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Old 05-21-2007, 07:50 PM   #1
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"Tow Master" Valve Stems

First off I'm not _itching, advice would be helpfull.....lol, but more or less just letting you be aware, take notice and.................... yea OK, maybe I am doing some venting here. not _itching, still love our Wildcat.

Well we finally got back back from our first trip of the season. Sure is something to talk about, first we get a freak hail storm that just DUMPED in 5 minutes, like someone empting a pail of pebbles........lol.

The main excitement came from the "Tow Master" Tires that are on my 06 24 RLS Wildcat. The trailer is great we love the 5th, well made, nice design, real plywood.....lol, this is a fine/very good 5th wheel!

We had a flat tire coming home, we noticed the front passenger side dually was low, I pulled over, the tire still had some air in it, and when I pushed the valve stem air released. Now here componds the problem, GM seems to think that tucking the remaining tire jack pieces such as the spin handle under the back side of a flap thats behind the middle seat is.............??? I didn't find the f'en handle until I was home and asked a neighbour were it is!

Anyway tried to go slowly 65klm/hr to next town which was 15 klms.

Didn't make it.................here are the pics

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front passenger dually
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at home with spare on, the right one
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at home
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at home
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here are the pics of the valve stems:

this is the NEW SPARE tire


This is the back dually passenger side


Front driver side dually


Back driver side dually


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Old 05-21-2007, 08:05 PM   #2
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Glad you didn't have any more damage than what you did. It could have been worse. Left side and it could've ripped out your plumbing.........

Valve stems are one of the 1st things I replaced on ALL of my tires of my 5'er. After about 2 months of ownership I noticed that 2 of them were bulging which is not a good sign. Replaced those two and had those wheels balanced then noticed another with bulging/dry-rot. Went ahead and did the rest. I think it's just an RV thing to stick the cheapest things on em. You might want to go ahead and replace the rest of your valve stems as a precautionary measure.

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Old 05-21-2007, 08:41 PM   #3
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WOW.......thanks for the heads up and great pics.........I guess it could have been worse, glad everyone and the trailer are ok.

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you also mentioned that you were looking for your jack parts to change the tire

I've changed several tires on various 5'ers and I've never used a jack.
What I do is make a pyrimid with my leveling blocks and depending on which tire I need to change I either backup or pull forward onto the blocks raising the tire needed to be changed. Hard to explain without pics but basically I just use 1 tire to raise the other.

Hind sight and all but it sure is easier than using a jack. They also sell devices that do just that at camping world but I just use the leveling blocks and stack them. works the same. Hope this helps for future issues.

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you also mentioned that you were looking for your jack parts to change the tire

I've changed several tires on various 5'ers and I've never used a jack.
What I do is make a pyrimid with my leveling blocks and depending on which tire I need to change I either backup or pull forward onto the blocks raising the tire needed to be changed. Hard to explain without pics but basically I just use 1 tire to raise the other.

Hind sight and all but it sure is easier than using a jack. They also sell devices that do just that at camping world but I just use the leveling blocks and stack them. works the same. Hope this helps for future issues.

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could of told me that sooner............. , geeze should of thought of that, oh well I will remember it though, thanks.
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What a great use of the leveling blocks awsome Idea.
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Here is the item at Camping world
http://www.campingworld.com/browse/s...d/skunum=10867
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