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Old 11-27-2014, 02:47 PM   #29
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With the above valve stems installed and the double sealing valve caps (below) I can check the air pressure in all 6 tires in less than ten minutes and I'm old and slow. I also don't have to crawl under the coach to get to the inside duals.

A1046-250 Double Sealing Valve Cap Qty:1

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I also apply tire dressing too. Keeps my tires looking new and prevents dry wrought. I do keep a close eye on my tires. If the RV start riding rough or the tires look low, I check them immediately.


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Old 11-27-2014, 03:21 PM   #30
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More mass to fly around and potentially cause problems. If you have simulators, the above product wont fit
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I strongly disagree.
I have "simulators", (aka: stainless steel wheel liners), and I have used cats eye's Cat's Eye® - Link successfully for 13 years, (105K miles).

What I can't understand is where misinformation like "the above product won't fit", comes from.

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Old 11-27-2014, 03:28 PM   #31
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More mass to fly around and potentially cause problems. If you have simulators, the above product wont fit
Although not as many years off service as Mels i have had CrossFires on my coach for 2 years without issue. They work great
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Old 11-27-2014, 05:50 PM   #32
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I have had Crossfires for three years without any issues. It is unfortunate that individuals with no apparent experience with a product post negative product information with no supporting facts or personal experience. Most of us rely on information in the forums to make decisions on how we might solve issues and when information is incorrect, are often lead in the wrong direction. I believe virtually all IRV2 members post based on personal experience and knowledge. Hopefully, those that don't will learn from the experiences of others and keep rumours they might have heard to themselves. Good to see that the facts are clear in this case.
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Old 11-27-2014, 06:15 PM   #33
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Just had new front tires installed on my 38' RV. I asked about balanceing before
purchase, they said that now all 'truck tires', they install, small marble size weights
are placed inside tire, which they did and I can say after 1000 miles, I wouldn't
go back to weights on rims.
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:52 AM   #34
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Just had new front tires installed on my 38' RV. I asked about balancing before purchase, they said that now all 'truck tires', they install, small marble size weights
are placed inside tire, which they did and I can say after 1000 miles, I wouldn't go back to weights on rims.
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This is not to say that Durabeads, (or any other small marble size weights), in tires is not an effective way of balancing tires, but I have used "Centramatic Balancers" for 12 years, (95k miles): Video-How-Centramatic-Balancers-Work - Centramatic Wheel Balancer, Tire Balancers for DFW Trucks

BTW, Michelin truck tires with "The addition of liquid, solid or gaseous materials other than air nitrogen or carbon dioxide" are not covered by the Michelin Tire Warranty.
See "What is Not Covered", (line 6, page 3), of this "Michelin Truck Tire Operator's Manual and Limited Warranty"): https://app.qleapahead.com/rtp/Libra...sset=107848,98

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Old 11-28-2014, 08:02 AM   #35
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I don't know how we got to tire balancing from valve extensions, but I can see tire manufactures not wanting any thing rolling around in there tires for 70,000 miles.


I am just wondering how many R/Vs had there tire changed due to wear and not due to age. My tires have less then 4000 miles on them and are almost due for replacement.


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Old 11-28-2014, 12:00 PM   #36
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I don't know how we got to tire balancing from valve extensions, but I can see tire manufactures not wanting any thing rolling around in their tires for 70,000 miles.
I am just wondering how many R/Vs had their tire changed due to wear and not due to age. My tires have less then 4000 miles on them and are almost due for replacement.
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I don't know either, however since you asked...this is the history of my coach tires:

1.) Some, (but not all), of the 6 original 1996 Goodyear tires on my coach were "worn out" when they were replaced at 7 years of age, (at 72,200 miles).

2,) On Oct 9, 2003 I had a 2nd set of 6 Goodyears put on.

3.) On Aug 30, 2011, (at 124,000 coach miles), when the 2nd set of Goodyears were 8 years old with 52,000 miles....(but BEFORE they were "worn out")... I replaced all 6 with Michelin XZE tires

4.) On Nov 20, 2014, (last week), Michelin Customer Care replaced all 6 of those 3-1/2 year old, 10,000 mile, XZE tires, (for $483.84, plus $359.44 for mounting, new valve stems and taxes)...$854.28 total... because the sidewalls where cracking.

BTW, I sure am glad I didn't have balancing beads put in when I bought the Michelins because I was warned by Michelin Customer Care: "If the Michelin tire shop that dismounts your cracked tires finds 'balancing beads' in them you will have to pay 'full retail price' for the replacements".

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I have had these installed on all my wheel sets (6) it is not a substitute for balancing but it does compensate for several other imbalances including tire balancing
Centramatic Automatic Wheel Balancers Demonstrati…: http://youtu.be/ullnFQD4F1I

I have used them for 2 years with great results. So no issue with anything inside the tire.
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:31 PM   #38
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No need to fret about folks. The tank system is working very well for me. All my tires are balanced. All my tires were installed in July. Until Wednesday July was actually the last time I checked the pressure in them. All are in excellent condition and holding air very well. Crossfires are not for everyone. I have experience with these and other dual extenders. However I do not have dual extenders on my rv. I also have no problems with leaks either.
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No need to fret about folks. The tank system is working very well for me. All my tires are balanced. All my tires were installed in July. Until Wednesday July was actually the last time I checked the pressure in them. All are in excellent condition and holding air very well. Crossfires are not for everyone. I have experience with these and other dual extenders. However I do not have dual extenders on my rv. I also have no problems with leaks either.
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What is the "tank system"?
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I don't use extenders any more ,they can leak. I just keep dual foot air chuck & dual foot gauge hanging on a hook in my tool bay.As for checking air pressure every day, when traveling, I check pressure after starting engine. It takes a few minutes to air up the system anyway.I might have only traveled 200-300 miles the day before,but that doesn't mean I couldn't have picked up something that put a tiny hole in an inside dual. I could just get a TPMS, but I make a living keeping electronic systems running so I have a mistrust of little black boxes.
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What is the "tank system"?
Portable air tank lets me add air without the use of a 12 volt tire inflator. My tank holds 125 pounds of air.


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I remove the wheel cover (hubcap for us old farts) and reach inside. Once the wheel cover is removed the hole in the rim is a lot larger than the wheel cover. I have a flexible rubber air hose. It 's a pain but I don't know if I trust the extensions especially if it's attached to the wheel cover, if the wheel cover pops off driving down the road your tire goes flat. My friend put ty-wraps on his wheel covers to keep them from popping off.
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