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 91 
 on: December 04, 2014, 02:29:47 pm 
Started by David J. Rotelle - Last post by ron.dittmer
That makes a lot of sense, the rubber hose inside the stainless steel braiding becoming stiff, making it difficult or impossible to get a tight seal again at the valve.

Best to remove them or replace them, but not reuse them after 7+ years.

 92 
 on: December 04, 2014, 12:31:34 pm 
Started by David J. Rotelle - Last post by TomHanlon
Ron adding air is not the problem. It is keeping the air in the tires.  LOL

I have seen where after removing the extenders they are stiff and do not go back on correctly, then they leak.

 93 
 on: December 04, 2014, 12:13:27 pm 
Started by David J. Rotelle - Last post by ron.dittmer
My valve extensions have never been disturbed since they were installed on the rig by the factory when it was built in 2007.  I am concerned over a leak the first time I touch them, considering removing them as a precaution, but wondering if I'll be able to add air afterward.

 94 
 on: December 03, 2014, 05:05:44 pm 
Started by Janey - Last post by KB9OMH
What type of lock is it, have you checked the battery to see if it's still good?

Jim

 95 
 on: December 03, 2014, 11:50:13 am 
Started by Janey - Last post by Janey
All of a sudden, my house door doesn't lock when I use the keyless entry.  Something is out of sync and I don't know how to redo it.

 96 
 on: December 03, 2014, 08:33:15 am 
Started by David J. Rotelle - Last post by David J. Rotelle
I have had valve extensions on previous motorhomes and this is the first problem I've had. The tire shop said the leak was on the extension where the braided hose and flange are crimped together. They could have misdiagnosed the leak and assumed it was the extension leaking.
I plan to get replacements and make sure they are plenty tight, It is much nicer with them on.

Thanks for your feedback.

 97 
 on: December 03, 2014, 07:19:45 am 
Started by David J. Rotelle - Last post by TomHanlon
Sine 1984 I have used valve extension on my motorhomes and have only had one leak. It had been installed at the PC factory. It was like Bob said, it was at the connection. The dealer I go to for tires, which where replaced under the recent recall, always over tightens them for this reason. exactly!

 98 
 on: December 02, 2014, 11:18:35 pm 
Started by David J. Rotelle - Last post by bhgareau
I have also experienced the loose valve extension problem. In my experience also,  the issue is a loose connection rather any problem with the extension itself. I recently replaced the tires on our PC after 45,000 miles. I upgraded the valve stems on the rear tires to a heavy duty truck stem because last summer I had a valve stem split at the rim due to vibration of the extension on the stock valve. I've heard since that this is a relatively common problem with long term stress from driving on rough roads. I chose to continue using the extensions with better valve stems and extra tightening as described above.

 99 
 on: December 02, 2014, 09:29:08 pm 
Started by David J. Rotelle - Last post by Bob Mahon
I've had leak problems on a few of the rigs I've owned, from 16" to 22.5" sizes. On every single one, it was the connection to the valve stem that was loose or loosened. Use a wrench and tighten them a half-turn more than just hand-tight (there must be adequate pressure on the seal of the connection to get proper compression and prevent loosening of the connection). Since I learned that I've had no leaks.
Bet you a dollar that'll work for you.

 100 
 on: December 02, 2014, 08:29:58 pm 
Started by David J. Rotelle - Last post by David J. Rotelle
Both of our outside rear tires were flat this past weekend, I put air in them and within a day they were both flat again. Today I took it to our local tire shop and they informed me both of the valve stem extensions were leaking.

They do not stock extensions so I had them remove them. The technician said they have seen several extension like ours on Ambulances leak and recommended leaving them off.

Our Coach has 3K miles on it. has anyone else had a problem with theirs?


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