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Old 03-26-2014, 11:35 PM   #1
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Valve stem Shrader valve problem

I thought I was a bit of a motorhead since I was a teenager but I have run into something that has me puzzled. I have a valve stem on my front LH tire that has a bent Shrader valve center pin. When I check the tire air pressure the valve sticks open and air blasts out. My question is: do 22.5 tires use the same valve stem shrader valves as car tires or are they a different size? I have a 2005 Winnebago Adventurer with the WorkHorse chassis and 22.5 tires. I have been told by an RV dealer service Rep. that some Rvs use sand in the tire to balance the tires and they use Shrader valves with a screen built in them. Does anyone know what size, type shrader valve I need?
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Yes your shrader valve is the same as in a car valve stem. Just use a valve stem wrench and change it out. Be prepared to top off tire air pressure afterward.

If you have balancing beads or powder inside the tire you should then have a special valve that does not get clogged with the balancing material.
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Schrader car and rv valves are the same thread however the truck valves are a high pressure valve. Both kind can have filters. Most truck tire shop will have them.
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Bought my filter cores from my local tire dealer.
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If you have the Equal powder, the filtered valve cores will have the red band. The filter is at the bottom of the core.
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