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Old 09-14-2018, 07:25 PM
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Impressive! Thanks for writeup Ivan. Sorry to hear about your border crossing experience sometimes one gets tangled in the system I have my share too.

Those pictures of Mt Rushmore came out very good. I did a coast-to-coast run couple weeks ago we approached the Heads by the end of the day from the East. Very poor visibility toward the sun.

That parking by the red rocks at Monument Valley looks spectacular. Next time take a picture from the other side too. There is a Indian dwelling behind the fence and a butte far away makes a nice scene.
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Great write up Ivan! Thanks for sharing and keeping us not finished yet types motivated.
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:58 AM
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Great write up Ivan! Thanks for sharing and keeping us not finished yet types motivated.
Chris, I saw your pictures transporting the airplane in a trailer all painted so you must be close???

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Old 09-16-2018, 09:17 AM
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Ha, I saw your RV 10 along with another while you were in Page. Even saw it getting towed back out to the tie-downs Glad you had a great trip! I've been blessed to fly around southern Utah for the last few months, simply amazing.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:41 PM
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Ha, I saw your RV 10 along with another while you were in Page. Even saw it getting towed back out to the tie-downs Glad you had a great trip! I've been blessed to fly around southern Utah for the last few months, simply amazing.
Yes I had an issue with a flat tire while I was there. It just went flat overnight, the reason was that the inner tube developed a leak where the valve stem intersects with the tube. I am sure glad that it happen there and not at the Monument Valley airport the next day.



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Old 09-17-2018, 03:39 PM
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Ivan,
Thanks for posting, a very frustrating find for sure.
Years ago it happened to me in the heart of the Idaho back-country on a remote USFS dirt strip (U72) in my RV4. Not a great place for field repairs, for certain.
I was able to build a lever from a tree limb and lift the gear, place a rock underneath and remove the tire and tube. Back then I carried a bike tire repair kit and hand pump which did the trick.
From then on I have carried a small electric pump and Slimed my tires (like my Mountain Bike) and have never had another flat in the wilderness, or anywhere else for that matter.

I know this wouldn't have helped you but others reading these might take note...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKlS7I-gwW4

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Old 09-17-2018, 05:25 PM
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I was able to build a lever from a tree limb and lift the gear, place a rock underneath and remove the tire and tube. Back then I carried a bike tire repair kit and hand pump which did the trick.
Okay your were able to remove the wheel but how did you get the tire off the two rim halves without a tire brake? Or did you?
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Smokey, have you had any balance issues with Slime in your tyres?

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Old 09-17-2018, 07:12 PM
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1.Okay, you were able to remove the wheel but how did you get the tire off the two rim halves without a tire brake? Or did you?

Yessir, the way I always have, I place a wooden block under the wheel the size of the rim, and stand on the tire on top doing the "brake dance" till it pops loose.
I used a stump in ID....

2.Have you had any Slime balance issues?
No sir, not so far...

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Old 09-17-2018, 10:39 PM
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[quote=Ivan Kristensen;1289000]Yes I had an issue with a flat tire while I was there. It just went flat overnight, the reason was that the inner tube developed a leak where the valve stem intersects with the tube. I am sure glad that it happen there and not at the Monument Valley airport the next day.



Hey, you were parked behind me!

I feel bad I was not around to help but glad you got everything taken care of. I wish we could have been around the marina and taken you for a ride. We actually went up the lake and went to some canyons we have not visited since we were teenagers.

We ran into some problems ourselves. Water got in the fuel on the boat, most likely from Dangling Rope. We were touring Escalante River and one engine would not start after lunch and then the other quit a little later. The last time this happened a mechanic had a fuel pressure meter and was able to drain the fuel rails where there was quite a bit of water.
We were stranded in the channel for a couple of hours and luckily received a tow to a beach for the night. I was able to clear it out after a few hours of messing with it. We still had a great day.

Looks like an awesome trip touring around the US. We need to come to Canada and see it all, especially the northeast. I have not spent much time up there.
Thanks for all the pictures Ivan. Hopefully we will see you soon.
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