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Old 10-09-2014, 03:51 PM   #1
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Tire safety

Just because you checked the tire pressure last week or whenever doesn't make it right. Heading out to Mickey world tomorrow checked my pressures as usual before trips 40lbs low on inside dual. Problem was a leaky valve stem.
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I still believe a TPMS should be standard on every MH. Best upgrade $ I have spent.
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I agree TPMS should be a required safety feature. I believe a lot of the leaky valve stems are on the rear where the extensions are and constantly checking the pressure (which is necessary) causes some of the leaks. With TPMS the valve stems don't have to be disturbed and you can constantly monitor the pressure. It certainly give me peace of mind.
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DH is a gadget geek - but I agree with his purchase of the TPMS. We have traveled with friends who had TWO blow-outs in one trip. Didn't know it until we radioed them. Good grief! But still won't spend the $ for at TPMS. Hey! We aren't always going to be on the road behind you!
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Getting a toms for by birthday in a few days! Cant wait. I never really thought about it. It will save me from having to check the pressures every time we go out! I just bought a really nice gauge too. I can see how sticky valves can cause a problem. I have one inner dual valve that never feels like it seats correctly and it worries me. Guess my worries will be over.
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I still believe a TPMS should be standard on every MH. Best upgrade $ I have spent.
I disagree totally. I have one standard on my 08 Ram 3/4 ton truck and it is incorrect half the time. The light is on and the unit is telling me I have low air pressure in my tires. I set the rear tires on the pick-up when not towing to 45 PSI and the D*** thing is dinging and lights up. This is to the factor spec for no weight in the bed or towing.

What is wrong with checking your tires daily when towing and once a week or month when not. I do; and my tire pressures never vary by more than 1 or 2 psi, I also check lug nut torques too.

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