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Old 04-09-2006, 04:01 PM   #1
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My new '06 Dolphin has 22.5 Alcoa rims on rear outside with steel rims inside. What type of gage do I need to check and fill the inside rear tires? Camping World does not have extenders long enough to fit the Alcoa rims.
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My new '06 Dolphin has 22.5 Alcoa rims on rear outside with steel rims inside. What type of gage do I need to check and fill the inside rear tires? Camping World does not have extenders long enough to fit the Alcoa rims.
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Old 04-09-2006, 04:50 PM   #3
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If you really want extenders, you can probably buy them at a truckstop. I bought two for the inside duals about 3.5 inches long. Did not like them at all, when trying to check the air, the extender core had to be depressed (like a normal check) and it had to match up with the core in the tire valve. Did not work half the time. I ended up buying a flexible rubber one at a NAPA store. I screw it on and off as I check the tire pressures. Try to go about 2-3 pounds above target pressure due to a small amount of loss as I take the extender off.
There has got to be a better, more reliable and easier way to do this!!
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Old 04-09-2006, 06:33 PM   #4
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I believe they are called double chuck air gauge and air filler
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:24 AM   #5
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To, ALL MOTORHOMERS, particularly the new or first time owners.

After having a phone conversation with a first moho owner , I thoght the following info should be posted and probably in it's own section.

Weight and proper tire inflation are crucial for SAFETY.

All tire manufacturers have books available, my rigs had them in owners kits, these books list all the tire sizes along with the # of pounds of air for each wheel position, if you can't get 4 position weight, use axle weights.

Ideally, weigh rig unloaded, if just buying it, insist that it be weighed BEFORE you buy to see if actually weighs what the manufacturer states. Adjust tire pressure as needed,

Load the rig to it's camping weight and have it weighed AGAIN and adjust tire pressure to specs., but remember, add the PEOPLE and food weights to rig before adjusting air pressure.

The above is crucial for SAFETY and the rig wlill handle and ride better.. Tires are made to have all tread meet the road, too hard, just the middle of tire meets. road,, too hard and just the edges meet the road . It is amazing what a diference the right pressure to load makes and the tires last longer..

Another observation, to all who have Goodyear, G 159 tires on their rigs and don't have the ride or handling they want. The 159 is/ was the best truck tire around, UPS, FEDEX, etc. it has real thick sidewalls, for hitting curbs and such and thick treads for re-grooving,. Both of these make for a hard, bumpy ride,

The newer G670 RV by Goodyear does a good job of improving handling and ride.

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Correction to above posting..

TOO SOFT< JUST THE EDGES MEET THE ROAD!!!


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Old 04-10-2006, 04:10 AM   #7
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AJ,you probable are refering to me. Karen and I went sun to weigh the rig and was happy with the results.Could only get axle weight here are my results.My gvwr is 20500 lb shipped weight of 17542(sticker)

STEER 6040 lb
DRIVE 12380 lb
Thats with almost all my gear,3/4 fuel,3/4 propane and 1/4 tank water.

Still running 80lb all around per four winds.Admit I am confused on pressure chart ratings,if you wanna help,I will take it.
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