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Old 04 March 2019, 10:12   #1
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Pressure relief valves

Hi , are there any pressure relief valves that I could easily fit ? I forgot to drop the pressure in the tubes the other day and was concerned if the sun came out it may damage the tubes .

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Old 04 March 2019, 17:40   #2
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In the UK this is rarely an issue. Tubes can handle a pretty considerable temperature fluctuation.
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Old 05 March 2019, 04:28   #3
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I am new to RIBs and have just bought a new one. So, I basically know nothing.
However when looking for a RIB I enquired about pressure relief valves and was told they are more trouble than they are worth.
The tubes on my RIB come with a warranty of 5 years and I can't see them giving a warranty on tubes without a pressure relief valve if they are important.
The only instruction that comes with the boat is that the pressure doesn't drop too low.
There is a possibility (a guess) that a manufacturer may have put pressure relief valves on tubes as a gimmick. Like, our tubes have them and others don't.
The temperature here reaches 38C degrees often and the tubes haven't exploded yet.
Hang on, I just heard a load bang.
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Old 05 March 2019, 04:32   #4
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In the UK this is rarely an issue. Tubes can handle a pretty considerable temperature fluctuation.

Dark tubes on a hot summers day??
I've seen pressure relief valves blow on a black tubed rib before that's been sat in the sun on the south coast ( hence they run PRV's! )
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I am new to RIBs and have just bought a new one. So, I basically know nothing.

The tubes on my RIB come with a warranty of 5 years and I can't see them giving a warranty on tubes without a pressure relief valve if they are important.
I would expect a ruptured tube warranty claim would be denied due to overpressure. Even though it can't be proved or denied. If I'm wrong I'd be delighted.

I boat in the arizona desert. High heat makes me burp my tubes a touch mid day just to have no regrets. But probably its the drive home with the afternoon heat change and the mountain pass crossing that is the real concern. I travel home in the morning at 2 psi. When at the top of the pass I cross midday I'm at about 4psi. Max is 4.3psi on my Futura.
My dealer warned me with a story about a guy who filled his tubes to full pressure at sea level and went over a 6000ft pass and blew his main tube.
I often wonder if I'd hear it while sitting in my truck?
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I would expect a ruptured tube warranty claim would be denied due to overpressure. Even though it can't be proved or denied. If I'm wrong I'd be delighted.

I boat in the arizona desert. High heat makes me burp my tubes a touch mid day just to have no regrets. But probably its the drive home with the afternoon heat change and the mountain pass crossing that is the real concern. I travel home in the morning at 2 psi. When at the top of the pass I cross midday I'm at about 4psi. Max is 4.3psi on my Futura.
My dealer warned me with a story about a guy who filled his tubes to full pressure at sea level and went over a 6000ft pass and blew his main tube.
I often wonder if I'd hear it while sitting in my truck?
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In your scenario personally I would fit PRVS here in the uk the temp difference isn't that dramatic still OK to have PRVS but not essential IMO a lot of people seem to worry when they are at max pressure for their boat but that is working pressure and test pressure is different for all companies but you have a fair bit of leaway before the bang personally I just dump air when it's hot and inflate to suit when in use. I'm sure I read somewhere there's a combined inflation and PRV for sale bit of research needed
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You need to check out Lake Powell and there are plenty of others. We loved it and will definitely be back!
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Old 05 March 2019, 23:01   #10
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Yes. And not only is it in the desert but I have to go under the “London Bridge” to head up river.
The same bridge you in the UK sold to the town of Lake Havasu City.
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