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Old 04-06-2009, 02:51 AM   #1
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I have a dumb question, can tires loose enough air pressure to look almost flat during the winter months, and if they did just loose pressure did I do any damage to them by leaving them that way for the winter. I saw them this past Saturday when I got ready to take the trailer to the dealer to have a roof sealer put on. Of course I blew them up again to full pressure with my air compressor. This is the first time I ever noticed my tires this low.

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Old 04-06-2009, 02:58 AM   #2
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Yes, tires can, and most often will lose air setting there in the winter.
As far as hurting them--- if you didn't move the trailer before airing them up, it probably didn't hurt any.
I would look for cracking on the sidewall. If you see any it might be the culprit.


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Old 04-06-2009, 03:02 AM   #3
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I agree look for cracking on the sidewall. Thats usually were the problems start.
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:09 AM   #4
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I always leave my jacks down when in storage that way if your tires lose air the jacks hold the weight.
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:34 AM   #5
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Thats why I was worried, I had my jacks down!

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Old 04-06-2009, 08:46 AM   #6
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How much pressure did they lose and was it the same for all tires?I would say if they lost more than about 10-15 PSI you may have a leak some where such as leaky valve stems. Maybe a little vandalism. In any case I don't think loosing 10-15 PSI would make your tires look flat if they were properly inflated when you put her in storage.



Check the pressure again after a few days. I agree with the others who said if you pumped them up before you moved it you shouldn't have any tire damage. It is always a good idea tocheck for sidewall cracking on RV tires. Especially with all the problems being reported with these tires.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:13 PM   #7
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tires expand and contract with the hea and the cold to lose air is a common thing, more so with aluminum wheels, blow them to max pressure and then chexk for sidewall cracks, I just uncovered mine and found 3 tires with cracks, they are covered all the time and I uses 303 on them, if you see any sign of cracking, change them all, easier and cheaper to do before you have a problem, as far as leaving the stabilizer legs down, it's a bad idea, the leges are not designed to hold the weight of the unit, they are strictly to stabilize it, the tire isn't going to go that low to make any difference and you still have the other tire to hold it up...
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I used the word jack not stabilizer, a 5,000 lb. jack on each sideshould hold a camper not jack it.
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