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Old 05-15-2016, 10:16 PM   #99
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I have TST flow thru. Like the system and it works OK --- BUT the display is so small and the contrast is poor. I put it on the dash first then moved it to the speedo panel so I could see it.
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The claim by Doran is that once a tire gets to 25% below CIP it is considered a FLAT tire.
Tire manufacturers say 20% low is considered flat.
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:51 AM   #101
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This may be a dumb question, but why do motorhomes NOT come with this? Saving that money for another tv somewhere?

I'll be honest, I wasn't a big believer in the need for them.......until 2 days ago. Didn't even know I had a flat until a semi driver pointed to us. Will be buying one shortly.
The answer to your question is that most of them are TOO CHEAP! It's all about money not safety. To them it's about glitz and glamour.

Heck, look at what Norcold has done to the RV industry with their 1200 series fridge.

Also, there are so many different types of TPMS's in the marketplace, some of which are good and others not so good. I'd rather choose my own brand of TPMS versus having the dealer choose for me. Can you imagine what THEY would pick to install?

EVERYONE should read your second paragraph as that happens often.

It is a great testimony!

It even happened to me while I was using my previous TPMS which was a piece of JUNK. Had one sensor on my trailer tire not reporting. YEP, you guessed it, that same tire went flat and didn't realize it. A very nice Canadian let me know but it was too late and already shredded. So I had to replace BOTH tires on that side of the trailer. BTW, the TPMS I was using at the time was a DORAN.

I am now using the Tire SafeGuard TPMS and love it.

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The claim by Doran is that once a tire gets to 25% below CIP it is considered a FLAT tire.

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Tire manufacturers say 20% low is considered flat.
Exactly why I choose to use 10% below CIP as my Low PSI Aim.

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Old 05-16-2016, 10:32 PM   #103
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Tried the TST system with negative results. When new tires were added to my coach, balancing was accomplished with beads/dust, whatever. It seems this method also allowed the balancing pellets/granules to get to the tpms valves that caused slow leaks. One morning, woke to a flat front tire and had to have mobile service to air up the tire. This reoccurred again on a trip that was eventually diagnosed as the balancing granules getting into the tpms sensors and causing a slow leak. Daily (or at least prior to trip start) checking of tire pressures is a sure cure for low tire pressures and for finding leakage problems. Due diligence and preventative maintenance cures a lot of tire problems associated with RV travel.
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This may be a dumb question, but why do motorhomes NOT come with this? Saving that money for another tv somewhere?
On our rig it was an option, some $2,750 which is far more than I would pay for one had we ordered the rig. I do like it though but now I need to replace the tires and the sensors are internal so I need to do them at the same time at $80 or more each.
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Old 05-16-2016, 10:42 PM   #105
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BTW, the TPMS I was using at the time was a DORAN.
The Doran is simply a rebadged Pressure Pro unit and is no longer available but I think they have their own now.
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Tried the TST system with negative results. When new tires were added to my coach, balancing was accomplished with beads/dust, whatever. It seems this method also allowed the balancing pellets/granules to get to the tpms valves that caused slow leaks. One morning, woke to a flat front tire and had to have mobile service to air up the tire. This reoccurred again on a trip that was eventually diagnosed as the balancing granules getting into the tpms sensors and causing a slow leak. Daily (or at least prior to trip start) checking of tire pressures is a sure cure for low tire pressures and for finding leakage problems. Due diligence and preventative maintenance cures a lot of tire problems associated with RV travel.
If you use the balancing beads/powder you need to have special stems installed that have filters on them to prevent the dust from getting in and causing leaks. Any good tire place knows that!
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Tried the TST system with negative results. When new tires were added to my coach, balancing was accomplished with beads/dust, whatever. It seems this method also allowed the balancing pellets/granules to get to the tpms valves that caused slow leaks. One morning, woke to a flat front tire and had to have mobile service to air up the tire. This reoccurred again on a trip that was eventually diagnosed as the balancing granules getting into the tpms sensors and causing a slow leak. Daily (or at least prior to trip start) checking of tire pressures is a sure cure for low tire pressures and for finding leakage problems. Due diligence and preventative maintenance cures a lot of tire problems associated with RV travel.
Checking inflation each morning will be of no value if/when you pick up a nail or screw while driving. If you feel that once a day check is sufficient I suggest you give yourself a test. Cover all the gauges on your instrument panel. Then you simply check engine oil and water once in the morning all see how long you are comfortable with that set-up.

Just because you had a pushy salesman (bead balance stuff) who wasn't competent enough to tell you you need to protect your TPMS from his product is no reason to blame the TPMS.
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I believe that TST provides a sensor with a screen. Allows air to pass through but keeps the beads on the inside of the tire. Check with TST and they may even make you a deal on trading. If you added the beads after purchasing the TST then it most likely did not have the screens in the sensors.
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I'm going to be purchasing TPM for my tires, I have two systems in mind, not sure which one of the two I'll be getting yet. I have Alcoa aluminum rims and on the rear outers that the valve stems face inward. I'm pretty sure that the TPM won't fit with this type of stem, has anyone dealt with this situation before? I know they have different type of stems for the wheels but which one to use, I'm not sure.
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I have the EEZRV system, just completed my 1st trip since installing the system, I am very pleased with the system. I have a 40' diesel pusher with a tag axle, and tow a Jeep Wrangler. I have flow through sensors on the coach and standard sensors on the Jeep. I have and extender, that I have not installed yet, I got good readings for all tires on the coach and Jeep without the extender, so at this point no reason to install it.
One of the main features that sold me on the EEZRV system was the easy to read monitor, very clear and easy to see while driving.
My prior monitoring systems which could no longer be serviced was very hard to see while driving, this new system is a big improvement.
I went with the flow through sensors for the coach because in my case it is very difficult to get to the valve stems to put the sensors on, so just hoping to avoid problems while on the road if air is needed.
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I'm going to be purchasing TPM for my tires, I have two systems in mind, not sure which one of the two I'll be getting yet. I have Alcoa aluminum rims and on the rear outers that the valve stems face inward. I'm pretty sure that the TPM won't fit with this type of stem, has anyone dealt with this situation before? I know they have different type of stems for the wheels but which one to use, I'm not sure.
Regardless of the TPMS system you purchase, call the number on THIS SITE and talk to Bill Falkenborg. The site is for Dually Valves. Bill has valve stems for 99% of all the vehicles on the market and I'll bet he could build one if he doesn't already have it.
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