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Old 05-25-2015, 03:28 AM   #1
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A tire question....

I can see the air inlet thing (can't recall the name of it) on the outer rear tires, but where is the one on the inner tire behind it? How is that one reached to check pressure and add or remove air? Must DH or I crawl under the RV to find it?
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You need to check all the slots on your rims, it should be there somewhere. If not, you have have to take it to the tire shop for them to realign the rims so you can access it.
You shouldn't have to go under the rig to find it.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:15 AM   #3
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May have to use a flashlight the first time. Should (may) be almost opposite the outer stem. You absolutely should be able to check and fill both from outside of duals.


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Old 05-25-2015, 08:32 AM   #4
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If the tires were installed right, it should be in the opposite slot from the outer rim. You will need a tire chuck with a dual tip that allows you to either push or pull to put air in. What really helps is a chuck that has a built in air gauge that you can read while putting air in. Snap on makes one that I carry with me. Also, if you are going to spend much time in your rig, an air compressor is not a bad investment. hope this helps, mark
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If the tires are properly installed then the valve stems (Air Thingies) will be 180 degrees from each other.

That is to say if one is at the very bottom.. The other will be at the very top.

How to reach? In my case I have to remove the simulators (the covers/hubcaps whatever you wish to call them) and reach through the hole in the rim.. And contort like a circus performer.
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Not an easy thing to do, I usually lay on the ground and reach in from underneath as it seems like an easier way of doing it.
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Thank you for all the replies. DH said he'll probably have those extenders put on the inner tire's valves as he had installed on the Class-C. Made them very easy to reach.
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Thank you for all the replies. DH said he'll probably have those extenders put on the inner tire's valves as he had installed on the Class-C. Made them very easy to reach.

Good choice!
Lots of folks down play the extenders, but...
I have added good truck shop flexible valve extensions of proper length on each of my 4 MHs when I bought them. They do not get in the way of the tires or rims, and have never come loose from the valve stems.
They never leaked.
I dont recall the maker and they are not labeled. But they were not cheap, neigborhood of $50+ per pair. Top shelf stuff at a truck shop that truckers there recommended.
The braiding is tight on the hose, and there is a neoprene gasket where it screws on to the valve stem. When tightened, you gotta work to get them loose! The braiding touches nothing if they are the proper length and set in place carefully.
I double check them after new tires are mounted.
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