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Old 01-10-2021, 05:55 PM   #57
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I use the Tire Minder system and have had no issues with it. In fact, it saved me having significant damage to my Imagine when the right rear tire hit a piece of steel road debris in St Louis and punctured it right through the steel cords. Had I not had the Tire Minder I probably would not have noticed until it damaged the trailer. A camping friend suggested this system and he uses it on all of his trailers. They are a wise investment.
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Old 01-10-2021, 05:59 PM   #58
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I have read a couple posts in this thread saying “the feds mandated TPMS.” Can someone explain this mandate?? If not, then I call BS on this claim.

I currently use TireMinder on the MH and toad, 12 tires in total. I think TireMinder sucks, constant false alarms. So
I am happy to see all the opinions here, I was leaning towards EEZ, think I am convinced now.
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Old 01-10-2021, 06:07 PM   #59
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Use TireMinder on my 40í DP. I like it but have never used any others.
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Old 01-10-2021, 06:24 PM   #60
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TST is the way to go. Great customer service
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Old 01-10-2021, 06:54 PM   #61
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Metal Valve Stems

1st I should say, I have metal valve stems on all 6 wheels of my RV. No Sensors yet. I do understand what I am reading about advantages of metal over rubber stems as far as weight goes etc. etc. but I have a question.

Am I hearing that people with boats or toads should change out all of their stems before putting open of the TPMS sensors on?

Here is why I am confused. Forget the RV for a moment.

I have Navigator that I pull my tandem axle trailer all the time with. The Navigator has TPMS from factory. Is that not good enough? Are some people putting these things on regular vehicles and changing stems on wheels to metal?

Similar for the 4 wheels on my boat, of course no TPMS system at all today for boat. Am I hearing I need to change rubber stems to metal stems before putting on any of these TPMS systems?
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Old 01-10-2021, 06:58 PM   #62
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I use RVi tire patrol TPMS on mine. I was thinking of some of the others but when I purchased the RVi3 Brake for the care which came with a hub and tablet 4 yrs. ago, decided might as well have one less thing to look at so bought RVi's. Had some issues with them last year and they sent me an entire new set including the 4 for my toad without question. Customer support has been great at RVi. They work great.
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Old 01-10-2021, 07:01 PM   #63
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Another vote for TST. Non-flow thru style. Never had problems or false alarms. We do use the signal extender, being 40' + Jeep GC toad.
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Old 01-10-2021, 07:16 PM   #64
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I have read a couple posts in this thread saying ďthe feds mandated TPMS.Ē Can someone explain this mandate?? If not, then I call BS on this claim.

I currently use TireMinder on the MH and toad, 12 tires in total. I think TireMinder sucks, constant false alarms. So
I am happy to see all the opinions here, I was leaning towards EEZ, think I am convinced now.


No BS. TPMS was mandated some years ago on all new passenger car and light trucks sold in the US. It did not require openers to add systems to older vehicles nor vehicles that didnít require the system such as motorhomes.
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Old 01-10-2021, 07:45 PM   #65
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TPM

I have the RVI system. It includes the brake unit for our tow vehicle (Cherokee Trailhawk), towed vehicle charge monitor and TPM for our MH and tow vehicle. We have had the entire set-up for around 3-years and originally used it on our gas coach. Now on a new diesel class A. The company is amazing from a customer service perspective. I have had a few issues with individual tire monitors failing. Each time, they ship new ones out within days. On a trip around the country over several months, they even shipped them to a spot we planned to visit in Minnesota and sure enough, they were waiting. Set-up is quick and easy for all components. Incidentally, they had a bad run of monitors and were quick to admit it and replace them - and all of them, not just the one that was failing. We get regular update notices for the main tablet, which has included multiple customer requested updates. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:02 PM   #66
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I have TST monitors on my RV and also on my toad. No problems with it and works great giving me piece of mind. Much cheaper than consequences of having a flat tire on RV going 65 MPH down the highway or on toad and not even knowing it until it's too late.

Honestly, I don't understand why any RV'er would not have one?
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:16 PM   #67
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TST with color monitor on the MH and Toad. iím not too worried about the coach tires but the little car behind gets a beating on the nice roads we have. Not sure I would feel it up front if one of toadís wheel would go flat. Having constant tire monitoring is a plus
Before TST had a tire die (no idea what happened) on our Jeep GC towing with our Neumar KS DP on back roads in the UP of Michigan. Had no idea there was a problem, didn't feel a thing, saw black smoke coming from the back of the MH. Stopped, evacuated and ran to the back with 2 fire extinguishers in tow, having no idea what I was going to find. Got back there and just found a smoldering left front tire on the Jeep. Never broke the bead but was worn down to a couple of inches from the rim. Wire belts had beaten up the fender and destroyed the inner plastic fender.

Dodged a bullet, bought our first TST. Ironically the Jeep did have a built in system. Not active, or of any use while towing.
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:19 PM   #68
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I bought EEZ but also liked TST

I looked at several brands and chose EEZ based on reviews, price, and manufacturer support. TST was my second choice and could very easily have been my first. Over my four years of ownership three sensors have failed and EEZ sent replacements. Other than battery replacements I have had no issues. When Radio Shack went bust I purchased 20 very low priced spare batteries online. They may still have some on their web site.

I drive a 44 foot pusher and had to add a repeater before I could get a reliable signal from my toad. I mounted it in my rear closet where I found a constant 12V wire and added a toggle switch and light so I knew it was powered on when setting up for travel.

The only thing I don't like about EEZ is the amount of time it takes to get an initial pressure reading. Once the monitor locks on to a tire it updates often but it can be several minutes before that first reading.

Operation is easy and initial sensor setup also is easy. Whenever I have a question I send an email to EEZ and they always reply quickly. Before I chose EEZ I emailed questions to TST and they also replied quickly. You can't go wrong with either brand.
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Old 01-10-2021, 09:05 PM   #69
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I have the EEZ system with 12 sensors. It's worked fine for 5 years now without any need for a repeater.

If I have a blowout or even significant slow loss of pressure in a toad tire, inside dual or tag tire, I want to know - and right now. Without a TPMS, you may not know until it's too late. Wouldn't operate without it. And, when I burned up my brakes coming down the Bighorns, it was the temperature gauge on the TPMS that told me I had a problem.

To each his own, but I consider it an essential part of my cockpit information system.
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Old 01-10-2021, 09:26 PM   #70
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Boat Tires TPMS

Another question I have for those that put these TPMS sensors on boat trailers.


What happens when you back the boat in the water to launch? Are they waterproof or something.
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