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Old 10-23-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Checking Tire Pressure with wheel covers

Sorry for any repeat, and I know I have read other topics on this issue, but I wanted to hear from Bounder/Fleetwood Ford Gas coach owners on this topic.

My '05 Ford Bounder 32W has those Taiwanese wheel covers that make it impossible to check the tire pressure with the stock valve stems on the rear without removing the wheel covers. And yes, I DO have a truckers pressure gauge with the double angled chuck on the end.

What have some of you Fleetwood Ford coach owners done to overcome this?
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At this time I have the stainless steel braided valve stem extenders on the rear. I will try to take a picture but it will be difficult to see the original valve stem. My specific reason for asking is that I had hoped to replace the extensions with something else. I put new tires on today and the shop had nothing that would fit with those wheel covers.

When I looked at a couple of places that sell Dually Valve stems, I saw that there was nothing in their catalog to work with these wheel covers. By the way, my front wheel covers have bigger cut out holes for the hole where the valve stem is, making it so you can get a pressure gauge in there.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:20 PM   #4
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I had the stainless steel braded extenders on the rear tires. They were attached to the wheel cover with a clip. At 60 mph, 5 pm on a Friday on a Dallas freeway, it seems the clip came loose, the extender cut the inter tire (new Michelins), blew the inter and outer tire off the rims and I thought I was going to the Big BX in the sky. I saved it, but nearly hit several cars while trying to get it under control....

I put on new tires and went to a 18 wheeler dealer and they put brass stems on that the truckers use. Easy to air up and seems to solve my problem.

You folks may wish to check on these "professional" extensions.
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Thanks George. I went back and had the braided extensions removed this week and have the stock valve stems on. I have to now remove the wheel covers to check the pressure...so I'm back to original equipment so to speak.

I did go to a tire dealer that works primarily with 18 wheelers, but he said he didn't have anything that would work for those wheel covers. Maybe he just didn't want to deal with me. I'll keep looking.
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Sorry for any repeat, and I know I have read other topics on this issue, but I wanted to hear from Bounder/Fleetwood Ford Gas coach owners on this topic.

My '05 Ford Bounder 32W has those Taiwanese wheel covers that make it impossible to check the tire pressure with the stock valve stems on the rear without removing the wheel covers. And yes, I DO have a truckers pressure gauge with the double angled chuck on the end.

What have some of you Fleetwood Ford coach owners done to overcome this?
I had "Dually Valves" installed on the duals and one 45 degree extension on the right front. For some reason left front is reachable with out an extension. Easy as pie to adjust air pressure now! Good luck! (32W is a Workhorse chassis)
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Thanks George. I went back and had the braided extensions removed this week and have the stock valve stems on. I have to now remove the wheel covers to check the pressure...so I'm back to original equipment so to speak.

I did go to a tire dealer that works primarily with 18 wheelers, but he said he didn't have anything that would work for those wheel covers. Maybe he just didn't want to deal with me. I'll keep looking.
I don't understand your dealer...they are just long brass extensions...they screw on and away you go....I think you have to remove the original valve stem and the extensions have them. Try another dealer....?? Easy like chili says....
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The hardest and most important thing to do on a motor home is service the tires. Most dual tires have an extension on them of some sort. And the inside tire usually has a braided extension. I have a braided for the inside and a 170 degree for the outside tire. I also have pass through tire monitors.

Maybe a local shop could drill access holes in your covers without destroying them. I am also going to try this adapter on my next battle with the tires. Milton S693 Dual Head Straight Foot Air Chuck
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whoo hoo! i finally found a local tire dealer that could help me. He does auto and trucks. I ended up with a 3 inch long brass stem on the inner with about a 25 degree bend in it. Outside is about 3 in with about 170 degree curve. Both solid and go all the way through the wheel and those cheap Chinese wheel covers.

It really helps to find a tire guy that knows his stuff and is willing to help you.
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