Has anyone tried these for desert touring on mid-size trailies?
I'm setting up the 690e for a 2600km all desert trip and only hit two very small aboriginal communities in over 2000k. It's hard enough to get fuel, and forget about help.
Seeing we will need to carry 60l fuel and 20l water there isn't much room for anything else so eliminating flats could be the difference between getting out and spending the rest of my few remaining days waiting for assistance.
This is absolute unquestioning reliance, would you have confidence?
For me the Tubliss worked very very well in the Parker 250. However your application is a bit different.
With that in mind perhaps I should just mention possible weaknesses of the Tubliss stuff.
1. its essentially a bicycle tire stuck inside your rim. if the bicycle tube goes titts up, you're hosed. have spares. Bicycle tubes also tend to loose pressure over the short term so have a bicycle pump handy.
I squirted Stans tire sealant inside the bicycle tube itself and that help a lot. I believe the leakage was from the stem valve, but at any rate with the sealant it held the pressure for a week.
2. Its possible if you bash you rim sqaure enough it could cause the seal to break. I don't know how much it would take, and I guess on a trip like you're talking you'd want to ride conservatively so maybe this isn't even an issue.
That's about it I guess. nothing is full proof, and I guess if you brought some back up bicycle inner tubes for the tubliss core, you'd be set.
I have to say I hit some rocks during that race in Parker. Of all the gizmos I used for my race setup running those tires tubliss was the best decision. They far exceeded my expectations.
Maybe buy one and try it on a lesser ride and then decide what luck you have and if its trustworthy for your intended purpose?