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Old 03-11-2013, 09:36 PM   #15
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The 507 TST does not require the special wrench. The kit comes with a small allen wrench to secure them. Could someone steal them? sure. I set mine up with valve stems from Myers Tire Supply that only allows the end of the sensor to protrude on the front single and rear inner duals. Even I can't get to them without taking off the wheel. The outside duals could be stolen but what kind of low life RV'er would even think of that? At best he could take two, that is if I never heard the hissing sound of 110psi outside my bedroom windows before he left.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:55 PM   #16
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Ok, so if you have standard sensors (special wrench) they are not easy to steal, but flow through (dont need to remove to add air) just spin off. Am I correct?
Thats about the size of it. The flow through sensors have a set screw on the side but it's just an allen head
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:36 AM   #17
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One thing that no one has mentioned is that it's at least suggested that you replace your rubber valve stems with metal ones before installing these sensors.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:58 AM   #18
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The TPMS is well worth the money

I have the TireTraker TPMS. It cost less than a single tire, it shows all the pressures & temps, the batteries are replaceable & I could install it with out have to dismount the tires.

Yesterday I was going up a hill & heard a pop, the the wireless display unit sounded an audible alarm & started flashing. A quick look showed #5 (drivers side rear inboard) at 18 lbs pressure, I pulled over. It was indeed flat.
Without the TPMS I would have wondered about the noise, with it there was no doubt.

The TireTraker TPMS was well worth the $200 I spent on it
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:22 AM   #19
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I have TireTraker (which is TireMinder under another name). It works much better for me than my previous TST did. I particularly like the smaller and lighter sensors.
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Question - What keeps someone from stealing the sending units? It seems that these are quite expensive to buy.

Yes, that could be a problem. "They" can steel about anything but I don't remember reading that this has been a reported problem - but I could be wrong. I had Doran Pressure Pro for several years then switched to TST. Both are good units but the older Pressure Pro did not read out tire temps like the TST does.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:06 PM   #21
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I have the Tire Minder/Tire Tracker also (10 tires monitored----4 on Toad) I got the wired 12VDC Booster and mounted it in the rear clothes closet---wired it to the 12VDC that powers the closet light. The built-in LED on the booster shows thru the closet door just abit when the door is closed. Just enough to see the blinking from the front of MH--lets you know your 12VDC is ON, but not enough to bother you at night. Don't know if I needed the booster, but have had no comm. issues using it. I like the way it automatically reaquires the Toad air pressures when you hook back up. Other systems probably do this also. This system saved my bacon once already. Actually saved the cost of a new tire in the middle of nowhere West Texas. I had an inside passenger rear dual that developed a slow leak due to a cracked valve extender. Don't ever use valve extenders to get at the inside dual valves better ---That's my advice. Learned the hard way that centrifical force will cause any long valve extentions (even metal ones like I used) to put quite abit of force on the tire monitors where they screw into the extender. Used one on each inside dual for 1 month when my problem occurred. Metal valve extention cracked right at tire monitor sensor joint---developed slow leak. Tire Minder went off, and I pulled over right away. Stopping when being alerted to slow decrease in pressure saved the tire---nothing wrong with it. Went to unscrew the tire monitor and entire end of valve blew out in my hand--glad I was stopped. Went back to standard length metal tire valves on inside duals--no extenders. Harder to work with, but won't have any extender problems again. Tire Minder replaced the sensor free and the batteries are easy to replace also. If you have a sensor that starts to alarm, but your pressure tests OK with a guage--works OK for awhile, then alarms again, etc. It is bad--call company--they will usually replace free. Great company service--you just send back bad sensor when you get the new one. Had the system 2 years now--good so far.
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When using long solid metal extensions on inner duals, you need the rubber donut stabilizers made by Alcoa or Accuride to protect the valve stem from damage due to centrifigual force. I have run mine thousands of miles with the stabilizers. You can see some pics on my site at Tire Date Codes/Tire Care
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