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Old 07-30-2014, 03:16 PM   #1
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Tire Pressure Monitor

I am considering adding a tire pressure monitor and sensors (6) to my motor home. My 2012 Silverado that I tow has a system already. I want to be able to monitor all 10 wheels at same time and wonder if I need special unit or if any of those for RV's will work.
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:15 PM   #2
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Any should work just avoid flow through sensors as they tend to leak. Take a look at EEZ Rv systems. It is easy to use and install and batteries in sensors can be replaced. Impt because sensor replacement runs around $50 each.
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I use the TireTraker system with 10 sensors. The sensor batteries are user-replaceable and they seal the valve stem!
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You say your Silverado all ready has a system? There is no way to monitor the Silverado tires from the motorhome unless you purchase one of the TPMS systems that have 10 sensors. Your OEM sensors in the Silverado won't tell you while driving the HM you have a flat.
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I use a TST system with flow through sensors. System works fine, replaceable batteries, excellent reputation and customer service, and their flow through sensors do not tend to leak-- broad generalizations notwithstanding. Recommended highly.
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"Flow Through"

I've avoided adding a tire monitor system to date for just one reason. To my simple way of thinking all of the "add on" systems (with the exception of factory systems on cars) have to be flow through, as I understand it. If they are not constantly depressing the valve inside the stem, how could they read the pressure? So the monitoring 'cap' has to seal tight, as it is eliminating the operation of the valve.

I'm posting this not to dispute the recommendations made, but rather to gain an understanding. This is everyone's opportunity to tell me why I am wrong on how they work.
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I don't know of any car/pickup tire system that you could monitor from the cab of your MH. You will need to put the same tire sensors on your to toad as you have on the MH. In your case it's a total of ten sensors needed.
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Agree--anything besides a cap, has the potential to leak. The TST comes with flow thru caps for the coach [hi pressure] and sealed sensors for the toad [low pressure]. The toad sensors come with a special tool to install/remove [anti-theft]; the flow thru's have a 1/4 inch flat on the stem [plus a set screw] so you can use a wrench to get them tight/locked on to the tire stem/extension. So far, I like the flow thru and the owner - replaceable batteries options. Totally impressed with TST's customer service!!!!!
PS--if you ever have a blow-out, and survived [un-damaged]; thereafter, you will always wonder if a TPMS could have warned you before the tire failed--that sealed the deal for me.
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does anyone make true internal systems for MHs like they do for cars? They would be expensive to install but more reliable.
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