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Old 11-06-2013, 07:15 AM   #31
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I would have thought all wheels get balanced, except tractor wheels. LOL. Then again, I don't know anything about big trucks. In a car, a wheel out of balance can cause issues down the road, not to mention an uncomfortable ride.

It sounds like it's all hearsay. Some folks get them balanced while others don't. There has to be a theory behind it whether they should or should not be balanced.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:36 AM   #32
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Typically, extenders are DIY kits if the coach doesn't come with them installed. If the DIY kit is for both then it might call for the outer tire be rotated so that the valves are opposite. If only the inner needs to be extended the mountings remain as is. I believe most do call for the valves to be metal, not rubber. However, I'm pretty sure none of the DIY kits require a reballance of the tire. At any rate, yours should have come with them and therefore FR should have them installed. Good luck.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:40 PM   #33
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Thanks for the details. I contacted FR about my missing inverter and also told them about the missing extenders. Hopefully they'll send both.
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Well, they are ordering an inverter, but it's a no go on the extenders. I was told that FR only installs the inner extender, but not the outer.
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:41 PM   #35
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I have the 22.5" aluminum wheels and yes there is only the inner extender but the outer valve is readily accessible and is steel. Did you tell them that your wheels were not the 22.5" aluminum ones? Might make a difference. That's just not right to me. When my other MH's came with extenders it included the inner and outer when the wheels were the 19.5" variety with wheel liners. Sorry. You should be able to buy just the outer extenders if FR won't own up.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:45 PM   #36
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Well, they are ordering an inverter, but it's a no go on the extenders. I was told that FR only installs the inner extender, but not the outer.
I think you said something wrong.
You are missing your inner extenders. The one you see in your picture is from the outside tire which you can work with.
I think you may have to send them a picture to explain what you are missing. The Inner tire extenders. Correct me if I'm wrong here.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:56 PM   #37
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Those look to be the same hub caps as my Mirada. The come off pretty easily. If you look closely at the "lug nuts" you will notice that 2 of them are different. The difference is very slight, it is at the base of the "nut". Find one and the other is directly opposite.

I just went out and checked and found that the easiest way to find them is just by tapping on the "nuts". Most of them will sound hollow while two will sound solid. That those two off and the cap will pull right off.

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Old 11-07-2013, 09:02 PM   #38
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Those look to be the same hub caps as my Mirada. The come off pretty easily. If you look closely at the "lug nuts" you will notice that 2 of them are different. The difference is very slight, it is at the base of the "nut". Find one and the other is directly opposite.

I just went out and checked and found that the easiest way to find them is just by tapping on the "nuts". Most of them will sound hollow while two will sound solid. That those two off and the cap will pull right off.

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Joel usually they are 3 caps that screw off. They will have a noticeable notch on each of them on the outside. Yes you can also find them by tapping and listening also.
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When you get the valve stems figured out I would suggest getting the MH weighed then going to the tire manufacture web site to see what air pressure you should run. That's the only way to get it correct. Adjusting fir comfort is not safe or good for the long life of the tire.
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Iggy, you had me questioning myself (nothing new there) so I went out and checked again. There were indeed lines on the "nuts" but only on two sides so still easy to miss and I only have two of the "nuts". Maybe Georgetowns have three, I have 19.5" wheels, that could be a difference.

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