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Old 01-09-2014, 09:27 AM   #1
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Tire monitoring systems

We are newbies and are planning two major trips this summer from Pittsburgh, one to Florida in March and one to the West Coast and then up to Alaska from June to September. We have been reading much about the need to carefully monitor tire pressure. We are considering a TPMS as much for a warning system as a check.

Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Do a search on the forum. This topic has been beat to death.
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After having six blowouts in the past three years I wouldn't go anywhere without them. There is no downside, other than the initial cost.
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I asked the same question last year and after talking to the right people here on this forum, this is the one that is on my list to get.
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There are several good systems on the market, including those with sensor/transmitters that mount inside the tire, and those with valve cap type sensor/transmitters.

The Tire Tracker, Tire Minder, and one generic brand on ebay are all made by the same manufacturer, but have different warranty periods.

The TST system is a popular one, and offers normal valve cap type sensor/transmitters and flow through valve cap type sensor/transmitters. The flow through types are longer, so most folks get the normal valve cap type for use on the toad.

I prefer the valve cap type sensor/transmitters, and like having both the temperature and tire pressure transmitted to the monitor. I just turn on the monitor and booster before leaving the campground to check tire pressures instead of checking each tire with the tire guage. If you do this, please verify the accuracy of the sensor/transmitter with an air pressure guage during the installation process. By the time I get the other chores completed, the tire pressure monitor is displaying all of the tire pressures. We have the TST 507 system.

I do recommend you get and use a system. If you lose pressure in a tire on the toad, you'll never know it without the TPMS.

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....... We have been reading much about the need to carefully monitor tire pressure. We are considering a TPMS as much for a warning system as a check.....
We've had the TST 507 system for almost two years. Good company, good people, good system. One thing I like about the flow-through sensors is that they have replaceable batteries. My experience is that the batteries will last about 15- 18 months, but on a trip like yours to Alaska and return, it will be good to carry a few spare batteries.

Whatever system you decide on, the bottom line is that you should have one, coach and toad.
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We are newbies and are planning two major trips this summer from Pittsburgh, one to Florida in March and one to the West Coast and then up to Alaska from June to September. We have been reading much about the need to carefully monitor tire pressure. We are considering a TPMS as much for a warning system as a check.

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I just bought one from Hawkshead. The thing I liked about theirs is that they have their "T-valve" so you don't need a flow-through sensor. It's a new product and I had to buy them separately from the distributor which is in Canada. There is one other one out there but it screws onto your existing stem. I got the TPMS from TVforMyRV who are a forum sponsor and have better pricing. There are a few of these things now which don't seem to be a whole lot different.

The T-valves would be a good upgrade if you have non flow-through sensors and don't want to have to pay for new sensors.

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