Local Goodyear dealer here in Wichita. I was a bit shocked to hear he had never seen a stem like the one in my tire. I headed back over to the tire shop and called an Alcoa distributor up in Kansas City when I had my rim in hand. After I read the rim part # and the stem part # to him, he was a bit shocked to hear the tech was unfamiliar with the stem, he told me it was probably the most common stem in trailer tires and recommended I leave with my tires and take my business elsewhere. Which I did.
The next dealer guaranteed me he had the correct stems, BUT upon arrival I watched them for about 15 mins try what looked like every stem in their inventory. I finally stepped in and told them that if they didn't have the correct stem it was OK, but I wasn't going to tolerate them "jury-rigging" the wrong stem in my rim. I left there also and returned home to start my own research. The second dealer called me about an hour later and told me he had talked with Alcoa and was having the correct stem sent to him. I continued my own research and found out some interesting info.
The Alcoa rims on our 2001 Limited were only used from 2001-06 and are Airstream p/n 400935
The stem( which is the only correct one that should be used! ) is p/n 08182w also known as a TR 542 series valve. And the stem is available also through Meyers Tire Supply under the TR 542 name, and is surprisingly inexpensive (but, they have a minimum $25 order, so I ordered 17 of them! )
So, when the tire dealer calls and says he has the correct stems I can hand him the REAL correct stems, and then finally get my tires complete.
2013 Ram Power Wagon 2500 4X4 5.7 Hemi
2001 Airstream '34 Limited
Fulltime in 2013 and LOVING it !!