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Old 08-19-2015, 07:35 AM   #1
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Milton vs Motor Trend tire pressure gauge

Trying to decide between the Milton 976 and the Motor Trend TGM 1235 gauges. Anyone have a preference? I have dual wheels without air valve extensions (had the extensions but decided to remove them).

Does anyone know if the pop out scale remains out until manually pushed back in, or does it immediately reset when the gauge is removed from the tire valve?

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Old 08-19-2015, 08:34 AM   #2
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Let me ell something about my story with the tire pleasure monitoring system , I pick up the one with TST TRUCK , to start the battery sensor do not last 5 years that the company stated and that is a problem not for the last of the battery but for the cost of $20.00 for each sensor battery, you may do the math about when like my I do have 6 imagine who may have 10. Just a lite feed

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Old 08-19-2015, 08:49 AM   #3
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It should stay out until you push it back in. I have seen some that will retract slightly when it is removed from the valve stem. I prefer to use a pressure gauge.
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:25 AM   #4
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I have used a Milton for years and it has always performed excellent.
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:26 PM   #5
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My experience with tire gages is you get what you pay for. The dial ones seem to be the most accurate and repeatable. You buy 5 cheap gages and you will rarely find 2 that agree and then you don't know if there right.

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Old 08-19-2015, 02:02 PM   #6
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Milton is the best in my opinion. I have had one for 5 years and going. I use it for the motorhome, the car, the farm truck, the truck, horse trailer, utility trailers and the tractor so it gets a lot of use. I "test" it once a year by taking it with me to the tire store when I have my car tires checked. The tech uses mine and his commercial gauge on a single tire and he lets me know how they compare. Keeps right on ticking!
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Old 08-19-2015, 04:17 PM   #7
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Milton for sure and it will stay out until you push it back in.
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Old 08-19-2015, 04:41 PM   #8
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It may matter to some and not so much to others but Milton truck tire gauges should still be made in the USA. The one I purchased last year still had the made in USA stamped on it but I lost it and will have to purchase another. The online reviews I've read as recent as a few months ago, still claim that they're made in the U.S.
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Old 08-19-2015, 06:16 PM   #9
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My in line gauge on a fill line by Milton was made in China. When I called them because it did not read correctly, they told me they do no service any more. I bought a rebuild kit but it still reads incorrectly.
On the other hand, I have three accu gauges and they all read exactly the same as each other.
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[IMG][/IMG]I made one that works for all my tires i dont use extenders so i need different angles for inside duals i will try to post pics
i took a milton dial gauge added a quick connect as on a air hose then took two different air chucks and added the male quick connect they are both used as gauge and air chucks works for me Mike

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