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Old 02-17-2018, 03:20 PM   #29
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Maybe slightly off topic; I had a complete tread separation on a TT tire a few years ago. I felt a different vibration so I pulled over. No TPMS on TT. Right rear TT tire had no tread at all, just steel and casing exposed, still holding air! Destroyed the wheel well trim, but that was it. 5 hrs later, the tow truck arrived to change my spare (very soft gravel shoulder and I didn't have a jack), still holding air. One instance in which a TPMS may not have saved the day. I'm saving up for a TPMS for the MH.
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What difference does it make whether the display is real time or not? As long as the system will alert you to any tire that is out of it's parameter set by you when it happens?...
This is my feeling as well. I only posted about delayed displays because a few here felt they needed to see all tires, all the time, and they may not have understood that a complete display is not necessarily telling you real time information.

Think of a typical modern car. Most, if not all, do not show a real time display of any tire, let alone all the tires. They continually monitor and warn only when there is an issue. Perhaps if a problem arises, some will display a picture with the tire location, but most just display the warning triangle.

At the end of the day, it's the TPMS that one is most comfortable with that counts. Large, easily read single displays or smaller, clustered displays of all tires. Personal preference as all the monitoring of the sensors appears to be alike.
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Maybe slightly off topic; I had a complete tread separation on a TT tire a few years ago. I felt a different vibration so I pulled over. No TPMS on TT. Right rear TT tire had no tread at all, just steel and casing exposed, still holding air! Destroyed the wheel well trim, but that was it. 5 hrs later, the tow truck arrived to change my spare (very soft gravel shoulder and I didn't have a jack), still holding air. One instance in which a TPMS may not have saved the day. I'm saving up for a TPMS for the MH.
Perhaps a TPMS would have picked up a change in temperature of the separated tread tire. Don't know, but if so, you likely would have been alerted.
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Maybe slightly off topic; I had a complete tread separation on a TT tire a few years ago. I felt a different vibration so I pulled over. No TPMS on TT. Right rear TT tire had no tread at all, just steel and casing exposed, still holding air! Destroyed the wheel well trim, but that was it. 5 hrs later, the tow truck arrived to change my spare (very soft gravel shoulder and I didn't have a jack), still holding air. One instance in which a TPMS may not have saved the day. I'm saving up for a TPMS for the MH.
What happens in a case like that, the good tire on that side starts to carry more weight and will heat up. as it heats up the pressure will increase and could reach the upper setting for that tire and cause an alarm. I got an alarm of increasing pressure on a trailer tire. I slowed and pulled into a rest area only to discover that the studs had sheared off of the other hub and the wheel was gone. I had just replaced all the tires with Goodyear load range "G" tires. One $300 tire and a $225 aluminum wheel are somewhere along the side of I-80 east of Ogallala, NE. The TPMS alerted me before the other tire would have failed from being overloaded.
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What happens in a case like that, the good tire on that side starts to carry more weight and will heat up. as it heats up the pressure will increase and could reach the upper setting for that tire and cause an alarm. I got an alarm of increasing pressure on a trailer tire. I slowed and pulled into a rest area only to discover that the studs had sheared off of the other hub and the wheel was gone. I had just replaced all the tires with Goodyear load range "G" tires. One $300 tire and a $225 aluminum wheel are somewhere along the side of I-80 east of Ogallala, NE. The TPMS alerted me before the other tire would have failed from being overloaded.
Did it not alert you that one sensor had left the party?
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A note regarding use of a booster. I bought my TPMS over 4 years ago. It came with a booster which I never used on our 36' MH until this last year. This past year I purchased a cell booster for our travels. Shortly after getting it I started getting tire alarms. I installed the booster and the false alarms went away. So if you use a cell booster while you're driving you should get a TPMS booster.
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I also saw the same issue with my new hotspot. The TPMS booster solved the issue.
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Did it not alert you that one sensor had left the party?
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No. That's the nature of most sensors. Unless there is an alarm, they only update every 5 minutes or so. Having the wheel separate from the trailer was not an alarm. If a sensor does not report, the previous pressure/temp will remain on the monitor for 30 minutes when a no signal is reported. I don't think TST planned for wheels with sensors to go rolling off into the Boonies.
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This is my feeling as well. I only posted about delayed displays because a few here felt they needed to see all tires, all the time, and they may not have understood that a complete display is not necessarily telling you real time information.

Think of a typical modern car. Most, if not all, do not show a real time display of any tire, let alone all the tires. They continually monitor and warn only when there is an issue. Perhaps if a problem arises, some will display a picture with the tire location, but most just display the warning triangle.

At the end of the day, it's the TPMS that one is most comfortable with that counts. Large, easily read single displays or smaller, clustered displays of all tires. Personal preference as all the monitoring of the sensors appears to be alike.
The TST tpms cycles through each tire every 6 seconds and updates every 5 minutes. I agree that this is not critical because if there is a change in pressure or temperature that goes outside of your pre-set alarm settings you will get an immediate alarm.
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Bought the TST cap style with color monitor - worked great on fist trip.
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