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Old 08-09-2015, 11:13 AM   #1
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Tire Valve Extenders

Posted this over on the tech talk section, but maybe I'll get better response here?

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Looked in lots of places on the forum, but can't find an answer. I know someone will be able to help me here.

I am getting steel valve stems put into all six of my tires on out Sunseeker. I need to get extenders put on all the tires as well. I know that they need to be stainless steel, but don't know the length or angle needed.

Also, after these are installed will be adding TPMS.

Please advise. Thanks.
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Posted this over on the tech talk section, but maybe I'll get better response here?

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Looked in lots of places on the forum, but can't find an answer. I know someone will be able to help me here.

I am getting steel valve stems put into all six of my tires on out Sunseeker. I need to get extenders put on all the tires as well. I know that they need to be stainless steel, but don't know the length or angle needed.

Also, after these are installed will be adding TPMS.

Please advise. Thanks.
Why not install stems that don't need extenders. Gets rid of a possible problem area and TPM sensors can be mounted directly to the stems.
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Why not install stems that don't need extenders. Gets rid of a possible problem area and TPM sensors can be mounted directly to the stems.
Thanks for your response.

That would make sense, but the way the tires are now, I can't even check the front tire pressure without removing the hub caps. Rear inside dually isn't even reachable without an extender and the outside dually has the valve on the inside side wall instead of the outside one.

I was hoping that someone who has this configuration and has already solved this problem and is using a TPMS could give me some advise.

Thanks again for your response.

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I had braided extenders on the old and now the new
Basic kit RV parts dealer sells is universal
My problems Stopped when I added these
I riveted the valve end brackets (included) on to the round hub part of the hub cap so they don't loosen or move
Make sure they s through the wheel openings and don't rub the hub cap openings
I only did the rear tires
I just used the short steel extenders on the front
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I had braided extenders on the old and now the new
Basic kit RV parts dealer sells is universal
My problems Stopped when I added these
I riveted the valve end brackets (included) on to the round hub part of the hub cap so they don't loosen or move
Make sure they s through the wheel openings and don't rub the hub cap openings
I only did the rear tires
I just used the short steel extenders on the front
Thanks. Sounds like a plan. Link? Photo?
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I had rubber valve stems on my 04 Winnebago and replaced them with short metal ones. Then I tried the metal screw-on valve extensions from CW but they leaked. I had the braided extensions that the MH came with on the rear duals.
I bought valve extensions for the front, "J" shaped ones for the outer rear duals and truck HD 5-1/8" valve extensions for the inner duals with support boots.. These won't ever leak. Bought from Borg Tire Supply. Tireman also has his own specially designed set for MH's. Here are the stock numbers for my Ford E-setries 16" wheels:
2 of VH515BC Chrome outer valve stem .453 triple bend
2 of HAHE392 Truck valve extension EFF 5-1/8"
2 of VHRG2 Dually valve stabilizer round Ford E
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Note the advantage of this is the fronts and inner rear duals can be rotated along with the spare. The outer rear duals can only be changed sides because of the obvious shape of the stem.
ALSO, the rear steel wheel liners would not go on as the J shaped valve gets in the way. I had to trim off about a 1/4" of the valve stem HOLE to make it fit.
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I had rubber valve stems on my 04 Winnebago and replaced them with short metal ones. Then I tried the metal screw-on valve extensions from CW but they leaked. I had the braided extensions that the MH came with on the rear duals.
I bought valve extensions for the front, "J" shaped ones for the outer rear duals and truck HD 5-1/8" valve extensions for the inner duals with support boots.. These won't ever leak. Bought from Borg Tire Supply. Tireman also has his own specially designed set for MH's. Here are the stock numbers for my Ford E-setries 16" wheels:
2 of VH515BC Chrome outer valve stem .453 triple bend
2 of HAHE392 Truck valve extension EFF 5-1/8"
2 of VHRG2 Dually valve stabilizer round Ford E
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Note the advantage of this is the fronts and inner rear duals can be rotated along with the spare. The outer rear duals can only be changed sides because of the obvious shape of the stem.
ALSO, the rear steel wheel liners would not go on as the J shaped valve gets in the way. I had to trim off about a 1/4" of the valve stem HOLE to make it fit.
Thanks so much! I'll print this and get busy shopping!

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Anyone have problems being able to add air in any of their valve extenders? Both my outer rear tires no problem but the inner tires won't take air. These extenders are factory installed and don't have valve caps on them. When I depress the small chrome nipple just a little on the outer tires, air releases right away, when I do the same to the inner tires, I have to depress the nipple a long ways in before air releases. Needless to say I can't add air at this point to the two inner tires. Any ideas?
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Ben, that's why I bought the 5-1/8" valve extensions from Borg. Screwed on metal valve stem and uses stabilizer boot for support. Tried sending photos, but having problems resizing.
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I always thought metal vaalve stems came in all kinds of different liengths and angles. Have you tried a place that specializes in truck tires to see whats available to use that you might not need extenders?

I don't havea motor home but my father owned some commercial trucks and he always had long angled stems and no extensions on his tires, both inside and outside duals.
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