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Old 10-11-2014, 05:55 PM   #1
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Are duallies 'locked'?

I don't have a lot of experience with duallies but got them on my new RV. My question - are they 'locked' together, or can they rotate independently? The reason I ask is because they are a PITA to check, and putting an extender on there would be SOOOOO helpful! If the extender reaches through the outside rim hole and they are independent, won't it just break the extender or stem?

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Dual tires are both mounted on the studs attached to the brake drum/rotor. They are not independent of each other. There are many extenders available and even 'combiners' that allow inflation to same pressure.

Link Cat Eye Tire Pressure System | Dual Wheel Tire Equalization Monitors
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:58 PM   #3
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Great to know, thanks!
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Dual tires are both mounted on the studs attached to the brake drum/rotor. They are not independent of each other. There are many extenders available and even 'combiners' that allow inflation to same pressure.

Link Cat Eye Tire Pressure System | Dual Wheel Tire Equalization Monitors
I hope that you meant to say that they "are" independent on each other. To the OP, they are just single wheels like the fronts that are mounted together as a pair. They can be rotated between themselves or to other locations.
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I hope that you meant to say that they "are" independent on each other. To the OP, they are just single wheels like the fronts that are mounted together as a pair. They can be rotated between themselves or to other locations.
The OP was asking if the dual tires could rotate independent of each other, he was afraid stem extenders could be harmed if the wheels shifted position. When mounted, the duals act together, sharing the weight of the axle.
They are independent in that they can be inflated to different pressures, which is harmful to the tires, thus I shared the link to Cat's Eye stem extenders that not only simplify inflating the inner tire but equalizes pressure and provides a visual check of pressure while keeping one tire failure deflating the other.
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My bad. I was reading it differently. IMHO a valve extender and a good TPMS is a better way to monitor the pressures. Just tun on the monitor in the morning and you know all the pressures without having to manually check them. Plus, if something goes wrong on the road, you will get an alarm before any damage has occurred. The Cat's Eye is only useful when standing still. It has been over a year since I have hand checked the pressures, but I know what they are at all times.
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Thanks all. A TPMS is on my list of things to buy. Slowly making my way down the list...
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