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Old 11-07-2015, 02:51 PM   #1
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Purchased the TST system for the coach and thinking of adding sensors to the toad since the system is expandable to do so. However that's another $200 in sensors. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-07-2015, 03:18 PM   #2
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You will also need to install a signal amplifier for the toad sensors so figure another $50-$75 dollars.
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Old 11-07-2015, 03:21 PM   #3
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Absolutely add sensors to the toad. There are many many stories of people ruining rims and destroying fenders. If your toad has a flat you will most likely have no idea because you won't feel it and it and you won't hear it as it is 40+ feet behind you. You may not even notice it in your rear camera until you start seeing pieces flying off the toad and by then it's too late.
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Old 11-07-2015, 03:29 PM   #4
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Had a flat on the toad, before adding TPMS. RF tire had a side wall puncture from construction area in Texas. Destroyed the tire, fender flare, turn signal light, windshield washer reservoir/pump, and fender liner. $1600 in damage. Would have been more if we hadn't been flagged down. I will NEVER move my RV without the TPMS on.
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Old 11-07-2015, 04:58 PM   #5
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I bought a set of these: TST 507rv Tire Monitor System - Monitors PSI and Temperature -Flow Through System Model.
I do not have a toad at this time, but I wish I would have bought the set with ten not six, like I bought, Because now it will cost me another $300.00 bucks. If I would have bought the whole set it would have only been $100.00 more than what I paid last September. Actually instead of $310.00 for the set I bought it would only have been $398.00 for the set of ten with the signal amplifier included.
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:35 AM   #6
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The TPM manual recommends changing the toads tire/wheel stems out to metal ones before installing their sensors. Has anyone felt this necessary?
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:56 AM   #7
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You will also need to install a signal amplifier for the toad sensors so figure another $50-$75 dollars.
Yes get them for your toad, in the 12 plus years I have used sensors on my toad or 40 ft coach I have never needed a signal amp or metal valve stems.
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The TPM manual recommends changing the toads tire/wheel stems out to metal ones before installing their sensors. Has anyone felt this necessary?
I am looking into doing this now. Just got a TST system before our last big trip. When driving the toad after our first campground, I noticed a clacking noise driving it on the interstate, but it seemed to only start over 70mph. I was afraid it was the sensors bending the rubber valve stems (very heavy rubber on the Jeep, but rubber none the less), and I confirmed that was the case. Simply pushed down on the stem, and it made the exact clacking sound between the stem and wheel that I was hearing..... So, took the sensors off when not towing, and no more noise. And since it only happened above 70mph, I did put them back on when towing for the rest of the trip.

The valve supports you can get at CW or through TST are for regular "commercial" type steel wheels, and do not work on the aluminum jeep wheels. They were only $10, but there was nothing I could think of to make them work.

I am going to check with a buddy of mine who runs a tire store to see if they can put metal stems on the jeep. If not, I have another idea I may try, but hopefully they have metal stems that will work (concerned about how they may tie into the Jeep TPMS).

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We do not need an amp to pick up the toad signals.

Really like having the TPMS system on the MH and toad, just a level of comfort knowing what is going on with both vehicles.
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Hi JamesHawk,
PLease feel free to contact me today at 770-889-9102 regarding sensors for your toad.
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A few years back I was towing our heavy fibreglass boat on the interstate behind our diesel MH when a truck driver pulled alongside and motioned that something was wrong behind me. I pulled over and a trailer tire had blown and the metal wheel was down to a sphere about 12 inches in diameter.

I had no indication of it.

Luckily I had a spare and was soon on my way, however I now have sensors on all my toads when I travel. Just good insurance.
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I also have them on the wrangler. Kind of reassuring to know the pressure is up and the tires are not overheating. I did use them on the Mini acouple of times but the Mini has rubber valve stems and I could not find metal stems for it so don't use them when I tow the Mini. I did call TST and they did recommend I not use them with rubber valve stems.
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A couple of years ago, I bought new tires for my RV. 7 of them (ouch) any way I had an inside dual go flat. I had them check the tire it had a plastic valve stem. The shop (Discount Tire) put a plastic valve stem back on the my E450 Chassis Jamboree . We went out of town, I was going to go out of town again, the other inside rear dual was low, I had them check the tire they said the tire was leaking. The shop put another plastic valve stem. A couple of weeks, same thing. I went to the Truck Tire shop, and had them put steel Valve stems on all of my tires. No Flat since, except for the dual tire that blew out, My pick up ,my wife's Van and our RV, and our cargo trailer all have steel valve stems.
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My toad is a CR-V with aluminum wheels, what steel valve stem will work on them?
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My toad is a CR-V with aluminum wheels, what steel valve stem will work on them?
Hello JamesHawk,
You can safely and confidently run our 507 Cap Sensors on your toad with your rubber valve stems. Please call me to discuss in more detail @ 770-889-9102
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