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Old 07-27-2017, 09:15 PM   #1
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Tires' air valve extensions recommendation

Hi all. I like the Sprinter platform but I'm disappointed that it doesn't come with a friendlier/easier way to check and refill the air in the tires, specially when this platform is used for non-commercial vehicles like MHs. My Winnebago View came with steel rims and I find it literally impossible to check air pressure, let alone pump air into the tires, the way they come from the factory.
What am I missing here? Can anyone please comment and recommend valve extension brands for the Sprinter tires? And where to go for installation?
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:45 PM   #2
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Dually valve stems made by Borg. Your local tire dealer can install. Lots of posts about these. Cost you about $200.
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200 bucks? For valve stem extensions?
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Dually valve stems made by Borg. Your local tire dealer can install. Lots of posts about these. Cost you about $200.


Thanks for the info. Kit retails for $140 in their webpage.
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Thanks for the info. Kit retails for $140 in their webpage.


Check prices here.
http://www.shinyrv.com/store/c26/Dua...ve_Stems_.html
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They aren't really valve extensions...they are valve replacements.

And I highly recommend them.

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The $200 is based on valve stems $140 for six wheels + $10/wheel installation.
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I had issues getting the right replacements for my Alcoa rims but it all got sorted out thanks to Lichtsinn..... I believe they carry a variety of valve replacements.
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Worthwhile upgrade! Do it once and do it right. Call Borg directly to find out which kit you need. ST
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Borg DuallyValves FOR SURE

We were one of the first to install Borg DuallyValves on our Alcoa aluminum wheels on our 2011 Winnebago View 24K (2011 Mercedes Sprinter 3500HD chassis). They've been flawless for 6 years over some nasty roads in subzero and 100+ degree conditions, all the time carrying TireMinder TPMS )"Tire Pressure Monitoring System") screw on valve stem sensors.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED since they're a "one and done" solution to both the "How do I check / add air to my inner dually tires?" and eliminating WHEN (not IF) the cheap rubber valve stems deteriorate causing a rapid deflation of our of your tires... VERY likely if you use an aftermarket TPMS sensors.

Oh and do you really want to change one of your tires, especially a dually, on the road in the middle of nowhere (think Alcan Highway, Death Valley, etc.)?
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Borg Dually Valves just came in the mail. Any suggestions as to where to go to have them installed? Truck tire place, or regular auto tire shop?
Thanks.
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Borg Dually Valves just came in the mail. Any suggestions as to where to go to have them installed? Truck tire place, or regular auto tire shop?
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My local mechanic installed them for me.

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Borg Dually Valves just came in the mail. Any suggestions as to where to go to have them installed? Truck tire place, or regular auto tire shop?
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We had ours installed in our 2011 Winnebago View 24K (2011 Mercedes Sprinter 3500HD chassis) at Allen Tire in Yorba Linda, CA (Orange County / SoCal). They are just a regular tire shop... not a truck or RV specific tire / service facility.

I recommend call Borg to see if they could recommend an installer near you... and then confirm the tire shop will install them... and what they'll charge.
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Go wherever you would go to get replacement tires!
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