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Old 03-12-2014, 08:05 PM   #155
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Palazzoblues, GL with your new coach, of all people you deserve the best and ultimate Palazzo.
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We are all waiting to see how it went today!
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I'm waiting with bated breath for an update from you, Palazzoblues.
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Thank you, Palazzoteam. That was a great post and very informative. I, too, thought the factory tours were near the location where the repair facility was. Thank you for pointing out that it isn't. I hope they are able to repair everything on your coach quickly and to your satisfaction.
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:22 AM   #159
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I was doing some pre-inspection checks before I head out to Elkhart on Sunday and to my horror, both inner rear tires were flat. One lost its seal, the other @20psi. Called Good Sam's roadside assistance and will cost $420 to replace the dead tire.
When the tech came, he pulled the tires off and we inspected it, it was clean... no punctures. He resealed the tire and aired it back up and put soap and water.... it looked good. Upon further inspection, we found the extensions to be the culprit. Both sides leaked over the winter... I told him to pull both extensions out. A very good lesson learned. Final cost... $35 + a very nice tip.

1. Roadside assistance is priceless... all it takes is one incident.
2. Check your tires... I plan on buying some tpms for the mh and toad.
3. Those extensions... get rid of them or check them often.
4. Air hose... I am glad I had one.
5. Check the mh a few days before the trip and do it before business hours closes... it was Friday at 5:00pm when I decided to check air pressure. Good Sams had a hard time locating a business that was open.
6. Do not take proper tire pressure for granted... check them often and if your gonna break down, try doing it during business hours... it will be faster this way.
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:34 AM   #160
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My TPMS has paid for itself over and over. It always tells me, at all times, what my tire pressure is for all my tires, even the toad. It also has saved me from my tires over heating due to my break system being set too sensitive on the toad.
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I was doing some pre-inspection checks before I head out to Elkhart on Sunday and to my horror, both inner rear tires were flat. One lost its seal, the other @20psi. Called Good Sam's roadside assistance and will cost $420 to replace the dead tire.
When the tech came, he pulled the tires off and we inspected it, it was clean... no punctures. He resealed the tire and aired it back up and put soap and water.... it looked good. Upon further inspection, we found the extensions to be the culprit. Both sides leaked over the winter... I told him to pull both extensions out. A very good lesson learned. Final cost... $35 + a very nice tip.

1. Roadside assistance is priceless... all it takes is one incident.
2. Check your tires... I plan on buying some tpms for the mh and toad.
3. Those extensions... get rid of them or check them often.
4. Air hose... I am glad I had one.
5. Check the mh a few days before the trip and do it before business hours closes... it was Friday at 5:00pm when I decided to check air pressure. Good Sams had a hard time locating a business that was open.
6. Do not take proper tire pressure for granted... check them often and if your gonna break down, try doing it during business hours... it will be faster this way.
I had the same thing last week.Both inner rear tires were flat. My coach has been sitting in storage for the past 3 months and the weather finally warmed up enough to start checking out the MH for any damage that this abnormally cold winter had done. Lucky for me I have a friend that runs a tire service truck for big rigs and he came to my rescue. He was able to unscrew both of the flexible extensions by hand. He told me he sees this frequently in cold weather where the extensions will work loose due to the expansion and contraction of the two dissimilar metals.I have ordered one piece valve stems which should be here next week eliminating the extensions on all six tires.Yes,I have a TPS but like I said coach was in storage.
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I was doing some pre-inspection checks before I head out to Elkhart on Sunday and to my horror, both inner rear tires were flat. One lost its seal, the other @20psi. Called Good Sam's roadside assistance and will cost $420 to replace the dead tire.
When the tech came, he pulled the tires off and we inspected it, it was clean... no punctures. He resealed the tire and aired it back up and put soap and water.... it looked good. Upon further inspection, we found the extensions to be the culprit. Both sides leaked over the winter... I told him to pull both extensions out. A very good lesson learned. Final cost... $35 + a very nice tip.

1. Roadside assistance is priceless... all it takes is one incident.
2. Check your tires... I plan on buying some tpms for the mh and toad.
3. Those extensions... get rid of them or check them often.
4. Air hose... I am glad I had one.
5. Check the mh a few days before the trip and do it before business hours closes... it was Friday at 5:00pm when I decided to check air pressure. Good Sams had a hard time locating a business that was open.
6. Do not take proper tire pressure for granted... check them often and if your gonna break down, try doing it during business hours... it will be faster this way.
Excellent advice! I purchased a TPMS TireTraker TPMS 1 1/2 years ago and if anything it give me peace of mind.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:09 PM   #163
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I installed a Dual Dynamics Crossfire pressure balancing unit on my duals. I ran the same system on my Outlaw. I might augment it with a Tire Tracker at some point but for now I'm just religious about checking the pressures every couple of hours.
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I was doing some pre-inspection checks before I head out to Elkhart on Sunday and to my horror, both inner rear tires were flat. One lost its seal, the other @20psi. Called Good Sam's roadside assistance and will cost $420 to replace the dead tire.
When the tech came, he pulled the tires off and we inspected it, it was clean... no punctures. He resealed the tire and aired it back up and put soap and water.... it looked good. Upon further inspection, we found the extensions to be the culprit. Both sides leaked over the winter... I told him to pull both extensions out. A very good lesson learned. Final cost... $35 + a very nice tip.

1. Roadside assistance is priceless... all it takes is one incident.
2. Check your tires... I plan on buying some tpms for the mh and toad.
3. Those extensions... get rid of them or check them often.
4. Air hose... I am glad I had one.
5. Check the mh a few days before the trip and do it before business hours closes... it was Friday at 5:00pm when I decided to check air pressure. Good Sams had a hard time locating a business that was open.
6. Do not take proper tire pressure for granted... check them often and if your gonna break down, try doing it during business hours... it will be faster this way.
I had the same thing happen to me when we were preparing to head out one evening before the Christmas holiday. Both inner duals were at 53psi - exactly the same. I ran to Sears just before closing time, bought a compressor and filled them up. Luckily, I had purchased a TPMS at the Hershey show last fall. That was a lifesaver, otherwise I would have had no idea. I called Thor and requested new valve extenders. They sent them to me, but I have no idea how to remove the other ones and add these new ones. I am saving them for my trip to Elkhart in May so they can install them there. I'd love to know what other options there are so I could get rid of them altogether.

If I decide to forego the extenders, how do I access the inner tire valve stems?
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I had the same thing happen to me when we were preparing to head out one evening before the Christmas holiday. Both inner duals were at 53psi - exactly the same. I ran to Sears just before closing time, bought a compressor and filled them up. Luckily, I had purchased a TPMS at the Hershey show last fall. That was a lifesaver, otherwise I would have had no idea. I called Thor and requested new valve extenders. They sent them to me, but I have no idea how to remove the other ones and add these new ones. I am saving them for my trip to Elkhart in May so they can install them there. I'd love to know what other options there are so I could get rid of them altogether. If I decide to forego the extenders, how do I access the inner tire valve stems?
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I had the same thing happen to me when we were preparing to head out one evening before the Christmas holiday. Both inner duals were at 53psi - exactly the same. I ran to Sears just before closing time, bought a compressor and filled them up. Luckily, I had purchased a TPMS at the Hershey show last fall. That was a lifesaver, otherwise I would have had no idea. I called Thor and requested new valve extenders. They sent them to me, but I have no idea how to remove the other ones and add these new ones. I am saving them for my trip to Elkhart in May so they can install them there. I'd love to know what other options there are so I could get rid of them altogether.

If I decide to forego the extenders, how do I access the inner tire valve stems?
These are what I have on order. DL4SST Brass Duallyvalve Kit
You have to have a tire dealer install them because they are one piece.
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I had the same thing happen to me when we were preparing to head out one evening before the Christmas holiday. Both inner duals were at 53psi - exactly the same. I ran to Sears just before closing time, bought a compressor and filled them up. Luckily, I had purchased a TPMS at the Hershey show last fall. That was a lifesaver, otherwise I would have had no idea. I called Thor and requested new valve extenders. They sent them to me, but I have no idea how to remove the other ones and add these new ones. I am saving them for my trip to Elkhart in May so they can install them there. I'd love to know what other options there are so I could get rid of them altogether.

If I decide to forego the extenders, how do I access the inner tire valve stems?
Instead of extenders, I suggest you look into equalizers. Dual Dynamics There are other brands also, but these are pretty good.
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