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Old 10-04-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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TPMS what manufacturer?

Who uses a TPMS system? What manf. Do you suggest, and how reliable do you find the system? I have researched the TST brand and lean toward the new 507 model with replaceable batteries. However, bit pricey having the need for 12 sensors including the toad. Information would be appreciated!
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:14 PM   #2
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Here is a link to a long running thread on TST.


TST TPMS Systems

I've had my 510 system for three years and 17,000 miles and really like it. They are a sponsor here on IRV2 and the owner frequently posts on this thread and has made every attempt to satisfy anyone who has had a problem. You can do a search on TPMS and find other threads that discuss other brands as well.

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:37 PM   #3
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Who uses a TPMS system? What manf. Do you suggest, and how reliable do you find the system? I have researched the TST brand and lean toward the new 507 model with replaceable batteries. However, bit pricey having the need for 12 sensors including the toad. Information would be appreciated!
Buy yourself a tire thumper at any truck stop,and learn the feel of your tire pressure and save a lot of money. Tmps do work so good. I have a set in the old tool box because of to many false alarms.. If you have a quick lose of pressure you will know before the tmps can send the alarm. Enjoy your thumping.
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I too needed 12 sensors and found it the same price to buy two six sensor packs, which gives me a receiver in the MH and the toad. Have been delighted with my 510 system from TST.
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We have Pressure Pro TPMS (10 sensors) purchased in 2007. The units stay on the tires all year, even during the winter when we are at the stick and bricks with the towd and the motorhome is in storage. We have never had a false reading, and have yet to have to replace a battery. They just keep working. Even though I compulsively remove them once a month or so and manually check pressure, the TPMS always agrees +/-2 with the good pressure gauge.

We did have a sudden tire failure on the towd last week (big spike through the sidewall). The system alarmed long before we would have ever known there was a problem there.

Whatever you decide to buy, IMO, they are good insurance and well worth the cost.
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I should have added - I was more interested for monitoring the toad than the MH. Yes I will notice a flat in the MH quickly, but not the toad. The fact that I had two blowouts on the inner rear duals in the first eighteen months just added to my desire to know it is going on between me and the road.
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TST 507 for 3 years here (original batteries - I pull them off for the winter). No problems - no false alarms if you set it right. Accurate - measurements match my digital tire presure meter and RayTech IR thermo gun.
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TST 507 for 3 years here (original batteries - I pull them off for the winter). No problems - no false alarms if you set it right. Accurate - measurements match my digital tire presure meter and RayTech IR thermo gun.
Tom, our coach is 44 ft with ford edge crossover. Do you have our feel we may need the repeater? Received your PM. thank you!
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Can someone with a larger coach help here?
(Mine is only a 30 footer and 10 more feet for the toad = 40 ft.)
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Tom, our coach is 44 ft with ford edge crossover. Do you have our feel we may need the repeater? Received your PM. thank you!
I have a 42 foot coach plus a toad on a dolly, I added the repeater for the 507 system. I've only had my TST 507 for a few weeks but so far so good.
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507 system for over a year. Have had a significant number of misreadings. Unit will say (alarm) only 68 lbs. when I take the sensor off and check the tire with digital gauge it reads 95! Different gauge, same thing. This happens pretty consistently on two of my sensors. (Out of 10). It gets so that I ignore the warnings- not good.
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I bought a 507 system at the National Rally and it's worked fine so far maybe 400 miles or so. I left the extender turned off this morning for an additional 125 miles with no problem reading the toad. 38' Blue Ox Aventia tow bar with Lincoln MKX in tow.
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I have been happy with my Tire Tracker system. It is one of the few that have user replaceable batteries that you can pick up at Walmart. The others yo buy a new sensor or send it back to the manufacturer to replace the battery.

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I have been happy with my Tire Tracker system. It is one of the few that have user replaceable batteries that you can pick up at Walmart. The others yo buy a new sensor or send it back to the manufacturer to replace the battery.

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I just got mine in the mail two days ago and can't wait to install them and take the MH out this weekend to see how well they work. They have received great reviews!
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