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Old 12-24-2012, 03:48 AM   #29
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I have finally decided a leaking braided extension hose may have caused three blow outs over a period of time. I removed both extensions. We will just have to put forth more effort to check and adjust air pressure.
I would like to have the long solid steel valve stems that come through the wheel with no extension needed.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:59 PM   #30
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I have finally decided a leaking braided extension hose may have caused three blow outs over a period of time. I removed both extensions. We will just have to put forth more effort to check and adjust air pressure.
I would like to have the long solid steel valve stems that come through the wheel with no extension needed.
You should be able to get single piece metal stems long enough and bent just for your wheels, if you check with a heavy truck tire dealer.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:47 AM   #31
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second that

We parked for a month in Florida and when I pulled the covers off my tires the left front was flat. Called Sams service and the tech said the problem was the tire extender had loosen. He said he sees it all the time and had seen this happen when underway which is really bad. He checked the rear and said they were the type made into the wheel and were fine. I pulled the one off the right front just to be sure better safe than sorry. FYI
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I was in Colorado over Christmas. While there, I noticed that my passenger rear outside tire appeared to be flat. I checked its air pressure... it was only a little low. It appeared to be VERY low. I checked all other tires.

The issue was that the outside tire was OK. It was the inside tire that was EMPTY... NO AIR.

I called out a tire service. It wasn't the valve extension. It was the valve itself. It wasn't tight at all. He tightened it, put air back in, and all is well.

I watched it closely for the return trip to Texas. No issue.

Just thought I'd share... watch that air!

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I was in Colorado over Christmas. While there, I noticed that my passenger rear outside tire appeared to be flat. I checked its air pressure... it was only a little low. It appeared to be VERY low. I checked all other tires.

The issue was that the outside tire was OK. It was the inside tire that was EMPTY... NO AIR.

I called out a tire service. It wasn't the valve extension. It was the valve itself. It wasn't tight at all. He tightened it, put air back in, and all is well.

I watched it closely for the return trip to Texas. No issue.

Just thought I'd share... watch that air!

T
Sorry TL but all is NOT WELL. If one of your duals was flat due to the poor valve install that means you have been operating the other tire at 100% overload.
I covered this in my post on Special Considerations for Duals. The idea that you somehow have "fixed" the tire by putting air back in it is covered in my post on Potato Salad.
You need to have the tire dismounted and inspected by a manager that works at a store run by the tire company that made your tires. I would only accept a written statement that the tire was inspected and found to be OK otherwise you may have a time-bomb on your hands.
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