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Old 05-23-2022, 04:51 PM   #1
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Corroded rim

I just returned from a 7 day trip. My tire pressure held up just fine to the destination 500 miles away. I stayed there for 6 days. When I started out for my return trip I saw I had lost 8 pds of pressure. I didn’t lose any additional pressure on the return trip. The RV sat in my driveway for 2 days and I lost 8 more pds of pressure.

I just picked up the repaired tire and was told by my trusted tire company that they repaired a corroded rim. I had never heard of that. The wheels on my RV
are 10 years old.

1. Is this common?
2. Is repairing a fairly routine and safe procedure?
3. Should I be looking into buying new rims?
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Old 05-23-2022, 05:54 PM   #2
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Aluminum alloy wheels corrode. Especially if they are exposed to road salt or are chrome plated.

If your trusted tire shop knows what they are doing (or subcontracted to a wheel repair shop) you should be fine. I used to own a wheel repair shop (until I sold it and retired). I've personally successfully repaired thousands of corroded wheels.
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Old 05-23-2022, 05:56 PM   #3
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Ejenkins - the folks that can help you will need to know the year and model of your RV.

Also you need to consider adding a tire monitoring system to monitor real time pressures and temps for tires on your RV and tow vehicle. I even have sensors on my spares.
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Old 05-23-2022, 06:14 PM   #4
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I own a 2012 3150 Montana.

I do have a TMS installed which is how I knew I had lost pressure. That also allowed me to drive home knowing I wasn’t losing pressure while I drove.
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Old 05-24-2022, 05:42 PM   #5
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I had a slow leak that was finally traced to a small crack in an aluminum wheel. It was welded and no more leak.
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