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Old 03-25-2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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Low tire pressure - need advice

After travelling 70 miles from bringing MH from winter storage, tire pressures were fine. It sat in driveway for one week before taking it today to be serviced for the season. I did not check tire pressure before leaving (lesson learned). While travelling, tire pressure monitor alarm went off, inside rear passenger tire only had 50 lbs. p.s.i. I normally run 87 in the rear tires. Is it possible that the sidewalls of the outside tire could have been stressed or could either tire have been damaged from travelling 10 miles?
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:32 PM   #2
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Just re air it up and you will be fine. On trucks I have had 1 go flat and ran for several miles on the other with no ill effects. For 10 miles I would not be worried.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:48 PM   #3
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Just re air it up and you will be fine. On trucks I have had 1 go flat and ran for several miles on the other with no ill effects. For 10 miles I would not be worried.
X2 with slickest. Shouldn't be a problem. You just need to find the cause of the inside tire being down to 50 PSI. Might just be a leaking valve core from when you checked it coming out of storage.
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Some TPS systems take a while to get current readings when you start up and the problem is they don't always admit that the reading isn't current - so you might have been low when you started off.

No harm done.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:36 AM   #5
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X3. I think your TPMS just saved you from having to buy a new tire! I had a tire run flat in my car, I ran on it a few miles before I noticed it (I had a TPMS sensor in it but had not activated it). It had a discolored band around the outside where it had flexed. Took it to the repair shop, they dismounted the tire and confirmed there was no damage, I've run it 15,000 miles so far with no issues.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:51 PM   #6
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Thank you all for your replies, that eases my mind! Now with fingers crossed, I hope it's just a valve stem extension leaking. I was hoping it may have been a weak battery in the sending unit on the valve stem, but when I found a safe place to pull over I took a reading with my pressure gauge and sure enough 50psi. Will definitely check the psi in all tires before travelling, even if it's just 10 miles!
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