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dennych1

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Posted: 12/28/19 02:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2019 f350 dually that I will be taking on the beach with truck camper.
1) what devices do you use to air down tires that is accurate.
2) also what extensions do you use for inner tires it looks like the valve stem is at a bad angle toward rim for extensions

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Flexible braided extensions are the best way to get it done. Still a pain in the rear.


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Posted: 12/28/19 03:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Make sure your tires and rims have a safety bead.

If commercial (half inch), they do NOT have a safety bead, so they can NOT be aired down to where class P and LT tires are for sand


Losing a bead on a commercial tire out there would mean a tough time getting them to reseat their beads....been there done that with 16.5” dia tires (load range F)

As for airing them down or back up...any air source that has the volume/PSI will do. I’ve never touched dually’s for off road, so don’t know any of the HOW2’s for that. Good luck finding what info you need


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In general for airing down with ease, I used an ARB brand tool recently that hooks on, removes valve stem, air out to whatever you want and easily screw valve stem in.
Very slick and I want one just for general duty on the trucks and cars around the house.
Now, the volume of air required to get 6 tires back up to highway air is another story, do you have a decent compressor you can run off a genny?


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Lot more to driving on the beach than just airing down. Popular Mechanics is one article.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/a6392/how-to-drive-on-sand-beaches/


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I use Staun Tyre Deflators. Work great.
https://stauntyredeflators.com.au/


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Posted: 12/28/19 06:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use these. Got it on Amazon for 20 bucks works great.


Teraflex 4807200 Air Deflator
Check these out. There are four screwed together. You screw one on each tire and you can check the pressure with a gauge and unscrew when at the right psi.

These are a great product. JMHO


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Posted: 12/28/19 08:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just latch my clip on air chuck on one tire at a time. It lets air out pretty fast. I can tell by the sound of air rushing out when I get close to the lower 40's that I run in the rears when not towing or hauling.

https://www.amazon.com/Harzole-AC-205F-C........huck&qid=1577591190&s=automotive&sr=1-21


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Might want to have a contingency plan if you break the bead.


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I remember a issue of Peterson 4Wheel and Offroad 20 years ago they did a air down test of tires in sand. They had a bunch of different style tires and spent the day testing them. Time and time again aired down tires easily went twice as far as fully inflated tires on their test dune.


If you have rims with a inner safety bead dont be afraid to get down to 20 or lower.


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