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Old 09-11-2016, 01:40 PM   #11
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Glade I found this thread. I thought the nippled lugs pulled off. After spending about 15 minutes of my life, I came inside to look up how to get them off. A 1 1/8 socket is a must!
Now I need to know what angle valve extension to buy for the outside rear wheels so I don't have to remove the covers every time I check the air?
I took mine down to a local tire store. And had permanent extentions installed. Basically, they removed the tires and the old stem, and replaced the stem with a much longer version with a slight curve to it so I can easily adjust the air.

One of the guys that was there was an EMT and said the city does not use the extentions because they have a tendency to leak. So all EMT vehicles use these longer stems instead of extentions.

Cost me $60 for both tires. I like it better, they are more rigid instead of flexible, which is easier to put a tire gauge. The extentions are floppy and sometimes requires both hands to check or put air in the tire.
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Old 09-11-2016, 02:41 PM   #12
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Remove wheel covers

I purchased a 1 1/8" socket from Home Depot. Chucked an extension into my Makita impact drill and was easily able to remove and reinstall the three dimpled lug nut covers. I had already purchased a breaker bar, so will keep it around in case the battery on the Makita is dead when I need it.

I used the same trick to raise and lower stabilizer jack on my Arctic Fox travel trailer before upgrading to the FR3.
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:33 PM   #13
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Old 09-11-2016, 07:38 PM   #14
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Glade I found this thread. I thought the nippled lugs pulled off. After spending about 15 minutes of my life, I came inside to look up how to get them off. A 1 1/8 socket is a must!
Now I need to know what angle valve extension to buy for the outside rear wheels so I don't have to remove the covers every time I check the air?

I replaced my rear valve stems with dually valves. They work great and are actually valves stems, not extensions. The company is terrific to work with as well.


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Old 09-11-2016, 08:26 PM   #15
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Cross Fire system

I purchased a system called Cross Fire, which connects to both dually's and allows equalization between tires. Has an indicator that indicates pressure below designated level and allows filling of both tires with a single valve. $56 per side. Worth it for me, as I am a cancer survivor and getting down to fill two valves is challenging.
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Old 09-15-2016, 12:18 PM   #16
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Make a suggestion here, put a layer of blue painter's tape inside the socket wrench so it will not mark the false lug nuts. And when it breaks down, replace the tape.
Helped mine.
You can also use an old plastic shopping bag. Just press a section of the two layers of the shopping bag into the socket with your finger. Then, put the socket onto the lug nut. The bag is also good to store the lug nuts in until you reattach the cover.

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