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Travel Guy

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Have had my coach for over a year now, and one thing still bothers me a bit.

Right after buying it I got a notice and some decals in the mail. The decals warn that only a specialized tech. should put air into the tires do to them being steel belted and so on. It said in the letter that a special device is needed that makes it so that the person adding the air in able to stand back and away from the tires because should a blowout occur... stell shards will fly out and possibly injure or kill.

Ok... so I am out on the road and stop at a gas station and notice low tires. I do not have the proper training to fill these tires, nor does the on site gas station person. What do I do... Take a chance???

I am sure many of my fellow RV'ERS know the proper method to filling dual tires, so please share this info with me and others.

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Sounds like technical advice from a legal department in response to litigation where someone tried to put 250lbs in a 60lb tire.

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Mark;
While at Gator Ford near Tampa, a serviceman was filling a tire after breaking it off the rim. As the tire approached ninety pounds of air, it exploded. The serviceman was using a ten foot fill hose and was not injured. The explosion was heard almost one-half mile away. I am still curious why ninety pounds?
What had happened was the tire was run on very low air pressure causing a ripple in the sidewall inside that erupted when air was added to the tire. Another point for checking your tires daily.
I air my own tires and use a regular tire fill, not the ten foot hose as recommended.
Ford sent those notices out to cover themselves in just such cases as mentioned above.


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What they are talking about is a connector that attaches to the stem. Like a bicycle pump. You connect it them stand back away from the tire and turn on the air. Most places do not have them. I carry my compressor with me , and I hooked up that attachment. Cut one off the bicycle pump and attached to the air line. Works well for me.

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Posted: 05/01/02 11:50am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can buy them. Just got one from Tractor Supply $6.00. I put 90#'s in my tires.


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My question is how do you really know how much air pressure to put into your tires? The literature that came with my coach said to use 90 in the front and 100 in the rear. I have no idea if I should be adjusting them up or down.

By the way, where did you say you got the hose extension and how do I get one?



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Mike is not over stating the danger of split rim wheels. You don't want to next to one while inflating. I know it's a little more expensive but Myers Tire Supply has a Remote Inflation Gauge with a 6' hose and gauge attached. It sure makes inflation a breeze and a lot safer.

http://www3.myerstiresupply.com/myers/listing_page?pass_cat_id=35&cart_id=jipy1230

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I thought split rims have not been made in years.

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Just paid a visit to the Myers web site. Sent them an email asking for product number of the hose and guage. Then plan to order it...

Thanks for the info.

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Posted: 05/02/02 02:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ya have not heard of split rims being used in years. Thought they were outlawed years ago in the RV industry?

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