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Old 08-12-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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Warning on Valve Extenders from Factory

My Georgetown came from the factory with valve extenders on the inner rear duallies. Yesterday, for the first time since bringing it home from dealer, I decided to check tire pressures. Found that one of the extenders was cross threaded on and not bottomed out. I could get no pressure reading. Decided to remove extender, but all it does is turn and will not come off.

Will be headed to tire shop tomorrow to remove tires and see what is necessary to repair valve stem. Probably is ruined.

If you are picking up a new coach, make the dealer check these for you!!
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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It's a new motorhome, why would you take it to a tire shop and pay for it? Take it back to the dealer. If it needs to go to a tire shop then the dealer/Forest River can make the arrangments and pay for it.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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It's a new motorhome, why would you take it to a tire shop and pay for it? Take it back to the dealer. If it needs to go to a tire shop then the dealer/Forest River can make the arrangments and pay for it.
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The valve stem is inserted from the inside of the rim you cannot remove it from outside with tire on.
The nut being cross threaded shouldn't have nothing to do with checking or installing air.
I agree talk to the dealer about it first.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:38 AM   #4
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It is over 100 miles to my dealer. I am afraid to drive this distance with this extender in this condition.

F1, this is an extender, not the valve stem, that is cross threaded.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:48 AM   #5
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It is over 100 miles to my dealer. I am afraid to drive this distance with this extender in this condition.

F1, this is an extender, not the valve stem, that is cross threaded.
Aaaaa I see.
Call the dealer and explain the situation if there a reasonable dealer I would think they would take care of the bill and submit it to forest river.
Take pics

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It is over 100 miles to my dealer. I am afraid to drive this distance with this extender in this condition.

F1, this is an extender, not the valve stem, that is cross threaded.
Even though you can't test the tire pressure in that tire, let me suggest this:
1 Check the tire for proper pressure with a hammer. Crawl under where you can hit both tires, the good tire first, and get a feel for the hammer's rebound on that good one.
2 Go to the suspect tire and hit it with the same stroke. If the rebound is the same as the known good tire it means that it is holding it's pressure. Truckers use this method all the time.
3 If good, take it to the dealer.

this is what I would do.
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Lost Dog is right, use this method all time while traveling. Works very well.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:18 AM   #8
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Update: Ordered a set of Borg stems and tire dealer installed all 4 for $53.00. Like to have fell over. Only charged 1 hour labor.

Peace of mind: Priceless
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:55 AM   #9
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It must be viral issue out of Forest River. Brand new Georgetown acquired 8/30/21. My inner dually extender also would not register any pressure nor would it accept air. Valve totally jammed. Rest were fine. I took everyone's advice and did the rubber hammer thing.
They all soulded the same so now I have to drive 75 mile to dealer for extender replacement. What a pain. No Quality Control on this issue at all.
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You might want to check into adding a Tire Pressure Monitor System. It will keep you informed of the tire pressure and temp in all your tires including your toad. They're a few hundred dollars, but they can literally be a life saver.
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