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Old 04-29-2021, 09:39 AM   #1
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Spare Tire Extender?

Does anyone have any experience with using a spare tire extender hose? I rarely check the tire pressure of my spare and have seen advertised “spare tire hose extenders” that allow one to easily access the valve for inflating or checking pressure. I’ve also seen mixed reviews on the types of extenders. Any recommendations?
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:49 AM   #2
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Does anyone have any experience with using a spare tire extender hose? I rarely check the tire pressure of my spare and have seen advertised “spare tire hose extenders” that allow one to easily access the valve for inflating or checking pressure. I’ve also seen mixed reviews on the types of extenders. Any recommendations?
I used them on my old C class RV with "dualies" and had a tire go flat. Motion may caused the extender to leak at the connection. If you really can't get under the trailer to check the tire pressure often then try an extender and check the tire frequently to ensure it does not leak due to motion.
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Old 04-29-2021, 10:09 AM   #3
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I installed one. Easy project. I know of others who made the hose/connection/mount themselves, but I didn't want to deal with that, so I bought it from one of the online AS stores. To me the best feature is that seeing the valve stem in a visible place reminds me to check the spare tire pressure. Prior, I rarely would remember to check it.
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Old 04-29-2021, 10:12 AM   #4
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I have used extenders in the past for car tires when full hubcaps were in use. They leaked, they may be better now.

I guess spare tire storage on every model of AS is different, but on mine I can just pull the cotter pin out and lower the tire and pull it out enough to check the pressure. I do it about once a year, when I 'summerize' it, removing the antifreeze and sanitizing the water tank.
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Old 04-29-2021, 11:00 AM   #5
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I used to have them on my dualie pickup. Never has a problem with them.

As for the AS, I do the same as Richw46 and check it annually and prior to a big trip. Mine is mounted with the valve stem down, so I don't even have to take it out. I just slide under the trailer with guage & check it.
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tempting, but

I was thinking something similar as I was laying under the AS routing wires and thought to check the spare pressure while there on my back. It was about 10lbs low.

Then it occurred to me that I travel with an air compressor. I think I will leave it at that for now, unless someone with more experience can help me with my logic.
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Seems like a good application for TPMS. Better to have than not, in any case. Pat
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Old 04-29-2021, 11:56 AM   #8
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Agree with PKI. I bought the 6 transmitter TPMS version for that reason. That gives me one for the truck spare and one for the trailer spare. Now if I can just get around to installing them...
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I was thinking something similar as I was laying under the AS routing wires and thought to check the spare pressure while there on my back. It was about 10lbs low.

Then it occurred to me that I travel with an air compressor. I think I will leave it at that for now, unless someone with more experience can help me with my logic.
It's been reported that the AS spare tire rack doesn't hold a flat tire in place very well. 10-20lbs low shouldn't be a problem though.
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I used one for a few years. It leaked, so was worse than crawling under there a few times a year.
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