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Old 03-06-2014, 09:27 AM   #43
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Since the Tire Safeguard sensors also screw onto the valve stems then I don't see any advantage in being 'flow through'... there is no difference in the amount of effort to fill the tire (you still have to remove the valve cap, which is no less effort then removing a valve cap sensor) and the flow-through design only adds another unnecessary valve to the system, reducing reliability. It does appear that Tire Safeguard allows you to select either flow through or valve cap sensors and personally if I was purchasing that system I'd just order the valve cap sensors... simpler, more reliable, and no difference in effort to fill the tires.

Actually there is a big difference as each sensor has a socket head set screw to insure it's secure to deal with. Taking off a valve cap versus a sensor is a big difference in my opinion.
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Actually there is a big difference as each sensor has a socket head set screw to insure it's secure to deal with. Taking off a valve cap versus a sensor is a big difference in my opinion.
A locking system is not required for valve stem sensor caps. Maybe it is for a heavier flow-through sensor though, I don't know.

And I don't see how there could be any significant difference between unscrewing a valve cap and unscrewing a small sensor as the effort involved is virtually identical. Unless I am missing something a flow-through sensor (if installed at the end of the valve stem) adds nothing but greater weight/complexity.
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A locking system is not required for valve stem sensor caps. Maybe it is for a heavier flow-through sensor though, I don't know.....
I have a TST flow-through system. smiller, your points have merit, but I still prefer the flow-throughs. I removed the set screws the first time I demounted the sensors for a long stay. Non-essential. But there's another point, at least with TST. The batteries on the flow-throughs are user replaceable, but the valve cap sensors require total replacement when the battery dies. Even with a supposed longer battery life this is possibly less efficient, definitely more costly, and certainly more of a PITA.
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I have a TST flow-through system. smiller, your points have merit, but I still prefer the flow-throughs. I removed the set screws the first time I demounted the sensors for a long stay. Non-essential. But there's another point, at least with TST. The batteries on the flow-throughs are user replaceable, but the valve cap sensors require total replacement when the battery dies. Even with a supposed longer battery life this is possibly less efficient, definitely more costly, and certainly more of a PITA.
Another point; the regular caps require the special tool to remove them, as they are self locking to prevent theft. The flow through is locked in place by the set screw to prevent theft. Therefore it is simple to simply remove the stem cap from the flow through vs getting the special tool to remove the cap type simply to add air.

Another point; with the new TST cap type sensors, they have the user replaceable batteries. That was the older style you are talking about.
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But there's another point, at least with TST. The batteries on the flow-throughs are user replaceable, but the valve cap sensors require total replacement when the battery dies.
Then that's an advantage with the flow-through sensor with the TST. But the batteries in the valve cap sensors for Tire Safeguard and Tire Trakker are replaceable, so that's not a factor for those systems.
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Then that's an advantage with the flow-through sensor with the TST. But the batteries in the valve cap sensors for Tire Safeguard and Tire Trakker are replaceable, so that's not a factor for those systems.
As noted above, not an issue with TST either.
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My 507 sensor batteries are replaceable. I will replace them with flo-thru when and if they malfunction. The batteries last about 1-2 years. Just about all of mine have been replaced at least once.

Oh one thing forgot to mention, mine gives both audio and visual alarms. Red light flashes with audio and the alarm is displayed when it cycles on the tire in question. So three ways to catch an alarm. Sure wish the battery alarms were silent since once you get a battery alarm you have plenty of time to replace them before they quit.

No repeater needed.
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Before I bought my Tire SafeGuard system I did a lot of research. I read where some had leaking sensors and it was o rings which could not be replaced. I chose the flow thru sensors so I never have to remove the sensors and possibly damage the integrity of the o rings.
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507 comes with extra o rings. Not a big problem for me. Of course they are replaceable.
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Mounting 507 on Outer Rears

I bought the 507 system with 6 flow-through and 4 caps for the toad. When planning the installation I noticed that the outer drive wheels have valve stems that point toward the center of the RV, and end behind the wheel. I bought a tire gauge that will work "backwards", but I don't know how to reach the "innies" to put on the sensors. (Yes, I'm very new to this with a grand total of 300 miles of motor home driving under my belt).
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Mine has flexible steel extenders that make all four rear wheels easy to mount sensors.
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have the TST 12 tire set up, all flow through, toad, dolly, coach, system works great, used repeater as the rear tires of the car have to be 65 feet back from the dash give or take a few feet, only lost sensors when batteries started to die, had a minor problem with battery covers, several where cracked after replacing batteries, TST replaced the sensors and provided new covers, no questions asked, top notch company and their product is reliable and does what it is supposed to do, this is my second TST set up and I recommend them to all my friends and aquantances.
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Thanks for the info. After learning the criticality of tire pressure I'm investing. Appears TST is favored brand. Any thoughts on 507 vs 510? Any bad experiences with flo thru or non flo thru?

My hearing not great either, glad to see multiple alarm inputs (and I thought a legit post as well)
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I have done a lot of looking and am down to 2 different systems.
The first one that I am thinking about and may get is this one plus I would remove the locking caps on the rear outside to get them on the valve stems
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When I had my Alpenlite 5er I used Pressure Pro for over 6 years and the batteries still worked. Sold the system with the 5er, it is a great system but spendy.
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