is a 20 buck harbor freight deal. It has Big tires that I treated with green Slime/goop. That stuff is my friend.
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Re: Next year I'm water hiking

Postby Ridgerunner » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:43 pm

Green slime is the bomb. I use it on my lawn tractor and wheelbarrel tires. They last alot longer than without but the slime is not cheap either. Is anything cheap these days? :roll:
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Re: Next year I'm water hiking

Postby zelph » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:54 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:Green slime is the bomb. I use it on my lawn tractor and wheelbarrel tires. They last alot longer than without but the slime is not cheap either. Is anything cheap these days? :roll:


Murphy's law says they go flat just when you're in a rush and need it llike "now" Takes forever for the compressor to come out of it's hidding place and get enough in it to fill them back up again. I invested in one big bottle for each tire. Good investment :D

I should have put some in my little trailer. I had to use it for quick pick up errand. On the way back I had a flat :roll: Good thing I had the spare with. I hate little dinky lug nut wrenches that are oversize :o
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Re: Next year I'm water hiking

Postby realityguy » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:22 pm

Wait'll you have to change the flat..tire stores hate the green slime and they'll probably charge you for it,even though les Schwab usually changes tires for free..I found some stuff in bike tires that someone had used that actually hardens(the slime?) and they got it on the outside of the tire..I spent a long time picking pieces of that crap off the tire and the rim..a tiny bit at a time.
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Re: Next year I'm water hiking

Postby zelph » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:29 pm

realityguy wrote:Wait'll you have to change the flat..tire stores hate the green slime and they'll probably charge you for it,even though les Schwab usually changes tires for free..I found some stuff in bike tires that someone had used that actually hardens(the slime?) and they got it on the outside of the tire..I spent a long time picking pieces of that crap off the tire and the rim..a tiny bit at a time.


Wow, din't know it was so messy. :o
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Re: Next year I'm water hiking

Postby realityguy » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:11 pm

Ask your local tire dealers about it and if it a problem for them.I don't know what was used on that bike tire but it was almost like a super glue or something..nearly impossible to get off.It might have been some "Instant Flat Repair" that squirted out the hole(or they slobbered all over the outside considering they put it in the TUBE) until it actually hardened..all over the tire in long green hard streaks.I'm always leary about using stuff like that in case I have to deal with it later.. :lol:
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Re: Next year I'm water hiking

Postby zelph » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:21 pm

realityguy wrote:Ask your local tire dealers about it and if it a problem for them.I don't know what was used on that bike tire but it was almost like a super glue or something..nearly impossible to get off.It might have been some "Instant Flat Repair" that squirted out the hole(or they slobbered all over the outside considering they put it in the TUBE) until it actually hardened..all over the tire in long green hard streaks.I'm always leary about using stuff like that in case I have to deal with it later.. :lol:


I've put the slime in all my small utility tires but not the trailer. When I get the opportunity, i'll ask a dealer about their experiences with the repairs. After having a tire repaired on a 2 wheel handtruck at the tune of 10.00 bucks I decided to go the slime route. 8-)
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Re: Next year I'm water hiking

Postby sudden » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:20 pm

Found another diy dolly with pictures. Looks heavy duty, you could probably have the rest of the family and all the gear in when you move it :D

http://maceachain.blogspot.com/2011/03/ ... olley.html


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Re: Next year I'm water hiking

Postby zelph » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:16 pm

sudden wrote:Found another diy dolly with pictures. Looks heavy duty, you could probably have the rest of the family and all the gear in when you move it :D

http://maceachain.blogspot.com/2011/03/ ... olley.html


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I've got a two wheeler set aside for that project. Looks like an easy DIY project. My Millwaukee Sawzall will make short work of cutting it down to size :D

Thanks for the photos and link. got my work cut out for me this winter :o
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Re: Next year I'm water hiking

Postby Ridgerunner » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:04 pm

Zelph, did you get to do any water camping last year or did the campground hosting and frogs consume most of your time?
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