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Old 06-23-2012, 08:41 AM   #15
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The warning may have nothing to do with the tire blowing..
If this rv uses the old style "split rims" that could be the danger they are referring too.
I would have thought the newer rv's don't use this style of rim anymore, my '86 Winnie Elandan still uses them so I am careful about topping off the tire pressure. There was a segment on "60 Minutes" many many many years ago talking about the dangers of these rims and how they can harm and even kill if not assembled by qualified tech with the right safety equipment.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:41 AM   #16
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Thank an Ambulance Chaser for all the warning stickers on your Motor Home.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:53 AM   #17
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Those kinds of warnings are written by lawyers and have little to do with the real world.

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Any tire can blow up and cause damage/injury when being inflated. The bigger the tire the more damage/injury potential.

For @ $50 you can buy an air hose that has the inflation trigger and gauge installed 15 feet away from the air chuck end attached to your tire valve for safe inflation.
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Any tire can blow up and cause damage/injury when being inflated. The bigger the tire the more damage/injury potential.

For @ $50 you can buy an air hose that has the inflation trigger and gauge installed 15 feet away from the air chuck end attached to your tire valve for safe inflation.
Ok, but what's the probability increase that the tire is going to blow up when you're adding a couple of pounds of air compared with simply blowing up while sitting still? If the tire is that likely to blow up, should we all install blast shields around our tires while we're parked? I'm not trvializing the fact that tires can, indeed, explode, but I'm not sure the increased risk in this case warrants the need for an extension arrangement.
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Here is a link to an excellent video on how to air up tires on a diesel pusher with the on-board air compressor. It also shows how to put together your own air gauge device for adding air to your tires.

HOW TO: Inflate High Pressure RV Tires - YouTube

Regarding warning labels: How about the multitude of warning labels on ladders now days...

I didn't need a label to tell me not to stand on the top step of an eight foot step ladder, back in the days when we were responsible for our own actions...
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Ok, but what's the probability increase that the tire is going to blow up when you're adding a couple of pounds of air compared with simply blowing up while sitting still? If the tire is that likely to blow up, should we all install blast shields around our tires while we're parked? I'm not trvializing the fact that tires can, indeed, explode, but I'm not sure the increased risk in this case warrants the need for an extension arrangement.

I am sure each of us can assess our endurance for the risk assumed and make our own decision, as you already have.

But, we cannot do so unless we recognize the risk, learn the various means to lessen the risk, and then make an informed decision.

I suspect learning the various solutions was the goal of the OP when presenting his question.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:10 AM   #22
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In 2012 Monaco manual, "WARNING:
For safety purposes, clear the area of
people and pets during tire inflation.
Inflate tires using a remote inflation
device."

They show a drawing of a person inflating a tire with a remote system and he is 12 feet away from the tire....
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got the tires up to presssure

Little update on my air question.After all your help on the forum and talking to the Camping World service guys, we determined that the tires had 78 -80 psi in all 6 not the 92 called for. No explanation how it got delivered that way.

I decided to get the Harbor Freight 150 psi compressor ,two hoses,a lever operated fill valve with dial pressure gage,a second dial pressure gage, and a fillervalve with the spring loaded restraint to hold it on the stem.

Put all this together and you have a remote air filling system.

Now the fun part. The front tires were no issue but the dualie tires were a real pain. Fishing the hose and filler in and getting it on so it wouldn't leak. But I got it done. After 6 tires in 110 degree heat I had it.

You always have to double check.I had a $6 pressure gage that the indicator popped out to give the reading. It was inaccurate. I believe it was off 10 lbs. I got a dial gage from CW and the remote trigger / gage filler and found them to be within 2 psi so used the two of them to be sure I got it correct.

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Ok, but what's the probability increase that the tire is going to blow up when you're adding a couple of pounds of air compared with simply blowing up while sitting still? If the tire is that likely to blow up, should we all install blast shields around our tires while we're parked? I'm not trvializing the fact that tires can, indeed, explode, but I'm not sure the increased risk in this case warrants the need for an extension arrangement.
Depends on what's going on around you. Got a couple friends over, laughing and drinking beer while "helping" you? Here in Orlando guy got killed because he overinflated a tire on his truck while drinking with buddies.

I worked for OSHA in the legal dept in Washington for a year. Trust me, if they have gone to the extent of issuing guidelines to employers that must be met while their workers are refilling tires, and they have ... then there were plenty of workplace accidents before that occurred.

Doesn't hurt to have a few warnings to remind us to be careful.

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Little update on my air question.After all your help on the forum and talking to the Camping World service guys, we determined that the tires had 78 -80 psi in all 6 not the 92 called for. No explanation how it got delivered that way.


Thanks for your help
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Glad you got things resolved.

I would guess the next step for your rig would be to get its axle weights and then inflate the tires according to your tire manufacturer's inflation chart.
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Now the fun part. The front tires were no issue but the dualie tires were a real pain. Fishing the hose and filler in and getting it on so it wouldn't leak. But I got it done. After 6 tires in 110 degree heat I had it.

Thanks for your help
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To make it easy to inflate and check the air in your inside dually tires invest in some dually valve stems.

Dually valve kits for Motor-homes, Busses and 6-wheeled chassis
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Ditto. ....it's CYA
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:23 PM   #28
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Here is what I use:

http://www.tooldesk.com/automotive/M...h-15-Hose.aspx

And this

http://www.intercomp-racing.com/Prod..._GAUGE_927.cfm
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