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Old 10-23-2015, 07:55 AM   #1
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Valve Extenders

Short 90 degree valve extenders may loosen on rear outside tire,impossible to tighten
Thinking about reaching in hole in rim and applying a small glob of a quality construction adhesive to both the nut that secures the extension to the valve stem & the valve threads
Don't know if this will prevent extender nut from coming loose or not????
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:21 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if putting anything on the threads is a good idea, but IMO Loctite Blue would be better than a glob of construction adhesive. It would be easier to inadvertently get the construction adhesive into the valve, which may prevent it from sealing.

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Old 10-24-2015, 07:09 AM   #3
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I would never glue them on. It sounds like either the extenders or the valve stem is defective. Take to a tire dealer and have it inspected. If you glue it you may never get them off if it ever becomes necessary. You can even get new stems installed that are one piece and don't require any extensions.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:26 AM   #4
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While I don't recommend anything on tire valves, the Loctite Blue isn't difficult to get loose again. Better than an adhesive for this sort of thing.

Getting the size and shape valve stems you want is a better choice, though. The only reason one set of rear valves is turned the wrong way is to make it easy to rotate those tires to another position. Since there is no need to rotate motorhome tires as a routine thing, it makes more sense (to me, anyway), to orient the valve for easy access. You can always have the valve turned to face the opposite way if there should ever be a need to move the two outer duals to another position.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:42 PM   #5
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Why not do it correctly and install long valve stems? Dually valve stems are one piece valve stems of various lengths, and will never leak like extenders do. They are a permanent solution to your problem.
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Why not do it correctly and install long valve stems? Dually valve stems are one piece valve stems of various lengths, and will never leak like extenders do. They are a permanent solution to your problem.

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Each to their own ways, but....

I have added good truck shop flexible valve extensions of proper length on each of my 4 MHs when I bought them. They do not get in the way of the tires or rims, and have never come loose from the valve stems.
They never leaked.
I dont recall the maker and they are not labeled. But they were not cheap, neigborhood of $50+ per pair. Top shelf stuff at a truck shop that truckers there reccomended.
The braiding is tight on the hose, and there is a neoprene gasket where it screws on to the valve stem. When tightened, you gotta work to get them loose! The braiding touches nothing if they are the proper length and set in place carefully.
I double check them after new tires are mounted.

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