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Old 05-10-2007, 04:14 PM   #1
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Another question in taking tire pressure. I can get to the inside dually stem as there is an extension but I can not get the gauge on the outside stem -- no extension. Please don't tell me I have to take the chrome wheel insert off.
Is there a special gauge, I have the truck gauge.
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Another question in taking tire pressure. I can get to the inside dually stem as there is an extension but I can not get the gauge on the outside stem -- no extension. Please don't tell me I have to take the chrome wheel insert off.
Is there a special gauge, I have the truck gauge.
Thanks -- Frank O.
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Old 05-11-2007, 01:58 AM   #3
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FrankO are you saying its because the stem is turned to the inside of the wheel? There are 180 degree extenders which turns it to the front or the guage as well as the air source should have a double chuck which will work forward or backward. Good Miles
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:51 AM   #4
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I take off the wheel liners...its fast and easy to do....
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Old 05-11-2007, 03:23 AM   #5
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ichn2go: I do have a double chuck gauge but neither works as the angle just is not right.
FrontRangeRVer: I have worked with many wheel liners on collector cars and they can be a bear to reseat so I have been avoiding taking off the wheel liners. Many of you check the tire pressure before starting the rig (daily) when on the move. Is this a five minute or a half hour task?
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Old 05-11-2007, 03:29 AM   #6
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I had a set of the Crossfires put on the rears. Here is a link the companies webpage.

http://www.dualdynamics.com/crossfires/index.shtml

Now I just look to see if I need to add air or not.
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Old 05-11-2007, 03:59 AM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JnGOnTheGo:
I had a set of the Crossfires put on the rears. Here is a link the companies webpage.

http://www.dualdynamics.com/crossfires/index.shtml

Now I just look to see if I need to add air or not. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That is a very interesting product and since I like new technology I am very interested. I do have concerns however. The gauge looks like it could have an affect of balance since it has some weight and rotates with the tire. have you noticed any issues? Is there any leakage from the extensions, I assume not but had to ask. What is the price and where can you purchase these?
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:39 AM   #8
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FrankO - Here is another product you might want to consider. My stems are easy to hit with the dual-foot, so I check my pressure regularly, but usually check the temps at each rest stop. Only takes a couple of minutes to walk around and check the temp of each tire. Worth the peace of mind to know that you didn't pick up a nail or such on the road...

If it's a PIA to check your outers, you might just check their temp against the known inners after driving a bit. When my pressures are equal (always ), the temps match within a couple of degrees.
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:14 AM   #9
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No problems to speak of. I had them put on while at the 2006 Florida State Rally in Orlando.

I like the idea that both tires are inflated to the same pressure and if I need air then I inflate both tires the same.

Before I had these installed I had the coach weighed on all four corners and used the Mitchlin tire pressure guide to determine the pressure. I ran the coach about 6 months at 90 PSI to be sure that was an acceptable ride and then had the 90 PSI Crossfires installed.

If I can find the guys card I will post his name.
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:14 PM   #10
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I put the 135 degree valve extenders on my outer dual tires. It helped but then I went back and added a 2 inch extender to that to really get the valve out where I could check it. I tried the the 180's but they hit the tire cover and wouldn't fit. I believe the total cost was around $20-$25.
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Old 05-13-2007, 06:22 AM   #11
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We have Cats Eye on our rear duels,it is a geat way to check the air pressure. If the eye is solid yellow we are within specs if any black shows the tires are low and both tires are always at the same pressure and are always at the same temperature.
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Old 05-13-2007, 11:58 AM   #12
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Got a link for your "Cats Eye" or is it identical to the Crossfires previously discussed here-in. No luck with Google!
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Old 05-13-2007, 12:40 PM   #13
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Here is the link.
http://www.linkmfg.com/catseye/catseye.html
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