RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Entegra Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-27-2017, 09:05 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Posts: 16
Tire/wheel issue

Just returned home from a 3600 mile trip to Key West In our 2016 Cornerstone . Several days after we returned I noticed a flat tire on the left rear dual. I checked the rest of the tires and found that the right rear dual only had 30 psi. I took it to a truck tire shop here in Cedar Rapids Iowa. They found both valve stems were leaking and said the valve stems were not the correct stems for the wheels. They replaced the valve stems with a correct and better valve stem. FYI check your valve stems with by pouring some soap and water on them and see if any bubbles appear.
I have since ordered a tire monitoring system....
__________________

rnorthway is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-27-2017, 09:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by rnorthway View Post
Just returned home from a 3600 mile trip to Key West In our 2016 Cornerstone . Several days after we returned I noticed a flat tire on the left rear dual. I checked the rest of the tires and found that the right rear dual only had 30 psi. I took it to a truck tire shop here in Cedar Rapids Iowa. They found both valve stems were leaking and said the valve stems were not the correct stems for the wheels. They replaced the valve stems with a correct and better valve stem. FYI check your valve stems with by pouring some soap and water on them and see if any bubbles appear.
I have since ordered a tire monitoring system....
Yes, we all need to be making sure we have high pressure valve stems vs the standard rubber stems. Std is only good to 60psi, I believe.
__________________

Crazeee1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2017, 09:45 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
edgray's Avatar


 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Entegra Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Madison, MS
Posts: 8,089
Quote:
Originally Posted by rnorthway View Post
Just returned home from a 3600 mile trip to Key West In our 2016 Cornerstone . Several days after we returned I noticed a flat tire on the left rear dual. I checked the rest of the tires and found that the right rear dual only had 30 psi. I took it to a truck tire shop here in Cedar Rapids Iowa. They found both valve stems were leaking and said the valve stems were not the correct stems for the wheels. They replaced the valve stems with a correct and better valve stem. FYI check your valve stems with by pouring some soap and water on them and see if any bubbles appear.
I have since ordered a tire monitoring system....
I would love to know what Spartan has to say about how they provided a chassis with "incorrect" valve stems on a K3 chassis. Can you tell us what was it that made them incorrect?
edgray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2017, 10:04 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Posts: 16
Something to do with the size and the 'O' rings that seal the valve stem into the wheel
rnorthway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 09:51 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Nowabeachbum's Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Estero, FL
Posts: 1,445
As an owner you have 2 choices: either have a tire monitoring system or check your tire pressure regularly!
__________________
Gary & Leigh
2019 Entegra Cornerstone 45Y,
2010 Seneca, 2011 & 2014 Anthem, 2017, 2018 Cornerstone(All Sold)
Nowabeachbum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 10:50 AM   #6
Member
 
grr2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Mason, Ohio
Posts: 83
I had the same issue and it was a leaky valve stem. Pretty sure it was when I put the tire monitor system on....think I tighten them too much and ruined the orings. New stem and problem went away
__________________
Nancy and Jim; Our spoiled Dogs KC & Charlee
2015 Entegra Aspire DEQ
2015 Corolla S+
grr2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 02:54 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
brobox's Avatar


 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SW FL
Posts: 18,552
Same thing happened back in 2003 when my Travel Supreme was new. Things haven't changed. I learned my lesson then how new owners need to check everything very close on the first few trips. It's hard getting past the shinny new paint to do that.
__________________
Chuck in SW FL
A "Digital" 2019 Cornerstone "B"
A "Classic" 2014 Anthem 42 RBQ---Sold
2016 Colorado Z71 PU
brobox is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 02:58 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Swerwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Northeast Georgia
Posts: 156
Same problem on right front tire during our first trip in our 2014. Now have a TPMS for rv and toad.
__________________
2014 Anthem 44SL
2015 F-150 Toad
Swerwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 03:04 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Oroville, CA
Posts: 3,133
Our new to us MH had a very slow leak on inner dual. It was a leaking valve stem; replaced all with bolt-on valves, no more leaks!
About $350 installed

Diesel Pusher - Class A Motorhomes & Buses (STEEL/ALUMINUM WHEELS)
__________________

__________________
Bill, Kathi and Zorro; '05 Beaver Patriot Thunder
2012 Sunnybrook Harmony 21FBS (SQEZINN)
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
cruzbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slight oil leak...Issue or non Issue? Speedjester Cummins Engines 6 09-03-2015 07:17 AM
4 wheel drive or 2 wheel drive for 5th wheel merlins Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 27 08-22-2014 02:40 PM
AGS Issue: 2010 Paeton 40-QTH AGS Issue gjw Tiffin Motorhomes Owners Forum 1 09-06-2013 04:46 PM
Slide Controller Issue, but maybe slide motor issue also Corwin Newmar Owner's Forum 8 07-16-2012 11:41 AM
Southwind 36D Issue after issue after issue.... fixn2gocamp Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 4 10-21-2009 07:05 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.