Deliberate Tyre Deflation

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  1. maz

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    Last Wednesday night around 12.30am, I was woken by my van making odd clonking noises and shifting slightly from time to time. In the morning I discovered one totally flat tyre on the tag axle. I had checked all the tyre pressures just two days earlier and all were fine. :Confused:

    Initially I assumed the tyre had been slashed but fished out my trusty Ring compressor and it went back up in less than 10 mins. However when I removed the compressor nozzle, air was rushing back out of the valve as if it was stuck open. I fiddled around with it a bit but couldn't get it to unstick. So I put a valve extender on it to stop the flow of air. Tyre then held pressure for 4 days no problem. I knew my friendly motorhome engineer was coming up today so waited for him to check it out.

    Last night soon after 2am, I was again woken by clonking noises but on a lesser scale than previously. Went straight outside to discover that the valve extender had been loosened and air was leaking out of the tyre again but at a slower rate. I re-tightened the valve extender which stopped the flow and the tyre deflated no further.

    Today Mark the engineer checked the valve and confirmed my suspicion that the deflation was deliberate - someone had forced the valve core. Mark changed it for me and the tyre is now fine again. Until somebody decides to have another go ......... :Angry:

    I have a strong suspicion as to who did this - a guy on site who I made the mistake of initially being friendly to and who then became a pest so I kept him at a distance. So do I confront creepy guy or not? I have no actual proof but can think of no-one else who would do this. No other vans have been targeted and the wardens are now aware of what happened to mine.

    BTW creepy guy recently joined Fun tho' I haven't noticed him posting anything. However I know he regularly reads posts here - and am hoping he reads this one and gets the message - leave my van alone! :Mad:
     
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    Just chin him, Simples
     
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  3. maz

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    It's tempting. Believe me, it's tempting! :BigGrin:
     
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    It might not be completely legal but
    in the dark you could with bad luck
    mistake him for a burglar:
    then hit him with your baseball bat,
    a few times and go back to bed.
    He cant report it unless he admits to his
    nefarious activities and even if he does
    you were asleep:Eeek:werenchya.
     
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    Ya needs proof, stay up and nobble him in the act:boxing:
     
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    chin him

    fraid I am also with the chin him school of retribution.
     
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  7. busby

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    A nice dog turd on the valve and some where he needs to kneel down should deter him. Failing that chin the bastard.
     
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    Get one of those mini wireless web cams you get for cheap of the interweb
    Place it under your wheel arch so you can watch his smirking face as he deflates your tyre...........................................Oh, And then chin him :thumb:
     
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  9. Hayleylulu

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    Stick one on the bastard
     
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  10. Vlad The Impaler

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    Wire your wheel rim up to the 240 v site supply that ought to give him a shock!
     
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  11. maz

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    Um, the general consensus seems to be to thump him - but let's not forget I am a dainty female! :BigGrin:
     
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    OK, but under the circumstances a kick in the slats would be expectable.
     
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    Wait outside in the dark with a flash camera when he is doing the diry deed take picture of the prat blinding him for a few seconds he'll not do that again not to you anyway, then either call the police or as others have said chin him. Good luck.
     
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    Fit a set of Jims tyre pressure caps,, they need a special key to get em off.

    In the short term i like the sugestion above of dog sh**t on the valve cap.
     
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    If it is deliberate, it's a bit creepy isn't it?

    Perhaps time to move on?
     
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    A camera is the answer.

    The cheapest would be a USB webcam. You'd need a USB extension lead and of course a PC of some sort.

    Record him then call the Police and suggest he gets charged with attempted murder.

    Or move.
     
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    Get one of the bigger Fun members to make him disappear
     
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    If the creepy guy is reading this thread... you should be careful out there in the dark mate, never know who you might meet :BigGrin:

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    Maz, go to the bottom of your thread (Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 40 (28 members and 12 guests) and check below to see if the B****** is following this thread... then chin him:RollEyes::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    JJ would be just the man.
     
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