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Old 09-27-2016, 03:23 PM   #1
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Any suggestions for a good tire pressure monitoring system? Have a class A 45 ft on freight liner chassis. Thanks
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I use Tire SafeGuard on my coach, my cargo trailer, my car, my wife's car and my motorcycle.

Here is some additional reading on this subject.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Tire...earch=irv2.com

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I have used the TST system for several years and I have been very happy with it. I have been alerted to 2 tire failures in that time. They were all on the car and I would never have know about the problem with out the tire monitor.

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I've use the TST system for 2 years - works well, great customer service.

Bottom line: pick a brand and model soon - buy one and put it to use!
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I have been using my TST TPMS for about eight years. I'm happy with TST. I have found that TST customer support is great.

I tried another system from Camping World before switching to the TST TPMS. The Camping World system had too many false alarms.

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Thanks everyone, i have looked at most of these systems website. One of them mentioned they recommend changing the rubber valve stem ( which I have on my Jeep ) to steel stems. Has anyone done this? is it really necessary ? I wouldn't want to disregard their recommendation and then have problems.
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In addition to a steel valve stem being able to better withstand the weight of the TPMS sensor than a rubber stem, an additional benefit is that is will transmit temperature more accurately. I recently installed the EEZ Tire system, and it alerted me to excessive temperature caused by a sticking brake caliper. I'm not sure this would have occurred if the valve stem was rubber.

I procrastinated several years over a TPMS, and am happy that I finally bought one https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I also recommend installing the monitor screen as close to your driving line of sight as possible. My first location had me taking my eyes off of the road far too long for safety.

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Thanks everyone, i have looked at most of these systems website. One of them mentioned they recommend changing the rubber valve stem ( which I have on my Jeep ) to steel stems. Has anyone done this? is it really necessary ? I wouldn't want to disregard their recommendation and then have problems.
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Would the tires need to be rebalanced after installation of the sensors??
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Would the tires need to be rebalanced after installation of the sensors??
I never noticed an out of balance issue after installing the sensors. JD
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Would the tires need to be re-balanced after installation of the sensors??
Install ceramic Dyna Beads in your RV tires and you never have to worry about re-balancing your RV tire whether it has the sensor on it or not.

Those Flow-Thru sensors are a lot heavier than the CAP type sensors. I use CAP only for all of my applications.

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Any suggestions for a good tire pressure monitoring system? Have a class A 45 ft on freight liner chassis. Thanks
I have been using EZZTire for over a year now.

I use the flow though sensors on the coach and the tamper proof on the toad.

I have not had to re-balance and tires.

The system works great!
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Thanks everyone, i have looked at most of these systems website. One of them mentioned they recommend changing the rubber valve stem ( which I have on my Jeep ) to steel stems. Has anyone done this? is it really necessary ? I wouldn't want to disregard their recommendation and then have problems.
I didn't change valve stems on either the coach or the toad and everything is working just fine
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Old 09-30-2016, 05:19 AM   #13
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We have the TST 507 system. Bought one set in 2012 but thought we would like the flow through better. so in 2015, replaced original set. Not having good luck with the flow through sensors. At just over a year old, one got difficult then impossible to add air. Tried to contact TST for a rebuild kit, but they didn't respond to requests through their website or email. half (3 of the 6) of them now have problems and we are going back to the original ones. ;-(
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I use the EEZTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System - 10 Mixed Sensor. Works great. Also I use the Dually Valve extender kit to keep the valve stems accessible.
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I've use the TST system for 2 years - works well, great customer service.

Bottom line: pick a brand and model soon - buy one and put it to use!
Couldn't say it any better. Researched lots of reviews, decided I wanted the best and was willing to pay for it. Bought the TST 507 non-flow, removed the outer covers to reduce size and visibility.

Had questions answered promptly by English speaking people in Georgia [USA!] who helped me program. Found I did need a repeater and all is well for past two years. my .02
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:23 PM   #16
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Have had Tire SafeGuard on my last 4 motor homes and loved them. This time I decided to save a few bucks and see what all the hype was about the TST system. Wrong decision. Nothing but problems, sensors will not work on inside duels (will not work with valve extenders), they tend to loose air, psi accuracy differs greatly from calibrated gauges. As soon as finances allow, they will be replaced with another Tire SafeGuard System. Glad those that have the TST system are happy, but I'll take the Tire Safeguard system any day - Lesson learned.
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Thanks everyone, i have looked at most of these systems website. One of them mentioned they recommend changing the rubber valve stem ( which I have on my Jeep ) to steel stems. Has anyone done this? is it really necessary ? I wouldn't want to disregard their recommendation and then have problems.
I have steel stems on all but one of the dual inside tires. The after a couple of thousand miles that sensor (on a rubber stem) stopped transmitting. The plastic case on the sensor had been rubbing on the stainless rim due to the centrifugal force while spinning. I caused the battery to become exposed and short to the MH ground.

This may be the reason the manufacturers of these TPMS systems call for steel valve stems.
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Tire-SafeGuard for me also. No repeater required and great customer service.
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Any suggestions for a good tire pressure monitoring system? Have a class A 45 ft on freight liner chassis. Thanks
I had the TST 507 pass trough system. I had nothing but trouble. I never knew when I would have a sensor fail or if I would be able to put air in the tire. I now have the EEZ TMPS (https://www.eezrvproducts.com/). Love it. Good and clear monitor, easy setup and putting air in the tires is always fast and easy. The battery life is a bit exaggerated by the manufacturer. One year is about all I can get and keep reliability.
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This thread is getting so old it has whiskers, but the information is valuable so thought we'd tag on to it rather than start a new thread.

We feel the need to install a TPMS. Have narrowed our search to either the TST 507, EEZ Tire, or VIP Tire Tracker. Have downloaded the instruction manuals for each.

Our question to the forum deals with dinghy application. We tow our Ranger 4-down. We tow our Camry XLE 2-down using an EZTow dolly.

1. If we install four sensors on the Ranger, then decide to take the Camry, can we take the four sensors off the Ranger and install two on the rear tires of the Camry and two on the EZTow tires?

2. The Camry already has an on-board TMPS. Its sensors are actually inside the tire and part of the valve stem. Will the sensors of the new system work if attached to the Camry valve stem?

Thanks in advance!

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