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I've had the Arctic Fox 25W for several years, and always needed to put air in one of the tires when it sits for any time. Thinking it was the valve stem, valve core or a screw (or something else) in the tread, I coated the tire and wheel with a soapy water. Nothing obvious showed up. Next filled the portable cooler with water and set the tire in it so that it was submerged, well at least a portion of it at a time was submerged. Nothing obvious in a 360 degree rotation. I'm thinking, no bubbles seen, but yet there is a leak.... So, then I started looking a lot closer at the rim, instead of the tire AND as the pictures show, there was a pinhole in the rim on the back side of one of the spokes! Such a tiny hole! Have a look at the green circle in the image. I'm presuming this is a casting issue. It doesn't look like a crack to me. Any thoughts? I wonder if it's repairable? By the way, have you every tried to find an exact replacement for just one of your trailer rims? Best of Luck!! I haven't found one yet. Based on one response from a local dealer, as a guestimate, he said $200+ if the manufacturer had one! No trailer scrapyards within 200 miles of me.. Replacement rims that handle more weight than the ones' I have, can be found for less than $150 and I'd be proud to see them on my rig. Cheers FB