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Old 03-21-2016, 07:10 AM   #15
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I also have braided extenders secured with chrome brackets on the lug nuts for both sets of rear tires. I have never had a problem and the brackets are much better than the wire holders in the wheel cover opening that I had on my previous rig and were not very secure and moved around a lot.
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Old 03-21-2016, 01:48 PM   #16
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I had issues with the extensions leaking so I purchased the one piece extensions and no more problems. You can see them at:


Dually Valves - Inner Dually Stems


They are really well made and come with a insert that goes in the wheels that stops the extender from vibrating while you travel. My old extension was vibrating so much it was wearing out an area of the wheel.
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:02 PM   #17
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I also did the one piece extension with the rubber stabilizer.
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:12 PM   #18
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I've had problems with extenders both times removing the extenders made my slow leak go away. in fact the last set of tires I put on the rig the tire dealer refused to put them on. I use good metal caps wrench tight and never loose air. checking pressure is not that hard if you get a good truck gauge.
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:17 PM   #19
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After six years the braided extenders on our coach started leaking, unfortunately it was a few months after I had the tires rotated and could have had longer valve stems installed. I ended up replacing them with a combo of brass extenders, one bent and one straight. They have been trouble free since.
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Valve stem extenders

I have had braided extenders on 4 rigs over 24 years, properly installed and never a leak. Lefty loosie, righty tightie.
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Wheel master valve stem extender update.

I posted earlier I had a problem with one of the extenders leaking.After a call to Wheel masters I got to the bottom of the problem.The extenders have a jam nut that allows the length of the inner plunger on the stem to be adjusted.My problem was the stem was adjusted to make contact with the tire stem before it was even tightened.I unscrewed the inner threads of the extender out to the point of no contact being made once tightened. I adjusted the threads to make contact only when the plunger was pushed to the depth that I could get a good reading with a tire gauge.I adjusted the jam nut to the proper depth then unscrewed the whole assembly and applied some loctite then tightened to the set point.Mounted it snugly to the bracket and then to the wheel.So far so good.It actually is a good design just a bit different.One of the best parts is that there is no air in the extender till the plunger is pushed. Any mishap that could occur with the hose won't result in air loss.I will be on top of the tire pressure and make an update.
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After trying all of the above mentioned, I prefer the Cats eye tire pressure system.


It ties the two wheels together equalizing the air pressure, and can give you a visual indication of a problem.


It will not let a leaking tire bring down the other tire, and one valve stem airs up both tires at the same time saving lots of time.


I can't show you a picture of the system but there are kits for sale now on E-bay.


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I had issues with the extensions leaking so I purchased the one piece extensions and no more problems. You can see them at:


Dually Valves - Inner Dually Stems


They are really well made and come with a insert that goes in the wheels that stops the extender from vibrating while you travel. My old extension was vibrating so much it was wearing out an area of the wheel.
I go with these too. The braided extensions will leak... just a matter of when and where- usually it's not at a time or place that is convenient , and if you don't notice or don't have a TPMS, out goes your tire and maybe it takes along some body work and causes other damage.
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Ours didn't leak but gave a false reading on tire pressure. We thought our inside dually had no air. The shop took it off, took the extender off and then checked the pressure (all of that while we were standing and watching) and it read properly.
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I can only tell you my experience.... had the Endeavor about 3 months when on a trip I stopped at a rest stop and dutifully whacked all the tires. The inner rear drivers side was flat; I never felt a thing. Hobbled over to a close-by Les Schwab. The tech took one look and before he even pulled the tire said that the braided extensions were probably the problem. sure enough, he pulled the tire and spayed with soap and there was the leak. $700+ to replace a nearly new Michelin we got back on the road; no extensions. I soon purchased TPMS, cheap insurance!
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Longer, one piece stems for us.
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I had issues with the extensions leaking so I purchased the one piece extensions and no more problems. You can see them at:


Dually Valves - Inner Dually Stems


They are really well made and come with a insert that goes in the wheels that stops the extender from vibrating while you travel. My old extension was vibrating so much it was wearing out an area of the wheel.

X2 on the Dually Valve Stems.......I purchased them 2 years ago and have had no problems at all!


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X2 on the Dually Valve Stems.......I purchased them 2 years ago and have had no problems at all!


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