TPMS sensor sleep mode
On a thread about TPMS systems, someone mentioned their monitor did not give them readings until they were moving down the road. This happens on my Tire Safeguard system. I found a work around.
The sensors on each tire go into a sleep mode to conserve battery consumption when there is no motion detected. To check my pressure before moving the coach, I go turn on the monitor then go to each tire and tap on each sensor with my fingertips. Ten to 20 taps on the sensor will wake it up and cause it to send a report to the monitor. By the time I make the rounds and get back to the monitor, the reading of temp and pressure is displayed on the screen. If any sensor has not reported, I tap it again.
I have incorporated this into my pre check procedure and before moving my coach I have a tire reading. While doing the tapping I visually inspect the tires, the pavement around each tire and the front, rear, and both sides of my coach.
This works on the Tire Safeguard system and will probably work on other systems.
Wiley & Betty Baton Rouge, LA
2010 HR Scepter 40QDP
2012 Jeep Wrangler