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Old 11-13-2014, 08:35 PM   #1
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TPMS on a Dolly

Point of curiosity on my part. For those using a TPMS for their coach, dolly and toad, where do you put the dolly in the TPMS display setup? I am thinking it should be the tag axle tires since most systems allow a separate high/low pressure setting for the tag axle whereas the trailer on the TPMS display uses all the same pressures so that the dolly and toad would need to be the same. Since my dolly requires 90 psi in the tires this won't work for me.
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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Point of curiosity on my part. For those using a TPMS for their coach, dolly and toad, where do you put the dolly in the TPMS display setup? I am thinking it should be the tag axle tires since most systems allow a separate high/low pressure setting for the tag axle whereas the trailer on the TPMS display uses all the same pressures so that the dolly and toad would need to be the same. Since my dolly requires 90 psi in the tires this won't work for me.
It just happens I also have the ACME dolly which, as you say, has 90 psi in its tires. The TPMS I have is the Tire Minder which can monitor up to 22 tires. Each tire can be set to whatever pressure desired. In my case I set the front two tires to 100, the four rear tires to 100, the dolly to 90, and my Mini Cooper to 45. Any of the 22 tires that I do not set a pressure to are not displayed on the monitor. To keep things intuitive I set it up such that the graphics on the display "look" like the configuration of all the tires. This way when reading pressures it is easy to tell which tire is being read.

By the way, when towing the dolly with no car, set the dolly tires to 30 psi so the dolly doesn't bounce (this I was told by the factory).
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I use the Doran system and it has a separate trailer on the screen. All tire pressures are set independently. Same as Tire Minder, only positions used show. I can also just un hitch trailer on the screen so those sensors are not monitored. I did need to get the remote repeater for dolly and toad sensors to read.
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Sounds like adding the sensor to the dolly valve stem hasn't been an issue. Not sure if the valve stems are metal on the inside, I was concerned with the valve stem getting flailed around with the tires spinning so fast.
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Use metallic valve stems on tires over 60 psi. My daily driver is a 02 F250 and I had 2 tires that had stems go bad because of the pressure sensors. I had metallic ( aluminum - I think) stems installed and haven't had a problem since.
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