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Old 12-14-2014, 10:39 PM   #1
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Adding air to rear inner tires

What adaptor do you use to attach a standard gas station air compressor hose to the inner rear tires ?
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:05 AM   #2
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Depending on the type of wheels you have you can install permanent extenders. I don't know of any specific adapter that you can carry that would work with a service station hose. I have steel wheels on my dually so I use the braided hose type extenders. On the farm we have long reach air chucks.

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Old 12-15-2014, 05:14 AM   #3
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I would try to check my air at truck stops.
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What adaptor do you use to attach a standard gas station air compressor hose to the inner rear tires ?
For my portable air compressor, I replaced the standard chuck with a "push/pull" dual chuck. It works just fine for both the inner and outer tires in a set of duals. And since it works just fine on passenger car tires as well, no particular need to change back to the standard chuck.

As for service station compressors, both wahoonc and r carl have excellent ideas. On my Interstate, I have the shortest rigid aluminim extenders that will allow me to use a standard chuck (J-shaped on the outer tires, straight on the inners); my attempt at using the braided hose extenders resulted in a persistent slow leak even after trying two different brands. The rigid extenders have never leaked since I installed them. But even though I can use a standard air chuck with the extenders, I still left the push-pull dual chuck on my own compressor. It's more comfortable to use because it fits my hand better.

However, I did have good success with a three-foot-long braided steel extender on the spare tire, so that I can air up the spare tire at a valve stem fitting bolted to the rear bumper instead of having to drop the spare and crawl underneath to reach the valve stem. Spare Air Tire Inflation System
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I getting this for Christmas.

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Generally not a problem as its a small mass close to the center of rotation. I'm mounting them on the center cap.
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Protag what kind of dual chuck did you buy? I think I have the same air compressor you use.


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Protag what kind of dual chuck did you buy? I think I have the same air compressor you use.
Can't really remember; I bought it at the same time and at the same place (K-Mart) as the compressor.
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