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Old 07-15-2015, 09:58 AM   #11
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Tire pressure monitor wont do anything to prevent a brake drum from over heating. As far as delivery drivers having to use them that is not pratical, how would they with rubber valve stems?

BTW I doubt the brand of truck has anything to do with the brake failure. Sounds like a defect from day one.
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:08 AM   #12
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Self adjusting brakes fail just like manual adjusters ... they just cost more.
I know a couple of people in the delivery business ... you're expectations of them installing tire pressure monitors while delivering a unit is a bit aprenhesive. There is no money in delivering RV's to dealerships or individuals by the time you consider truck upkeep and fuel. It's just a way to get out and see the country for some.
My point was ... you can have a brake issue and not know it while simply towing down the road. I'm glad your axle was replaced and know all about disappointment in owning a new RV. My last had quality issues upon issues. I think you may have a bit of tunnel vision in the midst of your anxiety. Even you may tow a bit fast and hit a pot hole or two during your ownership.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:13 AM   #13
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Rv wholesalers was excellent in the way they handled my issue. Just saying it is totally preventable...tire pressure monitoring systems can be transferred from wheel to wheel and metal valve stems are only $2 a piece just kind of sucks to buy something brand new its damage before you get it this is not my first RV it's actually my third and my second from RV wholesalers I realize there's going to be issues but some issues are totally avoidable
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:39 AM   #14
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Rv wholesalers was excellent in the way they handled my issue. Just saying it is totally preventable...tire pressure monitoring systems can be transferred from wheel to wheel and metal valve stems are only $2 a piece just kind of sucks to buy something brand new its damage before you get it this is not my first RV it's actually my third and my second from RV wholesalers I realize there's going to be issues but some issues are totally avoidable

Windjammer, I totally understand your frustration, and would be equally as upset with purchasing a new RV and it showing up with damaged components.

However, as you can see from my avatar, as to what I do for a living. It's rather simplistic to think that even though a clamp-in metal stem is $2 per, that a delivery driver, or transporter is going to first take the RV to a tire dealer and pay to have these clamp-in valve stems installed. You would have to remove the tire/wheel from the RV, break the tire down, install the stem, and reinstall the tire/rim back to the RV. That would cost a whole lot more than $2, as you will find out once you do this to your RV...unless you have friends/family in the tire business.

Hopefully, this will be the only problems you encounter, and you are able to enjoy your RV and use it for the purpose you bought it for.

If you do encounter future problems, no matter the fault or reasons, you can be self assured and confident that you have many friends here on these forums who are eager to help...as well as share their vast experience and expertise.

Not even related, but just to show you how things don't always work out. I had a brand spanking new, in-the-box, tire balancer delivered yesterday to the shop. Upon un-crating it, the factory had forgot to put a main part on it, that makes it unusable until I get it. After a phone call, They are supposed to be shipping it right out, but that doesn't help my feelings now or can I use it as needed. The saving grace is the local retailer I bought it from, keeps a loaner balancer, for this very reason. It's just another example of how a good dealer can make a good hand out of bad cards dealt it.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:59 AM   #15
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Well, lesson learned. Glad you posted for others to be aware. It's bad when you depend on a company to deliver and they fail to do it right. It's something I'd never do. Later RJD
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:12 PM   #16
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I am very confused at the responses here. Basically I am hearing everyone here say that Windjammer99 ordered a product, it came to him broken, some of what was broken was fixed and another part that was broken was not fixed and he is told to eat the costs. Everyone seems alright with that and keeps telling him that's just the way it is and to get used to it. Hmm, someone please explain why this is OK? I really don't get it.

There also appears to be some misinformation here. At least 2 brands of tire pressure and temp monitoring systems I have experience with will screw in the rubber stems. I am using one that way and the manufacturer says no problem. Which brand will not let you use it on rubber stems? Granted metal stems are better for lots of reasons but for a delivery trip cant see why a rubber stem would prevent using a monitor system. If someone would invest in a set of 4 it could be moved around over and ever again. This would have alerted the driver and the delivery could have stopped before extensive damage and original tires would have been saved.
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:43 PM   #17
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we had the delivery driver set out new 27 RKSS up on a 3 by 3 block of wood for the tongue jack and put the 4 stabilizers to full extension, then it fell off breaking 2 jacks.

that was after a hurricane had blown through the day before and the ground was soaked.

trim moulding had a huge gouge out of it and was actually hanging from around the picture window.

All 4 tires were worn tread wise (bias ply crap) because they hauled with 40 to 45 lbs pressure in each one.
I wondered why it swayed so badly bring it the rest of the way home and we actually drove past our home and straight to the tire dealership and changed them out for i think it was 10 ply Kumho's
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:18 PM   #18
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Self adjusting brakes fail just like manual adjusters ... they just cost more.
I know a couple of people in the delivery business ... you're expectations of them installing tire pressure monitors while delivering a unit is a bit aprenhesive. There is no money in delivering RV's to dealerships or individuals by the time you consider truck upkeep and fuel. It's just a way to get out and see the country for some.
My point was ... you can have a brake issue and not know it while simply towing down the road. I'm glad your axle was replaced and know all about disappointment in owning a new RV. My last had quality issues upon issues. I think you may have a bit of tunnel vision in the midst of your anxiety. Even you may tow a bit fast and hit a pot hole or two during your ownership.
I didn't see where the (Axle) was replaced? Dexter sent a repairman out to replace (Brake assy/Hub/and Bearing & seal)! Being a (NEW Unit) I think the OP is Also Owed( Replacement $ for (1) OEM Tire,this will NOT be very much$! Also (1) New OEM Rim,that Red HOT brake Dust will Pit/Destroy the Finish be it a (White Rim or A Alum Rim)! That would return the Unit to (Like New) condition! Youroo!!
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:26 PM   #19
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Rv wholesalers was excellent in the way they handled my issue. Just saying it is totally preventable...tire pressure monitoring systems can be transferred from wheel to wheel and metal valve stems are only $2 a piece just kind of sucks to buy something brand new its damage before you get it this is not my first RV it's actually my third and my second from RV wholesalers I realize there's going to be issues but some issues are totally avoidable
did you pay to have the tire pressure monitoring system installed on the camper when you bought it? if not they will not install it for free. if this is what you want you should have had in installed at RV Wholesaler and requested that whoever drove your camper to you use it ot brought it home yourself. we've brought every camper we've bought home ourselves and had a complete walkthrough with each one, and the new 5th wheeler we have now has been in the shop more than we've had it because of issues that we found before we bought it home, one of the issues was with the new 5th wheel hitch we bought and had the dealer install. they had t replace it because of the issue. responsibility it insure it is right before you leave the dealership is yours. and also things happen because they happen. they couldn't have for see the issue just as you didn't for see the issue, but had you brought it home yourself you could have returned at the initial problem and had them replace it all there, including the tire, because you could have shown them the actual tire and the difference between it and the others.
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The only advise I would have in this case, is buy Local.... The Extra 640 really saved the dime you saved, plus the hassle, and now the wining here....
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