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I've tried 3 varieties of truck stem extensions, they've always resulted in air loss, with 1 where I got stuck for 2 days in a parking lot. Now we just go to a tire shop (where our tires are from) and ask them to check/ fill. I carry 2 chucks and check air regularly, but time box how many minutes i fight with the dually inners before I ask Firestone to help. Most guys say the pressure doesn't fluctuate much, and that's what I've also found.


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MDKMDK wrote:

We are Borg. Resistance is futile.
https://yourtireshopsupply.com/manufacturer/38/borg-equipment
These things are supposed to be the state of the art answer.
I haven't tried them.


I and a number acquaintances have Borg dually solid valve stems on our small class C RVs ... they are well worth it!!


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For those with the stems in the rim, how do you handle tire rotation?


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From years of experience..go to a shop. Buy tires from them. They will check the air pressure and rotate without a charge. Have an Emergency Road Service contract. If you ever have a flat, they'll come and do the job. Women would never, ever put themselves in jeopardy messing with tires and jacks. Men...not so much.


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I have almost lost a very expensive $400 tire using extensions and possibly lost a tire due to an extension on a vehicle I had just purchased. So I am not a big fan of extensions. Even the quality ones with beaded stainless steel are cheap rubber inside!

So I have the proper valve stems for my wheels and carry a small compressor with a straight foot dual head inflator. https://www.amazon.com/CZC-AUTO-Inflatable-Compatible-Accessories/dp/B07QNNDBLQ?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-ffsb-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07QNNDBLQ

I bought a TPMS system with the type of sensor that mounts to the end of the valve stem. It is a real struggle to get the sensor on and off through that little hole to add air to the tire. Even my wife with her child sized hands has an issue with it. So I threw in the towel and use the braided flexible extensions for the inner duallys with the sensors attached to the extensions. At least if they leak the TPMS will notify me.

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For those with the stems in the rim, how do you handle tire rotation?


An RV owner who rotates his tires ?????
I didn't think such an animal existed.

Really folks.....for the 95% or so of owners who do NOT rotate their tires.....just put a short, straight stem on your outside dual and be done with it.

Simple, cheap and easy.


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Thank you all for your help...he has lots to contemplate.
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While the Borg/Tireman extensions are the way to go for many folks, this has been my method for a decade:

Kit:

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Small metal extensions - tighten the inner fitting with small pliers. I've never had a leak with these on both our Ford (shown) and our current Sunseeker based on the Chevrolet 4500:

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Leave the inner dual as is - no need to add an extension:

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Using the short piece of hose, remove the inner valve cap:

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Result:

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Check the pressure with the double footed gauge:

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If it needs air, temporarily use an extender. The female end fitting is fixed; it does not spin on the hose, so it can be spun on using the hose:

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Result:

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Attach your compressor, and add air as needed:

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BTW, I'm one of those 5% who DO rotate tires! I don't remove all of them - I just lift the desired axles, but I did remove all when Michelin had a recall a few years back:

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Sam Spade wrote:

ItsyRV wrote:

For those with the stems in the rim, how do you handle tire rotation?


An RV owner who rotates his tires ?????
I didn't think such an animal existed.

Really folks.....for the 95% or so of owners who do NOT rotate their tires.....just put a short, straight stem on your outside dual and be done with it.

Simple, cheap and easy.

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I guess I'm a rare breed. It seems like a really cheap cost to get them inspected and rotated. Because of that, I never understood why a person would install a valve in the rim that was tire position specific since it would no longer serve it's purpose when tire is moved to another location. But, if rotating tires isn't something most RVers do, guess that answers my question.

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BTW, I'm one of those 5% who DO rotate tires! I don't remove all of them - I just lift the desired axles,


Do you really put enough miles on in a 5 year span to put enough wear on them to mean that rotating will actually accomplish anything useful ?? For the vast majority of people, the answer to that is a resounding NO......and the tires will be replaced on AGE and not mileage or wear. In which case, rotating is just a waste of time and money.

P.S. How do you do a complete rotation without "removing all of them" ??

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