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Old 03-05-2012, 04:17 PM   #43
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My worry is not so much the tire blowing, but the valve stem.. Had it happen 2x now. Once while airing, once while driving...
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:43 PM   #44
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Rusty, have you weighed your yet?
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:45 PM   #45
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My worry is not so much the tire blowing, but the valve stem.. Had it happen 2x now. Once while airing, once while driving...
Shouldn't be a problem with the metal, truck stems like most of the larger, high pressure tires require. Rubber, friction fit stems shouldn't be used over 60 psi as I remember.
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Kevin, I have not weighed it yet, it's still empty and winterized. I plan on weighing it on the 14th or 15th. We have a trip to St Augustine planned for the 16th. I'm hoping to get the tire issue resolved before then. I explained to the goodyear dealer what had happened, and he recommended inspection, but said he didn't expect any problems. The combination of a relatively short time, and being empty, may have saved us a lot of trouble. I'll let you know what they say tomorrow.
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Kevin, I just returned from the local commercial Goodyear dealer, they also are a retreading facility, so they should be a good judge of the tire's condition. They found no damage, and said the tires looked like new. I did pay to have them balanced, which turned out to be a good idea, as they were out of balance enough to effect wear and ride. They also discovered that my two inside drive wheels (steel) are bent. not enough to effect safety or ride, but enough to cause uneven tire wear. I've contacted Monaco about the wheels. I hope you have the same good luck, as I really didn't want to go through trying to get replacements from the dealer.
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I took mine into the local dealer for warrantee work. They will also look at the tires. When they finish the warrantee work, I'll take it to a goodyear truck tire shop here in town. I heard back via email from Goodyear and they said the tires are likely not damaged but recommended they be checked.

Notice any difference with the wheels balanced?
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Notice any difference with the wheels balanced?
I've never had the rear tires balanced on a Type A MH. On our present one I don't notice it till about 80 mph, and since I very seldom go that fast, it doesn't bother me.
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I only drove 3 miles back to my storage unit, I expect the main improvement will be even tire wear. I had to replace steering wheels on my previous class c, at 25k miles, because of alignment and balance issues.
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Shouldn't be a problem with the metal, truck stems like most of the larger, high pressure tires require. Rubber, friction fit stems shouldn't be used over 60 psi as I remember.
These were metal... Either were cheap junk, or corrosion got to them, or were tightened to tight and 'cracked'...
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My fronts took 120 psi. I bought a pressure gauge that could do both tires at the same time and allowed you to stand to the side. Cost a bunch though. Nice cast alum housing and large gauge. Trying to remember the name now.

I also carry a certified testing gauge from NAPA so I can check my gauges.

Well, shoot, I can't find the gauge by doing a search, but it's alum with a 2" or so analog gauge in an alum housing and two hoses, one long and one short, both with locking heads on them and a fill valve on the bottom of the gauge housing. Wasn't cheap.

My roll-around home compressor could not fill tires on my 2001 Admiral gasser so I know it won't do the job on my Alpine Coach Diesel tires until I get a bigger Compressor. For now I take the Coach to my local Les Schwab store for a complimentary pressure check.
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My roll-around home compressor could not fill tires on my 2001 Admiral gasser so I know it won't do the job on my Alpine Coach Diesel tires until I get a bigger Compressor. For now I take the Coach to my local Les Schwab store for a complimentary pressure check.
I bought a 120 volt Coleman tank compressor at Lowes a few years ago. It goes to 150 psi and I only have to run 100 in my fronts since I got the new, larger front tires and 90 in the rears.
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