Tyre Valve Extender Brackets

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  1. Edgie

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    Hoping some of you out there have some close up pics of your twin wheel valve extension brackets????? have bought some valve extenders and brackets and would like to see others before I attempt to fit..

    Thanks in advance

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    Where'd you get them Edgie?

    Been looking for some for a while now.

    Steve
     
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    Cheers Edgie.

    Did you get the rigid or flexible ones?

    I'd like to see how they are fitted too?

    Someone said they didn't rebalance the wheels after fitting.

    I would have thought that was necessary?
     
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    Got flexible steel covered in rubber by Michelin and the twin wheel mounted bracket, thing is I have chrome trims and am keen to see how others have theirs fitted..... com'n guys and gals the rain has stopped pop outside with your digi cams :Wink:
     
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    Hiya Edgie
    just took some pics of mine, the outer screw on one is self explanatory, the inner bracket one has two ssteel claw type parts that clamp and is tightened over the edge of the hole in the outer wheel.
    On my last rv the brackets were pop rivetted to the centre of the wheel trim on the outside, sorry no pics of those,

    hope this helps Larry
     

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    Thanks Larry really appreciate you doing that :thumb: sadly they are not the same as the ones I have bought, see pics attached.... anyone else got any pics...
     

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    Thanks Jim but again they are different... :Doh:
     
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    Any good.
    fitted to my ford chassis rexhall.

    attached by small rivets through the stainless liners.
     

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    Not seen those before, in the absence of any other retainer for the extension tubes I think that the clamp would be fitted to wheel perforation with the narrow end of the wire supports outwards so that the centrifugal force of the wheel keeps the valve extenders located.
    Larry
     
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    got them fitted on one side,but not the other.Anyone know how to get the ss trims off, mine seem realy tight fitted.
     
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    That would be useful.:thumb:

    Got a pair of new tyres to get fitted soon and I really don't want them to damage the covers.

    Steve
     
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    had a major problem with them - lost tyre

    I got a set for my Winnibago Aspect from Darren at Motorhome Medics. Seems there are some issues regarding the type of valve they are going to be fitted to. I checked them out also while in the USA at Camping World store in San Dieago and was advised against them as I could not state what type of valves I had. They seemed to think you needed to have the actual valve changed as well.

    Anyway did not get them from the states, I purchased them from Darren. I had my local heavy lorry repair company fit them ... they are a main Renault truck dealer and the owner runs 9 American wreckers and a lot of other makes, a real yank nut. Has a Winnibago himself.. Mick Gould Commercials in Goudhurst Kent. I have used them to fit my air lift and lots of other jobs including the pre MOT's they are a big concern.

    I had the valves fitted (£40 labour) and went home. I run a tyre flat and yes it was the valve, it had not been done up properly. So the extender valve was bleeding off the air (inside wheel)... by the time I got home I had a flat tyre that had run 20 miles.

    I called out a tyre rescue (as sold in various magazines - they turn out, you buy the tire sort of thing...waste of time.. took 3 days and 3 visits to get a new tire fitted). Anyway the tire call out company in Kent - Watling Street Tires, fitted comercial valve extenders (they had to put new valve in the wheel).. they also removed the other valve I had on the inside on the otherside as they thought that was not done up very well... he, the fitter says you need to remove the wheel to do the job and not fit it on and poke it through as it can come un-done (as this is the case on mine). Now I have my rears both done and they have clamped them to my wheel liners. I can inflate inner and outer from the same place on the outside of the tire 180 degree across from each other.

    I, in the end invested in a Stanley Bostick (from Screwfix) air compressor and a comercial airline to check and pump my own tires up as I found even getting the tires done was a problem.. as they have 65 psi on the front and 60 psi on the rears. - that is all I wanted to do in the start was to be able to check the tire pressure.. what a mess.. the replacement tire cost £240 - but after much agrument I ended up paying just the £40 for the tire valve fitting and cancelled the remainder of the 3 year call out contract (no refund)..

    So be warned. - also the fixed angle type are a real pain... go for the flexible type or find your local truck tire company and they will have the comerical type that fit American RV's

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    Euroliner Trims with Valve Extenders

    Euroliner Trims with valve extenders

    Soundman
     

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    Hi Andy when you get your trims off make sure you put copper grease in the cap before you put them back on, and only just nic them up. i hope this helps.
    Mike
     
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    Sorry this may be a bit off-topic. We have the same Euroliners fitted to our van but used the spring clip option to retain the flexible tyre valve extenders instead of the US bracket kit.

    However, I see from Soundman's wheel photo above that he has Michelin Agilis 215/75 16?s fitted to what looks like a Sprinter 518 (Hymer S820?) chassis and wanted to know how he got on with them. (I tried to start a "Conversation" but that option is not available on his profile.)

    I'm asking because my Sprinter 518 handbook specifies 205/75 16s to be fitted to dual rears models and I would like to beef up the tyres when I replace them soon. I had assumed that 205s were the maximum in case the dual rears started rubbing together under load conditions? It would me give confidence to fit 215s - especially knowing that Hymer provided them as standard from new, as they would not depart from manufacturers recommendations without thorough grounds.

    Norman
     
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    I'm not sure whether it's proper to resurrect a topic, but I'd like to know from users of tyre valve extenders on dual rear wheels whether you need to re-balance the wheels.
    I'm considering adding braided steel flexible extenders to both the inner and outer wheels and fixing them to a bracket or brackets to allow them both to be accessed through the wheel trims.
    It occurs to me that if the mounting hardware is fixed to the outer wheel, the weight of the extender from the inner wheel won't be there when balancing - presuming the balancing must be done on individual wheels off the vehicle.
    How is balancing done - if at all?
     
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    Your two valve extenders will oppose each other on opposite sides of the wheel so should be OK, I run TyrePal sensors in the pipe work and just keep them opposite each other behind the wheel trim and have no problem.

    Martin
     
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    As already said....put the inner wheel on then the outer with the actual valve as close to 180° opposite the inner valve.
    That way one extender counterbalances the other one.
    The few grams difference between inner and outer extenders won't make any noticeable difference when driving.
     
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