To inflate your Inner Tube, you will need a standard air compressor, to ensure proper inflation we recommend using the start\stop method; small burst of air then stop, continue until full. This keeps the tube round and helps the air disperse within the tube evenly. Tube will be firm to the touch, there is no PSI reading on the tube since there is not an outer tire. The tube will stand about 13-15 inches high when properly inflated.
During inflation If you notice any asymmetry in your tube remove any air in the tube and re-inflate slowly using the stop and start air flow method to prevent bulging.
Due to the heavy rubber compound it can take a few weeks for your tube to break-in and may require more air, we recommend filling the tube slowly and adding more as needed. Over inflation of the tube will decrease the lifespan and can also cause bulging.
If you encounter a slow leak in your new inner tube it is likely due to the inner valve stem core, in shipping sometime this can become loose. If this part is not tightened all the way it will allow air to slowly leak over time. Use a small part of tweezers or the valve tool that came with your Jungle Jumparoo to tighten this part by turning the inner pin in the valve stem clockwise (to the right) until it stops. You can also remove this part to deflate the inner tube quickly by unscrewing this part counterclockwise (to the left).
The Jungle Jumparoo Tube has been specifically tested to withstand the impact of jumping and is made from the heaviest premium rubber compound on the market, contains no additives that cause premature rubber rot it also contains a UV protection. However, there are a few key steps you can take to ensure the longevity of your Inner Tube:
- Avoid Sunlight/UV exposure using a tarp or All Weather cover when unit is not in use. The Jungle Jumparoo Tube cover will also add a layer of protection and protect little feet from a hot tube, but is not UV/Weather resistant.
- Avoid extreme temperatures hot and cold, removing air for the hotter summer months.
- Under inflation or Over inflation
- Long periods of disuse (such as seasonal storage)
- Inner tubes that are used often will last longer as this maintains the elasticity and flexibly of the rubber. During the manufacturing process, the tube manufacturer adds a protective compound to the rubber formula. Regular use causes the inner tube to flex and compress, pushing this protective substance to the surface. This doesn’t happen in an unused inner tube, so the rubber is more vulnerable to damage from ozone and oxidation.
Overinflation, storage in direct sunlight, improper inflation which caused bulging and contact with sharp objects is not covered by warranty and will significantly decrease the lifespan of the tube. It is recommended that air be removed from the tube during hotter months.