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1  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Check your valve stem cores on: August 23, 2013, 03:18:53 pm
BTW, as a follow-up on this...

When I used the valve stem core tool to tighten the leaking stem, it easily turned...maybe 1 to 2 full revolutions.

Every other valve stem core was snug and would not turn.

The tool was worth the money...I'm off to the mountains tonight!   Grin

Happy Friday to all!

2  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Check your valve stem cores on: August 06, 2013, 04:06:37 pm
Tagging on to this old thread as others may find it useful...a similar thing happened to me just last week with my '07 2100.

I just had a leaf spring added to my PC (wow, did that make her ride much better!).  A day or two later, doing my pre-trip checks, I noticed my inner right rear tire was flat.  Took it to the tire shop thinking it had a leak, and they couldn't find anything, put it back together and it held air tight.  They checked the extenders/etc but found nothing.

They noted that they do not like the extenders, said they caused a lot of leaks.  My theory is when the suspension guys put the wheels back on, one of the extenders leaked. 

Another week later, checking the air on my wheels before a trip the other side rear wheels air line extender had a hissing sound after taking my tire gauge off the stem.  I monkeyed with the stem best I could but was able to put the cap back on and with the o-ring in it, it held for our weekend outing.  Phew.

Anyhow, will see if the valve stem tool (Ordered from Amazon) does the job.  If nothing else, it will be a good thing to have in my home tool box.

Hope you are all enjoying your summer!
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / My first winterizing... on: November 17, 2012, 09:52:08 pm

I have been learning a lot from the posts on this forum, thanks to everyone.  My wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed taking our 2100 out for our weekend excursions...the creature comforts are outstanding.  We have logged over 20 nights in our PC post our June purchase.  I live in MT and am hopeful I will get out a few more times before full on winter hits.  I actually have hopes to try using it this winter at the ski areas...but that is a topic for another post!

We have already had a few nights in the single digits so I prepped my PC following the steps below.  I would welcome any opinions, corrections or suggestions you may have on my method.  My goal is to get efficient and effective at it so I can use my PC on the tail/front end of winter without any damage.

Check List in Order of Execution
  • Drain fresh water tank
  • Drain hot water heater
  • Run 12V water pump until no water comes out via bathroom faucet
  • Connected air compressor to PC city water connection with ~35 PSI
  • Blow out faucets/sprayers Hot and Cold
  • - Kitchen faucet and spray nozzle
  • - Bathroom Sink
  • - Shower spray wand
  • - Toilet flusher
  • - Outside shower
  • Pour 2-3 cups RV antifreeze into kitchen, shower and bathroom sinks to fill the traps
  • Dumped black tank
  • Dump grey tank
  • Poured 3/4 gallon of RV antifreeze into toilet, ran sani-con pump with black tank valve opened until I saw pink antifreeze coming out and then stopped pump and closed valve

I am not 100% sure the method I used to drain the lines around the 12v pump is adequate.  Not wanting to put antifreeze in the system, I am not sure how better to drain it.

I would imagine there is a little water still in the grey tank, any concerns?

Thanks in advance for your feedback!

4  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: On-Vehicle Tire Repair on: July 13, 2012, 03:17:02 pm

Anyone have recommendations on a good, portable, appropriately-capable compressor?

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