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13 Sep 2019 @ 10:14:31 am
RD
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Who ensures that the vehicles spare wheel especially those where the valve is difficult to reach are properly inflated? How often do you check this?

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13 Sep 2019 @ 10:27:17 am
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I have extended the valve with an extension you buy from Safari, 4x4 Megaworld or LA Sport. This allows you better access to the inflation point and you can check it regularly as with the rest of the wheels.

Apart from that I have a ARB pump under the driver seat and can inflate and deflate the wheels as I need to for off-road conditions.

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13 Sep 2019 @ 11:30:08 am
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I have to do it the hard way. The problem with that is that I don't check the spare as often as I should. I quickly ran to the the garage to see if the spare is still under the car. Luckily it is still there..............

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13 Sep 2019 @ 11:43:39 am
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TPMS solves this problem for me - 5th sensor on spare.

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13 Sep 2019 @ 12:10:56 pm
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Probably only check it every 5 years.

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13 Sep 2019 @ 13:58:26 pm
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Gaan dit elke naweek na, as my voertuig gewas word.

So ook met elke diens.

 

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13 Sep 2019 @ 14:18:27 pm
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I check vehicle tyre pressures and engine oil every fourth Saturday morning (while cold). Every third time - in other words every 12 weeks - I check the spare wheel pressure too.

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13 Sep 2019 @ 17:30:24 pm
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I also make use of the extension valve like Leon. The problem these days are that petrol attendants do not like to check the pressure in the spare if it is under the vehicle. I can understand that they do not want to make their uniforms dirty. Si without the valve extender you will have to do it yourself.

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13 Sep 2019 @ 18:01:36 pm
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Like Leon I have a T-Rex pump in the car permanently so easy to inflate or deflate as necessary. 

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20 Sep 2019 @ 20:43:44 pm
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get the valve extender as per Leon.  works a treat and is long enough not to mess with you if you need to lower the spare.

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21 Sep 2019 @ 12:07:28 pm
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Who ensures that the vehicles spare wheel especially those where the valve is difficult to reach are properly inflated? How often do you check this?

This is probably the most oft overlooked item on any vehicle, more so on a caravan.

I prefer the idea of the extended valve. Good to probably deflate somewhat and inflate the spare regularly. Mine is below the belly of my van and as for any other tyre, exposed to oxygen and not flexing regularly, therefor easy for oxydation of the rubber to take place.

Not sure whether deflating and pumping regularly, eg. bi-weekly, will reduce the rate of oxidation.

 

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