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Old 01-01-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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What type of tire pressure gauge do you use on your Interstate with dual rear wheels?

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:02 PM   #2
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Slime¸® digital dual-chuck truck pressure gauge. Push to check the inside tires, pull to check the outside tires.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

Here's what I got. Tire gauge

Checked against a known good digital and put red-line at 65 psi. It was only 1 psi off. YMMV
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:09 PM   #4
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I use this one because its the standard in tire shops and made in USA. It wont fall apart or read incorrectly like a china one.
Milton Deluxe Service Dual-Head Tire Gauge — 10–160 PSI, Model# S-976 | Air Chucks Gauges| Northern Tool + Equipment

I also use this one too.
http://www.maxtool.com/us/products/MIL506.asp
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I use this one because its the standard in tire shops and made in USA. It wont fall apart or read incorrectly like a china one.
Milton Deluxe Service Dual-Head Tire Gauge — 10–160 PSI, Model# S-976 | Air Chucks Gauges| Northern Tool + Equipment
I thought about "Buy American" until I realized that my Airstream Interstate is proudly made in Germany (chassis, drivetrain), Canada (water heater, side windows), Sweden (galley sink), Italy (awning, retractable step), Japan (dashboard stereo), England (cooktop), China (upholstery), Korea (television), and who knows what other countries. Some of the Interstate was even made in the USA, like the rooftop vent fan, the generator, and the solar panel. With that in mind, as long as it's accurate, and measures in PSI that I am familiar with, it doesn't much matter where my tire pressure gauge was made.
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I use this one because its the standard in tire shops and made in USA. It wont fall apart or read incorrectly like a china one.
Milton Deluxe Service Dual-Head Tire Gauge — 10–160 PSI, Model# S-976 | Air Chucks Gauges| Northern Tool + Equipment

I also use this one too.
Milton Dual Chuck Tire Inflator With Gauge MIL506
Have you checked it for accuracy?
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Made my own 25 years ago that allows me to add or drop pressures. Parts were about $40 and it is accurate as well as easy to read.
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Made my own 25 years ago that allows me to add or drop pressures. Parts were about $40 and it is accurate as well as easy to read.
Nice, but for the duals on an Interstate, we'd need a double chuck. Or valve extensions. I recently opted for the extensions, but used the double chuck for the first year of ownership.
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Nice, but for the duals on an Interstate, we'd need a double chuck. Or valve extensions. I recently opted for the extensions, but used the double chuck for the first year of ownership.
Were the extensions U-shaped?
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Were the extensions U-shaped?
Inside extensions were straight. Outside extensions were J-shaped.
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Have you checked it for accuracy?
I called a couple tire shops last year to see if I could get my tire guages checked for accuracy and they all said they had no way to check for me so I just put it off. This morning I decided I better get it done so I put together a manifold with an expensive accurate guage. I checked a tire on my truck and it had 60psi. I checked the tire pressure with the 2 guages with hoses and my reading was 65psi with both. Then I checked the tire pressure with the 2 short guages and they both read 55psi. Lastly I checked the tire pressure with the long guage just below the manifold in the pic and it read 60psi. That guage is the most common guage in tire shops, I remember them when I was a kid. So that one is the one I recommend and use.
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I called a couple tire shops last year to see if I could get my tire guages checked for accuracy and they all said they had no way to check for me so I just put it off. This morning I decided I better get it done so I put together a manifold with an expensive accurate guage. I checked a tire on my truck and it had 60psi. I checked the tire pressure with the 2 guages with hoses and my reading was 65psi with both. Then I checked the tire pressure with the 2 short guages and they both read 55psi. Lastly I checked the tire pressure with the long guage just below the manifold in the pic and it read 60psi. That guage is the most common guage in tire shops, I remember them when I was a kid. So that one is the one I recommend and use.
That's quite a swing, 10 lbs!

Now I'm going to look at the gauges I have and see how closely they agree.
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Are those valves on each side of the liquid guage?
Who manufactures the long tire guage in the center?
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rcarl,
Are those valves on each side of the liquid guage?
Who manufactures the long tire guage in the center?
It looks like the Milton gauge referenced in post #4. Or like the knock-off one I got from Harbor Freight.
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