Tire Valve Extenders - Luxury Coach Lifestyles
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-17-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
MiracleJ
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 67
Default Tire Valve Extenders

I Had a slow leak on the outside rear tire on the Driver's side and, to be safe, had a Mobile Tire Service come look at it. It ended up being the Metal Braided Valve Extender. Removed it and everything is fine except that it is going to be difficult to check the tire pressure.

Am seriously considering removing the other extenders but have no idea how I will check the tire pressures on the inside rears.
are there an alternative to the Braided Extenders?
__________________

__________________
Jerry Hartley
MiracleJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 07:39 PM   #2
folivier
Senior Member
 
folivier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Thibodaux, LA
Posts: 1,221
Default

I don't use extenders, yes they are usually the cause for slow leaks. I have the Tire Safeguard flow-through sensor tire monitors mounted directly to each valve stem. I use a metal extender to screw on to the inside rear tire to check the pressure. I have a small metal rod with a piece of plastic tubing on the end that fits over the valve cap to remove & install that. Works ok.
__________________

__________________
Forest & Cindy Olivier
1998 Newell 45' 2 slide #486
2004 Chevy Silverado Z71
2013 RZR 570LE

"You don't have a soul. You are a soul, you have a body." C.S.Lewis


https://www.luxurycoachlifestyle.com/...php?albumid=14
folivier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
larryweikart
Senior Member
 
larryweikart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Iyopawa Island, Mi. (sometimes)
Posts: 421
Default

I alos had a tire leak issue that was caused by stem extenders that I actually bought from Newell. I got rid of those and installed a tire monitoring system for $500. (which includes my 4 trailer tires) About the price of losing one tire.
__________________
1994 Newell #365 w/Corvette, 2002 streetrod 34 ford golf cart, 2009 Smart Car, 1958 Century Coronado, 1965 Cruisers Inc, CAR & BOAT CRAZY! LOVE OUR NEWELL!
larryweikart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 10:34 PM   #4
Chester B. Stone, Jr.
Senior Member
 
Chester B. Stone, Jr.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sam Carlos, Sonora, Mex.
Posts: 407
Default

My inside duals have rubber extenders that are allowed to flop around. No problem yet. On other coaches, I have used metal extenders but it is important to use a rubber plug that fits snugly into the wheel hole.
__________________
2001 Newell #579
tow a 2011 Honda Odyssey
1935 Mercedes 500K replica
Chester B. Stone, Jr. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 04:45 PM   #5
The Newell
Senior Member
 
The Newell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,018
Default

Most extenders leak at the seal where they join the main valve. If that's the case, it wasn't the fact that is was a flexible/brained extender that caused the problem. The best solution is the right size/shape valve installed in the tire itself, but that is not always possible in all configurations.

Solid extenders are available at many truck stops, RV dealers and NAPA stores
__________________
1976 Newell Classic (Sold)

Home Base: Riverside, CA

If anyone needs my contact info private message me and I will send it to you.

-Joseph-
The Newell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #6
MiracleJ
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 67
Default

According to the Tire Man it was leaking from the rubber hose within the metal braid. There is no apparent wear on the braid and the leak was close to the steel tube that connected to the 'valve stem' not where it came back thru the Rim.
__________________

__________________
Jerry Hartley
MiracleJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Siding Corrosion 77newell Exterior Works 3 05-16-2010 10:15 PM
Something local..... chockwald Life on the Road | Livin' in Luxury 4 09-08-2009 10:40 PM
Headlight Upgrade Information for 90's Newell Coach Richard and Rhonda Major Mechanicals 31 03-18-2008 03:35 AM
Alarm Sound? Art Knapp Interior Works 2 10-09-2000 08:17 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Newell Coach Corporation or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×