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Old August 25th, 2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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Default Tubes for floating down river

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Gina wants to go floating downriver in Ludington on Sunday (Labor Day weekend) potentially. Wasn't sure if hunting down semi tubes was worth it, or to get something from the store. Looks like the weather will be good for it anyways.

I'm no small fella, need one that will float a big guy and a normal lady. Wasn't sure if Wally world was the answer, would like something I could use again not a one time use deal... without breaking the bank
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Old August 25th, 2013, 01:46 PM   #2
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Semi Tube all the way. they are way stonger than most anything you will find in the store. Ginman tire here in town will have them. Not sure about the cost.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 01:56 PM   #3
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I've rode river rats for years. They are sold a lot of places like Walmart and mejiers. Cheap and great ride, I've had same tubes for over 2 yrs.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 02:39 PM   #4
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Get one with cup holders and a back rest. River runner, I believe, is the band mine are. Semi tube to wrap around the coolers.
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001DAWY1Y works good in under 250lbs and both riders are close to same weight, mesh bottom so you don't have to jump out to piss lol

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Old August 25th, 2013, 02:44 PM   #6
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check with chet's tire on laketon they usually have tubes avalible for river floating.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 02:51 PM   #7
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001DAWY1Y works good in under 250lbs and both riders are close to same weight, mesh bottom so you don't have to jump out to piss lol

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250 lbs total? That won't work lol

I weigh almost twice as much as her to. lmao.

I'm gonna call around and see what they want for semi tubes tomorrow
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Old August 25th, 2013, 02:52 PM   #8
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250 lbs total? That won't work lol
250 each lol

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Old August 25th, 2013, 04:55 PM   #9
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If you go truck tube I recommend this.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009QUCVJI/..._am_us?ie=UTF8

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I've been using this one for the last 5 years, I love it.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000EM...AC_SX110_SY165
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Old August 25th, 2013, 07:09 PM   #11
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Menards had a double tube with drink holders and a built in cooler on sale half off.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 07:10 PM   #12
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Just go with these. We have 4 of them and my brother in law is about your size and this is the tube he uses also. We are going on the 4th or 5th summer with the same tubes.

http://www.target.com/p/intex-river-...Fcqf4AodgAUArQ
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keep in mind a black tube is gonna be HOT as a MOFO when you lean over on a part you havent been covering for the whole trip
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If you go the semi tube route, make sure you remove it from the rim and tire.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 08:34 PM   #16
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I've rode river rats for years. They are sold a lot of places like Walmart and mejiers. Cheap and great ride, I've had same tubes for over 2 yrs.
Ive got 1 river rat here if you want it. Free. I found it on the side of the road.
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Ive got 1 river rat here if you want it. Free. I found it on the side of the road.
Does it hold air?
If so I'll grab it.
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Does it hold air?
If so I'll grab it.
I think he may be offering it to the OP.

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I think he may be offering it to the OP.

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I believe he was. however, I'm not headed that way anytime soon. So he can have it. I'm gonna pop in Meijer's tomorrow, they have all their tubes on clearance according to the interwebz.

Would cost me almost as much in fuel to get it as it would to buy a new one.
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I think he may be offering it to the OP.

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I was saying if the op don't want it and al was inclined to still get rid of it I would be more then willing to re-home it.
Not quite as many words as this time.
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