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joelc

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Posted: 06/06/21 08:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Could be a leak in the valve stem. I had a slow leak in RV tire and at another time my truck and in both cases it was a leak at the valve.

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did the soaping just around the valve stem


Make sure you have checked the Schrader valve as well. Once we aired up a truck tire just a few pounds and the next morning the tire was flat.

Some debris from inside the tire contaminated the valve and allowed it to leak. Tires sometimes have paper stickers inside of them that deteriorate and float around the inside.

Good luck and make sure to come back and tell us the outcome.

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I'd have the tire down at my local tire shop getting it fixed.


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joelc wrote:

Could be a leak in the valve stem. I had a slow leak in RV tire and at another time my truck and in both cases it was a leak at the valve.


Same with a friend , valve stem . Mines so slow , I’ll have the valve replaced , but I’ll also have them put it in their tank . If nothings shows I’ll assume the valve will fix the problem. It’s a short trip 300 miles, then it will sit in a small RV park in Montana for a good portion of the summer . I’ll keep an eye on it to see how it does there . Hopefully I’ll get lucky and it’s a valve .

Having the TPMS does give me some added safety , if it does develop a faster leak I’ll get a warning . Which so far has not happened until yesterday when I turned it on and got the warning sitting in the driveway.

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azdryheat wrote:

I'd have the tire down at my local tire shop getting it fixed.



I will first thing in the morning ,tire is off. I wasn't planing on going anywhere until I did.

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2 many 2 wrote:

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did the soaping just around the valve stem


Make sure you have checked the Schrader valve as well. Once we aired up a truck tire just a few pounds and the next morning the tire was flat.

Some debris from inside the tire contaminated the valve and allowed it to leak. Tires sometimes have paper stickers inside of them that deteriorate and float around the inside.

Good luck and make sure to come back and tell us the outcome.


After all that ,it was just a small pin hole in the tread , I was surprised watching the bubbles, that it only lost 25 psi in six weeks . I would of thought it would have gone flat. Anyway its repaired ,and back on the fifth wheel .

Not crazy about patched tires ,but they are nearly new , the shop said there should be no worries about being patched .

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Thank you for posting the outcome. No worries about a patch, in my younger days I plugged tires with tar string repairs and drove them until they were bald. I don't ever remember hearing of a patch failure of any kind, ever.

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After all that ,it was just a small pin hole in the tread , I was surprised watching the bubbles, that it only lost 25 psi in six weeks . I would of thought it would have gone flat. Anyway its repaired ,and back on the fifth wheel .

Not crazy about patched tires ,but they are nearly new , the shop said there should be no worries about being patched .


It should be fine; I ran a patch on one of my truck tires for the past 5 years with no issues.

Was it damage from a road hazard or a fault with those "horrible" Sailuns? [emoticon]

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I have been very fortunate with tires. Has one Sailun a victim of a road hazard that ruined the tire ,and this slow leak . I have no idea what would have caused such a small hole. I mean to run over something, and put that small, and that slow of leak. At the rate it was leaking 25 psi in six weeks , it would of taken 6 months to go flat at that rate.

The tires are just over a year old , they sat all winter without any air loss, took this trip this spring, and developed the leak in the one tire, its sure possible it could of been a defect . Anything is possible . Other then the one Sailun ,never had a flat tire out on the highway , its always been caught either seeing a tire low sitting in the garage ,or like this Sailun slow leak seen on my TPMS when I checked them.

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ScottG wrote:

I had one that turned out to be a cracked rim.

I had same cracked rim only could see with tire off

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