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 on: April 20, 2015, 06:00:24 pm 
Started by jfcaramagno - Last post by donc13
I have a 2015, 2551, and at least on my PC, both inlet and outlet lines at the pump are flexible....and we still have a "noisy" pump.  I actually take comfort in that...at least I know the pump is working!

 12 
 on: April 20, 2015, 01:48:21 pm 
Started by Barry-Sue - Last post by bobander
After five years and 30,000 miles, our extensions have worked great, no leaks and easy to check/inflate tires.  I wonder what the failure (leak) rate is for these extenders?  We do hear about those that have leaked, but not so much from those that have not had a problem.

Based on my no-leaks experience, I have decided to continue with extensions when we replace the tires in the next few years, but I will get new extensions.  I don't want to reuse the existing ones because I think the rubber tubing may have hardened somewhat and won't like being re-positioned in the new installation.

To assure no leaks, I also wanted to have a way to keep them from getting loose on the stem.  Rather than Loctite, I am thinking of putting a glob of silicone sealer on the outside of the extension nut where it meets the stem thread.  This would resist loosening but be easier to remove and not risk anything getting inside the extension.

As an added level of assurance, I have recently added pressure monitors to the four duallys, I know that adds another potential leak point but then the monitor will report that.

Anyway, those are my thoughts on the subject.

Bob A

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 on: April 19, 2015, 08:50:01 pm 
Started by Barry-Sue - Last post by Barry-Sue
Tom,

We thought about a few different solutions, including using loctite.  The loctite solution was risky to us because you must be very careful not to get any in the valve stem core, if it does work loose the loctite forms strings around the thread and this could get in the valve stem core as well.

With our usage, the tires will probably need to be replaced at about the same time as the recommendation to change the rubber gasket.

Also, all steel valve stems have the rubber gaskets that may have the same recommendations.

We paid $80 at our local tire shop but if our local Discount Tire Shop had a larger balancing drum it would have been free.

Barry

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 on: April 19, 2015, 05:42:02 pm 
Started by Barry-Sue - Last post by TomHanlon
I looked at the Tire Shops website and they recommend replacing the rubber gasket every five years. This would mean removing the tires again at a cost of another $80 besides not being very good for the tires.

I wonder about removing the current extenders, putting a drop of removable Locktite on the valve stem and putting the original extenders back on. It would be a whole lot cheaper.

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 on: April 19, 2015, 11:45:03 am 
Started by Barry-Sue - Last post by gradygal
 Barry;

  I'll be calling Your Tire Shop Supply Monday to order the dually valve kit. I brought the the coach home to start getting ready for this summer and the passenger outer side tire was flat. The leak is at the valve stem connection.

George

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 on: April 18, 2015, 11:16:15 pm 
Started by jfcaramagno - Last post by gl1500
To be honest, I have not paid much  attention to it because we have not been able to use the coach.  We are involved in the Estate of our neighbor, which will take most of the year, so no motor home use for awhile.  Seeing as the freeze weather is over, I will check to see if I have any water in the system and operate the pump and check for noise.
   Bob

 17 
 on: April 18, 2015, 09:43:29 pm 
Started by jfcaramagno - Last post by jfcaramagno
Bob,

So your setup is the same as ours, how noisy is it?

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 on: April 18, 2015, 05:37:00 pm 
Started by jfcaramagno - Last post by gl1500
John and Carol,
     I can not verify the other side of the pump as I do not have that coach now.  I did check my current 2551 and the flex line is on the inlet side, not where it was supposed to go.  The outlet side is rigid.
     Bob

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 on: April 18, 2015, 10:58:33 am 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by ron.dittmer
Interesting!  It seems effective and useful at an RV camp site with hook-ups.

For us it wouldn't get much use because we near exclusively use dump stations where speed is important because of others waiting.  The Sanicon is very clean to handle, quick to setup, a very friendly means at dump stations, assuming I am not flushing the tanks.

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 on: April 18, 2015, 10:19:44 am 
Started by Doneworking - Last post by ron.dittmer
Paul, I think you have a very good plan, adjusting along the way.

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