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Old 04-18-2013, 08:12 PM   #1
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Just checked tire pressures - 1 out of 10 was low

And a lot low- like 9 pounds low (71 vs. 80 psi). The other 3 camper tires were spot on.

The truck was actually showing a little high and I bled some air out of them - I guess with the warmer daytime/nighttime temperatures.

My last check was before my trip on April 1.

Thoughts? Keep in mind I'm kind of a mechanical idiot. I'll check the pressure tomorrow before we leave and again Sunday before we head home.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:22 PM   #2
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I'd start by examining the 'low' tire really well for screws/nails or punctures. Try pouring a cup of water down the tread and watch for air bubbles. Then do the same thing to your valve stem and stem shrader valve(the doo-hickey you pushed with your finger to let air out).
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"the doo-hickey" - ok, I'm not that bad. :-)

I'll definitely take a look and see what I can see.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:38 AM   #4
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Did you ever find where you leak was from?
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:35 AM   #5
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We got a Tire Minder from Camping World and extra sensors to monitor all 10 tires, both pressure and temperature. Worth every penny in piece of mind alone!
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:07 AM   #6
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Haven't looked yet. I broke my safety rules and just towed it there and back in blissful ignorance of what I was risking. The camper is home today before I take it back to storage and I plan on looking at it more closely.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:22 PM   #7
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Looks like some kinda nail.

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So- now what? I've changed 1/2 of 1 tire once (I was helping someone). The camper is at home, in front of the house.

I just signed up for GoodSams roadside assistance - I think tomorrow is the earliest I can call them. Do I have them swap the spare into place? Any idea if the nail can be removed and tire fixed?
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If I'm seeing it correctly, it looks like the nail is very close to the edge. When I was at Discount Tire last week (having my nail removed) I noticed a sign that said they don't consider it fixable if its within 1/2" of the side. YMMV.
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Do I have them swap the spare into place?...
If you do that, how do you get the tire back on after you get it fixed? Sounds to me like you should inflate it and drive/tow it to the tire place.
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Looks like some kinda nail.

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So- now what? I've changed 1/2 of 1 tire once (I was helping someone). The camper is at home, in front of the house.

I just signed up for GoodSams roadside assistance - I think tomorrow is the earliest I can call them. Do I have them swap the spare into place? Any idea if the nail can be removed and tire fixed?
Remembered an old thread here that might be worth bringing back up. I also described my quick method for changing a tire. The tire might be able to be repaired (patched), but you need to take it to a tire shop to see what they say (not sure if anyone still does this or not, but do not let them just plug it.)

Are you ready for a flat tire???????
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