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Old 04-15-2016, 07:02 PM   #11
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Rear Tire Pressure

There have been quite a few threads regarding this subject. I had problems with inner dual tire pressure and flex links. My solution was to remove the flex link and purchase large truck (semi) tire pressure gauges and air chucks. They are both about a foot long and will easily reach the inner dual valve stem. More importantly, they don't have the standard 45 degree tilted heads. They both have a straight in head that you just have to point at the straight out valve stem and push in. Easy! Bad news is that I can't remember where I bought the from on line.

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Old 04-16-2016, 07:37 AM   #12
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Steel Stems

The wire mesh valve extenders are best due to friction against the wheel. These can only be installed on steel valve stems also. Some wheels may have a cheap automotive rubber stem, these will not support the stress of adding the extender onto. An RV shop may have added the extenders without making sure the valve stems were the stronger metal ones. Most RV shops don't do tire work so they might have overlooked that detail? Extenders must be tightened gently with a plyers also, hand tightening is not enough.
I would also recommend buying a good quality 12 volt compressor to carry along with you. Northern Tool has one for about $80. bucks that connects to a battery, either RV or truck. I don't like the ones that plug into the cig lighter. Far to much current draw to inflate a high pressure tire. Likely to blow a fuse and leave you with no help at all.
Tubeless tires seem to loose air over time and always need to be inflated.
Good luck and happy motoring.

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Old 04-19-2016, 05:04 AM   #13
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My problem is with the outside tire. The valve extender has a tendency to leak and deflate the outer tire placing all the weight on the inside tire. What I do is screw on the valve extender to check the pressure and remove it when I am finished. I know it's a PIA, but it's not difficult and I don't have any problems now with the outside tire.

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