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Old 07-18-2017, 09:13 PM   #1
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I need to have valve stem extensions installed on my 2017 axis for the inner rear wheel. who is better to have do it? Ford or independent shop?
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:42 PM   #2
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I need to have valve stem extensions installed on my 2017 axis for the inner rear wheel. who is better to have do it? Ford or independent shop?
If you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself I would recommend an independent tire shop since it would more than likely be considerably cheaper. I had my RV dealer install mine as a condition of purchase.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:18 PM   #3
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I went to a tire center and it was less than $20.
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:25 PM   #4
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I had nothing but problems over the years with extensions.
I know you can get them to work...but I found they may not be worth the trouble
The flexible ones that Thor put on leaked
I replaced with some rigid ones I bought from ebay that were better, but needed rubber stabilizers. I still had some problems with the internal stem getting bent
I never tried them, but I think the best solution is likely these
Dually Valves - Inner Dually Stems
and they would be put on by the tire shop.

I finally ditched my wheel simulators. yeah, they were pretty....but they were the root of all the work and problems. Without them, I can get my hand in there to install or remove the TPMS sensors (or dust caps)....and now that I can get the dust cap off, airing up is no problem with the right inflator. No more extensions to leak or interfere with my TPMS sensors....and no more worries!
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:13 PM   #5
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Bought a cheap set of plastic auto panel pry bars at HF. Takes less than a minute to get the covers off and use a rubber mallet to tap rhem back on when done. No extensions.
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:35 AM   #6
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Had mine setup by a tire guy I have dealt with for years. He is mobile and comes to wherever your RV is. He replaced all the valves with steel valves, ran rigid extensions from the inner wheel so it peeks out through the outer wheel, ran reverse extensions from inside the outer wheel and did a rigid mount on the outside wheel cover, so all four are easily accessible.
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:39 AM   #7
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I need to have valve stem extensions installed on my 2017 axis for the inner rear wheel. who is better to have do it? Ford or independent shop?
Take it to Redlands Truck and RV if you are in the Inland Empire area for some reason. They will fix you up. Don't bother with either the Ford dealer or the RV dealers.
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:56 AM   #8
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I replaced my original valves with long ones. Required removing and remounting the tires from the wheels at a local tire shop but I think they will work
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