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Old 03-25-2019, 02:24 PM   #1
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What TPMS to buy and is it worth it?

Considering a TPMS
Any suggestions on what system?
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Old 03-25-2019, 02:45 PM   #2
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They are all worth the cost. I use TST, but other brands do a good job too. Everyone has their preference.
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I bought the EEZ TPMS. It was less expensive than some of the others and had good reviews. It doesn't have a full color display but I don't care, it's all about the alarms. You're not going to drive and watch the display. I chose the standard as opposed to the flow through sensors to avoid clogging issues.
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Old 03-25-2019, 03:34 PM   #4
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Yes, it's worth it! On our first trip with it we were saved from a highway breakdown and likely a destroyed tire. And then again a few weeks ago, it alerted us to a leaking valve stem that could have led to overloading/overheating the inside tire and another breakdown and ruined tire.
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We use TST 507RV. It saved us on our last trip.
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Definitely worth it, IMHO. We've had valve stems that developed slow leaks while driving and other things happen during trips that daily tire pressure checks would not have caught.

We like Tire Safeguard. Not the cheapest, but our system allowed the toad to have a second monitor for driving it separately, and we liked the flow thru sensors instead of the valve caps. These features are probably available in every system now, but not in 2008.
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Without a doubt, worth it. I use Tire safeguard.
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I bought the EEZ TPMS. It was less expensive than some of the others and had good reviews. It doesn't have a full color display but I don't care, it's all about the alarms. You're not going to drive and watch the display. I chose the standard as opposed to the flow through sensors to avoid clogging issues.

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Without a doubt, worth it. I use Tire safeguard.
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I have the RVi Tire Patrol. Two years on the road without and now one trip with. I don't know if it was worth it, yet. However, it is nice to not have to manually check the tire pressures before each trip!
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I consider the TPMS system ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL, almost like having wheels on the RV!

I like the TireTraker for the following reasons.

1. Lifetime warranty

2. Easy to install, program, and operate.

3. Cap-type sensors to prevent air loss from the valve stems.

4. User-replaceable, low-cost sensor batteries

5. Excellent customer service.


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I consider the TPMS system ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL, almost like having wheels on the RV!

I like the TireTraker for the following reasons.

1. Lifetime warranty

2. Easy to install, program, and operate.

3. Cap-type sensors to prevent air loss from the valve stems.

4. User-replaceable, low-cost sensor batteries

5. Excellent customer service.


Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
I have been trying to get TireTraker to work for two years now.... a fortune in batteries later I am about to throw it in the trash. (10 sensors)

Yes I have a booster.

Yes I have unprogrammed and reprogrammed them.... SEVERAL times.

False readings like 120PSI on a 100PSI tire, (verified with pressure gauge) no updates on several tires.... One time I left the trailer home and it "discovered" that 400 !!!!! miles into the trip. (Customer service told me this is normal... say WHAT?) Temperatures ranging 30ļ!!!!! and none of them accurate.

Wasted money.
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Iíve have a TST 507. Been using it for 9 yrs. it has worked flawlessly. I just upgraded to the color monitor last year. Itís easier to read even in sunlight. There are many other brands that will do the job for you. This was my preference. Yes they are invaluable.
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Iíve have a TST 507. Been using it for 9 yrs. it has worked flawlessly. I just upgraded to the color monitor last year. Itís easier to read even in sunlight. There are many other brands that will do the job for you. This was my preference. Yes they are invaluable.
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