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Old 09-02-2016, 03:33 AM   #1
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Check valve stems

Our 2014 Salem 26TBUD had a tire with low air pressure. When filling it, the valve stem nearly broke off in my hand. Checked the other tires and all of the stems were cracked. This could have been a catastrophe if they failed on the highway. Had to take all to a tire shop for replacement. Check your valve stems in advance of your next trip.

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Old 09-02-2016, 04:07 AM   #2
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Good tip! Curious, are you in an area of high U/V such as AZ?

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Old 09-02-2016, 06:00 AM   #3
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Better Tip,replace All with "Metal screw clamp type stems"! Youroo!!
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:34 AM   #4
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Also another tip along this line is to be careful of petroleum distillate tire/wheel cleaners you use, as they are bad about ruining the rubber valve stems.
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:55 AM   #5
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Good Advice right there. A lot of times we don't think about the little things that are affected by products we intend for something else.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:08 AM   #6
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Better Tip,replace All with "Metal screw clamp type stems"! Youroo!!
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Old 09-03-2016, 07:41 AM   #7
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When a person finds something that appears defective to them, the best place to start a search is in the NHTSA recall data base.

This is an older document I have in my document files but it's still got some good information about valve stems in it.

Recall of faulty tire valve stems expanded

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