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Old 04-25-2014, 07:52 AM   #15
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X2 on Dually valves from Borg or the equivalent; all this frustration and injury to pride and hands goes away.
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Can a truck tire shop order these or am I supposed to show up w/ them and expect the truck shop to know what to do with them?
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:16 AM   #17
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Can a truck tire shop order these or am I supposed to show up w/ them and expect the truck shop to know what to do with them?
Dually valves are just valve stems and

any truck shop that handles your tire size can put them on. In my case the shop I used had not heard of them so I bought them and they installed.
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:18 PM   #18
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This is my setup.Works great

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Old 04-26-2014, 09:48 AM   #19
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I too pulled my wheel covers. A real PITA in the rears to check the TP. Much easier with them off.
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We just purchased a brand new 2014 Itasca Navion IQ 24V and followed the owner's manual regarding checking tire pressures. Unfortunately the Navion does not come with a monitor system. I purchased a two way type tire gauge and a two way type fitting for my air compressor. Even with these purchases it is a real PITA to access either of the dual wheels. So I purchased some metal extenders and worked for several hours to get them on the valve stems. This was so I could install a set of TST Pressure monitors that I had used on my fifth wheel. The pressures seemed to hold real good for the few days that we were parked at home but once I took the rig on the road at least two pressure leaks started. I surmised these were coming from either the extenders or monitors. Murphy's law ruled. So I removed all the extenders and monitors, added air and went on with the original setups without further problem. I believe I will need to get metal valve stems installed in order to get a more accessible system for the monitors.


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You can use a truck type tire inflater that has openings on both sides.

I have the braided hose attached to the inner tire. I use the inflater and press on the opposite side to get a seal. I have a pistol type inflator with a hose like this.

Dual Chuck Tire Inflator with Dial Gauge
Or something with a fitting like this, which works much better for me (I have no braided hose attached to the inner tire. I just stick this in to inflate and check the pressure).

Amazon.com: Milton S693 Dual Head Straight Foot Air Chuck: Automotive
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Okay, at least I'm not losing my mind. I'm staring at these tires going "I'm far from a idiot, what am I missing?" ....
I feel your pain. I was thinking what you're thinking ever since I bought my (first) RV in September. After a process of trial and error (as pcurt23 suggested), I settled on a Porter-Cable CMB15 150 PSI air compressor (Amazon.com: PORTER-CABLE CMB15 150 PSI 1.5 Gallon Oil-Free Fully Shrouded Compressor: Home Improvement) and this hose attachment (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Seems to work for me.
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You're missing the correct valve extensions. On my previous MH, I had the wire braided extensions installed and had similar issues trying to get a good reading. On my current MH, I have metal extended valves and adapters and it's much easier. I'd suggest taking a trip to a local truck tire shop and let them install metal valve stems and extensions. Any cost will be well worth the lack of aggravation you'll suffer down the road.
Excellent suggestion. I did that, too, after I found that the dealer I bought my RV from replaced the 10-year-old tires, but didn't replace the valve stems, and one rotted away on a trip, resulted in a flat, as I was pulling into a campground. I installed metal valve stems, but the tire shop suggested staying away from extensions.
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I feel your pain. I was thinking what you're thinking ever since I bought my (first) RV in September. After a process of trial and error (as pcurt23 suggested), I settled on a Porter-Cable CMB15 150 PSI air compressor (Amazon.com: PORTER-CABLE CMB15 150 PSI 1.5 Gallon Oil-Free Fully Shrouded Compressor: Home Improvement) and this hose attachment (Amazon.com: Milton S693 Dual Head Straight Foot Air Chuck: Automotive). Seems to work for me.
This is exactly what I ended up with !!!
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I finally got picture of what I use to inflate my tires and the mod to the wheel covers today. First the duallies have the solid stem extensions installed so that they are solid and have little movement when connecting the hose.
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Also, note that the cover has been trimmed near the valve stem to improve access. I still plan to smooth the edges some more.

I also use this fill hose tool:
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Note that the hose connector is able to be locked onto the stem while filling. I added the T and extra pressure gauge. This allows me to know the supply line pressure.
I have seen all these items at CW, WW, and HD.
TPMS is on my wish list.
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Same issue here

I didn't read everyones comments but I have the same issue with my new Winnebago View. Nearly impossible to get an accurate reading and add air. Have to lay down on the ground and juggle flashlight and tools.

I pisses me off the Winnebago refuses to address this serious safety issue. What is really aggravating is that most of their products are purchased by seniors who aren't always up for laying down along the motorhome to check tire pressure.

I just ordered a set of dually valves which are supposed to be a much better solution over valve stem extensions. Now I have to find an installer. But do hope this resolves the problem.
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