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Old 06-17-2015, 06:05 PM   #1
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Wheel valve stems

I plan on installing a TPMS with cap sensors on our MH when it is delivered. Everything I have read recommends using steel stems for this as opposed to the OEM rubber type because of flexing/cracking/leaking problems. My question is: can I get by with the rubber type until I replace the tires in 3 or 4 years or should I take it to a tire shop and get the steel stems installed? Has anyone had any experience with this?
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:17 PM   #2
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Get the metal valve stems installed, rubber ones aren't designed the take the added weight of a TPMS. Why risk a problem when you don't need to.
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:30 PM   #3
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I used my rubber stems for a few trips and noticed the stems were cracking and the sensors had marred little scratches in the wheels. I got metal stems last month. Happy happy happy.
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:30 PM   #4
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Get the metal valve stems installed, rubber ones aren't designed the take the added weight of a TPMS. Why risk a problem when you don't need to.
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:41 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I actually feel the same way and plan to get the steel ones installed. I was curious to see what others experienced so you have reinforced my thoughts on it.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:12 PM   #6
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In looking into steel valve stems, I came across some sold by Tire Man that they say will fit the wheels on my unit. They seem a bit pricy, but may be worth it. Has anyone used these that can give me some first hand experience regarding the product?
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I don't know about Tire Man, I need to look at them. Your Tire Shop Supply is another source I found while digging around. Their DL1SP16CFR Kit includes the front stems as well.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:47 AM   #8
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I was looking at the Dually Valve kit too, but almost missed the fronts so thanks for pointing that out. You may want to look at the DL1SP13CFR kit if your wheels have the (18) round holes. The #16 kit is for the 3 1/2" x 1 3/4" oval holes. All the MBS 2400 units I saw had the 18 round holes so you need to confirm that to be sure.
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All the MBS 2400 units I saw had the 18 round holes so you need to confirm that to be sure.
I'll be glad when it finally gets here so I can look!
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:14 PM   #10
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I don't know about Tire Man, I need to look at them. Your Tire Shop Supply is another source I found while digging around. Their DL1SP16CFR Kit includes the front stems as well.
This is the kit you want. DL1SP13FR Chrome Duallyvalve Kit W/ Front Stems
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