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Old 05-15-2015, 12:25 PM   #1
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Valve Stems

The valve stems on the tires that came on my new Forester 2501 are too short and not accessible for checking or adding air. I talked with my dealer about the issue and his solution was for me to buy the correct valve stems and then pay him to install them. Are you kidding me...

I agree with a few others I've talked to and read here on the Forum- Forest River should provide as original equipment valve stems, especially for the rear tires, so us end users can actually check air pressure and add air when needed without having to remove the wheel cover. It shouldn't be that big of a deal or that costly to install the proper length valve stems on tires at the factory. Hope someone at the factory reads this!!
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:19 PM   #2
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We did and we do. I guess my question would be why they did not work and why the dealer did not try and submit them as a warranty claim? Seems like the dealer should be reading this.

As a side note, many Class C builders do not supply valve stem extension as all., or they are optional.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:23 PM   #3
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Especially since the tires are often not properly inflated when one takes delivery on a new unit.
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:16 PM   #4
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I just paid $111.00 to have metal valve stems put on my Forester2401R. Same problem. Could not get to the OEM valve stems except on the inside tires without removing the hub caps!
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:21 PM   #5
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I think that would piss me off


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Old 06-06-2015, 03:06 PM   #6
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I agree the dealer should inflate the tires before you pick it up. Mine had 50PSI all round, but the valve stem extensions work fine. Were there no extensions on yours?
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Old 06-06-2015, 11:40 PM   #7
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The valve stems for 2 of the rear tires on our RV were so far inside I had to remove the wheel covers to get to them. I'm going to pursue this further with the dealer as I've been told by the Forester factory rep that elongated valve stems are supposed to be installed on the tires by the factory. Hopefully, I'll get this resolved soon.
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:02 PM   #8
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I have a 2015 2401S and the valve stems are long enough, but they seem to be a different size. I have tired every tire gauge I've got and I can't even get a Psss. Going to Mercedes tomorrow as they said they would look at it.
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Old 06-14-2015, 07:34 PM   #9
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When I got my Forester I bought a the TPMS kit, which prompted me to take the truck to a tire dealer and have brass valve stems insalled on the Duels just like an 18 wheeler got rid of the hubcaps and bought a set of wheel simulaters and that's what you have to do to make life easier so just suck it up.
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:25 PM   #10
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Valve Stems Issue Continues

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We did and we do. I guess my question would be why they did not work and why the dealer did not try and submit them as a warranty claim? Seems like the dealer should be reading this.

As a side note, many Class C builders do not supply valve stem extension as all., or they are optional.
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I took my new Forester 2501TSC in for warranty work and the Service Rep at Camping World - Valencia, CA told me that he checked with the Factory and was told that valve stem extensions for the rear tires are not covered under warranty. I gave the Service Rep a copy of the message from BClemens (Factory Rep) about valve extensions being covered under warranty, but he told me that the response I was given was thru a Forest River Forum and had no validity. The Service Rep said that I would have to purchase and install the extensions on my own.
Who can I refer the Service Rep to at Forest River to get this issue resolved under warranty. Taking the wheel covers off everytime I need to check air pressure on rear dualies is a real problem!!
I hope Bob Clemens will chime in and help me get this problem resolved.
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