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Old 03-01-2016, 06:18 PM   #6147
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Old 03-01-2016, 08:56 PM   #6148
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What?
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A little bat to hit tires.
What twinboat said.

We keep it in the bay along with the wheel chokes. It really does look like a very short baseball bat. My husband was filling up yesterday on the way back to the storage place where the MH lives when not in use. So he tried the tire thumper...we just got it Sat. Turns out the inside drivers side dually had NO air...he added air while stopped.

We got the tire fixed today, turns out it was a leaking valve stem. But thumping them told us we had an issue that needed fixing ASAP.
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:23 PM   #6149
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What was the last thing you bought for your RV ?

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What twinboat said.

We keep it in the bay along with the wheel chokes. It really does look like a very short baseball bat. My husband was filling up yesterday on the way back to the storage place where the MH lives when not in use. So he tried the tire thumper...we just got it Sat. Turns out the inside drivers side dually had NO air...he added air while stopped.

We got the tire fixed today, turns out it was a leaking valve stem. But thumping them told us we had an issue that needed fixing ASAP.

Great, so where did you pick it up at? Ok, I looked it up on Amazon... Cool
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:42 PM   #6150
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Great, so where did you pick it up at? Ok, I looked it up on Amazon... Cool
We got ours at Amazon.

Be forewarned, leave it in a bay when not being used when fueling. There are states that consider it a weapon...and if you leave it too accessible, they will ticket/fine you.
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Old 03-02-2016, 08:38 AM   #6151
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Did you see this one before you ordered that 'sock'? RV Accessory, Motorhome Pest and Insect Control - RV-Critter Guard

I just use an old (well worn) tee shirt wadded in the hole alongside the hoses.
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Tire thumper (already paid for itself)
Why not just use an air pressure gauge?
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A little bat to hit tires.

That's just like wheel tapping. My maternal grandfather worked for a UK rail company as a wheel tapper. If it rings like a bell, it's good. If it's dull, it's cracked and needs replacing.
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Why not just use an air pressure gauge?
Because that takes much longer to do all six tires than just thumping them. He DID check with a pressure gauge when he got to the one that didn't thump right.
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Because that takes much longer to do all six tires than just thumping them. He DID check with a pressure gauge when he got to the one that didn't thump right.
That's a bomb waiting to go off. You need to check tires with a gauge not a baseball bat! Well worth your time. What about the inside dual? This is false security. Leave bats for playing baseball, not checking tires!

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That's a bomb waiting to go off. You need to check tires with a gauge not a baseball bat! Well worth your time. What about the inside dual? This is false security. Leave bats for playing baseball, not checking tires!

And we have checked with a tire gauge but not every time we fill up...the tire thumper is for the between times.

Just like most people do not pull a tire gauge for their cars but do a visual check and IF one looks low then you pull the tire gauge out. (Pre- TPMS).
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A TPMS is a good investment. Costs more than a baseball bat but has better feedback.
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A TPMS is a good investment. Costs more than a baseball bat but has better feedback.
True but a TPMS is not as high on our list of things to do to the MH.
First we need to replace the back 4 tires. Replaced the front ones but the back ones are next.
Then redo the roof.
Replace the backup camera as the current one is almost worthless.
Get a tow dolly for the car we want to tow.
So yeah, while a TPMS for the 6 tires would be nice, it's far down the list. So a tire thumper and the tire gauge is it for now.

I understand that others don't think it's a good idea...but it's time to move on to other things...we've beat this one to death now.
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