Jockey wheels with a flat bottom

Submitted: Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 18:39
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My camper trailer came with a removable pneumatic jockey wheel, which is a pain and another thing to pack away.

Replaced it with a lift up jockey wheel of the same type. everything was fine, until.....

First of all, the tyre on the latter went flat, then the original went out in sympathy. Bit unusual I thought, but it was only a matter of pulling out the hose from the car and pumping them up.

That's when I noticed the valve stem is of a smaller diameter than a car valve. The Big Red compressor pumped away, but got nowhere (most of the air was bypassing the narrow intake)

Am I missing something?

Regards

Kim

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Reply By: Member - shane (SA) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 19:07

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 19:07
had the same problem with mine, replaced it with solid rubber. not the cheap chinese ones but an up market 8 inch one.
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 19:16

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 19:16
Shane

I think your right. The one I have is Alco.

At the time I was offered two different brands, one of which was a solid jockey wheel with the same profile.

Might take the orginal back, and change it over for the latter.

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 23:56

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 23:56
Gday Kim,
Mmmmmm.....WATCH THE BLOODY VIDEO!!!!!

LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 16:20

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 16:20
Hairy

Buggar off, you watch the bloody video..... I've got more important things to do. I'll post it off next week.

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Member - Jon W (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 08:41

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 08:41
Kim,
In QLD, BCF have a 20% discount on jockey wheels until 28 Apr 08 (I think). If you have BCF in VIC you might be able to get the same deal. Same original price as Supercheap.
Jon W
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Follow Up By: smifffy - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 11:14

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 11:14
supercheap are the owners of bcf!

did you know that?

they will do all the same prices for all the same goods if you want to play them off against each other!

cheers
andrew
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Reply By: Philip A - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 09:44

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 09:44
If it is a tubed one, new tubes with a normal vlave are about 10 bucks from a tyre place if you DIY.
I was annoyed by mine slowly going down. It still goes down very slowly but a couple of seconds and she's good.
Regards Philip A
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