Originally Posted by Beigebetty
My wife and I bought a 2016 Vista LX with 8,200 miles from a local individual on September 8th, 2020. We had to do some initial repairs, but are very happy with our purchase at this point. We named her Beige Betty which is very fitting for this Winnebago color scheme! We pull a 2017, 2 door Jeep Wrangler.
6. Does anyone have a recommendation for remote tire pressure monitoring for all 6 tires? What a huge difference keeping the tires properly inflated makes on mileage and performance!! I am keeping all 6 at 95 psi. Any insight/experience here is appreciated. Some of the get pretty expensive and we don't want to break the bank on this one.
We purchased a 6-sensor TPMS system from EEZ RV Products for our 2016 Era 70A. So far we have been happy with it, but we don't have any experience with other TPMS vendors and products to compare it to. This appears to be the one we purchased.
We paid $299 in January for it, looks like it has gone up $50 since then.
They also sell systems with a range booster if you have a larger RV and/or are towing another vehicle or trailer and want to install TPMS sensors on it.
We read a lot about potential issues with the stock rubber valve stems eventually failing due to the weight of the TPMS sensors. We decided to go with replacement metal valve stems from Borg on all 6 tires, although we probably could have gotten away with just replacing the stems on the rear inner wheels. A set of 6 metal stems and parts (seals, etc.) was around $100. We got them here:
Installation of the metal stems was not a smooth experience. We took the Era to a local 'Sprinter gurus' shop (the Era is built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500) and they installed the stems for $150. Drove home and found out the stems on both rear inner wheels were leaking badly. Aired up the tires and took it back to them. They reinstalled and tightened the stems. Got home and discovered they were still leaking.
We eventually took the Era to a truck tire shop. They removed the rear inner wheels and tightened the stems, charging $90 total. So far they seem to be OK.