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Old 11-29-2014, 06:38 PM   #15
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A woman on the escapees.com-RV accessories for sale forum, has a brand-new PressurePro system for sale, including10 sensors, for $500. This model will monitor up to 34 sensors.
I was interested but my financial adviser advised against buying_.
IMO this is the best TPMS marketed today, and made in the U.S.A.

At retail that's about $180 off. I would want to know how old it is to be sure it has the new style O rings & posts. If your are in the market go for it.


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Pressure Pro can also be interfaced to a VMSpec system off you are using one. Interface box is a bit spendy but pretty cool
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:19 PM   #17
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I must admit, I don't get it. I don't have a TPMS, never will. I check my tire pressures but have never had to top them off more than once a year. I run Michelen's at 105 psi and they stay there. Only time they ever go down is in the fall when the temp. drops.

Seems to me if you're constantly monitoring that gauge you'll see some fluctuations due to temperature and running conditions, but completely unnecessary to refill and let out air, IMO.

Same with my cars. I wonder why your tires keep losing pressure? Mine don't, never have.

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Old 11-29-2014, 07:26 PM   #18
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I must admit, I don't get it. I don't have a TPMS, never will. I check my tire pressures but have never had to top them off more than once a year. I run Michelen's at 105 psi and they stay there. Only time they ever go down is in the fall when the temp. drops.

Seems to me if you're constantly monitoring that gauge you'll see some fluctuations due to temperature and running conditions, but completely unnecessary to refill and let out air, IMO.

Same with my cars. I wonder why your tires keep losing pressure? Mine don't, never have.

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alpha99: A TPMS is not used to service the tires but to monitor them in case one damages a tire while in transit. Should this happen the TPMS will alert the driver so corrective action can be taken - this can be a life saver.
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I must admit, I don't get it. I don't have a TPMS, never will. I check my tire pressures but have never had to top them off more than once a year. I run Michelen's at 105 psi and they stay there. Only time they ever go down is in the fall when the temp. drops.

Seems to me if you're constantly monitoring that gauge you'll see some fluctuations due to temperature and running conditions, but completely unnecessary to refill and let out air, IMO.

Same with my cars. I wonder why your tires keep losing pressure? Mine don't, never have.

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A TPMS is only secondarily about checking static pressures. You will understand their value if you have a puncture on the road on one of your drive axle duels.

Yes, the tire pressures fluctuate while on the road but the TPMS doesn't alarm until a certain % under or over inflation is reached.


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I must admit, I don't get it. I don't have a TPMS, never will. I check my tire pressures but have never had to top them off more than once a year. I run Michelen's at 105 psi and they stay there. Only time they ever go down is in the fall when the temp. drops.

Seems to me if you're constantly monitoring that gauge you'll see some fluctuations due to temperature and running conditions, but completely unnecessary to refill and let out air, IMO.

Same with my cars. I wonder why your tires keep losing pressure? Mine don't, never have.

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I agree.

I keep reading about people with the TPM systems having blowouts without any warning from the units.

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Before I had a TPMS, I would check my tires right before we moved each time. We were parked in the back of an RV Park in Canada and every tire was checked before we pulled out. I made an unplanned stop in the front of the Park (wife wanted to go in the little store) so I walked around the RV and Toad checking everything again. I had a flat tire on the Toad, picked up a nail in that short drive. I am convinced I would have destroyed a tire and rim if I hadn't made that unplanned stop.

I bought a TPMS as soon as we got back home.
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I run TST flow thru sensors. Had to add extenders to the inner valve stems.
My Forest River FR3 doesn't have a spare or spare carrier. There is space for it under the pass thru storage but not crank down lift. . It bugs me not to have a spare. Not that I could change it myself anyway. I'd like to buy a spare and carry it rimless. I have GS roadside (whatever they call the middle plan).

Wondering will roadside from either GS or Coachnet be able to mount a rimless tire in the field ? IE. Are there tire mounting machines on those big tow rigs? Or do they just tow you to the nearest tire service location, ? My thought process is having my own spare would allow me to buy a matching tire at at a better price at home and having it with me might save the time of finding one in east bum-fork.

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I keep reading about people with the TPM systems having blowouts without any warning from the units.



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Sounds like FUD. That's the purpose of a TPMS. To provide warning of unusual changes of pressure while riding down the road so that you can quickly pull over before massive damage or worse occurs.
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We are on our fourth motor home. I never had Tpms on the other three but I have it on this one. We were in the car leaving the Eastern shore of Maryland headed for the Chesapeake Bay bridge on a rainy night. About 10 miles from the bridge the Tpms (GM factory installed) sounded an alert for low tire. It was the right front. It was only showing 22 psi. It calls for 35 psi. I pulled in to the next service station where I found a nail in the tire. The service station plugged the tire so I could get home. Without the Tpms I would have possibly been broken down on the bridge.

The next day I ordered the TST system for the coach. We have put about 12000 miles on the coach since I installed the system and I will never be without one again. It give me total peace of mind. I wired to the ignition side of the key and now I start up the coach and by the time I get everything else ready I can check the pressure.

It all depends on what you want to spend your money on. For me peace of mind and the added safety for my family made it money well spent.
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I run TST flow thru sensors. Had to add extenders to the inner valve stems.
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If may make a suggestion. Rather that use those braided extenders and add another point of possible failure, you might want to install a set of "DUALLY VALVE" extended valve stems.

http://yourtireshopsupply.com/catego...torhomes-buses

I've put them on my last two MH's and was thrilled to see they are standard on my newly ordered 2015 Newmar Ventana.
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[QUOTE=Technorick;2328818]I run TST flow thru sensors. Had to add extenders to the inner valve stems.

Wondering will roadside from either GS or Coachnet be able to mount a rimless tire in the field ?

HDT repair trucks have hand tools to manually mount/dismount truck tires. This is one reason to impress on the ERS phone person that you have an unmounted truck tire as a spare. Usually the ERS does not cover this, so it is on your own to pay that tab.
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I've also been using the TST system for 2.5 years, coach and toad- 10 flow-through sensors. Good system, great people.
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