Another bad EZ Tow Schrader valve
A few weeks ago I posted that when getting ready to return home from the keys I was checking the air pressure on one of my EZ Tow trailer tires and as soon as I pulled the pressure gauge off the tire the air started coming out of the stuck valve. I had 2 spares, so off I go for a 30 minute detour to change the tire.
I asked if this was anything people frequently experienced and several people said sticking valves was common (it's never happened to me over the 40+ years I've been driving and being pretty diligent about checking air pressure in my cars) and that I just had to put some air back in the tire and the valve would probably un-stick.
I finally got around to checking the tire out. I took the metal cap off and the air started coming out again. I hooked up my compressor and filled it back up (now to 75 PSI per EZ Tow's new spec) and when I removed the air filler the tire leaked out again. I tried several times to fill to in-stick the valve and failed. I finally took my Schrader removal tool (which I'm now glad I had) and unscrewed the valve, inspected it (it looked fine), and replaced it. The valve now seems to work fine, although I think I want to get some replacements.
WHile I was at this I decided to check the pressure in my other tires (the ones on my dolly and my other spare) and reduce them to 75 PSI. When I got to the trailer, the first tire I checked ended up with a stuck valve too which I could not seal by putting air back in it. I removed this valve, inspected it and replaced it and now it's holding air too.
I'm using a different pressure gauge than the one I used a few weeks ago, so it's not something that is being caused by the gauge. Clearly there is a problem here. The first leak was on my orignal tire which I bought roughly a year ago. This bad valve was on one of my new spares I bought back last fall.
I'll be contacting EZ Tow to let them know I've had a problem, but I thought I'd check here to confirm I'm the only one having this issue.
2015 Fleetwood Discovery 40G
2014 CRV w/EZ Tow