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Old 07-08-2017, 05:02 AM   #1
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Rattling sound from wheels

I am new to this forum and I apologize if this topic was addressed in a previous thread. We just bought our new Tiffin Wayfarer, which we thoroughly enjoy, but we are annoyed by a very annoying clanking sound that started from the back left wheel. After checking long distance with the dealer, since we are traveling, we found out that the problem is with the alignment of the hubcap which rubs against the air stems for the double wheels. I reoriented the hubcap and the sound disappeared but returned later in the day. Now the back right wheels are catching the same illness, and the front left wheel seems to be catching the cold. I left a message with the Tiffin service desk.

Those air stems are quite long and are awkwardly designed to the extent that sooner or later they will rub against the hubcaps. Has anyone experienced the same and has a permanent solution?
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Most times (there may be exceptions), there is a rubber boot that fits in the slots in the wheels to hold the valves/valve extensions so they don't end up against the wheel and eventually chaff. Sounds like you may be missing the inserts that go into the wheel slots.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:37 AM   #3
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Nothing should be hitting the valve stems. If Tiffin has installed dually valve stems that's good. There should be should be a rubber bumper mounted on the outer tire where the valve stem from the inner tire comes through the outer wheel hole. I'm assuming you have simulators and those should not move. I'd just remove them all before one shears off a valve stem.

Call the service number (is it different than the main Tiffin number?) and report the problem. I would not drive the coach with that continuing.
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Also make sure the hubcaps(simulators) are properly seated on the rims. If not it can also cause some weird noises.
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Wayfarer

Thanks for the information on the valve stems. I am taking delivery on my Wayfarer this weekend. I will be checking to make sure the rubber boots are on the valve stems.

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