Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
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 09-06-2015, 07:46 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 46
Tire pressure and tire valve.

We had two tire salve blowing off this weekend and found out that regular pressure valves rated for 50 psi were on the tire. I had all 4 rear tires inflated to the recommended 80 psi on the door side. Now I am 200 miles from home and need to find out at what pressure I should inflate the tire to make it home safely without damaging the tire. The RV is a 2002 class C E450 based Jayco greyhawk.
__________________

__________________
Rmind 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 09-06-2015, 08:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Deny's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 829
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rmind View Post
We had two tire salve blowing off this weekend and found out that regular pressure valves rated for 50 psi were on the tire. I had all 4 rear tires inflated to the recommended 80 psi on the door side. Now I am 200 miles from home and need to find out at what pressure I should inflate the tire to make it home safely without damaging the tire. The RV is a 2002 class C E450 based Jayco greyhawk.
Are you sure about the 50? Most rubber valve stems are rated at 65

Are you sure your tires need 80? Inside the door-you should see a chart telling you what pressures your tire needs.

You would probably be OK to run 65 PSI BUT

Best thing you can do is go to a real tire store that has the right valve stems , install them & inflate them properly
__________________

__________________
Denny
Stuart, Fl
Deny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2015, 11:40 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 46
Inside the doors it say 80psi for the rear ad 65psi in the front.
The tire technician said the valve that blew out were rated at 50 psi.
I have now deflated the rear tires to 70 psi for now.
__________________
Rmind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2015, 11:52 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 9,805
Did you only have 2 valves replaced ?

They say 20% low is underinflated so 70 should be ok, but why not 80.

I have a 2000 30 ft E450, C and run 80 rear and 65 front.

You got where you are with 80 pounds, right ?
__________________
twinboat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2015, 09:04 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 46
Tire pressure and tire valve.

I only replaced the two valves that exploded this weekend and plan to wait to get back home to replace the other ones.
I got where I am with 80 psi and two exploding valves. I just try to avoid a third one before I get home.
In the mean time I have acquired the tools and experience to change a tire so it wouldn't be as big a deal as it was this with the first 2.
__________________
Rmind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2015, 09:28 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Northern Ky
Posts: 55
Just replaced all 6 rubber valves on E450 with a Borg dually brass valve kit. I too, wondered about 80-85 lb.on those rears. Was just going to go with extenders, but wanted that peace of mind as well as checking and maintaining pressure as we should. Going for the purchase of tpms as well. Should be here this week for our first trip up to Maine at the end of the month.
__________________
Deb/Vin
2014 Silverado 1500 LT
TT purchase 2018
HRvindeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2015, 09:29 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
OLYLEN's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa
Posts: 2,329
Why in the world if you had two done would you not have the others changed at the same time knowing the problem. Can you not imagine the consequences of a failed tire going down the road. Beyond that I would have them change out before heading anywhere getting a written one the problem and when home find out who installed the wrong ones and go after them for the cost.

LEN
__________________
2004 Clss C 31' Winnebgo
OLYLEN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2015, 09:56 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 9,805
Being a full timer I had 2 tires replaced in GA. and 4 in PA.

I looked up a truck tire places and called. They got me in the next morning.

A rear tire busted a cord, so I drove 30 mph for 20 miles to the tire shop. Had 4 new tires before lunch.

Like OLYEN said, take a slow ride to a place and get the rest done.

I can't imagine it costing too much for 4 tire valves. It has to be much cheaper then road service and ruined tires.
__________________
twinboat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2015, 09:02 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 222
I weighed my Class C on a E450 chassis and Michelin's tire pressure table said to run 60 psi in the front and 80 psi in the rear duallys. I used dually valves and added TST's 5o7 internal TPMS. The internal sensors have a 7 year battery life which matches the recommended tire life. With the intenal sensors you can check and air easily and no chance for theft or damage. If sensors and valve stems are done together one charge will cover dismount, mount and balance. TST also sells metal valve stems, call them and maybe get a package deal. They monitor this forum 770-889-9102
__________________
coachmanjay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 02:09 PM   #10
Registered User
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 275
HRVINDEB,
What TPMS System did you order?
__________________
TST System is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2015, 08:08 AM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Northern Ky
Posts: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbenson1234 View Post
HRVINDEB,
What TPMS System did you order?

After countless reviews from all that is available, I bought the EEZ TPMS.
Most systems have pretty satisfied customers. Actually, was a toss up between TST and EEZ. Hope, I can give them a favorable down the road.
__________________

__________________
Deb/Vin
2014 Silverado 1500 LT
TT purchase 2018
HRvindeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tire pressure



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
Tire Pressure stevechris iRV2.com General Discussion 7 08-16-2015 05:18 PM
Tire Pressure Monitors Good To Go Entegra Owner's Forum 79 05-31-2015 01:06 PM
Checking Tire Pressure narampa Class A Motorhome Discussions 17 06-10-2014 07:43 AM
Checking tire pressure seadogjim Class A Motorhome Discussions 14 03-19-2014 09:34 PM
Chrome tire valve stems for aluminum wheels wagonmaster2 iRV2.com General Discussion 4 01-10-2014 04:18 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.