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  1. Glynn

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    I bought the same type from another seller, a year ago after loosing two of my original trims,if your on 16" wheels they will fit , you must however check the location of your valve stem, that it lies between 2 stud holes, if like mine it lines up with one stud the valve will be covered by one of the trims spokes. They will still fit but means you must remove the trim to inflate your tyres.As they are held in place by your wheel studs they are very secure,stops anyone tampering with your valves but means a bit of work to check pressures. Look great on van.

    Hope this is easy to understand

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    Steve,
    Yes mines 16" & the valve is inline with a hole :(

    Would it not be an idea to drill a hole so the valve could poke through ?.
     
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    even if you drill a hole it wont help as the valve stems are too short. Dont think of fitting stem extenders as the pressures are too high for them.

    Had a faulty valve on one of mine recently and the fitters went to great length to make sure that I had a high pressure version fitted. The lad that did it first just fitted an ordinary low pressure one and his boss ripped into him and got him to redo it. Over 60psi its like having a bomb under each wheel, which you dont know when it will go off. Well thats what he said when double checking the pressures marked on the door pillar of 80psi
     
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    If you think about the number of times you actually physically check your tyre
    pressures as opposed to visually checking, you wont find them a problem.
    I remove when I service as routine to check brakes etc, checking and adjusting
    tyre pressures at same time, If your wheels and tyres are in good condition,they
    should hold their pressures in between.
    As to drilling hole for valve this would have to be quite large to accept tyre
    inflater, wouldn't recommend valve extensions's though there are commercial
    ones available which will take the pressure,as these lead to problems in themselves
    including being prone to leaking and damage due to protruding.
    In the unlikely event that you need to inflate a tyre on the road this can be achieved
    by removing four of the wheel studs leaving one secured holding the wheel in place,
    therefore you don't have to jack vehicle.
    Here are photos showing trims on vehicle;
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Xdcb-Ueh-Bs/T10Nj3lsE_I/AAAAAAAAS2M/CC_RwY0HI30/s724/CIMG3027.JPG
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/membe...-passion-stopover-our-daughter-farm-dogs.html
    Hope this Helps
    regards
    Steve
     
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