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Old 09-28-2016, 12:32 PM   #1
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Tire Pressure Check & Inflate

Prepping the bus for this weekend, loading up the bikes and putting my bicycle pump in one of the storage bins, thinking "HEY !!!"

Luckily our 2015 28DS came with inner dually wheel valve extenders that work perfectly fine. Topped all 6 tires to an even 80psi (cold). Double checked with an accurate gauge afterwards, same measurements. Good workout btw

PS. Please throw out that POS 1 1/8 socket wrench that came with the RV, and get a 1 1/8 socket (Sears, $7.99) for your 1/2" breaker bar to easily remove the hub covers.
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:20 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure that's for removing the Hotwater rod and not the lugs on the tires
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:44 AM   #3
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I'm pretty sure that's for removing the Hotwater rod and not the lugs on the tires
Could be!

Though, I want to believe that FR included a tool to perform regular maintenance such as keeping tires properly inflated, rather than to include a tools to replace a part that 1) should last a few seasons with light/proper use and 2) most people without too much DYI skills won't dare to replace.

I think socket size for my rod is 1 1/16
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Old 09-29-2016, 01:23 PM   #4
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Could be!

Though, I want to believe that FR included a tool to perform regular maintenance such as keeping tires properly inflated, rather than to include a tools to replace a part that 1) should last a few seasons with light/proper use and 2) most people without too much DYI skills won't dare to replace.

I think socket size for my rod is 1 1/16
That tool (if you want to call it that, lol) is for the hubcap lug caps. Like most, I use a 1 1/8" socket on my Makita impact wrench to take of and on. The torque on the Makita is just enough to do the job.
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I purchased the Crossfire system. Has one valve for filling both tires, tire pressure equalizes. One hub-mounted sensor that warns if tires are over or under inflated. $56 per side, expensive but worth it to me.
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Yes, I bought the 80lb option.
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:18 AM   #8
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I purchased the Crossfire system. Has one valve for filling both tires, tire pressure equalizes. One hub-mounted sensor that warns if tires are over or under inflated. $56 per side, expensive but worth it to me.

As a tire engineer I do not understand the value of Crossfire. It is easy to set a pair of tires to same pressure +/- 1 psi.

Crossfire does not warn you when one tire starts to leak. What it does is lower the pressure in the good tire while the leaker continues to leak. Yes the cross fire is suppose to stop the air transfer after a while but it does nothing to actively warn the driver that one tire is leaking and the "good" tire is being overloaded.

You can end up driving on one flat tire and its mate being 100% overloaded, so now you have two scrap tires and still are bopping down the highway blissfully unaware of what is happening 30' to your rear.

A good TPM system will warn you of a tire leak in a dual. It will also warn you of a leak on a front tire which can be much more serious. Crossfire does nothing for your front tires.

An investment of about $300 - $400 for 6 tire monitoring can pay for itself with a single activation and warning. I don't even have to get out in the rain to look at some indicator before starting my travel day. My TPMS can be set to give me current pressure in the AM while I sip my coffee when still in my PJs.
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Cross Fire

I purchased the Cross Fire system because it allows me to visually see that the pressure is correct. You are correct, if one tire leaks, both tires will eventually go flat. In the event of a puncture while driving, you will eventually end up with two flat tires. My thought process was to maintain correct pressure in the rear tires under NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES, for a reasonable price. Since I always do a walk-around to be sure all appears to be in order before going on the road, a quick glance beats pulling out the tire gauge. I also appreciate being able maintain pressure in both tires will one fill valve, as I have neuropathy in my hands and filling both tires individually is difficult for me! The monitoring systems you suggest provide a much better real time solution but at 3 to 4 times the expense. That is not what I was looking for!
It is important to note that no system alerts the driver to a road hazaed blowout. Bad things do happen.
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Cross Fire

Full disclosure here. Because of my health limitations, I paid a national tire franchise $95 to install the Cross Fire system. They removed and re-aligned the outer tire on both sides to facilitate connection of the common filler valves. Did not require re-balancing and took less than an hour. Not sure I could have done it myself, even without my health limitations.
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