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Old 03-10-2015, 09:33 AM   #1
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TPMS or CROSSFIRE DUAL TIRE EQUALIZER?

Suggestions for my CA MH. I'm torn between a TPMS system or the Crossfire Dual Tire Presure Equalizer. Anyone have experience with the Crossfire system? I like that the dual system keeps the rear tires equal all the time and I see the advantage of a active system. On the other hand the TPMS will provide real time information (passive) and, that has to be acted onobey me to correct a differance in the rear pressure. My other thought is to use both (not as economical) and then I have real time information with a active pressure system that would equalize itself. Anyone doing this? My cost would be less because I could use a 4 tire TPMS system but, would have to add the CFire to achieve both. Thoughts? Thanks
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I had Crossfires on my previous WGO View. They were great and I had planned to install them on my 2010 WGO Vista 30W. However, after I installed a TST TPMS, I found that there wasn't really much pressure differential between the inner and out duals. At this time, I'm planning to forego the Crossfires. The one advantage of Crossfires is you only have one fill point instead of two. The downside is that you now have an extra connection in the valve. HTH
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:49 AM   #3
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I have both the TPMS and the Crossfire and the two work great together. Each rear tire is fitted with a pressure/temperature sender and the Crossfire is connected to them. Touching up rear tire pressure is now a joy rather than the task it was thanks to the Crossfire. Each tire is displayed on my dash monitor so I can see each tire's pressure and temperature as the monitor continually cycles through all 10 tires which includes the toad vehicle as well.

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Old 03-10-2015, 10:13 AM   #4
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Crossfire and one TPMS on each side. Works great so far with a bit less than 2,000 miles. Did have problem one day in colder weather - crossfire view window fogged up and could not read it. Cleared as soon as sun hit it. Hint for DIY crossfire installation on inner dual. Instructions say to finger tighten and then X more - the x more is hard to determine due to space and short turn increments. I colored one side of flat with sharpie so I could keep track of how much more I turned it.
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Based on my experience with my TPMS, the only advantage of the crossfire system would be having a single inflation point. They make a lot of claims for the crossfire system, and most of them rely on the proposition that, as you drive and the tires heat, the pressure between the inner and the outer becomes different. That is not what I see on my TPMS. When my duals are inflated to the same pressure, the pressure in both increases at the same rate and by the same amount. Now, getting them inflated to exactly the same pressure would obviously be easier with the crossfire so that might make them worthwhile.

I'm curious though. How do you put a TPMS sensor on both tires with the crossfire system?

Also, if you only use one TPMS sensor, where is the check valve located in relation to the fill point? That would seem to be important because if the check valve is located between the sensor and the tire, you wouldn't see a sudden loss of pressure on the TPMS.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:44 AM   #6
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If you use a TPMS with Crossfires, you have to get a special version that has two extra valves. Otherwise, the check valve that prevents total air loss from both tires prevents the single TPMS sensor from monitoring both tires. Most Crossfire dealers don't carry the special units so you have to send it into the factory at a cost of about $25 per.
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TPMS or CROSSFIRE DUEL TIRE EQUALIZER?

My TPMS works fine and I only need to top off the tires about once a year. I don't see any "effort" bonus in Crossfire for me. I'll squander the hunert bucks on something else.
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It's not a choice between one or the other. As they perform differing functions. To my thinking TPMS is a must. Not only the safety aspect but also the convenience - great being able to check tire pressure before heading out each day from my easy chair.
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I had a TPMS but gave it up after having ongoing problems with leakage and the difficulty removing the sensors to add air. Have replaced the TPMS on the rears with Crossfires and have been extremely happy. No leakage and super easy to add air. I have made it a habit of circle-checking the RV every 2-3 hours when we stop to drain the dog. Pressure is easily visible on the Crossfires and I check the front tires with a gauge if they look low. I wouldn't argue with the fact that the TPMS provides warning of imminent failure but virtually all of the alarms that I had were related to air loss from the sensors. I am satisfied with my current arrangement.
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I wasnt a big fan of tpms at first due to the additional potential air leaks via another valve... but once its correctly done, the advantages is convenience especially when you add the tpms for the toad...
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Thanks to all who responded... This is why this fourm is so GOOD. You'll find your answer here because someone else has been there, done that and they will share it with you. Thanks guys....
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Thanks to all who responded... This is why this fourm is so GOOD. You'll find your answer here because someone else has been there, done that and they will share it with you. Thanks guys....
My name is Mike with TST TPMS we have a system with TPMS and Equalization.
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