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Old 09-09-2011, 08:35 AM   #1
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Need advice on TPMS, balancing rings

Having a new-to-me MH, I've been thinking about adding a tire-pressure monitoring system and Centramatic balancing rings. Right now, I don't even have dually valve extenders, so the coach is pretty much in a start-from-scratch condition. I don't know which brand of TPMS I should consider, whether balancing rings would cause any physical interference with the TPMS or valve extenders, or if the TPMS precludes using valve extenders at all. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:12 AM   #2
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Subscribed. I too am curious on both items or alternatives to ring.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:08 AM   #3
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Bump. Does anybody have any advice?
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If you search on TPMS you'll find a ton of reading material on the topic.

I use the Doran 360 but if I were to do it again I would probably go another direction because I've had 9 of 10 sensors fail within the first 2.5 years of full time service.

Valve extenders are no problem for a TPMS so long as they are metal and not rubber. I'm not familiar with the balancing rings you mention.

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Old 09-13-2011, 10:47 AM   #5
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I have a TST tpms that I installed this spring and it has worked perfect since March this year. I have no info on balance rings
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:32 AM   #6
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The Pressure Pro gets good ratings, but I don't like the size of it.
So does Equal and Dyna for balancing. Looks like about $20 per bag for Dyna, including valves and caps.
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OK...I am wondering if you are supposed to have your tires rebalanced when you put the TPMS sensors on, or if you just ignore the extra weight? On the rear duallies, I guess you could make sure the sensors are 180 degrees opposite each other to compensate for the extra weight. What do you do?
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From what I have read, the external ones are so light you don't need to re-balance. Not sure about the internal ones. I've also read where you should go to metal valve stems with the external sensors. The internal ones I had in my 5er had metal stems on the sensors.
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The vast majority of us ignore the impact sensors have on wheel balance.

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I use the Pressure Pro, same as Doran and have had them on for 4 years with no failures. I have them on the Motorhome and the CR-V toad and never re balanced the tires for the sensors. I have the unit attached to the top of my dash and has worked out fine. I love this thing for the peace of mind and ease of checking your tires. Just don't check the pressure while crossing the desert in the summer. You will upset your wife as you scream "HOLY CRAP" and Your breakfast will be in your mouth !
I have the Centramatick (sp) on my Pick up and they work great. The ones to fit my Moterhome were way to pricey so I had my new Yokahama tires spin Balanced although would have gone with the beads if they couldn't spin balance them.
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Thread Theft.

I had good success with Yokohama's on my TH. If they make a 19.5 to replace the G670s on Breeze, IYO, would they be as good/same or better than Toyo's?
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A friend of mine is running the balancing rings as well as a TPMS (brand unknown), on a 40 Ft Dutch Star with no problems. I've been using the Pressure Pro for over six years and would not run without it. Well worth the money and the peace of mind.
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Couple questions about the Pressure Pro. What's an approx price for one for 8-10 tires? What is the frequency of the alarm? Most of the alarms on these type of devices have a frequency that I can't hear. Usually around 2600-2800 Hz. I would like to put it in that recess area on top of the dash and route the power wire between the dash and the backup monitor. Would that be do-able or would it be hard to read at that distance?



Sorry for all the noobie questions. Just want to get it right the first time.
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I paid Approx $700 for my system several years ago, that was the receiver and six sensors. I don't know what the frequency of the alarm is, but I have tinitus and can not hear high pitched sounds, but I can hear the alarm on the reciever. I have my receiver mounted on the dash with velcro, right above my rear camera monitor and plug it into the 12V aux plug below that, it can be hardwired, but I just never took the time to do that. I move it back and forth between my MH and pickup. If I had to replace this one for any reason I believe I would go to a system that is now on the market where you can replace the batteries in the sensors. You have to send the Pressure Pro sensors back for battery replacement. Although I've never had to do that in the six years or so I've been running mine.
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