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Old 12-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #1
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Accurate tire pressure gauge?

Knowing how important tire pressure is I check mine before puling out ever time. My problem is none of my four gauges agree. Each one is 1-4 PSI different than the other.

My question is what brand type is the best, most accurate, and sturdy tire pressure gauge for my RV. By the way I shot for 95 psi all around.
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Having been a auto/truck mechanic for about 42 years,there always seems to be some difference between all tire gauges,but I think the most accurate ones I've found are the digital ones. (not the cheap ones)
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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Knowing how important tire pressure is I check mine before puling out ever time. My problem is none of my four gauges agree. Each one is 1-4 PSI different than the other. My question is what brand type is the best, most accurate, and sturdy tire pressure gauge for my RV. By the way I shot for 95 psi all around.
Get a digital and set your tires, then go to a tire shop, test with yours, test with theirs. Now you know the variance.
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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What determines best tire pressure? How do I know what my tires should have? Thanks for starting this thread
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:54 PM   #5
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Look at the "Accutire MS5515B" 5 to 150 lbs. With light and Bleed button. IMO one of the most accurate on the market
Available from Amazon $39.95
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:56 PM   #6
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if u can go to MH mag.issue aug 10 good art & testing lots of guages. should be able to get to archives issues

if u cant get it i can send by PM or email
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No one is more unsure of the time of day than the man with two watches!

People tend to believe digital gauges, but I'm not sold. I was a crew cheif for a motorcycle road race team. We used liquid filled analog gauges and set pressures in 1/2 lb increments.

The range of the gauge is is important. Use a gauge that will have your target pressure near the middle of the range of the gauge.
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How accurate are the Tire Minder type that are permanently mounted???
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:37 PM   #9
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I have been in the tire industry all my life and found there is no best gauge. Just ones that are wrong and those that can be re-calibrated.
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Here is what I recommend.

Amazon.com: Accutire MS-5515B Truck and RV Digital Tire Gauge with LED Light and Bleed Button: Automotive

Have it checked against a calibrated one from a truck tire place.

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Which one reads correctly? Answer, the one used for calibrating other ones. If you want to calibrate your gauge yourself do it like this:How Do I Calibrate A Tire Air Gauge
Personally I believe consumers report and bought a good 120psi digital gauge to backup my truck tire 160psi dial gauge (they read 3 psi different) Now that 3psi will not make a difference to my MH or my truck tires, just as long as I use the same one for the tires on one vehicle. BTW, my TPMS reads 8 psi lower, it's actual reading is immaterial, as long as I have a set-point to monitor.
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I don't believe a 1-4 pound variance is going to make any difference. You will get more than that from the sunny side to the shady side of the coach. More important than which gauge to use is the fact that you use the same gauge for each tire when setting your pressures.
As for how accurate are tire monitors, sort of. Mine, EEZ Tire TPMS, vary about three pounds. I do not use them to set tire pressure, only to monitor changes while driving.
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I don't believe a 1-4 pound variance is going to make any difference. You will get more than that from the sunny side to the shady side of the coach. More important than which gauge to use is the fact that you use the same gauge for each tire when setting your pressures.
As for how accurate are tire monitors, sort of. Mine, EEZ Tire TPMS, vary about three pounds. I do not use them to set tire pressure, only to monitor changes while driving.
Thanks for the info...
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I have a friend that owns a very large chain of tire and repair centers. I called him and asked him where I could find a 4 corner scale to weigh my coach and he asked why. I told him so I could set a proper psi in my tires. He asked me about my tires, size, brand, ply and so on. He then told me that I have the best tire made for my coach and to run the max tire pressure and leave it. He said that tires run cooler at max pressure and my tire will handle it.
Im not saying he is right but I do trust him very much, so I will be running 115psi until something gives me a reason to change.

Thanks again for all this great info.
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