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Old 10-14-2013, 03:47 PM   #15
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I use a Pressure Pro just because I have it. It does it's job. I really am not interested in the tire temperature because if it's inflated properly , the temp is what it is and you can do nothing about it other than waiting for Fall.
The point is, it is very comforting to KNOW that your tire pressure is correct at ALL times with just a touch of a button.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:37 PM   #16
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Tpms monitors temp at the nozzle. Much less than tread or sidewall. Also many degrees off I hear.
How is that compensated for?
I have no idea if that is compensated. Obviously the temp will be less at the valve stem and the temps reported on the RV are usually only a few degrees above outside temperature - the tow car seems to have higher temps - I guess because the tires are small and rolling faster with less time to cool. I'd hope if a brake was hanging up the temp would go up in the tire and then the temp gauge would show an increase. The web site does not address temperature compensation.
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We have the TST system. When leaving a state park we had a alarm sound off. One of the daulies lost air pressure. Added air found a tire shop near by. They found a nail puncture. TST saved our bacon!! I like the convenience of knowing I have some help watching my tires!
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We were at a RV Park in Canada in 2008 parked near the back of the Park. Hooked up the tow and checked all of the tires. When we pulled out of the Park the wife wanted to go in the store out front. I stopped and thought I might as well check the tow bar connections while waiting. I found a flat tire on the front of the tow car. I had picked up a large nail somewhere. Had I not stopped and walked around I probably would have destroyed a tire and rim.

As soon as we got back in the States I ordered a TPMS. I chose Tire-SafeGuard with the flow thru sensors for the MH. The system has notified me of low pressure 3 or 4 times in the last 5 years.

A small investment for the peace of mind it provides.
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It's not just the MH that should have TPMS sensors. If you have a flat on the toad you most likely not know it until someone flags you down. You can do significant damage to the toad in the mean time.
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It's not just the MH that should have TPMS sensors. If you have a flat on the toad you most likely not know it until someone flags you down. You can do significant damage to the toad in the mean time.
I really agree. Not necessarily to the tpms, but everytime time you check in he pressure on the coach, you should check it on the toad. We are leaving for the winter, so I just bought tires for the toad. I probably could've got another 6-8 months out of them, but when you are towing, you don't know about a flat on the toad until its too late.

To me part of the hook up checklist is checking air pressure on both vehicles.
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So you hook up the tow, check all the air pressures and pull out. What happens if you pick up a nail before your next pressure check? Just curious.
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Mine has work 2 times for me. Saved me from 2 blow outs. Mine mad from doran.
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So you hook up the tow, check all the air pressures and pull out. What happens if you pick up a nail before your next pressure check? Just curious.
I will feel little tugs and the dash TV shows me a toad that either wobbles, bounces, or sways.
If it was a catestrophic, instant blowout, TPMS would not be able to predict early enough to matter, same as with the MH.
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I will feel little tugs and the dash TV shows me a toad that either wobbles, bounces, or sways.
Maybe, maybe not, as many others have reported.
If it was a catestrophic, instant blowout, TPMS would not be able to predict early enough to matter, same as with the MH.
This is true and the monitor manufacturers will straight up tell you that or it's in their literature.
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As soon as u start ur RV. Mine checks all tire including toad or trailer or u can manually check every tire from the inside at ur dash before u pullout rain or shine Won't be with out mine,
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Out of curiosity, why do you not prefer the flow through sensors? I have them, and like them ....
It is simply personal preference. They work just as well as the Cap sensors.

I prefer the smaller Cap sensors versus the larger heavier flow-through sensors. I never have mine locked onto the stems either. So as long as I have to twist off the small cap on the end of the flow-through sensor to remove it anyway just to add or reduce air psi of the tire my philosophy is I can just as easily twist off the small Cap sensor to remove it and accomplish the same task.

For those that lock their sensors to the stems then the flow-through ones make more sense.

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I purchased a TST system last Spring and got it installed on the coach and towed before leaving WA for AZ. The system worked as advertized with no problems. It sure is nice to be able to see the tire air pressure as we travel down the road.

For peace of mind, it's worth every penny.
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