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Old 10-19-2019, 12:23 PM   #1
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How many of you with TPMS systems, remove the sensors from each wheel when you winterize, and the rig is going to sit unused for the winter?
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I'm doing it this year but didn't do it last year. I figure I replace batteries this year.
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Anytime I am going to be parked over 2 or 3 weeks, I remove all of my sensors.

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I never remove mine. I replace the batteries once per year and that is the only time I remove them. I figure that every time you remove and reinstall them is just another chance to have a problem with the Schrader valve or cause a leak of some kind.
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I've had TPMS on my Arctic Fox for about four years and have never taken them off except to change the batteries and it never occurred to me that I should.


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Old 10-19-2019, 03:26 PM   #6
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We never take ours off either.
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I remove mine and store inside for the winter-----springtime I replace the batteries and install for the summer. No dead batteries during the summer months.
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Old 10-19-2019, 05:19 PM   #8
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I don't have TPMS, yet. This discussion just caught my eye as OEM/passenger car TPMS sensors go to "sleep" when not being used for a while. Also they are mounted inside the wheels so to remove them one would have to demount the tires.
I for one plan to treat my TPMS system as a stock system and ignore it until actual maintenance is due or needed.
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Old 10-19-2019, 05:38 PM   #9
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We live in the snow belt so instead of looking at our 5er with snow up the side of the wheels and possibly covering the sensors take them off (a tomorrows project while finishing winterizing). While they are off, new batteries (Energizers via ebay @less then a buck apiece)..

As a quick not - even the pull in steel core valve stems that are the basic minimum recommendation are subject to centrifugal failure I found last week. I had a new valve installed but will be installing all steel bolt in valves in the spring after the snow melts.
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I have the TST 510 system so I remove mine if not in use for a couple months. Reason is the 510 sensors do not have replaceable batteries so removing them greatly extends the battery life.
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I must be in the dark. Where are you sensors located?
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I was told that the EEZtire sensors go to "sleep" after a certain amount of time not moving. I never remove them except to maintain tire pressure occasionally. I replace the batteries every year to 18 months just to be sure I've got fresh.
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I was told that the EEZtire sensors go to "sleep" after a certain amount of time not moving. I never remove them except to maintain tire pressure occasionally. I replace the batteries every year to 18 months just to be sure I've got fresh.
My understanding is the monitor goes to sleep after 15 minutes if the vehicle is not in motion. EEZtire website states this regarding winter storage.


36. Is there anything special I need to do for Winter Storage?
Answer: It’s a good idea to remove the sensors and monitor from your vehicle if parked for an extended time, especially in cold or hot weather. Store the system in a warm location. Mark each sensors wheel position or store them in an egg carton so they can be replaced in the same wheel position to avoid having to do a new set up. Sensors use power when they are under air pressure even with the monitor shut off.
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I must be in the dark. Where are you sensors located?
Aftermarket sensors on the end of the valve stem as compared to the more common OEM sensors that are inside the tire on the other end of the valve stem.

I remove to extend battery life. Mark them first so you don't have to reprogram the monitor when you bring the rig back to life in the spring.
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