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Old 11-29-2014, 01:58 PM   #1
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Looking for some advice in which TPMS system is the best value for Class A motorhome and tow vehicle. don't necessarily want the cheapest but one that works well and is easy to program
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Old 11-29-2014, 02:08 PM   #2
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Lots of reading if you search TPMS.


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Old 11-29-2014, 02:22 PM   #3
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The TireMinder does a good job. I use it to monitor 10 tires, 6 coach, 2 dolly, 2 Mini Cooper.
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They are pretty much a commodity now - they all work and are easy enough to use. There really isn't much to "program" either - basically just letting the display know which sensor is on which tire. However, some brands allow you to set your own pressure and temperature and those would have to be programmed unless you accept the defaults.

I use the Pressure Pro, which does not have user changeable psi thresholds, so they are simple enough.
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There's been a lot of talk about this system and at $298 for a 6 sensor flow through system it sounds like it could be worth a try. [moderator edit]
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Old 11-29-2014, 03:10 PM   #6
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Hi BBSTM8R,

I use the Pressure Pro system. Had it since 05. It works as advertised and I would make the same purchase again. I have just started replacing the sensors due to the battery wearing out. It is a maintenance item one needs to plan for. The system saved me two times since 05. Both were on the toad. I guess it has paid for itself.

The technology is a commodity. All the different systems work. The key to your happiness is read the manufacturer's web site and purchase the systems that works the way you think and are comfortable with. For me, this is a one time purchase so cost is secondary to reliability, ease of installation and operation.
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Been using this system for years now and it works very well. The company is also outstanding to work with.

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Looking for some advice in which TPMS system is the best value for Class A motorhome and tow vehicle. don't necessarily want the cheapest but one that works well and is easy to program

I've got a TST system with the 507 flow through sensors and replaceable batteries. I've had this system on my current MH for five years and it's still going strong. I replace the batteries once a year only as a precaution. $9.63/no tax/free shipping for 10 batteries from Amazon seems like cheap enough insurance.

The system works great, allows setting of separate lo/hi pressure and hi temp alarms for each axle. They have systems that can handle from 4 to 34 tires.

Highly recommended.
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Waste of time and money. Check your pressures with a gauge from
time to time when tires are cold, and shoot them with an infrared
heat sensing gauge every day at your first stop, a low tire will run hot.
JMHO, 7 years, 65,000 miles, never had any issues.
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Waste of time and money. Check your pressures with a gauge from
time to time when tires are cold, and shoot them with an infrared
heat sensing gauge every day at your first stop, a low tire will run hot.
JMHO, 7 years, 65,000 miles, never had any issues.

Risky. How would you know if you had a tire going down while driving with that method?

You could run over a nail on your inside rear on the way out of a campsite and have a tire blow 15 minutes down the road and take out some expensive body work at best.

You've just had good luck in 65,000 miles.
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I check my tire pressure in the morning from the driver's seat with a cup of coffee in my hand. No need to go out in the cold or rain.

The TPMS also has alarms built in so if a tire starts to go down it alerts you. Money well spent.
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Waste of time and money. Check your pressures with a gauge from
time to time when tires are cold, and shoot them with an infrared
heat sensing gauge every day at your first stop, a low tire will run hot.
JMHO, 7 years, 65,000 miles, never had any issues.

One issue on the road will change your mindset. A number of years ago, after I had about 4-5 years of use on the PP system, we had an alarm on the road. We were returning home from Alaska and had been on the road less than an hour on a Saturday AM after spending a night at the Flying J in Blackwater Falls, Wisconsin. One more over night & we were home. The Pressure Pro alarm went off & woke me right up. The right inside dual was at 85 psi. I was close to an exit so cut speed & turned on flashers & took the exit. There was a Loves TS right there so I pulled into the truck lot. By this time the psi was down to 70. When I opened the door I heard the leak. Called road service & about 4 hours later we were south bound again with a new tire. A 3/8" lag screw about 3" long had punctured the tread over close to one sidewall.

I'm convinced that without a TPMS I would have continued on with a flat tire for several hours or until the outside dual blew from being severely overloaded, took out both tires & maybe the tag along with part of the sidewall of the coach. Maybe a life threatening accident or maybe not. With the early warning, it cost me 4 hours out of my travel day and one new tire. I'll take that trade off. There are several decisions we all make that don't immediately pay off. The TPMS and tire age are two. A EMS/surge suppressor is another. They are all like life insurance. You hope to have it & not need it.

The TPMS is one of my trusted gauges. I don't leave home without it.


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We're wanting to add a TPMS and wondered what the experts thought about this one:

TPMS SYSTEM 6 FLOW THROUGH and 4 ANTI THEFT SENSORS
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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.
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