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Valve stems on inside rear tires
Is it me or are those valve stem extensions just tricky by nature?   They are either too tight or too loose.  I seem to spend a lot of time fooling around with them any time I have to check the pressure on those tires.

Re: Valve stems on inside rear tires
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George....  I replaced the extension on one of my rear tires.  I quickly found that they are not the normal flexible extensions used on many RVs.  These are made by Alcoa for their wheels and cost about $50 per pair from Alcoa or Foretravel. ...

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When I add air to  the inside rear tires, I hold the valve stem extension with a pair of pliers.  That way I can't accidentally loosen it and then overtighten the extension when I put the Pressure Pro cap back on.

After new tires last month with...

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George,

By any chance are you missing the rubber plug that fills the hole and keeps the valve extension in position?

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I'm throughly confused  :-\ ?  I thought that I got rid of valve stem extensions when I  got my new, to me, Foretravel.  It has one piece valve stems, which are to long, or the hole in the wheel is to small.  The stem on the inside wheel is fine,...

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Brett asked: By any chance are you missing the rubber plug that fills the hole and keeps the valve extension in position?

No.  They are in place.

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PatC said: " But that valve stem for the outside tire is a pain !!  It sticks through the hole into the area between the two duals.  Very hard to get the valve cap off, and usually end up dropping it.  Consequentially the valve stem cap does not...

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A solution to the outside valve cap is to switch to truck style valve caps, which allow you to check and add air without removing.  Any truck tire dealer should have them.