Checking Tyre pressures

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  1. Biged

    Biged Read Only Funster

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    Last week we fetched our Motorhome :thumb: Nightmare journey but thats another story.

    Since then i have been getting things sorted (getting alarm fitted tomorrow). Last couple of days i have been making an adapter to mount a spare wheel in the garage, thats nearly finished and i'm well pleased with it.

    Anyway to get to my question.
    The Motorhome is based on a Transit twin rear wheel chassis..... how do you check the Tyre pressures?:Sad:

    I can't even see the valves never mind get to them, surely you dont have to take the wheels off to check the pressure :Eek!:

    Is there some sort of adapter to bring the valve stems through the wheels to the outside?
     
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    Hi and Happy travels in your MH, to check pressures on your rear twin wheels there should be a longer valve stem from the wheel inside if you can not see one, the inner wheel has beem fitted wrong,valve stem's should be at 12and 6 o clock position's of the two wheels,if you still cannot find them take the MH in to a tyre depot and have them to check it out,Regards Alf.
     
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    tyre pressures

    Hi
    you can buy valve exstensions and don't forget nearside wheel nuts on a twin wheeler left hand thread :BigGrin: Thanks francour
     
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    You can get the extentions from any Worthwhile Tyre dealer ,AND If you smile nicely at Jim :notworthy: , he'll sell you a set of his tyre pressure monitors, Just a casual glance is all you need then to check your pressures, if your Tyres lose more than 4lp psi the little light in the end flashs:thumb:
     
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    you usually dont need any extensions if you are using a push pull tyre blower upper.
    one with an end like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AIR-TYRE-...6?pt=UK_Air_Tools_and_Compressors&hash=item58
    i dont like the extensions . should you get a stone trapped and use a bar to remove it then you risk damaging the extension .
    plus if its a rubber version have seen them perish .
    there all sorts of extensions . but with the right set up you can manage with out . i do.
     
  6. Biged

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    Well i got some extensions which turned out not to be long enough :Doh:

    Getting the wheels of the spigot for the first time EVER was 'interesting' anyway with a good thrashing with a rubber mallet and some leverage between the tyre they parted company, it was at this stage that i realised that the 140mm ones i had were just not going to do it :Sad:

    Some 210mm ones now on order :thumb:

    While i had the wheels off i though best check the pressures to see what i have been driving back from the dealers with (170 miles). Rear wheels should be 50psi, inside wheel 37psi outside 60psi :Eeek:

    Well serviced MOT'd and checked over :Angry:

    By the way someone replied that the rear nearside are LH thread, only on the early versions now RH the same as the rest.
     
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    only 210mm....you're lucky, mine are around 400mm.
     
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