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Old 01-01-2018, 12:39 AM   #1
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Trip Report: New Hankook AH-11 tires and TST 507 TPMS

Just took my first trip, 820 miles total, with my new Hankook 245/70 19.5 tires and new TST 507 TPMS and wanted to let everyone know my experience.

The Hankooks handled very well, I replaced Michelins of the same size at 7 years and I cannot detect any appreciable difference in ride or handling. The Tires run true and were driven in temps from 50 degrees through 20 degrees. Roads were dry except for part of on day of travel when they were wet from overnight rain. For $2000 less than what replacement Michelins would have cost, I am pleased so far.

As I was having the tires replaced anyway I installed a TST internal sensor system and all I can say is wow! I received constant info on each tire which really gave me peace of mind while traveling. I opted for their tow car sensors so I could monitor my TOAD as well with the same system...I'm sold! This system kept a great tab on all ten tires and I felt the most relaxed I've been since I've been RV'ing, at least when it come to tire health. It is amazing how much the pressure increases with temp and the difference in temp on the same axle. The system with all 10 sensors cost a little south of $600.
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Glad to hear about the TST internal sensors. I have the TST external sensors and have been very pleased with them. We won't leave home without checking the tire pressure. We rely on the alarms to let us know if there is a tire issue on the RV or on our towed vehicle.
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I'm sold on my TST system in my Palazzo. I've blown out tires on my old 5th wheel and it's not pretty. I too have the 10 sensor set but pull the toad sensors off and store them when I'm not using them.
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I've had a TST 507 on my MH, and the 510 sensors on my toad for 8 years, and I love the system.
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In another thread there was some discussion about the accuracy of various tire pressure monitors but I don't remember the brands, and those might have been the valve-cap style.

Have you tried comparing TPMS readings to your favorite tire gauge?
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I have been using TST for about 9 years and have been very happy with them. I started with the 510 system and now have the latest 507 system with the new color display! Love it!
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I really like the Hankook tires we have. Ride is superb.
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In another thread there was some discussion about the accuracy of various tire pressure monitors but I don't remember the brands, and those might have been the valve-cap style.

Have you tried comparing TPMS readings to your favorite tire gauge?
They seem to be within a pound of my gauge.
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I run 4 TST 507's on my 5th. I use 3 different pressure gages to set the tire pressures at 80 psi, that measure within a range of 1-2 psi. The 4 TST gages range from 3 to 5 psi lower. Not a big deal for me, I just make a note of the differences and watch accordantly.
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I run 4 TST 507's on my 5th. I use 3 different pressure gages to set the tire pressures at 80 psi, that measure within a range of 1-2 psi. The 4 TST gages range from 3 to 5 psi lower. Not a big deal for me, I just make a note of the differences and watch accordantly.
My TSTs are the same, they read 3-5 psi lower than any of my gauges.
Like you, I don't sweat it. I run 5 psi above the pressure required based on weighing the rig. So in this case close enough is indeed close enough.
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With a TPMS, one should monitor for CHANGES (slow, rapid) in tire pressure, not the pressure values themselves. To check tire pressure, you should use an accurate gauge and check early in AM before the sun hits the tires.
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