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richmondmj

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Posted: 11/05/01 11:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've had extenders on my Lazy Daze 26.5MB that I got from Jae Enterprises for almost a year and they have never leaked. Some people don't tighten them up propely or check them periodically to make sure they are tight and aren't rubbing the side of the holes in the liners. If they do that for long they can get holes in them and fail. You can get ones that don't tranfer the actuator valve to the extender which eliminate that problem. They cost a bit more for the zero air pressure type, but if you are concerned you could go that route. CW sells that type and are called airless extenders.
No mfg of dually trucks puts extenders on that I'm aware of. They are strictly an aftermarket item. All dual rear wheel vehicles have the same stem configuration. The outer wheel is attached backward, so the stem will point toward the center of the vehicle. They don't make different rims for the inner and outer, if they did you'd need 2 spare tires. They do make 135 degree solid extenders for the outer dual. There is also a company in Ca. (The Tire Man) that has solid brass stems for the rear duals to replace the standard ones. They are like the stems on large trucks. If you use them, you may want to paint them black or chrome look or get them chromed first before installing them since the brass will tarnish and look bad against a stainless steel liner or cover.

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Posted: 11/05/01 03:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Used long rubber extenders on two different MH's
for 89,000 miles. First failure occured last month in Pigeon Forge as I pulled into the
campground. Luck of the Irish, I guess. Due to
age and infirmity I can't check air or refill without them. I do use metal valve stems; I consider them a must.




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I have a hard time finding those longer valve stems that are metal. Can you tell me of a place to order them from? Thanks, Pete


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There was a thread on this a while back, and a point made in it was that if you use extenders or the braided hoses, you need to have metal valve stems on the wheels. The rubber ones can simply break from the flexing from the additional load.


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I carry one of those nut drivers that is like a socket on a screw driver handle.
Works great to remove and replace the acorn type caps.


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Posted: 10/25/02 07:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you realy think Ford gives a crap about your disincentive to proper maintenance? Like you said "thanks for your experience" well that's my experience, Didn't you write to this forum for an experienced reply??


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I have been using the extenders with the stainless braid around them for 15 years and have not lost air even once. Four MHs and six sets of tires. Just make sure they are tight and don't rub. It takes longer to get capps off than it does to check the pressure.
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I installed the steel braided flexable extenders that are at Camping World and have had them on for approx 8 years and have had no problems, really makes it easy to sheck the tires.


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Had same problem with outside duals.

My easy fix? I just had the tire shop pull the stems and turn them around so they face out!!!

Now I am happily checking tires every morning before pulling out.


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