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Old 11-27-2016, 05:36 PM   #1
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TST-TPMS, when does it turn on

Iím thinking about a TST 507RV tire pressure monitor system but would like to know if I can read the screen before I pack up and hit the road.
This way if I need air I can do it at the camp site.

I know some systems donít turn on until 20 MPH or so.

Thanks,Greg
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It turns on as soon as you turn on the monitor.
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Old 11-27-2016, 05:48 PM   #3
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Once you turn it on, it takes several minutes to receive all the tire sensors. Mine takes 3-5 minutes to grab and display all 8 MH tires and 4 toad tires.

I turn it on first thing on the morning that we are heading out, so I can plan airing any low tires.
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Old 11-27-2016, 06:18 PM   #4
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The TST is battery powered and is charged by the vehicles battery. The charging line can be hooked to chassis or house battery. I hooked mine to the accessory side of the chassis battery so it would not be a draw when the ignition was off. As others have said I turn mine on with the switch on the monitor about 10 mins before departure. That gives the TST system sufficient time to bring all wheel sensors on line.
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Thanks alot, I was hoping that was the case.

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Old 11-27-2016, 06:42 PM   #6
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You won't find a better system than the TST IMHO. Their customer service is outstanding. I turn my system on when we are getting ready to depart and may leave it on for several days. I carry the monitor with me if I am airing the tires to verify the readings between my handheld gage and the TST sensor. I only turn it off if we are going to be parked for more than 3 days.
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I turn the monitor on a couple days before a trip, as I'm starting to get everything ready in the coach.
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It is a good system Greg. I went with internals mounted on bands for the truck and tow dolly and put cap style on whatever toad we have with us. Sales at TST recommended the band mount internal due to 6-7 year battery life and keeps original valve stems. Discount tire installed and balanced them for $15 a wheel. Piece of mind is priceless.
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Mounted my TST above drivers position along with GPS. Connected to fused circuit direct from battery. On/Off toggle switch next to TST. Works independant of ignition switch. Turn on when I get up on day of departure. Have only adjusted tire pressure due to outside temp changes, (twice I think). Did get a high temp alarm once while going down long curvy grade in Northern California/Nevada. Pulled over, let brakes cool and took off again, a little slower this time.

Glad we purchased it.

Setting alarm parameters was a bit involved, but only needs to be done once. Installed flow through sensors on coach and toad. Sensor would not fit on front wheels of coach due to interference with wheel cover. Cut wheel cover to accommodate sensor with Dremel tool grinder.
Have changed batteries once in sensors so far, lasted about 15 months.

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If the coach will be parked for an extended period, just loosen the sensors so they are not sensing pressure and they stop working thereby extending the battery life.
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If the coach will be parked for an extended period, just loosen the sensors so they are not sensing pressure and they stop working thereby extending the battery life.
Right, in fact here in Minnesooooota due to the cold Winters I remove mine and keep them in the house. That saves the batteries and give me a chance to clean them of corrosive gunk they accumulate.
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Right, in fact here in Minnesooooota due to the cold Winters I remove mine and keep them in the house. That saves the batteries and give me a chance to clean them of corrosive gunk they accumulate.

And of course remember to tag each one for the wheel it's programmed for!
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So the sensors are continuously sending, not activated by the rotation of the wheel?
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So the sensors are continuously sending, not activated by the rotation of the wheel?
Yes and no....Not sure how it works but when moving the sensor sends out readings more frequently...when stopped it's about every two minutes - don't quote me on that but that's what I remember. I know when I get to the coach and turn on the monitor it takes anywhere from 1-5 minutes for all the sensors to read however when on the road it seems pretty instantaneous.

FYI as has been said the batteries last for 1.5 to 2 years. Mine are getting on almost 2 yrs old and I have two with dead batteries - fyi the batteries are about .60 cents to a dollar each on amazon depending on how many you buy (if you buy 10 I think they around 60 cents each) .
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