Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-25-2014, 07:56 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
narampa's Avatar
 
Triple E Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 996
Checking Tire Pressure

This is what I use to check tire pressure. With this setup it takes no time at all.
The valve and gauge setup is used to check the pressure and inflate the tires.
There is no need to switch back from testing pressure to fill mode.
One simple setup.

At the end of the flexible hose is a tire chuck which is from a TADANO crane.
They are supplied in a tool kit from a Tadano dealer.
The nice part about this is there is no trying to hold it on the valve stem against the air pressure. Once it is on it stays on. Nothing awkward about this set up.
There is no need for extensions and other things. Just plain old reliable valve stems.

The straight chuck I use where the stems are accessible like on the front tires.
Or on other vehicles such as my truck and the DW's car.
I have used this system for years.

It is the most simple setup you could ever use.

With the valve closed you are checking tire pressue
With the valve open you are filling the tire.

Go to your local Tadano dealer and get a chuck. Than off to the hardware store for the rest of the stuff.

I quite fighting with the inside duals a long time ago.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_4602.jpg
Views:	276
Size:	424.2 KB
ID:	61317  
__________________

__________________
narampa is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-26-2014, 01:17 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
chboone's Avatar


 
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Horse Town USA, CA.
Posts: 2,933
Don't know what it costs from Tando Crane, but I bought mine on Amazon for just under $10.00. Of course I don't know how much it costs to ship to Canada. The adapter does work good, locks on the valve stem without leaking.
BTW, I like your setup.
http://www.amazon.com/Coilhose-Pneum...ords=coilhouse

Chuck
__________________

__________________
1999 35 ft. Dolphin 5350,F53 Chassis Chassis build date 1/99, Banks System, 5 Stars Tune, Air Lift Air Bags front & rear, Koni Shocks,Blue OX TruCenter,TigerTrak track bars front & rear, Roadmaster 1-3/4" rear auxiliary sway bar,2004 F450 Lariat 6.0 Diesel Crew Cab DRW with B & W Custom Truck Bed, 1994 36 ft. Avion 5th Wheel
chboone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 06:20 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Tha_Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 4,516
I purchased mine already made with a flew able hose and squeeze handle to inflate.
__________________
2007 Fleetwood Revolution LE 40V
Tha_Rooster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 09:40 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
chboone's Avatar


 
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Horse Town USA, CA.
Posts: 2,933
Never seen an inflator with the lock-on fitting already on it. Where did you get it from?

Chuck
__________________
1999 35 ft. Dolphin 5350,F53 Chassis Chassis build date 1/99, Banks System, 5 Stars Tune, Air Lift Air Bags front & rear, Koni Shocks,Blue OX TruCenter,TigerTrak track bars front & rear, Roadmaster 1-3/4" rear auxiliary sway bar,2004 F450 Lariat 6.0 Diesel Crew Cab DRW with B & W Custom Truck Bed, 1994 36 ft. Avion 5th Wheel
chboone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 09:51 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
GULFSTREAM37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: WATERBURY, CT.
Posts: 310
I really like this one one handed simple operation, Very Accurate.

Amazon.com: Astro Pneumatic (3081) Dial Tire Inflator: Home Improvement
__________________
2007 GULFSTREAM CRESCENDO 37 MODEL-378 FRED CUMMINS 5.9 300 HP ALLISON 2000MH 5 SPEED BANKS DIESEL TUNER W IQ 2.0 FOR UP TO 85 RWHP AND 203 RWTQ
GULFSTREAM37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 09:52 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
narampa's Avatar
 
Triple E Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 996
Quote:
Originally Posted by chboone View Post
Never seen an inflator with the lock-on fitting already on it. Where did you get it from?

Chuck
Here is where I got mine,but I believe they are available at other places.

Tadano America Corporation
__________________
narampa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 07:10 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
1ciderdog's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,325
Quote:
Originally Posted by narampa View Post
This is what I use to check tire pressure. With this setup it takes no time at all.
The valve and gauge setup is used to check the pressure and inflate the tires.
There is no need to switch back from testing pressure to fill mode.
One simple setup.

At the end of the flexible hose is a tire chuck which is from a TADANO crane.
They are supplied in a tool kit from a Tadano dealer.
The nice part about this is there is no trying to hold it on the valve stem against the air pressure. Once it is on it stays on. Nothing awkward about this set up.
There is no need for extensions and other things. Just plain old reliable valve stems.

The straight chuck I use where the stems are accessible like on the front tires.
Or on other vehicles such as my truck and the DW's car.
I have used this system for years.

It is the most simple setup you could ever use.

With the valve closed you are checking tire pressue
With the valve open you are filling the tire.

Go to your local Tadano dealer and get a chuck. Than off to the hardware store for the rest of the stuff.

I quite fighting with the inside duals a long time ago.

I did similar but added another connection and I can add a length of air hose and fill both front tires at the same time resulting in the same pressure in both tires. Works on the rears also.
__________________
Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 1995 Wrangler
1ciderdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 09:25 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 13,699
I've used one of these for several years: Dual Chuck Tire Inflator with Dial Gauge I did modify it after buying a MH. I added a straight-foot extended chuck to reach any inside dual valve stem.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 07:07 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
narampa's Avatar
 
Triple E Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 996
Quote:
Originally Posted by GULFSTREAM37 View Post
I really like this one one handed simple operation, Very Accurate.

Amazon.com: Astro Pneumatic (3081) Dial Tire Inflator: Home Improvement
That is a nice unit we have used those in our shop but the accuracy of the gauge was not great so we changed it out withe a better one.
__________________
narampa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 07:10 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
narampa's Avatar
 
Triple E Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 996
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1ciderdog View Post
I did similar but added another connection and I can add a length of air hose and fill both front tires at the same time resulting in the same pressure in both tires. Works on the rears also.
Never thought of that but you would have equal pressure and that is what you want.
__________________
narampa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 05:12 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Commerce City, Co
Posts: 136
Tire Presssure

To make it easy to check your tires go to a commercial truck tire dealer and get a set of valve caps that let you check and inflate your tires without removing the the caps. Really works great.
Ron D
__________________
rdelcamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 06:01 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
scenic route's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,767
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdelcamp View Post
To make it easy to check your tires go to a commercial truck tire dealer and get a set of valve caps that let you check and inflate your tires without removing the the caps. Really works great.
Ron D
When we recently installed new rear tires, the dealer gave us six of these to try. I'm a little hesitant to install these because of the Florida sand...ever have any problems with slow leaks?
__________________
Jan and Bob

RIP 'Squeaky'
scenic route is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 11:35 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
chboone's Avatar


 
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Horse Town USA, CA.
Posts: 2,933
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdelcamp View Post
To make it easy to check your tires go to a commercial truck tire dealer and get a set of valve caps that let you check and inflate your tires without removing the the caps. Really works great.
Ron D
I have the flow through stem caps on all eight tires. Never had a problem with leaks going off road at Borrago, Ocotillo or Oceano dunes. The only problem I have found with them is some of the lever type lock-on air chuck don't like to lock-on them very well. Thats why I switched to this lock-on type chuck Amazon.com: Coilhose Pneumatics CH15 Closed Lock-On Chuck, 1/4-Inch FPT: Industrial & Scientific It locks on the stem when you push it on and release it by pulling back on the collar. Never leaks no matter how much you move it around.

Chuck
__________________
1999 35 ft. Dolphin 5350,F53 Chassis Chassis build date 1/99, Banks System, 5 Stars Tune, Air Lift Air Bags front & rear, Koni Shocks,Blue OX TruCenter,TigerTrak track bars front & rear, Roadmaster 1-3/4" rear auxiliary sway bar,2004 F450 Lariat 6.0 Diesel Crew Cab DRW with B & W Custom Truck Bed, 1994 36 ft. Avion 5th Wheel
chboone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2014, 09:26 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
narampa's Avatar
 
Triple E Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 996
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdelcamp View Post
To make it easy to check your tires go to a commercial truck tire dealer and get a set of valve caps that let you check and inflate your tires without removing the the caps. Really works great.
Ron D
I'm not familiar with axle caps. Would you have a picture?
I have seem most items for airing tires but maybe the terminology is different.
__________________

__________________
narampa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tire pressure



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Checking Tire Pressure s1njin Class C Motorhome Discussions 32 06-11-2014 02:30 PM
Checking Tire Air Pressure - E450 s1njin Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10 04-24-2014 07:13 PM
Low tire pressure - need advice TodC Newmar Owner's Forum 5 03-26-2014 03:51 PM
Checking tire pressure seadogjim Class A Motorhome Discussions 14 03-19-2014 09:34 PM
Checking tire pressure on Inner tires on new Dutchstar Jeffreys Newmar Owner's Forum 6 01-25-2014 12:46 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.