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Old 10-08-2011, 11:20 AM   #31
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Re: Flat tire

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Old 10-14-2011, 01:48 PM   #32
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Re: Flat tire

Originally Posted by escape artist
Hi: All...Now you've got me worried!!! My tires are dated 2807. (28th week of '07).
I had all three valve stems replaced due to cracking. Reports of tire failures, I believe, were from stem failures causing rapid decompression of the tire. I think that Goodyear was getting a bum wrap from the defective stems. Even the one on the unused spare was bad. Alf
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OK you guys, you put the "POX" on us!!!! Leaving for our mission trip in the Eastern KY Appalachians, we were traveling up I-77 at 70mph when this guy comes up beside me pointing at something in the back of Hokie. Thinking one of our bikes might be loose, I took the next exit (about 2 miles). When I got out, lo and behold, our back left trailer tire was FLAT!!! I'd not felt ANYTHING!!!! I had no idea it was flat...the truck and trailer were tracking true as can be through those West Virgina mountains, and who knows how long it had been flat?
We changed the tire (thanks to another RV'er at the gas station who had a small floor jack, and cordless air impact drill in his truck (might have been an angel actually). When we got to KY, I took the flat to the tire place...and what was the problem??...the stem!!!! So when we get home, the other two stems are getting a change job too!
1- check those stems..replace with ones with metal tubes in them (high pressure stems)
2- always listen to and heed Alf

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Old 10-14-2011, 02:23 PM   #33
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Re: Flat tire

Hey Alf, if you had the 19 footer, you wouldn't need a jack, just drive the good wheel up on some leveling blocks. And with the dual axles, you could drive a considerable distance, though not recommended.
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:06 PM   #34
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Re: Flat tire

I bought and installed the Tire Traker (yeah, that's how it's spelled) system. Setting it up and programming it was easy, and the first trip with it starts Sunday. It continuously reads temp and pressure for each tire on our 19, and sounds an audible alarm if there's a problem. When I tried to bring up their website for this post, however, it's no longer active. Hopefully, they'll have it back soon. I do have their phone # -- 936-329-2364.

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