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Old 10-27-2017, 09:13 AM   #1
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What kind of tire valve extensions?

I wanted to put tire valve extensions on all my tires as the wheel covers make it harder/impossible to get to the OEM valves. I bought some tire extensions that compress the tire valve on the tire, thus pressurizing the extension, My step-son told me I should not use that type, that I should use the type that aren't pressurized except when I press on the Schrader valve on the valve extension (does this make sense to you, it's almost confusing to me and I wrote it!).

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Old 10-27-2017, 09:23 AM   #2
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What kind of tire valve extensions?

I use braided hose extensions on the rear and rigid metal extensions on the front. I use them with tire pressure monitoring caps so they are pressurized all the time. Have not had an issue with them. Recommend using anti-seize compound on the threads when installing. Need to also consider a method to keep them from rubbing on the wheel covers. My front extensions have grooves worn in them and will have to be replaced.
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:42 AM   #3
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Some valve extensions have a 'plunger' thru them which only depresses the valve release ('core') when you press on it, like when you put a tire gauge on it.
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:56 AM   #4
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Exactly...those are the one's my step-son says I should use. I already have the other type and don't want to spend more money if they would work reliably....

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Some valve extensions have a 'plunger' thru them which only depresses the valve release ('core') when you press on it, like when you put a tire gauge on it.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:36 AM   #5
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Mine have plungers too
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:12 PM   #6
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Contact these guys: http://yourtireshopsupply.com/catego...sprinter-class. They have stainless steel valve extensions made for MBS. They work great!
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:27 PM   #7
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Contact these guys: http://yourtireshopsupply.com/catego...sprinter-class. They have stainless steel valve extensions made for MBS. They work great!
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:27 PM   #8
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I suggest you put your big boy pants on and use what you want to, tell your step son to take a hike or you will use what he suggested, if he is willing to pay for them.
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Old 10-27-2017, 04:58 PM   #9
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Good Advice

In 1962 my father-In-Law gave me advice concerning my 1955 Ford. Never Use Valve Extensions! I never forgot this, but in 2004 my wife and I bought our first travel trailer, a 2004 Prowler 260 RKS. This trailer had white steel rims with chrome/plastic wheel rings, that made it hard to check the air pressure, as you need to do before each trip. So I bought and installed valve extensions. Our first trip was to a RV Park South of Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast. When it came time to leave my wife found a flat tire. New to RV'ing this was very frustrating. How do you change a tire on a travel trailer and lots of questions came to mind. After several hours we obtained a tire service to help us. The tire was changed and following an autopsy on the tire, guess what? My Father-In-Law was right.
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Old 10-27-2017, 05:17 PM   #10
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Lynn, the OP has a Mercedes Benz Sprinter motor home. They have a dual wheel on the rear. Without the extensions, it is very difficult to put air in the tires. Mine came with braded extensions, which wouldn't support the tire pressure monitoring caps.
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:04 PM   #11
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I use extenders with good results. I use Wheel Master flow thru extenders on the rear with a TPMS system however, they must be anchored. This is what did. Works for me for 2 years. I do check them for leaks. On front, just installed the TPMS sensors to the metal valve stem.
I have a Ford, not sure if the same setup will work for the Sprinter.
A right angle drill head would probably been better. Did not need to rebalance wheels. Highly recommend a purchase of a valve core repair kit and give the valve cores a little snug on both the valve stem and the extender with the valve core tool. Keep the kit handy.
I agree on getting what works for you. Your coach, your money. If you go one way and you are not satisfied, change.
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tire valve extension

That is what I have, sold by Amazone.





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Old 10-27-2017, 06:51 PM   #13
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Metal valve stems

Be sure to use metal valve stems.
Otherwise centrifugal force will make the rubber stems flex and fail.

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Be sure to use metal valve stems.
Otherwise centrifugal force will make the rubber stems flex and fail.

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After reading a similar thread I had a local tire shop install metal valve stems and extenders on my Sprinter before heading on a 6,000 mile trip. Halfway through the trip I discovered that a inside rear was flat and had been ruined by driving on the flat tire. The cause was the metal valve stem cracked. I installed the spare and continued. Before getting home the same thing happened on the other side but I caught it before any damage was done. I went to the tire store that did the installation when we got home and he replaced the bad tire but asked me to investigate further. That's when I discovered the solid steel valve stems. No extenders necessary since they are made specifically for each location on the Sprinter dual rear wheels and come with a rubber insert to stabilise the inside rear, long stem.

These are made specifically for the Sprinter dual rear wheels. No problems in 8,000 miles since. http://yourtireshopsupply.com/...ate...sprinter-class These are what I swear by.!

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Old 10-28-2017, 02:24 PM   #15
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sailski, that link is dead.
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sailski, that link is dead.
http://yourtireshopsupply.com/...ate...sprinter-class

Thanks. This should work.
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Nope. Don't know why. Click on Duel Valve Stems then Sprinter
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Nope. Error 404 Page Not Found
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:10 AM   #20
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I've no problem with wearing big boy pants....he was offering advice....as you are....


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