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Old 10-10-2013, 08:00 AM   #15
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I didn't get the flow thru sensors. It doesn't appear to be much room in the wheel opening.
No problem. I have the flow through on the RV and the others for the toad (6 flow through, 4 not). Frankly, I don't need the flow through because it is not like I have to put air in very often anyway.

It is far more important to have the ability to monitor the tires. I have had three situations where the system paid great dividends. Two on the RV and one on the toad.

On the RV, a tire had a leak in the one of the valve extensions on the inside back. I would have never known about it. The other was after getting the tires rotated and the service department put too much air in two tires. That really showed up as the tire got hot down the road.

On the toad, after leaving camp and getting down the road a few miles the alarm went off on the front tires of the toad for the temperature. I had set the BrakeBuddy to tight and it was making the tires run hot. I would never have known without my TPMS.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:52 PM   #16
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Sitting at home and checking my tires, my inside left showed "0". I thought the sensor had gone amuck. Sure enough, it was empty. Filled it and watched it from the convenience of my computer desk for several weeks and only saw it fluctuate with the temp. The only thing I can figure is it got a spec of dirt in the valve stem at some time and slowly leaked down. I had it on my jacks, so the other tire didn't have to take the whole load.

I also noticed that one of my trailer tires was slowly leaking down about 1 lb day. It's not going anywhere soon, so I put it on blocks and give it a shot of air every week or so.
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Dunner,

Did you determine why the RV tire lost air? My tire shop said that the most common reason for the inside tire to go flat is due to a lose valve stem extension.

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I assume that it was just parked versus in route. I think you would be ok, if so. It may be another story of you had put very many miles on it while one was flat.
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I just checked it again the other day. Still has 80ish #s in it after a couple months. I watched when the tires and braided extensions were installed and the tech used pliers to tighten the extensions. Like I said, probably just a piece of grit in the valve core. It lost all the air when parked and the load taken off with the jacks.
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