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Old 03-18-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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Tire Traker or TST TPMS

I have a 2000 Newmar (Mountain Aire) and I'm looking to install a TPMS. Either a Tire Traker or the TST 507 unit with the flow through sensor. I'm leaning to the 507 since I don't have to remove the sensor to air up the tires.

Any personal experience with either system? Preferences and why??

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Old 03-18-2013, 04:31 PM   #2
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Here is a link to a bunch of past threads on TPMS.
http://www.google.com/search?q=Tpms&...earch=irv2.com
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Thanks, I've searched before I posted. I'm specifically interested in experience with the new 507 flow through sensor and the Traker unit. Not interested in the other mfg.
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I really like my TST system a lot. Easy to change the batteries.
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I have the Tire Tracker and it seems to work fine. I've only had it for one season so the jury isn't out on it just yet. But, it is a nuisance to remove them each every time that you want to adjust the air pressure so I suppose if I had to do it over again I would look into the other system that you mentioned just for the sake of convenience. Naturally it would have to perform well too!
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I have the TST 507 with flow-through sensors on the rear. Regular sensors without the security ring on the front, as the others will nor fit with the limited clearance of my front wheel covers.

The flow-through sensors have a reduced flow through them - so they take awhile to add air if needed. But if you are having to add air often to a tire, then that is another issue to address.

I have had it a few months and several weekend trips. Works great. It's wonderful to do the pre-flight tire check by pressing a switch and looking at the screen.
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I just ordered TST 507 but still winter and not able to install. I bought flow thru just for the inside rears. With ten tires on the rig and four on the tow I am sure looking forward to jut looking at the monitor.
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I have the TST 507 with flow thru sensors all around worked well but have only about 1500 miles of use so far. If you do not want to wear down the batteries in the sensors it is best to remove the sensors if the coach will be idle for a month or more. I found the sensors to be more accurate than a cheap tire pressure gauge.
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Thanks everybody for the feedback. I'll be getting the TST with the flow through sensors. See you on the road!
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i am using tireminder which is the same as tire traker. the good part of it is battery can be replaced yourself, easy install and very precise on pressure/temp reading. for mere $200 i couldn't be happier. (i have never used tst so i won't be able to compare each other).
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Ended up with the TST system after trying both. No problems with the TST. Was losing contact the the Tire Minder sensors even with the booster.

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Yes problems with my new tire tracker. Customer service is very rigid and no help. Wish I had gone with The TST. Looks like I am out $500.00 bucks not happy!
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Yes problems with my new tire tracker. Customer service is very rigid and no help. Wish I had gone with The TST. Looks like I am out $500.00 bucks not happy!
sorry to hear your experience with tire traker... before i bought it, i had been able to track down the real manufacturer behind three brands in the market: tire traker, tire minder and hawkshead - identical product being sold by three companies. i contacted the manufacturer in asia and was told that minder research (under the name of tire minder) in florida was their sole na distributor. so i bought from them the full set including a signal booster to accommodate 40 footer with toad. their cs rep has been very helpful and even offered me with one year battery free replacement - they will send it to me on one year anniversary. try to contact minder research they might be able to help you.
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Thank you. I too have the signal booster. The issue is a false reading or readings from the sensors. I have tried to use the ones that read correctly on the affected tires with no results.
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