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    Posted: 09/12/2018 at 2:53pm
Since I am traveling so much I may find myself needing a replacement rubber but having difficulty getting it mailed to me. Was wondering what more mainstream rubbers I might find in TT club shop would be suitable as an emergency replacement.

Note: I hesitate to carry multiple spare rubbers because the truck and trailer temp often gets above 100DEGF when sitting in the sun for even a couple of hours.

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Could you put the rubbers in your refrigerator?
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From what I've read, Sanwei Target National is similar to Big Dipper, though I'm not sure if you can find that in a TT club shop. 

At the same time, if temperature in the truck is a big problem, perhaps you could try to wrap your paddle or rubbers in layers of clothing that could absorb the heat. 

Perhaps try to find a plastic case that's waterproof where you can place your paddle and submerge that case under water inside a cooler (with no ice) also. 

Just trying to think of creative ways to absorb the vehicle's heat...
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Thanks for the ideas on keeping the stored rubbers cooler. That may be the best way to go. Refrigerator is possible for a couple of sheets. I have an ice chest in truck for longer camping without electricity that hardly ever gets used. I bet inside of that cooler never gets that hot. Wrapped in towel or case inside cooler would do good I bet.

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When I went thru Arizona - I got one of those styrofoam coolers....big enough to fit like maybe...6 6-packs of soda?

Anyway, I used that along with some blue ice packs under neath with some padding - to keep my camera equipment cool in the parked car.  You will need to separate your goodies from the ice....lots condensation.  But, rubber/packaging in a ziploc would be pretty water tight.

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A couple of rubber sheets in any sort of a cooler with a cooling element or two will work just fine.

Are you planning to make it over to SoCal some time?

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

A couple of rubber sheets in any sort of a cooler with a cooling element or two will work just fine.

Are you planning to make it over to SoCal some time?

ILya


Will be in Sacramento area 1st 2 weeks in Oct and then Sonora for a few days. Then I have to make a beeline for Tx so I can get business done before going on to Orlando for the Open.

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