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Valve Extenders

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Moderators: Techno Eric, Techno Tami

by Techno Eric » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:56 am

Hi everyone,

I am looking for experiences with valve extenders. Do you use them? Which ones have worked best for you? Is there a particular brand you like? Any nightmare stories of extenders not working properly?
Has anyone tried turning inward facing valve stems around so they face outward?

Thanks for the input.

Techno Eric
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by lewengel » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:54 am

When I replaced my tires I asked for short stems. The dealer had 180 degree stems for the outside tires that seam to work fine. only about 3 inches long and made into a "U" shape so they face out.
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by golfer1john » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:58 am

I have them on my dually truck. They go on the outside tires (valve stem pointing in). They work great. When I get the tires rotated, Discount Tire often tries to move them to the inside tire, or doesn't move them at all so one ends up on a front wheel, and I can't get the pressure gauge onto the outside tire without an extender there.
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by rag-ftw » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:38 pm

I've had good luck with these. I like that they are solid and not braided and you get a rubber stabilizer for the inside dual. Have used mine since 2008 with no problems.

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by Dean Diver » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:42 pm

I have at least six years experience with the 3 inch extensions. No leaks. I love them.
Dean Diver
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by Carl » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:51 pm

My 10-year-old Class A has had braided extenders on it for at least six years. Never any problem; super easy to check pressure.
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by fourwindsbob » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:12 am

I have the braided type on my class A since 2008.
I have one tire that loses air pressure only when the temperature drops down close to the freezing point.
Had new tires installed last year reinstalling the same extenders and the problem has persisted. I suspect the extenders.
It is relatively easy to check the air pressure and add air when necessary
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