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Old 08-14-2019, 04:39 PM   #15
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We use the TPMS system --- I had their original system (non-flow through senders and monochrome display) and liked it but have upgraded to the flow through senders and the color monitor --- really love it as it is easier to adjust pressures as needed (up or down) and the color monitor is much easier to read. If you have a longer coach, the kit comes with a remote antenna to extend the range for the senders (like from your towed) you are pulling behind the motor home.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:01 PM   #16
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Using Tire-Safe Guard for two years now. Recently added four sensors for the toad for a total of ten. No extra antenna needed. Works great.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:04 PM   #17
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What is the model number of the one you have. Did you have to replace the rubber valve stems in the toad to metal ones. They say not to use with rubber valve stems.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:34 PM   #18
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What is the model number of the one you have. Did you have to replace the rubber valve stems in the toad to metal ones. They say not to use with rubber valve stems.
Can't remember the model number but it's an older model with a whip antenna rather than the stubby one, plus the connection to charge it is a mini-USB connector rather than a plug type. When I bought for more sensors, there was no warning about not using rubber valve stems. Current valve stems are part of the Ford TPMS system and not sure if they can be replaced.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:26 PM   #19
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TST System

TST system with 10 monitors. Adjustable pressure and temperature. On RV and toad.

Length of unit did require I use a signal extender. Also as with most monitoring systems the sending units are only accurate within 5 PSI. I air tires to desired PSI and the reported pressure varies between sensors when atmospheric temperature is equal. ie no sun on any tires. Evidently the technology isnít exact as Iíve a brand new 2019 Lincoln and have the same type variances.

Still pleased with them after 5 years and 40,000+ miles.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:09 PM   #20
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Tire Monitoring Systems

Have had several TPMS but not on my current RV. Probably need to add one as it was a big help when a dragging brake caliper (fixed after recall) caused tire to heat up dramatically. I am replying about the comment on not installing on rubber valve stems. Not a problem on RV, which has metal stems, but I added transmitters to my TOAD and did not spend the extra for having metal valve stems installed. After several months the weight of the sensor had fatigued the rubber in the valve stem and two of my tires developed slow (very slow) leaks. Tire shop diagnosed and repaired the problem.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:07 PM   #21
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We also use Eeztire TPMS. On the Motorhome, I have the flow-through sensors. On the tow dolly and rear wheels of the toad, I have the anti-theft sensors but I also took off the covers. We have 10 sensors in all and they all work fine. I wait about 5 minutes before I take off to get all of the sensors working and to make sure the pressure is okay on each tire. With this system, you can set each axle with both high and low pressures and temperatures.
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:20 AM   #22
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Have been looking at that system also need 10tires. do you have flow thru caps? If so how do you get them did not see them in their add for the 10 tires.
I also would not leave on a trip with out our Eeztire TPM, However, I recommend NOT using the flow through caps. They are much longer and therefore can hit things. Also, once tire pressure is set, you will seldom need the flow trhough feature. Third, the LITTLE set screw is a pain in the butt. The lock nut is easier to manage. Here is the secret. While you are getting every thing set and to your satisfaction you may want to obsess over the exact amount of air in each tire and therefore you will be removing the caps and putting air in. YOU do that now, right? You remove the cap to put air in. Except you say, with the Eeztire TPM, I will have to unlock and lock. No you don't. While you are setting up, simply screw the cap on tightly/securely, the same as you would any other tire stem cap. Don't lock them until you have every thing just so. Once set, you will not be putting air in unless some thing goes wrong. Then it is only one tire. Leave the locks off until you are totally set the way you want, then put the locks on. One more tip. Make sure you keep a copy of the programing instructions where you know where they are. a year or two down the line, you will have to reprogram for one reason or another. Dead battery, replace one, etc. I have broken one of the long flow troughs, but not the shorter ones yet. One last point. It does take a few minutes for the screen to show all the tires and their information. temp and pressure. However, Even though no information was on the screen one day, starting out and barely having moved, the Eeztire TPM started screaming. One of my tires had dropped significant pressure while parked for our stay. It warned me well before any thing showed on the screen. In fact, we had only gone a few feet. I HIGHLY recommend these. That was not the only time it saved me. Which ever manufacturer you end up with, They are Worth every penny. I forgot to mention. You WILL need the extender! It just makes every thing work more reliably. May be on a four wheeler you won't.
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:06 PM   #23
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I had a popular system in 2009 that failed me miserably, although the customer service was great. Their system has changed so likely better now.

Since 2010 I have use the Tire Traker system with 10 sensors. It has warned me of low tires on startup, and of a sidewall puncture while underway. One plus of the Tire Traker system to me is the smaller sensors that weigh a bit less than other brands. I use them on rubber stems on my toad with no problems. The sensors have replaceable batteries, and I have had only one failed sensor in the past 9 years. Their new system comes with a life-time warranty! Hard to beat that.
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:35 AM   #24
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A year ago I bought a TST 507 TPMS from TechnoRV. A good unit which gave much peace of mind during a long trip. The non-flow through sensors were a bit of a pain during initial air-up because you have to dismount the sensor each time you need to add or remove pressure to get it to where it should be.

It had an LCD display which functioned well but tended to be a bit hard to see in direct sunlight.

Upon return from that trip I decided to upgrade to a newer model with flow-through sensors and a color display. Much better in all respects.

If anyone gets grumpy about such things, I have no affiliation with TechnoRV except to buy some of their products.

By the way with a TPMS you don't have to keep one eye on the road and the other on the display. You set high/low perimeters on the temperature and pressure and a loud alarm will sound if any are exceeded. For example, just before our current trip I was tightening a valve stem extension and managed to twist it off. A second after the air started escaping the broken stem the TPMS low pressure alarm went off. Works as advertised!!!
We also bought a TPMS from TechnoRV. https://www.technorv.com/monitoring-your-tires Our used DP came with a Tire Minder TMG400C. It worked ok, but I had intermittent issues that made me question it. I also wanted a bigger display. I did a LOT of research, there are some great reviews of TPMS and experiences of Tire problems on YouTube. TechnoRV has a great series and their support is top notch. Though you might find one a little cheaper, the support and information is top-notch and invaluable, especially on how to set the correct tire pressure in your tires. I am not affiliated with them, just a satisfied customer. I ended up purchasing the TST 507 with flow through sensors for the six tires on my coach and four cap sensors for my toad. A, very pleased with the results.
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Old 08-16-2019, 07:25 AM   #25
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I have relied on the TPMS from Truck System Technologies for as long as they have been in business. Great customer service. I upgraded to the 507 Flo Thru System and the color monitor a couple years ago and am happy with it. Plus, they are one of the sponsors on IRV2.com.


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Old 08-16-2019, 06:04 PM   #26
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What tire monitoring system do you use and how do you like it or hate it. Do they work?

yes most work as advertised, but not sure if i would trust any system with 4 or more sensors that cost less than $275.


i have seen some non-programable ones wiyh60 psi max for$100 or less but not sure if i would trust them.


personally I use tire trakeras i like their lifetime warranty. that's what i bought.
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A year ago I bought a TST 507 TPMS from TechnoRV. A good unit which gave much peace of mind during a long trip. The non-flow through sensors were a bit of a pain during initial air-up because you have to dismount the sensor each time you need to add or remove pressure to get it to where it should be.

It had an LCD display which functioned well but tended to be a bit hard to see in direct sunlight.

Upon return from that trip I decided to upgrade to a newer model with flow-through sensors and a color display. Much better in all respects.

If anyone gets grumpy about such things, I have no affiliation with TechnoRV except to buy some of their products.

By the way with a TPMS you don't have to keep one eye on the road and the other on the display. You set high/low perimeters on the temperature and pressure and a loud alarm will sound if any are exceeded. For example, just before our current trip I was tightening a valve stem extension and managed to twist it off. A second after the air started escaping the broken stem the TPMS low pressure alarm went off. Works as advertised!!!

Suggest you not use your TPM as your primary pressure gauge.


Inflate your tires using hand gauge to set the cold pressure then screw on the TPMS. Readings will be +/- couple of psi from your hand gauge which is good enough. Flow thru are heavier and IMO would require metal stems.
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:54 PM   #28
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Suggest you not use your TPM as your primary pressure gauge.


Inflate your tires using hand gauge to set the cold pressure then screw on the TPMS. Readings will be +/- couple of psi from your hand gauge which is good enough. Flow thru are heavier and IMO would require metal stems.

I did go through several tire pressure gauges until I found one I considered most accurate to do the initial pressure checks.

And I certainly agree about the metal valve stems. I wouldn't for a second consider mounting one of those sensors on a rubber stem. Although the sensors don't weigh but a couple ounces, they'd probably flail around on rubber stems and eventually break off.
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