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Old 06-01-2016, 07:48 PM   #1
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valve extenders on inner dual

we have 2016 2861ds ford that we bought from cw a week ago and are having no luck adding or checking the air pressure. I s this extender installed at the ford, forestriver,or the dealer. I guess i need to buy some better ones.
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Old 06-01-2016, 08:04 PM   #2
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Most duals,if you clock the wheels where the stems are 180 degrees out, you will be able to use a double headed air chuck..Still a PITA,but doable.
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Old 06-02-2016, 01:21 AM   #3
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When I had this problem I found removing both the flow-through valve cap and the wheel simulator (that's what they call those dulley "hubcaps") made it easier to check and add air.

I solved all those problems once and for all by having some high quality solid metal extended stems installed on every wheel.
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Old 06-02-2016, 02:40 AM   #4
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Congratulations on the new Forester!
Do a search in the Forester and Sunseeker Forums as we discussed this back last fall when many of us first got ours. Many have done what CreativePart has done and gone with the metal dually extensions, it's the best, permanent and costly. Can be purchased from Borg tire supply (YourTireSupplyShop.com) Duallyvalve Kits for Class C - Ford GMC 16-19.5" or the Tireman in Ridgecrest,CA (Tire-Man: Home Page . Both have online sales.
I'm changing mine when I replace the tires in a few years to avoid paying the $100-$250 for mounting and rebalancing.
In the meantime, I have gone with a flexible wire mesh covered inner dually stem from Pacific Duallies.
Did you know that the steel wheel liners come off like hub caps with a screw driver or small crow bar?
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Went thru the braided and metal extenders. Can't say I liked the braided and the metal extenders were to heavy ended up going back to the Air flex with the solid rubber oval stabilizers and haven't lost any significant air since. I use the stabilizers on all 6 tires. As for not being able to read pressure if FR is still using AirFlexx check that the center pin is there and trim the end so your chuck is actually activating the inside Schrader valve. For more info do a search for AirFlexx
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Old 06-02-2016, 02:38 PM   #6
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Arrow Dual Wheel vale extenders?

I had the same issue with adding air on my Forest River Sunseeker 2500.

I did the research and found that the DuallyValve is the hot set up, as mentioned above!

I opted for the chrome extenders and I had a local truck tire shop de-mount and install the valve extenders.

It made a day and night difference and I was able to reinstall my wheel covers.

Now it's very easy to check and add air, with the valve extenders exposed and it's also easy to install tire pressure monitoring systems!
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we have 2016 2861ds ford that we bought from cw a week ago and are having no luck adding or checking the air pressure. I s this extender installed at the ford, forestriver,or the dealer. I guess i need to buy some better ones.
Buy some any auto parts or truck stop.
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:49 PM   #8
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valve extenders

When I picked up my Forester a year and a half ago my first upgrade was a trip to a local tire store and have regular brass truck tire rigid extenders installed. Cost me $84.00 installed and worth every penny and my monitors are stable.
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Arrow Valve extenders?

I did all six tires with the extended valve stems from Duallyvalves.

That allowed me to re-install my wheel covers. Then I could re-install the tire pressure monitors that I couldn't use with the wheel covers on.
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:30 AM   #10
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Like Sagecoachdriver, I use these from Pacific Duallies bought on Amazon at $19.71 for the pair and so far with about 3500 miles no issues.

http://www.amazon.com/Pacific-Dualie...ilpage_o09_s00
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