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Old 04-20-2014, 06:45 AM   #1
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Valve Stem Extensions?

What type of Valve Stem Extensions are the most reliable? We had one leak on us. Both another one at a truck stop, and it leaks too. Could just be our valve stem itself, But since I need to replace it just thought I try and find the most reliable ones.
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None of the flexible ones are reliable over time. The stainless steel braiding is merely eye candy and does nothing to improve their actual usability/longevity. I am a firm believer that any flexible extensions are a huge cause of under inflated tire related failures. Do yourself a favor and have a truck shop remove the rears and have them bend up and install some nice long metal valve stems that will protrude thru to the outer wheel far enough so that you can easily check/add air as needed.
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I'm using the metal extensions from Camping World. Closest place I could find them when installing my TPMS.

When I replace tires in the future I will order BullyDog valve stems before getting the new tires.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:17 AM   #4
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I've got these on mine and they are great!
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I just ordered 1 piece valve stems and supports to replace my "extenders".

Yes, it does involve breaking the tires down to install but no extenders and there is a support ring that goes into a hand hold to support a TPMS sensor.

Here is a sample page for 22.5" kits.

Duallyvalve Kits for Wheel Sizes 22-24"
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When it comes time to replace my Michelins, I will consider the solid extenders. In the meantime, I have had flexible extenders for the last three years without a problem other than, you need to be extra diligent tightening them. I had them leak initially but after tightening them firmly, they have been OK.
I must say though, I am anal about checking tire pressure before takeoff and during flight at each rest stop because I am not 100% confident in these things.
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I went ahead and ordered a new set of valve stems from duallyvalvekits
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When it comes time to replace my Michelins, I will consider the solid extenders. In the meantime, I have had flexible extenders for the last three years without a problem other than, you need to be extra diligent tightening them. I had them leak initially but after tightening them firmly, they have been OK.
I must say though, I am anal about checking tire pressure before takeoff and during flight at each rest stop because I am not 100% confident in these things.
Dennis,
I agree. I've had the flexible extenders on the inside duals for about two years and never had a leak. If I keep this coach long enough to replace the tires then I will replace them with solid extenders, but I'm satisfied with them now.
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I went ahead and ordered a new set of valve stems from duallyvalvekits
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Dually Valve Kits for Wheels Size 22-24

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I just ordered 1 piece valve stems and supports to replace my "extenders".

Yes, it does involve breaking the tires down to install but no extenders and there is a support ring that goes into a hand hold to support a TPMS sensor.

Here is a sample page for 22.5" kits.

Duallyvalve Kits for Wheel Sizes 22-24"
So Sky_Boss: What kit did you order Chrome or Brass? JR
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So Sky_Boss: What kit did you order Chrome or Brass? JR
Chrome....of course!
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Have the duallyvalves going inside my new Michelins this week. Did all the research for you. Have the balance beads going in as well.
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