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Old 11-02-2013, 07:01 AM   #1
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Solid tire valves and installing them

So you can add me to the list of people that installed valve extensions only to end up with a deflated tire. Thankfully it deflated in storage and not on a our recent trip to Canada.

So it looks like there are three main solid valve manufacturers: Tireman, Borgman and Duallyvalve. Is one better than another?

Finally, I found a local place here in Charlotte NC that knew what I was talking about and can work on a motorhome. They want $52 a tire to install the valves and remount the tire and of course rebalance as well. They specialize in large trucks so I think I can trust them but is that a resonable price?

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:52 PM   #2
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IMO, that is reasonable. These metal valve stems are not cheap themselves. The normal charge here for a 16" truck tire is about $30 for that procedure if the owner supplies the valve stem.I'm sure you already know valve stem pricing.
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IMO, that is reasonable. These metal valve stems are not cheap themselves. The normal charge here for a 16" truck tire is about $30 for that procedure if the owner supplies the valve stem.I'm sure you already know valve stem pricing.
The OP doesn't say if that $52 includes the stems or it's just the labor.
If it's just the labor that's pretty high.
If it includes providing the stems it's OK but not a super deal.
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I had the Dually Valves installed at a FMCA Rally in January. The total cost was $135 including the rubber support boots.
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rcase13,

I think it is an excellent idea to replace the short valve stem, on the inner rear dualies, with a long one to eliminate the extension. In addition, I'd recommend that you consider replacing the outside wheel valve stem which points "IN" with an angled one that points "out". I did this a couple of years ago and it sure makes life simpler. For me, the main benefit is that my tire pressure monitoring system for the outer tire (a transmitter that mounts on the end of the valve stem) is in a position where I can easily remove it to add air to the tire if necessary. If you keep the "inward pointing" valve stems on your outer dualies, getting that monitoring gizmo off is a real bear.

I see that one of the sources that you listed has a kit showing 2 of the valve stems for the inner wheels and 2 for the outer wheels (the shorter angled ones). They also have a great photo on this web page:
DL4AKW25 Chrome Dually Valve Kit

As far as price, I think I paid a little over $150 a couple of years ago to do all 4.

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The $52 does not include the valve stems. That will be about $150 more... I will keep shopping around I guess. Everything in Charlotte just seems to cost more.
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valve stems

I just bought the long brass inner duel valve stems for $3.00 a piece at O'Rilleys auto store. They had them in various lengths, like 2 and 1/2 up to 5 inches. Still looking for the curve ones for the outer duel. 16 inch tires.
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Think about whether or not solid tire valves are worth the possible headache or cost implication for tire rotation, or if you can live with just removing the simulators and squeezing a truck tire gauge and chuck in there.
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Jackfish-good points made, but does one rotate the tires on the truck chassis? I would like to be able to check the pressure but my tire guy, also family friend, says from his experience the valve stem extensions pose a greater risk and he suggested I ought to change to the old brass valve stems. If I bought the stems he would pop them in for $5 dollars a tire. I found the straight stems but still looking for the curved ones. I thought about the pressure read out caps but too much money right now, so to minimize risk going to get rid of the extensions and go one piece valve.
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Have you looked here:

Dually valve kits for Motor-homes, Busses and 6-wheeled chassis
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I think it is an excellent idea to replace the short valve stem, on the inner rear dualies, with a long one to eliminate the extension. In addition, I'd recommend that you consider replacing the outside wheel valve stem which points "IN" with an angled one that points "out". I did this a couple of years ago and it sure makes life simpler. For me, the main benefit is that my tire pressure monitoring system for the outer tire (a transmitter that mounts on the end of the valve stem) is in a position where I can easily remove it to add air to the tire if necessary. If you keep the "inward pointing" valve stems on your outer dualies, getting that monitoring gizmo off is a real bear.
I bought the flow through sensors so I don't have to remove them on the rears. On the fronts I did use the "cap" style as the flow throughs would stick out too far.
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