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Old 06-26-2014, 12:19 PM   #1
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Valve stem extenders

OK hope this is not a silly question but attempted to check tire pressure on rear tire of my new 2014 24R. Has valve stem extenders and believe they must be airless. Tire gauge does not work. Do I need to have my compressor hooke up and adding air to get a reading? Have never had this type of extension and wonder how good they are and how they work.

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Old 06-26-2014, 01:14 PM   #2
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had the same problem on my 2014 24r called fr they told me to saw off 1/8 to 1/4 off extension. followed there instructions. mine now work fine.
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:40 PM   #3
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Did you just use a hacksaw? Think I will try another chuck and see if that works.
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Old 06-26-2014, 02:00 PM   #4
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I just used a very sharp knife..those break off hobby knives..
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Old 06-26-2014, 02:02 PM   #5
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one piece metal tire valve stems"
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Got them here (here's a link) - Your Tire Shop Supply | Supplies for Tire Shops
You might want to go ahead and give them a call. Speak to Bill Falkenborg
Phone is 800-300-2674
Bill has apparently sold Metal stem sets for several Sprinter Motorhomes. He knew exactly what I was talking about when I called. I got this referral from another post on the forum.


Just a Quick Note, I had Stainless Steel "Extenders" installed on my tires for my first trip in my 2013 Solera 24S to hopefully alleviate any tire problems two months ago. Anyway, I had nothing but problems with the “Airless Extenders” from Orlando-Tucson-Albuquerque-Dallas-Canyon Lake-Orlando. The main problem was the extenders were vibrating off the rubber tire stems in the wheel well and leaking pressure. I ended up loosing an inner tire enroute. They were not one piece tied into the 16" steel tire wheel well. Now they are and I would highly recommend them. You can also install a tire pressure monitor with these at a later date if it meets your needs. Just some "Food for Thought." Good Luck and Happy Travels.

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Old 06-26-2014, 02:52 PM   #6
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yes I used a hacksaw.
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Old 06-26-2014, 03:00 PM   #7
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Thanks for the response from everyone. I dug out another chuck I had and it works fine. Able to add air and get a good reading. Will look into TPM system later and change stems at that time.
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:34 PM   #8
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I had new valve stems put on my 2013 S back in April. At the time I asked the tire guy about extenders to which he replied I don't like extenders they are nothing but trouble, Haven't seen one yet that doesn't leak sooner or later. WELL I had them put the old extenders back on that were with the Solera when I got it. The day before I left on our vacation I checked the tire pressure and found one tire flat. I aired it up and checked but could not find a leak. because they had valve caps on I decided to leave the cap off of that tire to see what would happen, NO MORE leak. At lease not from that tire, about a week later I was getting ready to leave a CG and I noticed that a different tire was flat. again this one had a cap on the extender. Aired it up removed the cap and the other caps from all the coach tires and so far have not had a problem. The caps were apparently on tight enough to cause a slow leak by pass the valve down. Moral of the story keep a close eye on your tires.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:25 PM   #9
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Just finished trying to check the tire preeure and add air if needed. 4 of the six worked just great but tw would not accept the chuck and could not get air into the tire or even check the pressure. May call Les Schwab and see what they suggest, have had good luck with them in the past. May also see about TPM system. I like to keep an eye on tires.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:53 PM   #10
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Not sure what make these extenders are but they are flexible and not secured to the wheels or liners in any way. Seems as if they will take a beating going down the road. What have others found to be a good reliable extender?

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