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#705 of 766 Re: Roof Top Cargo Bag [steve_]
Dec 19, 2012 (8:20 am)
Bought a roof basket for the minivan a while back and needed this to put in it.
#706 of 766 Tire Pressure Monitor
Dec 19, 2012 (11:35 am)
Where can I get the old style round one with numbers that Sears used to sell? My digital one broke and I really want the old round kind again.
#707 of 766 Re: Tire Pressure Monitor [sandman_6472]
by steve_ HOST
Dec 19, 2012 (1:03 pm)
Harbor Freight. Get six and if you find two that agree with each other, keep one and take the other five back.
#708 of 766 Re: Roof Top Cargo Bag [steve_]
Dec 19, 2012 (5:38 pm)
You give way back more in fuel costs than you save in the purchase price with those soft toppers.
#709 of 766 Re: Tire Pressure Monitor [steve_]
Dec 19, 2012 (5:40 pm)
No kidding, even then are those 2 right?
#710 of 766 Re: Tire Pressure Monitor [sandman_6472]
Dec 19, 2012 (6:14 pm)
I picked up a round metal with a large dial by Slime. I think I got it at Walmart. But several of the box stores carry that brand. I was turned off by the name and the marketing but I've liked the brass colored metal analogue meter. It's within 1 pound based on other gauges I have. Like Steve says... none match.
I had a couple of digit gauges and they developed problems after a while. Guess I'm just old fashioned.
#711 of 766 Re: Tire Pressure Monitor [imidazol97]
by steve_ HOST
Dec 19, 2012 (6:50 pm)
Some of y'all know we bought a 100 year old house here a couple of years ago and we're the second owners. The family ("kids" in their 70s) left some stuff around that's been fun picking through.
One item I found in the basement just last month was a brass tire gauge, made by none other than Schrader. It's not one of the old turn of the century ones but probably does date back to the 50s.
Unfortunately it's way off and I don't think you can "fix" them. My best gauge is an older Raleigh bike gauge.
#712 of 766 Re: Tire Pressure Monitor [imidazol97]
Dec 19, 2012 (7:58 pm)
Bingo! That's exactly what I'm looking for. Next time I'm by the mart, I'll check one out. I'd bet an auto parts store would have the same thing but a bit more expensive!
#713 of 766 Re: Tire Pressure Monitor [sandman_6472]
Dec 20, 2012 (6:24 am)
Mine is a brass color for the metal case, but certainly not brass. I had bought various pencil gauges and tried metal ones and the plastic ones. The companies package the gauges in material where I couldn't tell if the case was plastic or metal. The pencil guages were erratic.
It's been a while, so I'll start looking at the stores for another metal, round large gauge and buy one like what I have.
#714 of 766 Re: Tire Pressure Monitor [imidazol97]
Dec 20, 2012 (12:19 pm)
Here's an Accugage Dial Tire Gauge.
FWIW, Consumer Reports tested tire gauges in their June 2012 issue. I don't remember the final results, but the Slime gauges did not score well.