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PA12DRVR

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Posted: 03/04/20 11:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used the braided extensions for about 5 years...never had an issue with leaking.

Sold that truck and (brain fart) let the extensions go with it. I used the "1 inch" or something like that straight extensions on the inner tire on the replacement truck. Worked out fine for another 5 years before I sold that rig.

After a gap of about 6 years, my only dually is my F550 plow truck. Since I only have to add air about 1x per year, I use the double-headed chuck. Works for that situation, but I may eventually put extensions on the F550 as well.


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Posted: 03/04/20 11:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

I tried 3 sets of flexible extensions and they all leaked, some sooner than others. Finally I just gave up and found an angled air pressure gauge that works very well. And a filler with the same angled head.

The chuck linked to above wouldn't work for me, I use this one: Straight Head


It wasn't a link. THAT takes a computer EXPERT that I am NOT! That is exactly what I was referring to.
Oops, sorry about that. This is what I came up with when I did a Google search for the product you listed:
Angle head.
Hey, whatever works is what I say.


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Look the same are they different?


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Okay, I purchased the correct chuck and I can see how it WILL work to air up both inner and outer tire on the rear. However, I can't get my hand in to remove the valve stem cover. I tried a needle-nose plier, a regular plier and neither would do the job. Is there a special tool for this task or do you have a very small hand available to help out? How do you remove the valve stem cover on the inner dually?


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My RAM does not have caps on inner rear tire valve stems. Simply push on air chuck and fill or deflate.

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klr650goldwing wrote:

Okay, I purchased the correct chuck and I can see how it WILL work to air up both inner and outer tire on the rear. However, I can't get my hand in to remove the valve stem cover. I tried a needle-nose plier, a regular plier and neither would do the job. Is there a special tool for this task or do you have a very small hand available to help out? How do you remove the valve stem cover on the inner dually?




I found on my Ram it's easier to reach behind the outer dually between the two tires to get the cap off than to try and get it off through the hole in the outer rim.

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klr650goldwing wrote:

Okay, I purchased the correct chuck and I can see how it WILL work to air up both inner and outer tire on the rear. However, I can't get my hand in to remove the valve stem cover. I tried a needle-nose plier, a regular plier and neither would do the job. Is there a special tool for this task or do you have a very small hand available to help out? How do you remove the valve stem cover on the inner dually?
I use a piece of flexible clear tubing just big enough to be a snug fit around the valve stem cap. I simply push the tube onto the cap and unscrew it, and vice versa when putting it back on. Works a treat.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Look the same are they different?
The one is a straight shot down the tube to the valve stem, the other is at an angle and won't work with my valve stems.

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My hand will not fit between the two dually tires.

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klr650goldwing wrote:

Okay, I purchased the correct chuck and I can see how it WILL work to air up both inner and outer tire on the rear. However, I can't get my hand in to remove the valve stem cover. I tried a needle-nose plier, a regular plier and neither would do the job. Is there a special tool for this task or do you have a very small hand available to help out? How do you remove the valve stem cover on the inner dually?


On my 2017 King Ranch, the valve covers don't have to be taken off. You can air your tire up through them.


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