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Old 01-08-2014, 09:41 AM   #15
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And for those not wanting to invest the money in a good way:

tie a white rag around the top of the steering wheel. Some call it the "bunny ears" because when you look at it in the rear view camera that is what it looks like. If it is steady, all should be alright. If you see it wiggling back and forth, stop and check. The problem is, how often does one check their rear view camera.

TPMS is the way to go.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:19 PM   #16
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I sometimes tell the story of Two RVers.
We both ordered and received the PRESSURE PRO Tire Pressure Monitoring system.> We both had a flat on our towed.

I was home when mine arrived so I installed it on the MH and Towed.. Then my first trip out, about 2/3 the way there, BEEP BEEP BEEP and flashing alarm, Left front tire on towed was low, not flat, just low,, Found a rest area, applied air compressor, and finished the outbound leg of the trip..

Over the weekend every time I wanted to drive car I aired up the tire and all was good, Likewise aired it up on the way home.

Next business day I aired it up and headed to the tire store.. They found I'd been screwed, so they removed the screw and replaced it with a proper patch under road hazard warranty, Total cost to me: A few cents of gas for the generator to power the air compressor and a trip to the tire store.

The other RVer received his while at a campground, Tossed it in the basement intending to put it on when he got home....
About 15 miles out from the CG people are honking and pointing.

Left front tire (Same as on my ride) flat, Shreadded, (Total loss) Rim damaged, Over 2,000 in secondary damage to the car.....

And so ends the story. Save for a question? How much did that TPSM cost me?
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Great feedback. Regarding the Pressure Pro system, do you have any problem screwing the sensor onto the inside dually tire?
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Great feedback. Regarding the Pressure Pro system, do you have any problem screwing the sensor onto the inside dually tire?
Yes. You might need to install something like these to make it easier: Straight Valve Extenders - 3" - Wheel Masters 80293 - Wheel Accessories - Camping World
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TST 507 you will probably need a range extender in the back of your coach to be able to use it on toad

If you have not gotten your braking system yet you might look at RVI2 braking system. You can get a toad tire monitoring system that works through it. Although I feel the tire monitor system they sell with it is a bit high It does have everything for your toad in one package
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I use a TST 510 system. When I was shopping for TPMS a couple of years ago, I liked the 510 monitor better than the TST 507. I'm sure that either one, or any of the top brands of TPMS, will serve you well.

I thought I might need the signal booster for the system to work well on the toad tires, but that's not the case. Even with the toad disconnected, parked in the campground, I've never failed to pickup the signal from the toad tires when the toad is within 50 feet of the coach.
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I'm a new motor home user and I'm intend to use the collective expertise here to the max! So hope you aren't doing the eye roll when I make my posts.

My MH has a B/W rear camera system. It's not very good resolution and I doubt I would notice if my Cobalt dingy got a flat. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I just installed a flat screen TV above the cockpit. Perhaps a better camera feed to that TV?

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Great feedback. Regarding the Pressure Pro system, do you have any problem screwing the sensor onto the inside dually tire?
look at a flow through sensor where you can add or remove air without removing the sensor TST has a 507FT Sensor seems many people onthis forum use and recommend it.
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I had a Tire Safeguard system that decided I didn't really need to know my tire pressures that morning. I found out about a flat tire on my toad when a guy in a pickup truck flagged me down. We were in Mitchell, SD. We got to visit the Corn Palace while the tire was replaced.
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I have not seen anyone using the external TPMS sensors. Do you have to rebalance the tires on the TOAD after you screw them on the valve stems? My TOAD does not have TPMS installed, can you use the internal sensors on the TOAD and external sensors on the Coach? If you have the external sensors on the Coach, how many have replaced them with the permanent internal sensors when the tires are changed?
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I have the TPMS sensors on both coach and toad and no rebalance is necessary.... They work great... Alerted me to a low rear tire on my Mini (toad)....
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I get the tpms may be good. but is it really necessary i always check visual before departing and check psi if rig sets very long before takeoff. also i do not let my tread get below 1/2 worn out . never had a flat on tow YET but i may be way wrong here but i would think you would feel something wrong if tire went down ? I am always feeling my tow because i have a extender on my hitch i feel it move the rear of coach due to the extender. I seen prior post on the ones who had tires go down did you not feel anything diff ?? Just curious
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I get the tpms may be good. but is it really necessary i always check visual before departing and check psi if rig sets very long before takeoff. also i do not let my tread get below 1/2 worn out . never had a flat on tow YET but i may be way wrong here but i would think you would feel something wrong if tire went down ? I am always feeling my tow because i have a extender on my hitch i feel it move the rear of coach due to the extender. I seen prior post on the ones who had tires go down did you not feel anything diff ?? Just curious
I do not have TPMS yet, but on my last trip out we saw a TOAD that was riding on the rim. The TOAD was not moving and tracking straight. I have a feeling that unless you hear it, or see it when it happens you may not know. I am considering one since this.
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