Snow Tube Hard Bottom Inflation & Storage Instructions
Remove the rubber inner tube and cover from the packaging. Gently unfold the cover in the opposite direction of the curl. Take your time. The plastic bottom has “memory” and will return to its original molded saucer shape. This will happen faster at room temperature (70° F). Once tube cover is circular in shape, place the rubber tube flat inside the cover with the nozzle positioned between the narrower spacing of the handles, opposite from the lanyard tow-rope. This prevents user from leaning against the nozzle with their backsides.
Inflate rubber tube using an air compressor, or portable electric bicycle and mattress pump until it appears snug within the cover. Pushing the rubber tube against the outer sidewalls of the cover during inflation helps the tube expand evenly. Do not over-inflate the tube. If the inner tube becomes creased or buckled during inflation, remove excess air (using a tire valve tool) until tube is round and not distorted. A properly inflated tube has no more than two pounds of air pressure. (Refer to Tube Pro product photo at bottom of page.) Tubes printed with Tube Pro R20 inflate to 41”-44” in outer diameter. Tubes printed with Tube Pro R15 inflate to 31”-33” in outer diameter.
For tube longevity, it is ideal to leave the tube inflated inside the cover in an area where exposure to sunlight and air circulation is minimized. Avoid additional sources of ozone such as electric motors or equipment. Petroleum based materials should never be allowed to come in contact with the tube.
If there is no available storage space, inner tubes should be stored without sharp creases in the rubber. Do not tightly vacuum the tube. It is recommended to store tubes in a black plastic bag with the top tied or sealed, away from the noted sources of ozone.
To deflate inner tube, remove the rubber end cap by hand. Use a tire valve tool to loosen and remove the inner valve stem core. Remove the tube from cover, fold and curl as necessary to remove excess air. Once the inner tube is deflated, reinstall the valve stem core and tighten securely using the tire valve tool. Finally, fasten the rubber end cap for storage.
Note: Tube may naturally deflate due to seasonal air pressure changes. Additional air may be required before use.
**When re-inflating inner tubes, ensure the inner valve stem core is screwed in as tight as possible.*
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