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Old 02-22-2018, 08:45 PM   #15
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A little maintenance once in a while on the sensors should be common sense......batteries do fall, and not all are created equal....
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Old 02-23-2018, 04:57 PM   #16
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She indicated "no-one makes a sensor that will detect/report a catastrophic failure".
Not sure that's true.

We have a TireMinder system, one of the older versions. In a sudden rainstorm it will sometimes alarm as a sudden loss of pressure. The company says it's because of rapid cooling of the tire, which the TPMS cannot distinguish from an actual pressure loss.
Since the ONLY time I have ever experienced a blowout was in a driving rainstorm when I apparently hit some road debris, (not in an RV) I don't have a warm fuzzy feeling about the practicality of a TPMS. I use it as a supplemental tool and do not rely on it solely.
I will probably not buy another system when this one dies.
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:00 PM   #17
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Not sure that's true.

We have a TireMinder system, one of the older versions. In a sudden rainstorm it will sometimes alarm as a sudden loss of pressure. The company says it's because of rapid cooling of the tire, which the TPMS cannot distinguish from an actual pressure loss.
Since the ONLY time I have ever experienced a blowout was in a driving rainstorm when I apparently hit some road debris, (not in an RV) I don't have a warm fuzzy feeling about the practicality of a TPMS. I use it as a supplemental tool and do not rely on it solely.
I will probably not buy another system when this one dies.
I agree that the TPMS can not detect a catastrophic tire failure happens way to fast.

As an example my wife's VW Jetta TDI has a TPMS. We were driving the car and I heard a small explosion my wife asked what was that and I said that her tire just went flat. As I pulled over to the side of the road to change the tire the low pressure warning for the tires came on.

My comment was really I need the idiot light to tell me that the tire was flat!
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NOT having a TPMS will CERTAINLY not indicate a catastrophic tire failure. And I have had a couple of instances where I needed a crutch; from a broken leg.
Each to their own, and you are welcome to your opinion.
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TMPS are not made to tell you of complete tire failure such as a big blow-out. That is caused by road hazard or tire defects. You don't need a TMPS to know when this happens except maybe on your toad or tow. The warning of slow leaks is possibility the safest warning and most common warning. And make sure you don't skimp on the type of tires. I decided to get a cheap set and in one night I had two flats. It maybe in the near future that the sensors will holler when all the air is suddenly gone. I am sure it will happen but I still would not be without a good TMPS. That is the reason I usually drive with the camera on the toad. You can usually see if you have a problem.
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