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Old 11-21-2016, 02:37 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 11-21-2016, 02:54 PM   #2
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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.

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And one with a straight tip, not angled. Sadly, the straight tip won't fit my steer wheels so I have both.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Old 11-21-2016, 06:40 PM   #7
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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.
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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.
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Thanks everyone! I'm going to get the angled tire pressure gauge also and thinking about the tire pressure monitoring system.
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