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Old 08-07-2012, 07:57 PM   #11
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I remember a campfire story about a similar incident that "long story short" was caused by the "guy" failing to say he had used "Fix-a-Flat" to seal his old trailer tires and now he can't put air in the valve stem. The goop had hardened in the valve.

I hope this is not a similar case. I am sure it is not since his camper is new.
The OP said he could check the air pressure, so not the case here.
I have had air compressor chucks where the button that presses the valve stem in was just a bit too short to depress the valve stem valve.
Since the pressure guage works, it has to be the air chuck. Maybe
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:08 PM   #12
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Why can't I add air to my trailer tires. My tire gage works to check the pressure but my compresser won't add air. I'm about 3 psi low. TP should be 65psi. I've tried two different fill attachments with no luck. Compresser output is set to 100 psi so that isn't the problem. The two attachment work just fine on the truck, mower, etc. Is there something about the valve stems I'm missing. The tires are nitro filled originally.

All the tires?

On my great Trail Express tires I have to really push the hose connector onto the valve stem.

Hold your mouth at a different angle. That helps most of the time.

Not really.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:21 PM   #13
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You may have a faulty adjustable pressure regulator.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:49 PM   #14
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When our trailer was new it came from the F/R factory with (Decales/stickers) on the trailer above the tires that said (Nitro Fill) in the owners packet was a 800# to call Nitro Fill for filling with Nitro. I never used it but if they still offer the service give them a call. Youroo!!
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:18 AM   #15
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the button that presses the valve stem in was just a bit too short to depress the valve stem valve.
Risking getting in trouble again.... "That is what she said!"

My guess is cheap Stiener valves try another air chuck...
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:39 AM   #16
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Lets keep it clean please.

I like Bakken's idea.
The valve stem plunger should be just below the rim of the valve stem.
You may need to get a different air coupler or have your stems adjusted or replaced.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:07 PM   #17
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I've tried everything, including holding my mouth correctly, except a new chuck. Will see if that works. Otherwise, I'm at a loss. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:38 PM   #18
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This reply only applies if you have valve stem extenders on your tires. My Solera came with the "new" airless valve stem extenders. These have a center "shaft" which presses the valve stem when it is pressed by the tire guage or the fill chuck. When I received my vehicle, I found I had to press really hard on my guage - and/or take out the rubber gasket in the guage - to read the air pressure on the outer of the duals (both sides - the inners were fine). In the valve stem extenders on the outers the "shaft" seemed marginally too short. (Interestingly, as received from the dealer, the outers had ten psi lower pressure than the inners - I suspect the dealer set the pressure in the valve extensions instead of in the tires!) Also interesting that the "inners" - with the same type of valve stem extenders - were fine. You might try the "taking the gasket out of the guage / fill chuck" trick to get a little more reach to depress the stems. I find they still seal pretty well without the gasket. Have since replaced the extenders.
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You can always get 1 of these: Amazon.com: 4-way Tire Valve Stem Core Tool: Automotive

Unscrew the stem some, pump air in the tire, screw the stem back in, then let enough air out to get the correct pressure.
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I've tried everything, including holding my mouth correctly, except a new chuck. Will see if that works. Otherwise, I'm at a loss. Thanks for all the suggestions.
Have you tried to unscrew the inside just a little? It could have been screwed in too far and jammed.
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