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Old 01-23-2011, 09:38 PM   #29
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This is an eye opening event. Scary to say the least! I hope that everyone was somewhat ok.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:25 AM   #30
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By looking at the picture, I would say that motorhome was moving pretty fast.
I set my cruse at 55, in the more than 30 years and 500,000 miles and 7 blowouts, two in the front, I've never had a problem stopping the motorhome,
Slow down; the life you save may be your own.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:21 AM   #31
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Also, check your tire pressure EVERY day that you are traveling. That is #1 on our daily check list
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We tried to check all the tires on our new-to-us Winnebago yesterday. The inside rear was low and the compressor would not inflate it throught the extension stem. Is there something we're missing here? It's a 22.5 inch tire.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:56 AM   #33
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We tried to check all the tires on our new-to-us Winnebago yesterday. The inside rear was low and the compressor would not inflate it throught the extension stem. Is there something we're missing here? It's a 22.5 inch tire.
Have you tried an RV dual type inflator nozzle? Some times the standard air chuck will not work on RV wheels due to accessibility issues.
If access is not a problem then I would suspect a problem with the tire valve and/or the extension stem itself.
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Have you tried an RV dual type inflator nozzle? Some times the standard air chuck will not work on RV wheels due to accessibility issues.
If access is not a problem then I would suspect a problem with the tire valve and/or the extension stem itself.

OK thanks. We're heading to the tire store on the way out of town Saturday.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:21 AM   #35
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We tried to check all the tires on our new-to-us Winnebago yesterday. The inside rear was low and the compressor would not inflate it throught the extension stem. Is there something we're missing here? It's a 22.5 inch tire.
What compressor? If it's the on-board, there is LOTS of discussion on this site with most finding it unsatisfactory. You really need a 150psi electric compressor and a tire pressure monitoring system.
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What compressor? If it's the on-board, there is LOTS of discussion on this site with most finding it unsatisfactory. You really need a 150psi electric compressor and a tire pressure monitoring system.

No, home workshop compressor. We are a gas motorhome. It's a 120 PSI.
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RV NEO,, You saved me the trouble of looking up that video (FOLKS WATCH IT PLEASE WATCH IT)

I have been driving for like 50 years (not all of them on the road, I'm only sixty... tomorrow) and I have, at one time or another, blown about every tire possible, and kept control of the car. Today I drive a motor home.. One flat so far (No loss of control however it was the outside dual and my speed.... Let's just say I walk faster.. Was in QZ and found it at the gas pump.. Called the tire guy, pulled off to a parking slot and got it fixed on the spot.) I have never lost control.

In spite of that, years of experience, several flats.

I LEARNED FROM THOSE VIDEOS

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