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Posted: 10/24/21 11:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone know where I can find metal valve stems for a 2006 Itasca Navion.


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Perhaps these?
http://accu-pressure.com/eShop/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=51

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Thanks MT BOB that is just what I needed.

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Posted: 10/24/21 02:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Borg Dually for all types of wheels on your RV.


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I would think that any tire shop could supply what you need

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NAPA has the best prices in my experience. A whole lot cheaper than Etrailer! I just bought bolt in metal high pressure stems, most places wanted $12 a piece or more, NAPA had the same chrome straight short straight stems for $3.99 each. Ebay had them for $8 per, Amazon was like $17 per. I'm glad I checked NAPA.

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Thanks Sagebrush I will check them out.

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IAMICHABOD wrote:

Borg Dually for all types of wheels on your RV.


X2 on the Borg Dually Valves


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I owned and have sold, a 2007 WBO View, which was on the same chassis, the Sprinter T1N chassis with the 5 cylinder diesel.

I went thru the Borg stems fiasco on mine. The stems for the inner dual were difficult to install and get to clear the outer dual properly. The wheels are darn difficult to install without damaging the stems, as you are hanging the inner dual on the studs and then trying to slide the outer dual over the studs and not snag, catch, etc the long stem from the inner dual.

My take on it was to remove the chrome or stainless wheel simulators and sell them, throw them in the scrap metal bin, or put them in the attic.

Use the rubber/brass high pressure stems in the wheels. DO NOT use all metal stems, as the stems need to flex slightly for the straight foot of the chuck to fit onto them.

Install Alligator V2B "inflate thru" caps which allow you to check and inflate tires without removing the caps, yet the stems and cores stay protected.

Amazon, 10 pack Alligator V2B inflate thru caps.
The alligator caps do not have threads on the outside, just gripping grooves, you DO NOT install any kind of cap over these, they ARE the cap.

Then buy a Milton 12 inch dual wheel inflator model S693-12 It is imperative that you use this one that has a straight end and an angled back chuck on it.

Milton 12 inch S693-12 inflator.


The inflator has grooves inside it to allow it to grip on valve stem threads, which is frustrating on this usage as it hangs and is difficult to remove without losing too much air. Milton did make a smooth bore chuck nut to replace the one with the internal grooves, a P500-2, but it is no longer on the web site, the new replacement has the grooves in them.

Anyhow, you can easily find tire gauges with the same type of straight/angled back foot, and these tools will allow you to easily check and service the Sprinter wheels.

For the front wheels, it is not too difficult to find the original Mercedes plastic hub caps.

https://www.sprinterpartsdepot.com/products/sprinter-3500-front-wheel-cover

These used to be easy to find as new take offs, from employees who worked at the RV companies. They removed them during the wheel simulator installation. It is more difficult now because the new simulators will install properly right over the plastic hub caps so the RV companies don't waste the time to remove them. The later caps DO fit the earlier sprinter wheels. Carefully paint your rear hubs black and touch up any damaged silver on the wheels and you are good to go.

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I went the "full Monty" on my View and installed the Mercedes Grill and a Boomrang spare tire cover intended for the G-Wagen, but is a perfect fit on the Sprinter tire.

Sprinter T1N grill conversion

You need to remove the glued on chrome trim on the lower edge of the hood. One person carefully cut it out (its plastic) and managed to do this without damaging the chrome on it.

https://youtu.be/BotrCTHuQUM

https://boomco.com/mercedes-tire-covers/........d-tire-cover-mercedes-g-class/ width=640

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Thanks CharlesinGA.

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