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Old 05-01-2023, 08:23 AM   #1
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Question TPMS purchase?

Just bought a Momentum 395 MSR and wanted to know your thoughts on putting TPSM on it.
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Old 05-01-2023, 08:49 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your new trailer!!

Highly recommend a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) for tow vehicle and trailer for safety. You will likely get recommendations on the manufacturer and model on this forum.
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Old 05-03-2023, 09:37 AM   #3
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Although the TPMS is not always cheap, it can pay for itself many times over if you have a flat. Most tires when they go flat (and you most likely will not notice visually), if you keep driving on them, they will shred and the loose tire material that is still on the tire will keep hitting your trailer, cause anywhere from nothing, to over $2,000 in damage. With the TPMS system, you can keep an eye on the tire pressures and notice if a tire is going flat, or if you have a blow out, it should warn you with an alert, giving you time to pull over. If it is a simple leak, this may allow you to repair the tire, instead of replacing it.

I had a blow out, and the TPMS warned me, allowing me to pull over with no damage to the trailer, only needing to buy a new tire. That alone most likely saved me twice the cost of the system.

As far as which one, if you do a search, you will get tons of info.
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Old 05-03-2023, 09:58 AM   #4
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LOTS of other discussions about TPMS systems on here. Remember, it really does NOT matter what type of RV you have, the reasons for using a TPMS system are the same!

Here are a few for you to check out.
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Old 05-04-2023, 07:29 AM   #5
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We use the Tire Minder on our rig, since October 2017. I change batteries every 4 months, just to make sure these are good.
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Old 05-08-2023, 07:45 PM   #6
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Like everyone stated above, YES YES get a TPMS system, if you are like me, with the radio on and your Trailer Tires are back 40ft or more, you won't hear if a Tire lets GO, With the system, you will get a warning before it goes flat or if the tire starts leaking,
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Old 05-12-2023, 08:07 AM   #7
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We just went past the 10 year mark of full time traveling. When we started I purchased a used fiver from a retired over-the-road long haul truck driver. He gave me two pieces of advise that has probably save me thousands of dollars over the years.

Weigh your loaded RV and make sure you have a high enough ply tire to support it.

And purchase a good TPMS and use it.

I immediately bought a TST system and have used it every since. I upgraded to a color monitor over the years but some of the monitors are still the original ones. I have never had a blow out but over the years I have had two valve stem failures. Both times the TPMS gave me an immediate warning so I could find a safe place to get off the road and change the tire.
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Old 05-21-2023, 08:31 PM   #8
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The only TPMS made in the U.S.A. is Pressure Pro. Last I checked the website, they were about the same price as TST systems, which I have.
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Old 05-24-2023, 06:52 AM   #9
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My 2022 Silverado came with the advanced trailer package, including four tire pressure/temperature sensors. I paid Discount Tire $20/tire to install them. It is very nice having everything integrated in the vehicle touchscreen. If your tow vehicle has this option look at the OEM equipment. Will probably cost more, but one less thing to have to track, turn on, fiddle with, etc. Mine even warns when a tail light bulb fails.
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