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Old 04-26-2009, 12:40 PM   #1
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New tires, valve stem leak, tire damaged?

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Yesterday morning I had all six tires replaced with new Michelin XZA2 energy tires. I brought the motorhome home around noon and around 4:30 I noticed that the right curbside rear dual looked funny. Checked the pressure and of course all the air was out of the tire. Wow I was mad at that point. $3400.00 and to have that happen kind of torqued me off. Aired it up to about 60psi and checked for leaks with soapy water and found the stem was leaking where it hooks to the air stem extension. Tightened it up and re aired the tire to 90 psi which is what the inflation/load table from Michelin says I should be at for the weight. Yes I had the motorhome weighed.
Since the tire was basically flat do you think it could have damaged the sidewall? It had air coming home and I looked at it when I got home and didn't notice anything so it lost the air the air in about 4 1/2 hours sitting there.
Concerned with it sitting down like that could have done something to the tire.
What would you do? Monitor it closely or take it back and demand a new tire. Hate to think it might have damaged the tire and I'm going to pay for it with a blowout down the road.
I would really appreciate your opinion.
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:57 PM   #2
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You may want to take it back, tell them what happened and ask them to remove the tire so they can exam the inside of the sidewalls. If the inside and outside of the sidewall have no damage or bulges, it should be OK.

Ask them to put in writing that the tire has no damage and is OK. If they won't, ask them nicely if they want to please replace it.

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Old 04-26-2009, 02:42 PM   #3
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Hi Letsgoagain,

Gut feel says you will have no problem with the tire that lost all its' air. My concern is for the tire that was holding up all the static weight, all by itself. I'd go one step farther than Jim posted. I'd ask them to check the tire that did not go flat. Personally, I feel you are okay. I would lose no sleep over this.
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As long as the tire was not completely on flat with the rim setting on the thread, and you did not drive it, I would not worry about the tire. You do need to tell the shop about the problem and how lucky they were with you just letting the rig set.

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Thanks all for your replies. I have called the shop that did the tire replacement and politely let them know I wasn't very happy about the stem being loose.They assured me that the tire wasn't damaged since it wasn't driven on flat.
Since I'm getting ready to travel across this great country I decided to take it back in anyway to have the tire inspected. Better safe then sorry and for my peace of mind this also persuaded me to buy the pressure and temp sensor system for the tires that has been the subject of some recent posts.
I'll let you know how the shop visit goes and the findings.
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There are two schools of thought.. First, since you did not drive on the flat tire the flat tire is NOT damaged

It's partner, however, may be... If you park Jacks Down, so the jacks take some of the load off the duals, you should be OK If not. Tire "Experts" tell me you should replace the other tire in the pair... However that said, I did not and have seen no evidence of damage
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If your tires can't handle that problem without suffering damage then you need to get another brand.

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