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Old 12-12-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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A case for Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

We've been at our children's place in CA for a month. We planned to follow them in their fifth wheel to Las Vegas, where we'll spend a month there together.

We left CA in a bit of a huff. We were supposed to have the wheels rolling in the morning. I flushed the toilet, and water sprayed everywhere. Removed the toilet, found the valve in the back had broken in half. Ran down to Camping World. They had the right part, but it wasn't quite the right part, so I had to run down to an AutoZone to get some stuff to modify the part. By noon, the toilet was working, and everybody was yelling, "Let's go!"

My tire pressure monitoring system was laying on the dash. I was intending to install and program it before we left. "Oh well. We'll do it when we stop for the night.", I said.

That night, we pulled off the freeway and pulled into a TA station. As we climbed down out of the coach, we heard air hissing. The driver's side front tire was flat, and we had driven into the TA station on the tire sidewalls!

Fortunately, the TA station had a good tire shop. Two new front tires and a bunch of money later, we're rolling!

The next morning, we installed and programmed the tire pressure monitoring system before we left the TA station to continue on our journey.

That could have been a catastrophic event out on the highway.

We thank the Lord for his gentle mercies!


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Old 12-12-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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Yep, TPMS and Surge Protection, things that make life good.

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