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Old 01-05-2013, 01:17 PM
bluemaule bluemaule is offline
 
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Default Tube source?

Need a tube for RV-7 main. Tire size is 5.99 x 5. What brand is preferred and what source?

I guess I let the psi get too low. What pressure should I run?
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:06 PM
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Default Vans...

I get mine from Vans...
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:28 PM
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Michelin airstop tubes from Desser are my choice. I run bout 35 psi in the mains on my RV-6.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:51 AM
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Default Yep

I'm with Kyle and Desser is in Tn. 323 721 4900. www.desser.com

I run their certified recaps on my Air Tractors...$160 vs $400 for new ones and their recaps last way longer...harder compound.

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Old 01-06-2013, 07:48 AM
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http://wilkersonaircrafttires.com/

Quite a bit cheaper than Desser on retreads and just as good. Just got several sizes of tires last week and they were $56.00/ea. All were Goodyear retreads.

Same price as an inner tube!
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:05 PM
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Default Thanks for the help!

I thought my landings were getting a lot better, with no bounces. Guess the improvement was due primarily to low PSI... I'll have to get back to 30 PSI and see if I've improved at all...
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:49 PM
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Default Tube pricing out of whack

Van's price of the inner tube for the 5.00x5 tires is more than 5 times the cost of the tube for the 4" nose wheel (which is a far less common size). Further, Michelin airstop tubes are made for everything from aircraft to bicycles to motorcycle tires with the aviation sizes 5 to 50 times the cost of the others. Since tubes are a little flexible in sizing, I wonder if there is tube made for another application (go-cart, or ATV etc) which is close enough to a 5.00x5 tube to be used successfully on our aircraft. Anybody researched or done this?

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Old 11-04-2021, 12:26 PM
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Van's price of the inner tube for the 5.00x5 tires is more than 5 times the cost of the tube for the 4" nose wheel (which is a far less common size). Further, Michelin airstop tubes are made for everything from aircraft to bicycles to motorcycle tires with the aviation sizes 5 to 50 times the cost of the others. Since tubes are a little flexible in sizing, I wonder if there is tube made for another application (go-cart, or ATV etc) which is close enough to a 5.00x5 tube to be used successfully on our aircraft. Anybody researched or done this?

Bevan
Old thread. Has anyone ever found a tube that fits our 5.00x5 tires other than those marketed for aviation? Got a part number and source to share.
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Old thread. Has anyone ever found a tube that fits our 5.00x5 tires other than those marketed for aviation? Got a part number and source to share.
Perhaps there's a way to find another supplier, like these guys:

https://www.transamericanrubber.com/

https://www.transamericanrubber.com/...aster-Copy.pdf

They seem to make their tubes out of the same butyl rubber as Michelin. Perhaps they have one that will fit, or can make one if there is a market. They look like a pretty innovative and focused company.
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Old 11-04-2021, 05:59 PM
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Old thread. Has anyone ever found a tube that fits our 5.00x5 tires other than those marketed for aviation? Got a part number and source to share.
Butyl, not rubber, and free Prime delivery:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NQ89SYS
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