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Old 04-16-2008, 06:05 PM   #1
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Without valve extenders on the dual wheels or front wheels, is it difficult to check air pressure? Do I use screw on valve extenders, or airless hose extenders with brakets. What are your thoughts on type, brand or if they are necessary?
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Without valve extenders on the dual wheels or front wheels, is it difficult to check air pressure? Do I use screw on valve extenders, or airless hose extenders with brakets. What are your thoughts on type, brand or if they are necessary?
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Yes, it is a little bit of a pain to check the inner wheels, but with the correct guage tip (one which is straight forward for the inner and at a 45 degree rearward one for the outer wheel) it is not unreasonable.

Extenders are generally a bad idea. They have a tendancy to leak.
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THe only extenders that I like (and use) are straight and have double seals; one on each end and use no brackets to hold them. Be sure the ones mounted to the wheels are steel and should bend and be 90 degrees from foot print of tire and at the correct height to pass through access holes of wheel. Good luck and keep us posted.
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I have used Wheel Master steel braided extenders since 1996 on two different motorhomes and the plain rubber ones before that. I have never had any problems with them, knock on wood. I just put new tires on my current motorhome and new extenders as well because they were five years old. I have one friend who thinks just like me and one that will not touch them. Guess it is up to each person to decide what is for them.
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An alternative to valve extenders are replacement extended valve stems such as those from duallyvalve.com.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:25 AM   #7
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RV Wizard, The MH has 22.5" ALCOA Aluminum Wheels. Do you like a particular brand? From your post, I take it yours are solid extenders and not the braided hose type?
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i posted a question on this subject last nite.
i guess i better look before i post! feel kinda stupid since the info was already posted the day before! thanks paz. i'm going to order the dually valves this morn. they look like the answer! jim.
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Alcoa make solid extensions for about 20.00 you can do both rear wheels. Link below.

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Richard, Thank you! I have been to the Alcoa website and downloaded the info you provided. When the MH arrives,I intend to call Alcoa and order the extensions.

Have you ordered them for your MH? Do they attach to the existing valve stems, or do they replace them?
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Have not ordered mine yet, but I did get this private message from BILLY B. when I asked him how it worked out.

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they worked great. i had to call them and talk to an engineer to learn that i had to bend the inner wheel stem to align
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Try the duallyvalve extensions. They make it very easy to check tire pressure.

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So, how much does it cost to have the dually valves installed?
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The valve stems cost $120 for the chrome ones. You will have to find a tire repair place to install them or do it your self.

After I removed the wheels from my MH, the very friendly tire shop close to where I live broke the beads on the tires, and I installed the new valve stems.

Be prepared for a lot of lifting, the wheels are very heavy.

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