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Old 10-24-2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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Inflating rear dual tires on my winnebago 24G

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a newby here. I can't for the life of me figure out how to add air to my outside dual tires. I can see the valve stem for the inside tire but not the outside. Looks like I will need an extension for the inside tires,but just can't figure out where the valve stem is for the outside tire. Thanks for any help on this!!!!!
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:12 AM   #2
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The valve stem for the outside tire should be visible through the cutouts in the rim; unless you have wheel covers that limit your access. They do not always line up in the same cut out as the inside tire. You do need the truck tire air chuck for your compressor,and tire gauge, some times that's enough to get access to the inside tire valve, I run a 3" flex, extension for easy access, it tucks between the rim and cover when not in use so it won't flop around.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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The valve stem for the outside tire should be visible through the cutouts in the rim; unless you have wheel covers that limit your access. They do not always line up in the same cut out as the inside tire. You do need the truck tire air chuck for your compressor,and tire gauge, some times that's enough to get access to the inside tire valve, I run a 3" flex, extension for easy access, it tucks between the rim and cover when not in use so it won't flop around.
Ok. Thanks... So I can find both of them, but the one on the outside tire is really hard to get to. It's on the inside and very inaccessible. What is a flex extension?
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:57 PM   #4
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I just got this gauge for the same reason. I have not tested it's effectiveness because the RV is in storage .

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Old 10-24-2012, 11:59 PM   #5
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Flex extension, is a stainless mesh wraped valve stem extender, as opposed to the ridgid plastic type used on cars. I'll try to post a picture in the next few days.
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Just get a dual foot tire gauge and fill setup. It's the standard for dual tires. The flexible extensions are noted for leaking although some don't.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:31 AM   #7
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Thank you everyone for all of your help. Makes sense now!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:10 PM   #8
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Another "newbie" question.

Do I need a particular kind of air source to attach to the double chuck inflator. I have a Stanley portable jump/air compressor that has a fitting to attach to a valve stem directly. Will that work on a Milton dual chuck tire inflator?
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:15 PM   #9
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You may be able to loosen the valve stem and turn it so that it will extend to the outside of the tire instead of the inside if it is metal.

I would not use extensions since they have a bad reputation of leaking.

If you want to make it easier to add air/check air in the inside dually's purchase some dually valve stems that are solid metal and replace the OEM valve stems.

Dually valve kits for Motor-homes, Busses and 6-wheeled chassis

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I had the same problem with my dually tires.My inside tire had a braided extension.I went to a tire place that dealt with big rigs and found some stainless steel "L" shaped extensions and they work perfect.$8 a piece there or I saw some on Ebay a little higher.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:06 AM   #11
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I bought our 27P used 8 years ago, it came with extenders. On 2 occasions a tire went flat for no apparent reason except that the extenders leaked.
I heard about Tireman Valves
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I had them installed and love them. It takes me about 3 minutes to check all 6 tires and its rare I add air, The best $200 I have spent on the RV.
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DT, that Stanley portable compressor probably won't be up to the task, a large % of RV tires run 80-110 psi, if your compressor even reaches that pressure it will take forever to add enough air to make a difference in a tire that large. just my $.02
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When I bought my current motorhome, the first thing I did... on the way home... was stop in at a truck supply house and picked up 6 rigid brass valve extenders. Two were "L" shaped for the outside dual, two long extentions for the inside and two shorter ones for the front.

These replaced the OEM valve stems and have been on the rims for 8 years, without leaks. Bring the inflation in all six tires to proper levels takes, at most, 10 minutes with my pancake compressor...
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Looked online today and saw the stabilizers that come with the valve stems. Looks like a great combo...just gotta measure the openings n the wheel now. Thanks all for your help. Great forum!
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