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Old 02-16-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

I am trying to decide on a tire pressure monitoring system. I have looked at forums but dont seem to be convinced on any of the systems mentioned. I would like one with the sensors small enought that they dont total out the valve stems. I am looking at the tst-510 model but it appears the sensors are large.

I have 40" Motor home and tow a Jeep Wrangler.

Any one had real good luck with a particular system?
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:29 AM   #2
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We fulltime and have a "Pressure Pro" TPMS on our MDT, 5er and Idaho Tote for five years now. Would not travel without it. One of the thing I learned from the start was you must have steel value steams on all tires, the rubber ones will flex and cause problems. I've run steel value steams on all tires and never had a problem.

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Old 02-16-2012, 11:30 AM   #3
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I purchased the TST-507 system with 10 sensors. Much better than the 510 system because batteries are user replaceable. I took the anti theft rings off and made them much smaller so size isn't a problem that way. You should already have metal valve stems so that isn't a worry either.
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I purchased the TST-507 system with 10 sensors. Much better than the 510 system because batteries are user replaceable. I took the anti theft rings off and made them much smaller so size isn't a problem that way. You should already have metal valve stems so that isn't a worry either.

But the Jeep Wrangler won't have metal valve stems.
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I use the Pressure Pro on my 04 Wrangler with no problem.
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From the Tst website for the 507 system:
"Ultra light sensor design eliminates the need for metal valve stems, as these sensors only weigh 12.5 grams, yet they are still able to be fully immersed in water, and they monitor PSI from 1-195 PSI".
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I don't think you will have any problem on the toad either. I run the sensors on rubber valve stems on my Escape when towing it and also the ATV trailer if towing that and have not had a problem.
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I had rubber stems on my toad. They would turn when I tried to tighten my 507s on the stems. I couldn't get a good fit (enough to stop them from leaking) unless I held onto the stem with pliers. I ended up having metal stems installed and now no problems.
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The rubber stems turned on my 20' enclosed, but the sensors were tight enough that they didn't leak and the stems have not leaked when traveling up to(for a short distance)75 MPH.
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Google "TireTraker" ...the sensors are smaller and lighter and have replaceable batteries. Weight is quoted at .3 oz/8.5 grams. Mine have worked flawlessly for 18 months full time on the motor home w/metal stems, and Honda with normal rubber stems. I just replaced the batteries as I was starting to have dropped signals/"missing" sensors ...got the batteries at the jewelry counter at Walmart. I believe TireTraker sysrem is the same also sold under name Hawkshead and Tire Minder (Camping World).

I had horrible experience with the earlier TST system 3-4 years ago, but the customer service from the company was super.
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Satisfied Pressure Pro user since 2007. Leave them on motorhome and towd year round even though we only travel 1/2 year. No problems or issues. Towd is a CRV - did not change valve stems to metal.
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Pressure-Pro is a good TPMS, but I liked the cigarette pack size of the TST monitor. Plus, they gave me a 20% discount for turning in my Hella TC-400. It lost the signal too often on my 5er, and the batteries couldn't be changed on the internal sensors.
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I've been researching all the TPMS systems I could find and/or get my hands on. They have just started to dribble in. I will be reviewing and testing all of them to setermine which one provides the best performance for the best price and will provide a "peace of mind" about your tires.

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WanderMan: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) Reports [No Cover Page Needed!]

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I went with the Tire Minder system. I liked the fact that you can replace the batteries and that the monitor is compact and easy to use. I installed it last summer after finding a low inner rear tire due to a screw puncture. So far it works well and I have no problem with the signal in a 42Ft Tour. I just changed toads and haven't put the sensors on it yet. I did buy the signal extender for the toad but haven't used it yet.
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