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Old 11-02-2004, 03:54 PM   #1
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Flat Tires on 2001 Bambi

Just back in Fla from Maine. Had two Flats (different tires). Some thoughts:

(1) Flats on Mass Turnpike and I-95 respectively. Did not know we had problems until passing cars gave signals. If anything the Bambi (2001,19') tows too well!

(2) Used spare to get to tire places, bought new tires. Found, in second case, that tire stem had deteriorated (suspect that same problem occured in first case but cannot confirm). Tire place (Savannah Tire, Richmond Hill, GA) said that stems do go bad after 3-4 years. Also pointed out that stems come in a 3 flavors: regular, high pressure and metal. I put high pressure stems in all 3 tires.

Afterthoughts: Anyone have ideas about monitoring tire pressure while underway? Do people have upgraded tire stems installed? If your tires are 3-4 years old and your rig sits around more than it rolls you need to think about stems (one more thing to worry about).

Would like to hear from others with similar experiences.

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Old 11-02-2004, 07:39 PM   #2
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Several have posted about valve stem failures on the Bambi. The PSI for that tire is at or near the max rating for the rubber valve stem so you have little margin. I switched mine to metal stems on my CCD 28 since the max psi is 65 & I keep it close to the max. Also, I'd recommend Pressure Pro tire inflation monitors. They're wireless, replace the valve stem caps & alert you if you've lost 15% of your pressure in a tire. Give you time to get over before more damage comes.

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Old 01-07-2005, 12:31 PM   #3
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Bad Air...

Hi Guys...
Jus readin yr coments here...& it reminded Me of what happened many, many years ago....I decided 2 check the preasures of my car tyres, I done 3, but the 4th one, was a NO-NO...I could NOT unscrew the Dust cover, so I took the pliers 2 it, I kept twistin it & tristin it & then it turned...great I said...2 soon...All I done was turn the complete valve in the rim, & 4 some reason, I lost all My air....In the end I had 2 take the tire in 2 b sorted, turns out the dust cap was GLUED 2 the valve...Grrr....I still don't kn How or now I put a lttl oil on the threads to prevent this problem in it is quite amusin, bk then was a different story...LOL..Take care now...Chris.....
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