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Old 06-21-2017, 05:41 PM   #1
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Tire Minder

Has anyone installed the "Tire Minder" from Camping World ? They're quite expensive and my concern would be that they work properly.

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Old 06-21-2017, 08:00 PM   #2
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Has anyone installed the "Tire Minder" from Camping World ? They're quite expensive and my concern would be that they work properly.

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I have had mine since January of this year. I have had no problems. It was easy to program.
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I avoid buying anything from CW. Their prices are not cheap. If you want that unit you can find it online cheaper.

Look at the TST 507 it's about $90 cheaper and better. Mine has been flawless for 7 years.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:17 PM   #4
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I have the tire minder smart that I got from camping world. It is very easy to program and very easy to use. I have only had it for one trip and it works as stated. I like using the cell phone as the monitor. I didn't want to mount a monitor on the dash or if a suction mount on the side window, I would need to remove every time I pulled the shade down. So far I really like it.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:25 PM   #5
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I found out today my tireminder reads exactly 5 pounds higher than the truck tire guage......that cant be normal.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:34 PM   #6
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I have a tire minder and it is not the most accurate thing in the world but does keep you informed of whats going on. Do not rely on the numbers for your pressures. It's OK.
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Old 05-03-2018, 07:44 AM   #7
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I installed the TireMinder66 that I got on sale from Camping World and it was very easy to install. There iare good youtube videos to watch on installation. My sensors are never more than 1.5 psi dfferent from each other and are usually about a 0.5 psi of each other. I highly recomment the TireMinder but I think next time I will try the TST or EEZ because I like the design of the flow through sensors. Having flow through sensors would make it easier to air up the tires. The TireMinder sensors let air escape as your screwing them off or on to check or air up the tires. I don't like that, consequently you end up always adding air to the tires.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:07 AM   #8
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TST or EEZTIRE. We had Tire Minder for 2 years, I threw it in the trash last year, just after I got the satisfaction of smashing it with a hammer, absolute junk.
I replaced it with EEZTIRE, works flawlessly and was simple to install.
I cannot count how many nights were were awoken with false alarms from tire minder, plus almost every time we would stop I would get a pressure loss alarm as the tires cooled down.
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I have a TM-77. It was on sale at CW which made it an attractive buy. Overall it's good, has alarmed a few times (I probably have my limits set too tight!) but so far I have no complaints. I have senders on all tires including dolly and toad.
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I have the tireminder on my coach, no trips yet but lots of testing to make sure / understand how it works. Ive found that if a sensor lithium battery drops to 3.1 volt or lower the system shows a low pressure alert of 32 psig instead of low battery. They also were shipping old batteries with the system about 3 months ago and i kept getting the alerts. Tireminder sent me new batteries and i have had no issues since. I also ordered 20 new panasonic batteries for about $20 from amazon. Id recommend this system as it works very well once you understand the low battery. I also spoke with tireminder and requested they change the alert but i can live with it as is. It instantly reports a pressure drop.
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:29 AM   #11
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One thing that hasn't been mentioned is that they will replace
the batteries for free .
I don't depend on mine to tell me my pressures , I want it to tell

me when the pressure changes to much .
I always considered the temp reading to be rather useless but
when we left the parking brake on just a little in the toad the
alarm went after a few blocks and averted a disaster .
I don't claim my Tire Minder is the best , it's the only one I have

ever owned but so far it works for us and it was a gift so with that I like it .


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There are several threads on IRV2 about tire pressure monitor systems. EEZ Tire and TST are generally considered the best systems with good support. You want to chose a manufacturer that will still be around in 5 years as so many of these TPMS companies are short lived.
Buying TPMS - What are top two to consider
Which TPMS do you use?
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems(TPMS)
EEZ T515 TPMS install


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We have an older Tire Minder system. It has it's uses but also it's flaws. For example, the thing will alarm in certain situations such as in a quick torrential downpour. This is due to it sensing a temperature (and corresponding pressure change) due to rapid cooling.
Now, the ONLY time I have ever experienced a blowout was during a torrential rainstorm. (Not in the RV and it was a rear tire on my pickup). So how useful is this thing if it false alarms in that situation? Even the manual warns about it.
I'm not sure I'd buy another.
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I drove mine The other day from 95degf hot then thru a torrential thunderstorm rain the other day and didnt have an alert. Maybe this is fixed in the new ones.
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