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Old 08-24-2015, 10:31 PM   #1
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Tire gauge

Never had dual rear wheels before and having a heck of a time finding a tire gauge that is shaped right to check the psi on the outer tire. Where have you found one that works?

Also, stupid question....
For the inside tire is the plastic extension coming from the valve stem just a "marker" showing you where the valve stem is on the inner tire and then you unscrew that to check the pressure. Or, are you supposed to be able to use the tire gauge to check the psi thru the extension?


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Old 08-24-2015, 11:19 PM   #2
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You need a dual head tire gauge to check the outside dual. Here's an example.

Yes, you check the inside dual thru the plastic extension. I'd recommend getting the plastic extension replaced w/ a metal one cuz a piece of road debris snaps it off, there goes the air.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:01 AM   #3
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Hmmm
I'll just have to find the correct dual head tire gauge then. The One I have does not have the correct angle needed to work with the slots in the Alcoa wheels

Thanks for the tip on replacing the extenders to metal. Will do

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Old 08-25-2015, 11:40 AM   #4
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Any auto parts store should be able to fix you up.
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:12 PM   #5
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Yes, the Milton dual head gauge as recommended by 73shark is a service gauge, meaning it's recommended for tire shops and heavy duty use. It's as accurate as they come.


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Old 08-25-2015, 02:03 PM   #6
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Beyond changing the inner rear tire valve extension to metal - I recommend you get the entire OEM rubber valve stem on the inner duals replaced with metal valve stems. IMHO those ripper valve stems are a weak point. I had an inner dual go flat on me due to a crack in the rubber valve stem. They are rated for 65 psi and don't give much margin over the recommended 61 psi tire pressure.


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Old 08-25-2015, 04:34 PM   #7
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Camper Clinic II in Buda TX installed a TireMinder pressure monitoring system on our Bambi. This provides tire pressure readings on a remote display and Warnings if pressure drops 5lbs or more.
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:17 PM   #8
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I bought this one and it works great.

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Does anyone know if the outer rear dual tire stem can be replaced with a angled one? I am having a very difficult time putting air into the outer rear tires on my 2015 Interstate Grand Tour.
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You need a double-ended chuck to air up the outer dual.


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Does anyone know if the outer rear dual tire stem can be replaced with a angled one? I am having a very difficult time putting air into the outer rear tires on my 2015 Interstate Grand Tour.
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Yes, you can install a "J"-shaped extender. I did, and it works just fine.
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Dual metal stems

On another thread, they recommended chrome metal stems for outer ALCOA wheels and steel inner wheels. I purchased a set of 4 #DL1SPAL from duallyvalve.com. They come with oval stabilizer for outer wheels that contain the inner chrome stems and also curved stems for the Alcoa wheels. I had them installed by my local sprinter technician. They work fantastic and now no air loss. An additional benefit is I can stop at any "gas station" and use their standard air chuck.
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:46 AM   #13
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Ditto what Summerwood recommended. Best possible upgrade for your tire stems with the added benefit of being able to add tire pressure monitors to the new steel stems. I have used the Dually Valves on two rv's with absolutely no issues.
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On another thread, they recommended chrome metal stems for outer ALCOA wheels and steel inner wheels. I purchased a set of 4 #DL1SPAL from duallyvalve.com. They come with oval stabilizer for outer wheels that contain the inner chrome stems and also curved stems for the Alcoa wheels. I had them installed by my local sprinter technician. They work fantastic and now no air loss. An additional benefit is I can stop at any "gas station" and use their standard air chuck.
This is the first time I've owned a dual wheeled vehicle. I've gone to the recommended website and see two long stems & two 'J' stems for the listed part. The set is $120. Is that all I need to order for a 2016 AS GT Ext?

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