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Old 08-09-2015, 09:10 PM   #21
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Tireman9,

thanks so much for checking this out for me. Without your help I would've just purchased something thinking I had the correct item and been frustrated when I couldn't get it to work. You don't know how much I appreciate your effort.
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:40 PM   #22
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Probably yours are "non pressurized" extenders
Mine look just like the ones in the photos above by Sage. They must be pressurized I would think. You just push the chrome looking ball on the end of the stem on the outer tire a little and air comes out. On the inner tires, I have to use a small screwdriver and push the ball way down before I hear air coming out. Using my air compressor at home, I have no problem putting air in the front tires, the outer rear tires but I can't get any air pressure reading or add air to the inner tires.
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:51 PM   #23
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Airless or pressurized hose

OK found the answer (right under my nose)
Wheel Masters has
short hard extenders.

Stainless pressurized hose kits and "Airless" hose kits

Just pay attention to the part number

The "Airless" would be non-pressurized extenders with the internal actuator rod.

I am thinking that if you are having problems adding air or getting a pressure reading you have "Airless" extender and it needs adjustment or you need different chuck or gauge that pushes the rod deeper.
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Old 08-10-2015, 04:46 PM   #24
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OK found the answer (right under my nose)
Wheel Masters has
short hard extenders.

Stainless pressurized hose kits and "Airless" hose kits

Just pay attention to the part number

The "Airless" would be non-pressurized extenders with the internal actuator rod.

I am thinking that if you are having problems adding air or getting a pressure reading you have "Airless" extender and it needs adjustment or you need different chuck or gauge that pushes the rod deeper.
That makes sense. I think you are right when you say the internal actuator rod is not making contact soon enough for my chuck to work on the inner tires. Now I need to find out if they are adjustable. These are brand new and installed either by Ford for FR. Our coach came with those on our tires when it arrived from the factory in June of this year.
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Are the schrader valves tight especially the one on the extension? One of the extension I bought from CW had that problem and the other leaked. I tried using another air hose and got it to work. I fill mine at home with a big air compressor. One hose has the chuck and the other doesn't. I don't recall which worked on it and I bought the Borg extensions shortly thereafter back in 2012. No problem since.
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Thanks Tireman9 and trdutch. This information is great. Now I just need to get the parts ordered.
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Did a little more investigating on the problem of getting air into the inner tires. Figured it out. The inner workings of the valve stem on the outer tires are near the surface and easy for any chuck to depress it. They are also all metal short J extenders. The inner valve stem extenders are rubber and the pin you have to depress looks to short. One of two things, replace the inside with longer stem or get a special chuck that can reach that far in. Also, all the valve stems have the following caps on them, so you don't have to remove them to fill your tires. see photo. Thx for all the replies.
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Tire Valve Extenders

That extender (cap) you show a picture of was the culprit in all my fill and leak problems
I got rid of them and my troubles went away
After I put my set up on I just used regular caps that came with the braided line kit
Before the braided set up mine leaked and at first I thought they were part of the stem cause they in turn had caps on them
When I realized they actually were caps (they look like a fillable stem after all) but I too couldn't get them to take air.
had no use for them.
Added the braided extenders on to the blank basic stock stems (used the 90 for the outer tire stem that faces inward so my braided line didn't kink and called it a day.
This unit can sit for months with very little pressure change, in fact I haven needed to add air since June and that was a couple pounds in one tire
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OK, I'm back with some more info on the problem of filling and checking tire pressure on the inner tires of our MH. I went to the auto parts store today and bought a truck air chuck and a regular chuck. Neither one will reach or depress the valve core to let air in (see following pic). Also, looked for longer valve cores, but they only had one size. I thought they made longer ones, so they would be closer to the top of the valve stem. Wonder how they filled the tires in the first place. Probably before they put the extenders on. Would like to fix the original rubber extenders that were put on by Ford or FR, if not, guess I'll have to spend the bucks on some new ones as suggested in previous post.
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