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Old 12-05-2014, 07:20 AM   #1
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40' MH w/Toad...Do I need a repeater with TPMS?

Hi folks,

Just ordered a TST 507 system with 4 extra sensors for my 40' MH and toad. Am now waffling about whether I should have also ordered the repeater.

Anyone here successfully running this type of setup without the repeater?

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Old 12-05-2014, 07:24 AM   #2
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My 36' didn't require it. I'd say try it without and see if you do. Other members with 40' MH haven't needed it as well but some did.
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I guess it all depends, My 34 needed it and now it works excellent.
Just have to try it !
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:02 AM   #4
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Agree--just try it first. I ordered the repeater and installed it at the very rear of the coach [used day-time/marker lights as power source--I always drive with these lights on and the draw will be minimal]. Suspect, I really didnt need the repeater but dont regret the extra spend to insure performance.
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:31 AM   #5
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Maybe, or not you will need one, try it and see. [Moderator Edit]
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I didn't use one at first with our 36' pusher but I kept dropping the toad and one or two of the rears. Added the repeater and no issues since. I use the 507 system as well.
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:33 PM   #7
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I have the TST507 and use a repeater. Now when I first put it on I was just observing. My dw decided she needed to drive our toad to the store. I kept monitoring. The car kept exactly the same pressure/temperature the whole time she was away. The monitor did not indicate it was not seeing the toad. When DW returned, the alarm went off for low pressure. Yep it was correct. My point to this is, with no repeater how do you know when you are actually getting readings? Fot that matter, with one? Anyone else experience this?
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i didn't buy repeater initially. after seeing the signal drops sometimes, i got one installed. it's been good ever since.
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On our 41' Dutch Star we needed it to even read the rear dualies due to the extra bracing they add to the chassis.
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I did not have one with the 507 system for a couple of years. It was rare if I lost a signal. 43' MH with 26' enclosed trailer. Sometime nearly 2000 miles over four days and no signal loss. Then I found out that the monitor will not give an alarm until it has not received a signal for 30 minutes. So I could have had several signal losses, but if one came through within 30 minutes, all was well. A lot can happen in that time, so I purchased a repeater. Haven't tried it yet, but my confidence level will be higher.
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Didn't have one at first, had flat on toad didn't know it until passing car signaled us over. Now with repeater just starting to take sender off the tire, alarm sounds off very quickley. Worth the few extra bucks.
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Thanks all. I ended up listening to majority opinion and bought the repeater.
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Ed I don't need one on my TST 507 and our coach is 40 ft
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I use the EEZRV TPMS, without a repeater on my 41' Dutch Star. Ten sensors and it works flawlessly. Hasn't dropped a sensor in last 8500 miles. Trouble free system so far b
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