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Can TireMinder TPMS System Be Used on Inner Tire Valve Extensions

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I am considering installing TireMinder TPMS on my inside dually tires, which presently have a valve extensions. Is there a potential problem in having the TPMS on the end of a valve extension? A the large tire RPMs for highway speeds, would the centrifugal forces on the TPMS snap the valve extension or damage the valve stem? Thanks

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I reached out to my contact at TireMinder and she said there aren't any issues using their TPMS systems like the part # TM-A1A-6 you were looking at with valve extensions, as long as the extensions are steel. The added weight of the sensors won't cause problems with them potentially snapping off during travel. They will work really nicely for your RV's inner tires.

I have attached a short video review and the written install manual below that you can check out as well.

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Patrick B.

Hi- I have the 2019 Sprinter 3500. The rear inner tire has a rubber valve stem near the tire with the metal extension attached to it. It seems I have read somewhere that the rubber valve stem will not support the extra weight. Could you answer and/or also supply me with the manual. Thanks

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Reply from Chris R.

Rubber valve stems can indeed sometimes cause issues with heavier, metal extensions attached. We've reached out to Wheel Masters though in the past about this and they have told us that their extensions can be used with rubber stems. They simply recommend adding some support brackets like # WM8029VS to prevent them from moving around too much.

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