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Old 05-18-2016, 01:29 PM   #1
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TPMS systems for 5th wheels

Anyone use them? For their 5th wheel?
Are they the same as for motor homes or are there some specific for trailers and 5th wheels?
What brands have you satisfied with?
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:51 PM   #2
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I have and use the Tire Tracker system. Works well but I really don't think there is much difference in brand.
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great topic. I'd like to see if there is one that can monitor all 6 wheels of the truck and the 4 on the 5'er. Hmmm. Maybe I should google.
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great topic. I'd like to see if there is one that can monitor all 6 wheels of the truck and the 4 on the 5'er. Hmmm. Maybe I should google.
I think most of them out there now will do that.
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great topic. I'd like to see if there is one that can monitor all 6 wheels of the truck and the 4 on the 5'er. Hmmm. Maybe I should google.
Now I hadn't even thought of that?
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I can't speak for other brands, but TT does up to 22. That should cover all setups.😀😀
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If you Google "TPMS" here on iRV2 there should be several hours of reading...
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We used a PressurePro ssytem with a 34 wheel monitor.

34 wheels? The monitor had 10 (2+4+4) LEDs for the truck and 24 (4+4+4+4+4+4) for the trailer.

We used 6 for the truck (2+4) with a blank space. For the trailer we used the inner LEDs for the 6 wheels and with the outer last dual LED for the trailer spare. Then a blank row. The toad used the four inner LEDs for the wheels and the last outer LED for the Toad spare.

Instant clear indication of which tire is having an issue.

We used a repeater at the end of the 40' trailer to insure the toad sensors were received.
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Looks like there's more than you can shake a stick at out there. I watched a u-tube on the EEZ RV System. Seems easy. They have large caps that screw on. Guess they don't affect tire balance. I wonder if they will survive as trip thru Discount Tire.
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Whatever brand you Get, I highly suggest getting metal valve stems.
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Have had TST monitors for several years--work well, great service. And up to more tires than I have...
6 on truck, 4 on trailer, haven't bothered with either spare.
Read up on several forums to get a general feeling for which gets the best reviews, then make a decision.
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I use a TST 507 flow thru TPMS from Truck Safety Technologies (TST 507 Flow Thru - Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems - Truck System Technologies). I added their repeater in the 5th basement and tied it into the 12v system. This provides a strong signal to the monitor in the cab. This system can monitor up to 22 tires. It provides both pressure and temperature of each time in a round robin fashion. If there's a sudden event it locks onto the tire in question and sounds an alarm. I've used the system for about six months now and think its great. Only thing is that if the system was active while parked near the trailer it will inventory the truck and trailer tires, then if you drive away it thinks all four trailer tires have failed. I suspect other models may act this way also. I just wait to power up the TPMS until I'm a little distance from the trailer and no issue.

As others have pointed out use steel valve stems on both truck and trailer to support the transmitters.
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I use a TST 507 flow thru TPMS from Truck Safety Technologies (TST 507 Flow Thru - Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems - Truck System Technologies). I added their repeater in the 5th basement and tied it into the 12v system. This provides a strong signal to the monitor in the cab. This system can monitor up to 22 tires. It provides both pressure and temperature of each time in a round robin fashion. If there's a sudden event it locks onto the tire in question and sounds an alarm. I've used the system for about six months now and think its great. Only thing is that if the system was active while parked near the trailer it will inventory the truck and trailer tires, then if you drive away it thinks all four trailer tires have failed. I suspect other models may act this way also. I just wait to power up the TPMS until I'm a little distance from the trailer and no issue.

As others have pointed out use steel valve stems on both truck and trailer to support the transmitters.
The new Tire Minder system doesn't work that way. It gives you the ability to drop either the truck tire monitors or the trailer ones. You rehook it back up when you return to using both; ie: unhook trailer to go to the store or storing it. It has also upgraded its' booster unit as well. I just got this last week and installed the 6 monitor unit on my trailer adding a 7th for the spare, another 7 for the truck to include the spare. I had tried another maker and found it was not a reliable unit so returned it and went with these folks who have had great reviews and been around a long time.
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There is a method with TST for taking the trailer tires out of the system if not towing.

My flo-thru sensors are about 3 yrs old, after upgrading from the standard sensors. I recently had one that would not accept air nor allow air in. Called TST, sent everything in, and got new sensors back, in addition to replacing a badly scratched monitor that I caused. No charge. Great service, great people.

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