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Old 12-14-2012, 08:18 PM   #41
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This is dangerous. Thank God I was on a small highway and not on route 95.
I think I will call someone is responsible if is happening to so many of us. I found Forest River very helpful in the past making good on warrantee items.
I will do some inquiring. I have recipes and photos.

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:21 PM   #42
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This is dangerous. Thank God I was on a small highway and not on route 95.
I think I will call someone is responsible if is happening to so many of us. I found Forest River very helpful in the past making good on warrantee items.
I will do some inquiring. I have recipes and photos.

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Would be awesome if they would do something to help.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:29 PM   #43
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It's not the stem or extensions that are the problem. It's the hub cap. You can pull it off by hand. Then when it comes off it pulls stems out of rim. Caps need to be bolted to wheel.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:16 AM   #44
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It's not the stem or extensions that are the problem. It's the hub cap. You can pull it off by hand. Then when it comes off it pulls stems out of rim. Caps need to be bolted to wheel.
I don't think you can know for sure. In my opinion, however, the caps are on as tight as any hubcap I've ever had on a vehicle, and I've never had one fly off in 40 years of driving. Also, I do not see or hear about these types of caps flying off all the time, and there are thousands of them on the road.

So, I don't think its the cap. I do know, however, that the problem has not reoccurred since I took my steps.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:59 AM   #45
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Well after I had the problem and was sent a new cap. I could pull it off with one hand. That was without even pulling hard. So I bent the tabs and now you need a tool to get it off.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:39 AM   #46
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You are on the right path, Mike Jankowski is the correct contact. The metal braided valve extensions were given to us by the supplier (not sure who) for that particular setup. I know we use another extension called "Air Flexx" on our Ford product. I helped bring that supplier (Air -Flexx) on board based on experience with a rental account. Too many of their braided valves leaked when they became loose. With the Air-Flexx extension, it is lightweight, rigid, does not need to be secured to the rim and does not pressurize. You can cut the extension in half and it will not let air out of the tire. I cannot confirm that we have switched to that on the Solera, but I know their benefits and it seems a likely replacement.

My 2012 Solera 24m has yellow solid plastic valve extensions....is this the one bclemens is refering too? My problem with these is the inner tire extensions will not show pressure on my digital tire valve reader. Outside works fine ?
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:50 AM   #47
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I completly agree with Papap: the hub cap is THE problem.
Make sure it is solid and you won't have the problem.
I was lucky, the one which flew away was my front right and there is no stem attached to it !

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Old 12-24-2012, 12:54 PM   #48
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My 2012 Solera 24m has yellow solid plastic valve extensions....is this the one bclemens is refering too? My problem with these is the inner tire extensions will not show pressure on my digital tire valve reader. Outside works fine ?
Yes, solid plastic are the Air-Flexx. The digital guage may not be depressing the middle stem, that in turn pushes in the valve stem.
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Sorry but this is incorrect:
""It's not the stem or extensions that are the problem. It's the hub cap. You can pull it off by hand. Then when it comes off it pulls stems out of rim. Caps need to be bolted to wheel.""

It is the braided metal valve extensions I has this happen and posted a long time ago here is the issue:
At frwy speed the weight of this extension would pull out the inner tire valve plug ( just rubber plugs actually) then the weight of the rv all goes to the outer tire, then the wheel flexes and the hub cap pops off it bangs around causing damage till the outer braided extension twists enough to break off.
An excellent post alerted me and I was going to check it when I got back from my trip then I heard the exact sound(s) he mentioned and pulled over
2 hours and $ 300 later AAA was able to get me back on the road.
All that was needed was 2 valve plugs installed from the inside

The fix is valves held in the rim with nuts on the inside. MB said the plug valves are fine and they are but cannot take the centrifugal weight of the extension.

I still have all the old parts both valves braids and dented rim. My dealer and/or FR fixed mine and the resulting damage under warranty.
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Well on mine. The hub cap is what came off first. It pulled the stem off the inside wheel and the extension on outside tire came off stem. No blowouts.
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