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Old 08-14-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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Check front tire pressure on Solera w/o remove wheel covers

Has anyone found a tire valve stem connection that works great for the front wheels of the Solera, without removing the wheel covers. I notice that camping world sells a 90 degree, that says it is for front wheels. Will this work?
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:41 PM   #2
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I check my tires on a regular basis and have never had to take the wheel covers off.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:45 PM   #3
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This is what I have used in the past 10-150 psi Dual Head Truck/RV Tire Gauge - GEMPLER'S
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That's what I use to check my also.
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Has anyone found a tire valve stem connection that works great for the front wheels of the Solera, without removing the wheel covers. I notice that camping world sells a 90 degree, that says it is for front wheels. Will this work?
I had the same problem; the valve stem was not long enough to protrude through the wheel cover. The problem was compounded when I tried to install tire pressure monitors on those front wheels. I ordered valve extenders to solve that problem. Straight extenders work on the front wheels!

I still plan to replace the rubber valve stems with metal stems on both front and rear wheels, long enough that I don't need the flex-aire extenders on the rear wheels, either. Haven't gotten around to ordering them yet. Another Solera user posted reference to an outfit that had the proper stems.

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I bought straight 1 1/2" extenders from the local auto parts house for a few bucks for a set of four. They work fine, and I have two spares.
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