Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-28-2014, 04:48 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
adonh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Missouri City, TX
Posts: 1,306
Internal TPMS sensors

I know this subject has been discussed before but wanted see the feedback from those that have changed over to the internal sensors when putting on new tires such as the ones from TST TST 507 Internal Tire Sensors (Sold Individually) |TST Trucking Systems. These have been around fro a few years and was wondering how they are working as opposed to external sensors. Thanks
__________________

__________________
Don
2003 Forest River Cardinal Platinum 37' 5th Wheel
1976 31' Airstream
adonh is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-28-2014, 04:52 PM   #2
Community Moderator
 
bdickson's Avatar


 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Wherever the rig is parked
Posts: 7,401
I've looked at them but not used them. I'd need to know what the battery life was like, since replacing batteries would involve dismounting the tires. Now if there was a dash display that would pick up the internal sensors on my Honda CR-V toad, that would be worthwhile.
__________________

__________________
Bruce Dickson 2013 Thor Challenger 37GT, 5 Star Tune, Safe-T-Plus Steering Control with Air Trim, Roadmaster front and rear Sway Bars, SuperSteer rear Track Bar, Crossfires, 2012 Honda CRV on Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar. Full timers since Jan 2012.
bdickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2014, 05:06 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Spicewood, Tx
Posts: 572
I've had the TST internal sensors on my fiver for 18 months now. Battery life is supposed to be 7 years, and if that is true I will replace them when time to replace the LT tires. One sensor did fail prematurely and TST sent a replacement w/o question. I still use external sensors on the truck's rear tires so I can make a pretty good comparison between both types. As expected, internal sensors are not sensitive to wind and sunlight like the external sensors, so readings are more accurate. So. they should work better at detecting temp differences due to overheating bearings, dragging brakes and maybe worn brakes.
__________________
Larry Day, Texas Baptist Men volunteer
'13 Silverado LT 3500HD D/A CCSB 2wd, custom RKI bed
'17 Puma 351THSS toyhauler
dayle1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2014, 05:17 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
adonh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Missouri City, TX
Posts: 1,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by dayle1 View Post
I've had the TST internal sensors on my fiver for 18 months now. Battery life is supposed to be 7 years, and if that is true I will replace them when time to replace the LT tires. One sensor did fail prematurely and TST sent a replacement w/o question. I still use external sensors on the truck's rear tires so I can make a pretty good comparison between both types. As expected, internal sensors are not sensitive to wind and sunlight like the external sensors, so readings are more accurate. So. they should work better at detecting temp differences due to overheating bearings, dragging brakes and maybe worn brakes.
When at some point you change tires what is the procedure for changing batteries at that time. Is this something that you or the tire shop can do or is it necessary to sent the internal sensors back to TST for new batteries. Thanks
__________________
Don
2003 Forest River Cardinal Platinum 37' 5th Wheel
1976 31' Airstream
adonh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2014, 06:04 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Pigman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,937
I considered them when we got the new Bus, but decided against them. It takes me about 30-45 seconds to change the batteries on my external units, and would require a jack up, tire breakdown and remount for the internal ones. No contest, even for twice the battery life. I can go with extended life, but 7 years???
__________________
Pigman
2013 Tiffin Allegro Bus 43QGP
2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 Toad
Pigman1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2014, 07:04 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Spicewood, Tx
Posts: 572
Quote:
Originally Posted by adonh View Post
When at some point you change tires what is the procedure for changing batteries at that time. Is this something that you or the tire shop can do or is it necessary to sent the internal sensors back to TST for new batteries. Thanks
The units are totally sealed, so new units will be required, hopefully at a discount with a core charge. But I'm not sure what I will do, depends on exact timing of tire life vs. sensor life. With a fifth wheel it is no big deal to remove a single wheel and take it to Discount Tire if the tires are still good and other sensors still working. But if tires are getting old when the first sensor dies, then probably time to replace everything.

If the sensors really last 7 years, then that is about as long as I want to run LTs on my fifth wheel and much longer than I would ever want to run STs. I don't know practical tire life on a MH, so the situation may be different.
__________________

__________________
Larry Day, Texas Baptist Men volunteer
'13 Silverado LT 3500HD D/A CCSB 2wd, custom RKI bed
'17 Puma 351THSS toyhauler
dayle1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TST 507 TPMS INT, internal sensors CampDaven RV Systems & Appliances 7 03-06-2014 10:04 AM
TPMS Add-on to RVI2 stevedenesha iRV2.com General Discussion 0 01-11-2014 10:37 PM
TPMS and toad OEM pressure sensors TXBart Entegra Owner's Forum 14 01-09-2014 01:23 PM
Hawkshead TPMS T-valves myredracer Travel Trailer Discussion 0 12-09-2013 12:29 PM
Don't Trust my TPMS Afubar Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 23 07-24-2013 07:02 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.