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Old 11-15-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Tire Valve Extenders

Does anyone have extenders on the outer real wheels? It is almost impossible to check tire pressure without removing the wheel covers. The inner extenders are fine.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:19 PM   #2
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Got the wheel covers off using a 1-3/16. Valves are steel. Has anyone used extenders for these?



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Old 03-05-2014, 05:54 PM   #3
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I'm waiting for mine to come back from service, but I definitely want to find out as well. I was actually under the impression that it came with valve extenders. At least that is what the dealers site said.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:38 PM   #4
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Only the inside tire on your rear tires come with valve stem extenders. They recommend you get a "u" shaped valve stem extender for the outer tire as the valve stem on that tire faces toward the inside tire. I don't know why they don't put them on those tires. I specifically asked them if they would do that and they said "no". Also asked if they would install an exterior jack for a portable satellite like they do on their 5th wheel units and was again told "no". They don't do any special requests because it slows down the assembly line. I hope it doesn't take a drop in FR3 sales to get them to rethink that position. Seems a shame to have to take your brand new unit to a dealer to have them cut holes and pull wires, etc. when it could have been done at the factory when the walls were already opened up! Other than that we love our FR3.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:42 AM   #5
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Mine came with two additional extenders for those that I plan on installing when I get mine back from service.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:38 PM   #6
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I found the u-shaped extenders on Amazon.com. I've ordered them, will post pics when the get here.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:32 PM   #7
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I Bought a set of the U shaped 130 degree valve stem extensions but I could not install them because the opening in the tire rim was too small to get my fingers in the hole to and at the same time hold the valve stem extension in place while I screwed the extension on. Maybe someone else will have better luck. Very frustrating!!!!! Ahhh!!,,,,,
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:03 PM   #8
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I took off the wheel covers and I was able to install them. That was after dropping them several times and then moving the MH a few feet forward so that I could get them from between the tires. The little extra effort in the beginning could have saved some frozen hands and some very bad language.

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Old 03-28-2014, 03:26 PM   #9
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Took mine to a truck roadside service place and they replaced all valve stems with custom bent ones for $100. Extenders will leak. Now I can air
my tires without even touching the wheel covers.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:03 AM   #10
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Caution, We were returning home after two months in California and Arizona this last Monday. My wife wanted a Starbucks so we stopped in Moab Utah at a City Market. I decided to top off the. tank on our 07' Georgetown.On my walk around I discovered the outside left rear dual was nearly flat 20 psi or less. I was able to air it up and drove to a nearby tire shop. The tire pressure in 10 minutes dropped to 50 from 80. The extender was leaking,it is less than a year old.I was told that their most common problem with big rig tires is leaking extenders. The tech suggested throwing them away and removing the cover to get at the stems each time.I hate to think what might have happened had the inside dual not been carrying the weight along the canyon roads we'd just travelled. FYI our rig extenders were attached to the rims with clamps that was part of the issue as the clamps tend get loose as you drive.
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