How often do you pump up

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  1. CJB

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    I have recently purchased a set of stainless wheel trims for my dual rear wheeled transit. The wheel trims are flat on the back wheels and not shaped like a dish to follow the wheel shape. The are attached to mounting brackets on the wheel nuts via a bolt.

    However I am wondering what to do about pumping/checking tyre pressure, I have the following ideas so far.

    1) Unscrew and remove the wheel trim to check or adjust pressure. This would very soon get on my nerves.

    2) Buy a Tyre Pal monitoring system and attach to the valves. This will allow me to keep a check on the tyre pressure, but I would still have to unscrew and remove the trims to adjust the pressure. Hence the question how often do you pump up?

    3) Buy valve extenders which are long enough to poke through the holes in the wheel trim, however I can't think of a way to secure them and they may fall back through the holes if not secured.

    Any other ideas or comments most welcome.
     
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    I have twin rear wheels on my RMB with stainless covers.

    After deciding that regular checking of the pressures was going to be rather a faff, especially the inside rear wheels, I elected to buy a TyrePal system instead. After nearly a year of using it, I would recommend it to anyone.

    Just my view and not 'gospel'.
     
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    I have a twin wheel Transit and have fitted valve extenders which are secured with the clips provided. Works for me but then I have yet to track down the wheel covers.
    A question that comes to mind is how often to builders and general users ever check the inner tyre pressures as without the extenders it's a right pain in the butt and I am sure well beyond average white van man.
     
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    on both front, and rear duals the valve extenders are fixed in the wheel trims-----works really well on ours
     
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    Hi.
    Check tyre pressures and wheel nuts... Someone had to say it. Checking the inner tyre pressure is easy if you have the valves lined up at 12 and 6 of the clock,this way,they often can be accessed through a hole in the outer wheel .
    Tea Bag
     
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    We line ours up so both valves are at the same hole.
     
  7. CJB

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    I am not sure how your dual rear wheels look, but I could never reach one of the valves via a hole in the wheel trim, the distance is much to far.
     
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    fit valve extenders. Just replaced mine on a rear twin wheel sprinter.
     
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    on our Dodge Ram the holes in the wheels are too small to get at the valves no matter where they are positioned ---I have tried two sets of extenders and both have given me trouble.
    I bought a proper truck pressure gauge but still couldn't get to the valves.----the good thing is that the pressures never fall (unless I get a faulty valve or a rock jammed between the rear duals:confused::cry::()
    Having the valve extenders fixed to the wheel trims really works for me--so far
    Nigel
     
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    Same as @Sundowners I have valve extenders through the wheel trim, I have tyre-pal flow through monitors fitted between two valve extender pipes.
     
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    Hi Martin
    can you post a pic??----I think it will be easier for others to understand
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    How do you fix the valve extenders to the wheel trims, I have seen brackets that connect to the wheel itself but nothing for trims.
     
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