Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-21-2016, 02:37 PM   #1
Junior Member
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 2
Checking air pressure in dually rear tires

We have just bought a new Winnebago Vista 31BE

There is a lot to learn, and one of the first questions I have is:

Do I need to take off the fake hubcap to check the air pressure on the dually rear tires? I bought a tire pressure gauge, but it does not seem fit on the outer tire valve stem unless I take the fake hubcap off first.

Is there another gauge that would work better or some other way of doing it? Also I cannot get that hubcap off with the supplied wrench, is there a better wrench that people have? Thanks very much!
chuckpaulson is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-21-2016, 02:54 PM   #2
Senior Member
CarlAda's Avatar
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Medford, OR
Posts: 744
You need a trucker's tire pressure gauge (longer with dual head) to fit on the inner dualie tire...that's assuming that they installed the wheels properly with extensions to allow access.

2007 42' Country Coach Intrigue #12149 CAT C-13, 2014 SRX, Roadmaster Sterling, SMI AirForceOne
CarlAda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2016, 03:50 PM   #3
Senior Member
Rorytug's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 196
And one with a straight tip, not angled. Sadly, the straight tip won't fit my steer wheels so I have both.
2011 Itasca Sunova 33C, 2001 Acura MDX, DW and her 2 Barbiedogs
Rorytug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2016, 03:53 PM   #4
Senior Member
Rorytug's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 196
There are only two nuts that hold the wheel Cover on. If you tap them with your finger you will hear the difference in tone. The rest of those are fixed. You have to remove the lug nut cover parentheses looks like one of the Lugnuts print the Sea to get to the actual not underneath. They usually snap on and off. I have never taken mine off excepted put new tires on. The proper tire gauge will solve your problem.
2011 Itasca Sunova 33C, 2001 Acura MDX, DW and her 2 Barbiedogs
Rorytug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2016, 04:05 PM   #5
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 42
Valve extenders are a real bummer-always some sort of leak or unable to check air pressure..Finially went to a real truck tire place. He installed an extender made co
by this company, solved the problem. Not cheap but check the price of a new inner tire 50 miles from the nearest dealer.
anneb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2016, 04:09 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2010
Location: N.E. Florida
Posts: 1,249
Look 180 degrees from your outer dual valve stem and you will see the inner dual stem.

A dual head truck tire chuck (measures up to 150 PSI) will allow you to check your air pressure without removing anything.

Likewise add a dual headed air chuck to use with your portable compressor so as not to be dependent on others to add air as needed.

The gauge and air chuck manufactured by MILTON have a good reputation and I have found them to be rugged and reliable.

Congrats on the new coach!
1998 American Eagle 40EVS
FormerBoater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2016, 06:40 PM   #7
Senior Member
twojayhawks's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Lenexa KS
Posts: 1,460
Welcome new Winny owner! I'm a chronic tire checker and it was always hard on my back. Just a thought you can get a tire pressure monitor system for around $300 and it will give you your tire pressures for all tires from the comfort of the RV. Only time you would be hassling with adding is if they need air. Otherwise just checking is crazy easy. Then there is the other benefit of maybe saving you from danger. Just a thought.
Bill & Kelli 2015 Dutch Star 4366
2002 Safari Zanzibar 3906
1995 Fleetwood Bounder 36JD
twojayhawks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2016, 08:28 PM   #8
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,866
Even though i have a truck tire gauge, i still have to remove the wheel covers to check the rears. The hole is just a tad bit too small to get the gauge on the stem properly.

The tool to get the wheel cover off is the little T handle one that Winnebago supplied. I wouldn't use it to try and loosen a nut that was torqued too tightly (tightened it with an impact wrench for instance). But it works fine for me because i just snug the nuts down.
03 Itasca Sunova, Workhorse P32 with the 8.1 and 4L85-E
Mudfrog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2016, 12:07 PM   #9
Junior Member
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 2
Thanks everyone! I'm going to get the angled tire pressure gauge also and thinking about the tire pressure monitoring system.
chuckpaulson is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
To Dually or not to Dually? jbenoit28 Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 36 02-02-2016 08:28 AM
rotate two older front tires to left rear dually? CountryFit Class A Motorhome Discussions 6 07-15-2015 10:10 AM
Checking the air pressure in dually's MutinyGuy Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 8 04-09-2014 04:07 PM
Question, Turning a one ton non-dually to a dually. Wildbob52 Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 28 02-09-2013 02:43 PM
Checking Air Pressure in Rear Dually's golden Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 16 03-17-2011 08:26 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.