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Old 01-07-2014, 08:03 PM   #1
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How can I know if my dingy gets a flat tire while in tow?

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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Old 01-07-2014, 08:11 PM   #2
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A TPMS or Tire Pressure Monitoring System is the way to go. Just search TPMS in the forum and you'll see lots of information.
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x2 on the remote TPMS!

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Old 01-07-2014, 08:58 PM   #4
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Please get a TPMS and be safe. Use the search, top right corner hundreds of post on this subject. Be safe out on the road hope to see you.
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I got a flat in my TT recently. Didn't even know it till another driver alerted me. The tire tore up some sheet metal, but mostly it left me with some concerns about a recurrence. I picked up some Tire Minder TPMS on amazon and it seems to work pretty well. Poke around the forums and see what other people are using. There's a little wireless monitor that will let you know tire pressure in each tire, temperature, and warns you if you have a sudden loss of pressure as in a blow out.
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Only way to travel. I have them on every tire, all 12 of them. So I know what's going on all the time. Just another kind of insurance!
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10-4 on the TPMS.... Have them on MH and Mini that I tow.... Monitor air pressure AND tire temperature.... Rising temp is first indicator you are abt to have a problem.... Cheap investment when you consider the cost of a tire and possible damage to rig....
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I had a flat on my toad once - a passing car alerted me to it and several thousand dollars of repairs convinced me that all these "smart" IRV2 people saying get a TPMS system were right.
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Any specific brands / models that you use and suggest?
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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? Thanks. Dave.
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I too pull a Cobolt. I don't have the tire sensors yet but know they are a good idea.

On my Cobolt Chevrolet chose to save a couple dollars and not put a spare tire in it. Not even a donut tire (or whatever you call that little tire). They did put a 12 volt air compressor in the place of the spare. ?? I purchased a spare and have it in there. Might check where your spare tire is. Might not have one. I always figure if I have a spare I won't need it. For sure need it if I don't have it. Murphy's law logic. Lol

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Any specific brands / models that you use and suggest?
Most will tell you that what they have is the best...Do your own research and determine what is best for you...
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Google TST 507. It is capable of up to 22 tires.
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