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Old 04-12-2011, 12:17 AM   #15
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Hi Gary:

By bullet proof I mean trouble free, reliable, safe...all the typical things... headed to Alaska next summer and do not wanna be out in the hinterlands and have a failed system.
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:51 PM   #16
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So by trouble free you mean like our computers and cell phones???????? Sorry I couldn't resist after spending yet another 45 minutes with my phone company.
Our TST has been extremely reliable. Saved us twice and today after having a new 5th wheel tire put on yesterday our alarm went off and sure enough the valve stem, put on by the tech, had come loose. We just pulled over, Dutch tightened everything up and we were back on the road, no fuss no muss. Diana

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By bullet proof I mean trouble free, reliable, safe...all the typical things... headed to Alaska next summer and do not wanna be out in the hinterlands and have a failed system.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:35 PM   #17
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Hi MegaRoadie,
They all work. The technology is a commodity. Consider fully understanding how you will interact with the system and how it will notify you of a problem. Is the control panel easy to see and understand? Are the sounds easy to understand. While driving down the road, you'll need to be able to understand the sounds and lights without loosing control of the coach.
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I have the TST and like it. I can't hear the alarm & usually don't see the alarm light, but the wife can and she lets me know we have a potential problem. Haven't ever had the problem but I had my max pressures set too low for a hot day of I-10 and the side in the direct sun maxed out on me. I turned off the audible alarm and reset a higher limit that night.
Nice to have a younger wife that can still hear.(sometimes?)
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Do you still like your TireTraker?
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Hope this is on subject. With the TST system, as far as I know, there is no way to see the present air pressure and/or temperature. It is my understanding these will only show for sensor which has alarmed. Otherwise the display just cycles through flashing the little tire buttons one by one to let you know everything is Ok. Is this correct? I consider this a serious defect since it means you must either remove the sensor to check tire pressure. Alternatively, you must completely depend upon the sensor/display to alert on a low/high pressure with no way of verify the sensor is working correctly.
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To JSBLAIR. I used your sentences and gave my answers in red.

Hope this is on subject. With the TST system, as far as I know, there is no way to see the present air pressure and/or temperature. It is my understanding these will only show for sensor which has alarmed
I’d like to clarify just a bit on the TST since I have been using ours for a year and half. Once the sensors have been programmed into the monitor, it will go through each tire and show the PSI & temperature of each tire simultaneously. It stays on each tire for a short period of time then goes to the next tire giving you a continual digital readout of all of your tires that have been programmed. You can also at any time scroll through all of the tires manually by a touch of a button.
Otherwise the display just cycles through flashing the little tire buttons one by one to let you know everything is Ok. Is this correct?
No this is not correct. If you have this system and are only seeing "little tire buttons" the system has been programmed incorrectly.
I consider this a serious defect since it means you must either remove the sensor to check tire pressure.
I agree that if you wish to check or change your tire pressure, you must remove the sensor, make the adjustment or check the reading then put it back on. I believe that most companies operate the same way unless you have the one system that allows you to add/remove air through the sensor.
Alternatively, you must completely depend upon the sensor/display to alert on a low/high pressure with no way of verify the sensor is working correctly.
You set the parameters to where you want to be alerted by alarm when you have exceeded high or gone below your settings. The alarm lets you know you have a potential issue which is why you set the parameters that work for you. The recommended settings are 15% above & 10% below the cold tire pressure. We use 20% above and 15% below our cold tire pressure as this works best for us.

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Silver Leaf and Pressure Pro?

We have just purchased a 2000 CC Magna. It has the Cat ID system and we are considering going to the Silver Leaf VMS 120. We found that Silver Leaf is marketing this system along with Pressure Pro for $499 and sensors at $50 each. So for $1000 I can get the Silver Leaf to replace the Cat ID and Pressure Pro all in one dash mounted unit.

Or, I can buy the Silver Leaf with out Pressure Pro for $499 and buy a ten tire TST system for $499 and still be in at $1000. I would have another moniter on the dash (the TST).

Any thought on which to do?

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Because of my experience with TST, I would go with Pressure Pro, or better yet, get a TireTracker/Hawkheads system.
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I have had both the 510 & 507 TST TPMS, have they always worked perfectly no, but most of the time they have worked as they should. I know I have caused a lot of my problems by tighten the sensor to tight, or not making sure they wasn’t any problem with the rubber washer in the sensor. Would I recommend TST as a TPMS absolutely.
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my tst507 is finally in my hands. It came into my office the day after we left on last week's smoky mtns trip...

So now I gotta wiegh the RV... not to mention find a place to weigh it.
Determine the optimum tire pressures and put that much air in them.
Install and setup the system.
Hope it works.

Still really uncomfortable with anything that opens the tires valve, and then attempts to keep the air in the tire by achieving a seal against a surface that was simply never designed to seal anything with a tiny rubber gasket who's failure is inevitible...

Still, it beats the hell out of ignorance. I've owned this knight for 6 weeks, driven it 4500 miles on three separate trips, and have yet to even check the tire pressure!!!(knock on wood, again)
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I am going to order one today.
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I bought the TST 510 system last fall. It was easy to install, and a great relief to know the status of all the tires all of the time.

I concur with the other comments regarding the rubber washers. I do believe it is a problem. I bought new tires two years ago, and I have not had to add one pound of air since then in any of the tires.

That was until I installed the TST sensors. Now I have one tire that loses about 5 pounds every couple of days, and two tires that lose 5 pounds every couple of weeks. I haven't talked to the folks at TST about that yet, but I will. Maybe I can get them to send me some new washers.
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