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Old 06-24-2022, 02:48 PM   #1
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Installation of TireMinder System

I went in for new tires today and was previously told that they could install a TPMS system if I brought it with me. However they now say the tech doesnít feel comfortable doing so because of the signal booster needing to be installed on the under carriage and connected to battery. I looked at it briefly yesterday before taking it in. The alligator clips on the signal booster really arenít big enough to attach to the chassis batteries. They just wonít hold and will be a problem coming off with even normal vibrations going down the road. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for a secure connection for the signal booster on this. If so, be as specific as possible. Iím not very handy. Thanks in advance. Itís a TireMinder 77 system with a signal booster.
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Old 06-24-2022, 02:55 PM   #2
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Cut off the alligator clamps, crimp on fittings big enough to attach to the battery posts (or tap in to a nearby hot wire, if you know where there is one, and if you know that you won't overload the fuse it's on). If connected directly to the battery you should add an inline fuse.
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Old 06-24-2022, 03:07 PM   #3
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You should not require a signal booster for just your coach. If you’re towing a toad with sensors on you probably will. I placed mine in the chassis battery compartment and wired it directly to a battery. As Podivin said, you may need to cut the clamps off and wire directly to the battery. Mine did not come with an inline fuse so I didn’t put one in. Just know if you opt to wire directly to a battery, it will always be a slight drain on your batteries.
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Old 06-24-2022, 03:17 PM   #4
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I went in for new tires today and was previously told that they could install a TPMS system if I brought it with me. However they now say the tech doesn’t feel comfortable doing so because of the signal booster needing to be installed on the under carriage and connected to battery. I looked at it briefly yesterday before taking it in. The alligator clips on the signal booster really aren’t big enough to attach to the chassis batteries. They just won’t hold and will be a problem coming off with even normal vibrations going down the road. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for a secure connection for the signal booster on this. If so, be as specific as possible. I’m not very handy. Thanks in advance. It’s a TireMinder 77 system with a signal booster.

I hooked mine to the chassis and the clips to the house battery. They work just fine, Taken multiple trips and not had problems. Just can't attach to a large fixture. Mine is right behind the drivers seat on the outside.
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Old 06-24-2022, 03:20 PM   #5
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I tapped mine into the 12v charge wire on the trailer/toad connector in our last two coaches. That 12v wire is not hot unless the ignition key is on which is the only time it's needed.
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Old 06-24-2022, 04:18 PM   #6
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Power for Booster

Do you have a light in a closet at the rear of your coach ? I just pulled the fixture down and wired the booster cable to the two wires leading to the the switch for the light ,, use a meter to make sure your polarity is right (positive and negative ) make sure your red wire on the booster goes to the positive side of the wires leading to your light switch.
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I wired mine to the rear closet light also with a switch in line so the green light was off at night. I forgot a couple of times to turn booster on and the system never even missed it, worked good without it.
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Different system (TST) but I installed the booster in the engine compartment of my towed vehilce. Clamped the booster wires to the car battery, easy. No cutting wires, everyhting fits and boosts the signal fine.
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Old 06-25-2022, 12:54 AM   #9
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I wire-tied the booster to some wire bundles hanging down under the rear of the coach. The batteries on my 36LA are in the last compartment. The clips fit on the flat section of the large battery cable terminals. I unclip one line when its parked.
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I have the Tire Minder as well and do not have a repeater (RED 37BA). Configuring the monitor to pick up the tire sensors is pretty easy, I have found the booklet to be pretty dummy proof (at least for me, it lays out the instructions very well and easy to follow).
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Old 06-25-2022, 12:31 PM   #11
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You should not require a signal booster for just your coach. If youíre towing a toad with sensors on you probably will. I placed mine in the chassis battery compartment and wired it directly to a battery. As Podivin said, you may need to cut the clamps off and wire directly to the battery. Mine did not come with an inline fuse so I didnít put one in. Just know if you opt to wire directly to a battery, it will always be a slight drain on your batteries.
Agree, the booster should only be needed if youíre also putting sensors on your tow vehicle.
My system is TST and the booster is in the compartment with the 50 amp service. I connected the 12 volt source to the power reel switch with a lighted switch so the booster can be turned off when not towing.
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You should not require a signal booster for just your coach. If youíre towing a toad with sensors on you probably will. I placed mine in the chassis battery compartment and wired it directly to a battery. As Podivin said, you may need to cut the clamps off and wire directly to the battery. Mine did not come with an inline fuse so I didnít put one in. Just know if you opt to wire directly to a battery, it will always be a slight drain on your batteries.
The Tireminder system I installed was quite clear in the manual, you DO need the signal booster, regardless of length. They include the signal booster as part of the kit, so nothing extra to buy. The TST system I had before didn't require one, but the Tireminder does.
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My problem has been with the DS inside dual valve stem extender not allowing air in or out. Not fun changing the extender
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My problem has been with the DS inside dual valve stem extender not allowing air in or out. Not fun changing the extender
That was an issue on my Class C, went to Firebird Tire in Phoenix web site, purchased the tire valve set that allowed me to toss the valve stem extenders that were on the rig and have one piece stem installed at the local tire store. Made airing up, or even installing the TST tire monitor system a breeze. No more possible air leaks with those braided extenders.
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