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Old 08-15-2016, 07:30 PM   #1
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Tire Safeguard TPMS

Can anyone share their experience or knowledge with this tpms system, currently looking. thx in advance
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:59 PM   #2
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Waste of money. Buy quality tires, check them before each trip,
and do a visual at each stop. Get your rig weight and get your
pressures correct. I had a set, one of the sensors developed a
leak, causing an alarm, and ultimately damaged the tire. JMHO
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:59 PM   #3
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Both I and Richard (iRV2 user name "Dr4Film") have the Tire-SafeGuard system and like it enough to recommend to others.

Here is a link to a Google search for iRV2 posts with the phrase "tire safeguard" in them.
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I use the system and highly recommend it. No repeater is required and tech support is truly 24/7.
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Excellent site on the topic of tire safety.
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:27 PM   #6
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Waste of money.
Most, especially those whose trips have been saved by using TPMS, would disagree with you.
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Ignore the naysayers and get a system.
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thx for the info

i am sold on tpms, it has proven itself, im not using it for a maintenance short cut, it is a saftey item when operating the motor home, as is a oil pressure warning light or gauge. i have decided on the EEZ tire, it has mostly 5 Stars on amazon.
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The tpms on my F-150 will give a false reading occasionally but twice it has warned me of a not slow leak.

Constant checking of the tires does not prevent road hazards.
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Anyone who thinks TPMS is a waste of money hasn't thought things through completely. There is absolutely no way to know what your tires are experiencing without one while driving. Checking prior to leaving only tells you the current state of the tires. You will never know if one tire is punctured on a tandem axle trailer until it is too late and you have a catastrophic failure that very likely will end up costing thousands in trailer repair.

I'm speaking from experience. I recently had a very fast leak after a puncture on one of my tandem axle tires. I felt absolutely no difference pulling and would have run it until it failed for the next several hours had I not had my TPMS which told me instantly that I was losing pressure. I was able to get pulled over safely and the tire had gone down to 40psi before that. The system paid for itself in one flat. It is a no brainer, it should be the first thing you buy.

It doesn't matter how high quality your tires are, all will go flat if punctured and most flats will fail catastrophically if you don't notice it and run it long enough. As I mentioned before, you won't notice one flat on a tandem axle trailer just by feel.

Get a TST TPMS system. Mine has always been accurate with zero false alarms.
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I know I risk being verbally assaulted here but if you have the budget for either quality tires OR a TPMS I'd go for the quality LT tires. But if you have the budget for both, definitely go for both. You are very unlikely to have a catastrophic failure from a brand name LT tire and tire punctures are much less likely with a quality tire as they are made with better layers and materials and thus have better puncture resistance (although that roofing nail is going to go through just about anything).
Tire tread separation can occur even with properly inflated tires with cheap China bomb trailer tires that most trailers come with.
But again, definitely go for both if you can.
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You didn't mention quality ST tires, which are available too. LT tires are not the answer to every trailer tire question.
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There's a much fuzzier line as to which ST tires are quality tires as there seems to be vast quality variances between sizes, load ratings, and build location even among brands like Maxxis and Carlisle, where as name brand LT tires are consistently good these days.
I'm not going to get into a brand war as to which is best among LT and ST tires.
But many tire experts on the various threads here and other websites confirm LT tires are held to a much higher standard with much more regulatory oversight, and better materials than ST tires have so you're much less likely to get a dud and if you can get an LT tire in your size (or close enough to work) you're much better off in general.
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Waste of money. Buy quality tires, check them before each trip,
and do a visual at each stop. Get your rig weight and get your
pressures correct. I had a set, one of the sensors developed a
leak, causing an alarm, and ultimately damaged the tire. JMHO
Prior to installing a TPMS; and why I purchased one. We were in the very back of a large RV Park and after connecting the tow car I did a complete safety check including all of the tires. When we pulled around to the front of the Park my wife decided she wanted to shop in the little store that was there. I decided to do another walk around and lo and behold I had a very low tire on the front of the tow car. I had picked up a nail somewhere on the road out of the Park. Had I not stopped and found the flat I am sure I would have ruined a tire and rim and maybe some body work.

As soon as I got home, I ordered the Tire-SafeGuard system and it is worth every $$$.
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