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Old 11-12-2006, 08:34 PM   #1
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Tire Presuure and inflation

I am new at this and I am on the road. Every morning I take the cold pressure reading of my tires, and make notes re: the number of pounds that are required. When I hit the first fuel station I stop and attemp to put in air. It is a horrible job attempting to reach the short valves and attach the air hose.Finally today I paid a boy at Flying J who had to fix the air hose before filling. He also stuggled. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:41 PM   #2
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I am new at this and I am on the road. Every morning I take the cold pressure reading of my tires, and make notes re: the number of pounds that are required. When I hit the first fuel station I stop and attemp to put in air. It is a horrible job attempting to reach the short valves and attach the air hose.Finally today I paid a boy at Flying J who had to fix the air hose before filling. He also stuggled. Any suggestions?
Buy a set of valve stem extensions. They screw on the valve stem, and protrude through the hubcap. Available in various lengths.
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:54 PM   #3
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Tire Pressure and Inflation

Better yet, have the better metal stems installed (longer ones of course) and bend them slightly til they stick out the hole in the hubcap. I did this before I purchased my aluminum wheels.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:29 PM   #4
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I inflate my tires to the pressure on the sidewall, 65psi, which gives me some reserve capacity. Then I look at daily, kick them or hit them with a tire wrenc h. I don't check the pressure but, weekly. This summer, I was losing about four lbs per month and we were on a caravan moving every 3-4 days.

You can go to www.myerstiresupply.com and they sell high quality european manufactured valve extensions that work great. Don't use the cheapies that you can buy at wally world.
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:14 PM   #5
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Why do you stop and attempt to put air in at the first stop every day? If you have a known leak I understand. If you want to know the pressure before you pull out, look at the PressurePro. If you have short stems that are hard to reach, longer metal stems are the best option. Extenders might work but have a bad reputation for leaking.
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