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Old 04-25-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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Tire Pressure Checking For Rear Duals

I must be missing something as it appears I have to take off the outside rear tires in order to check the air pressure on the inside tires.

This can't be right, can it, or do I merely need more mirrors, lights, bendable air fittings and more hands?
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What you are missing are tire valve extensions and you can use products from companies like "Wheel Master" that make bradded steel valve extenders.

One other product that is suited to the purpose is the Crossfire.
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I must be missing something as it appears I have to take off the outside rear tires in order to check the air pressure on the inside tires.

This can't be right, can it, or do I merely need more mirrors, lights, bendable air fittings and more hands?
I use an angled, dual foot pressure gauge with flexible hose like this one.

I reach one arm up over the outside tire so I can get my hand to where I can feel the inside valve. Then I feed the foot of the gauge through the hand hole in the outside wheel with my other hand and use the first hand to guide the gauge into place on the valve. This works best when the inside valve is toward the upper side of the wheel between the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock position. You may need to remove wheel simulators to do this.
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I must be missing something as it appears I have to take off the outside rear tires in order to check the air pressure on the inside tires.

This can't be right, can it, or do I merely need more mirrors, lights, bendable air fittings and more hands?
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Check (borgtiresupply.com), they have a set of dually valves that make checking tire pressure easy. They are long solid valve stems that have offsets so they come out through the hand holds of the outside duals. Only drawback to them is that the tires have to be dismounted to install them. I had mine installed when I replaced the rear tires. I had the braided valve extensions before and like these much better.

Some people have had problems with the braided extensions leaking, I ran the braided extensions for several years on two different motor homes and never had a problem with them leaking.

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I just added Crossfires to my rear tires. I got tired of kissing them eveytime I fill up the inside dualies. Now I have an easy time of it when checking pressure or adding air.

Crossfire Dual Tire Pressure Equalization system
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Check (borgtiresupply.com), they have a set of dually valves that make checking tire pressure easy. They are long solid valve stems that have offsets so they come out through the hand holds of the outside duals. Only drawback to them is that the tires have to be dismounted to install them. I had mine installed when I replaced the rear tires. I had the braided valve extensions before and like these much better.

Some people have had problems with the braided extensions leaking, I ran the braided extensions for several years on two different motor homes and never had a problem with them leaking.

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I changed mine when I bought new tires. I also like the idea of one piece valve stems.
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