Tubes for floating down river - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

The Pub A friendly forum where everybody is nice, and will answer any questions you have about life.

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 25th, 2013, 02:39 PM   #1
Lousypirate
Yer a trucker, right?
 
Lousypirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-11-08
Location: Marne 49435
Posts: 12,471
iTrader: (36)
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Default Tubes for floating down river

Recommendations? Places to purchase?

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
__________________
2003 gmc 1500hd quadrasteer "Miley"
2000 jeep cherokee "Herman"
1946 CJ2a "The Kernel"
1977 Ranger 150a bass boat
1987 Yamaha Moto 4 quad
1984 Trac Escot
1989 Cub Cadet 1320
Lousypirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old August 25th, 2013, 02:46 PM   #2
curbdog17
Mini Van
 
curbdog17's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-10-08
Location: 49415
Posts: 32,685
iTrader: (23)
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Default

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.
__________________
17
curbdog17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 02:56 PM   #3
montecarlo33
The Violator
 
montecarlo33's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-23-07
Location: Otsego County 49735
Posts: 4,627
iTrader: (19)
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Default

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.
montecarlo33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 03:39 PM   #4
Coyote Red
Senior Member
 
Coyote Red's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-24-11
Location: Chelsea, MI
Posts: 1,049
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

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.
Coyote Red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 03:39 PM   #5
Wehan
Senior Member
 
Wehan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-07-06
Location: Charlotte, MI
Posts: 2,795
iTrader: (25)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

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

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4
__________________
Wehan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 03:44 PM   #6
94rangeron35s
bought a Jeep
 
94rangeron35s's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-06-06
Location: North Muskegon, Michigan..
Posts: 4,477
iTrader: (17)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to 94rangeron35s
Default

check with chet's tire on laketon they usually have tubes avalible for river floating.
94rangeron35s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #7
Lousypirate
Yer a trucker, right?
 
Lousypirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-11-08
Location: Marne 49435
Posts: 12,471
iTrader: (36)
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wehan View Post
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

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4
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
__________________
2003 gmc 1500hd quadrasteer "Miley"
2000 jeep cherokee "Herman"
1946 CJ2a "The Kernel"
1977 Ranger 150a bass boat
1987 Yamaha Moto 4 quad
1984 Trac Escot
1989 Cub Cadet 1320

Last edited by Lousypirate; August 25th, 2013 at 04:00 PM.
Lousypirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 03:52 PM   #8
Wehan
Senior Member
 
Wehan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-07-06
Location: Charlotte, MI
Posts: 2,795
iTrader: (25)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lousypirate View Post
250 lbs total? That won't work lol
250 each lol

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4
__________________
Wehan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 05:55 PM   #9
Wehan
Senior Member
 
Wehan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-07-06
Location: Charlotte, MI
Posts: 2,795
iTrader: (25)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

If you go truck tube I recommend this.

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

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4
__________________
Wehan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 06:24 PM   #10
tweak177
Say what?!?
 
tweak177's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-19-06
Location: Clawson
Posts: 2,516
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

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
tweak177 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 08:09 PM   #11
Muttly
Senior Member
 
Muttly's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-06-05
Location: Mason, MI
Posts: 616
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Menards had a double tube with drink holders and a built in cooler on sale half off.
Muttly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 08:10 PM   #12
tonka toy
It's got a HEMI!
 
tonka toy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-25-08
Location: West Olive, MI 49460
Posts: 13,049
iTrader: (31)
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Default

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
__________________
Always missed, Never forgotten
FullSize4Life

08' 4door JK 5.7 hemi, auto and atlas
2012 F350 6.7 PSD CC shortbox
tonka toy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 08:37 PM   #13
Mclovin
"The Situation"
 
Mclovin's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: Westland, Mi
Posts: 14,399
iTrader: (15)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Mclovin Send a message via Yahoo to Mclovin
Default

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
Mclovin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 08:45 PM   #14
Lousypirate
Yer a trucker, right?
 
Lousypirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-11-08
Location: Marne 49435
Posts: 12,471
iTrader: (36)
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mclovin View Post
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
__________________
2003 gmc 1500hd quadrasteer "Miley"
2000 jeep cherokee "Herman"
1946 CJ2a "The Kernel"
1977 Ranger 150a bass boat
1987 Yamaha Moto 4 quad
1984 Trac Escot
1989 Cub Cadet 1320
Lousypirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 09:22 PM   #15
BlooMule
Jet powered
 
BlooMule's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-08-05
Location: a mile from the shithole
Posts: 26,546
iTrader: (12)
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Default

If you go the semi tube route, make sure you remove it from the rim and tire.
__________________
-rw-rw-rw
BlooMule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 09:34 PM   #16
alboy79
Wheres your loyaltys lie?
 
alboy79's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-09-06
Location: Conklin, Michigan or 49403 for shipping
Posts: 11,536
iTrader: (34)
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by montecarlo33 View Post
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.
alboy79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 10:14 PM   #17
Shotgun
I only wheel comps.
 
Shotgun's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-06-06
Location: Howard City
Posts: 27,047
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alboy79 View Post
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.
Shotgun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 11:13 PM   #18
Wehan
Senior Member
 
Wehan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-07-06
Location: Charlotte, MI
Posts: 2,795
iTrader: (25)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shotgun View Post
Does it hold air?
If so I'll grab it.
I think he may be offering it to the OP.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4
__________________
Wehan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 11:14 PM   #19
Lousypirate
Yer a trucker, right?
 
Lousypirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-11-08
Location: Marne 49435
Posts: 12,471
iTrader: (36)
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wehan View Post
I think he may be offering it to the OP.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4
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.
__________________
2003 gmc 1500hd quadrasteer "Miley"
2000 jeep cherokee "Herman"
1946 CJ2a "The Kernel"
1977 Ranger 150a bass boat
1987 Yamaha Moto 4 quad
1984 Trac Escot
1989 Cub Cadet 1320
Lousypirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2013, 11:28 PM   #20
Shotgun
I only wheel comps.
 
Shotgun's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-06-06
Location: Howard City
Posts: 27,047
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wehan View Post
I think he may be offering it to the OP.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4
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.
Shotgun is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:49 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.21820 seconds with 80 queries