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Old 07-03-2016, 08:43 PM   #1
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TPMS monitors ?

I have never been one to use TPMS monitors on my trailer. I always felt that getting out the guage and checking the tires kept me involved and forced me to look at the tires occasionally.

The older I get and the larger our rigs get , the more concerned I am about flat tires.

I'm looking for a reasonable priced solution for my new fifth wheel. What are you guys using?
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Old 07-03-2016, 09:02 PM   #2
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About 2 months ago I purchased the TST 507RV with non flo thru sensors from greatrvproducts. After having a blow out on our last long haul even with checking pressure and temps regularly I opted for this route. It monitors both temp and pressure with alarm settings as well. I have used it for weekend local trips but not much really changes on a 45 min haul.
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Old 07-03-2016, 09:14 PM   #3
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About 2 months ago I purchased the TST 507RV with non flo thru sensors from greatrvproducts. After having a blow out on our last long haul even with checking pressure and temps regularly I opted for this route. It monitors both temp and pressure with alarm settings as well. I have used it for weekend local trips but not much really changes on a 45 min haul.
This has always been my dilema. For the most part we just don't have the time for long trips and 90% of our use is within an hour or two of home. Am I just purchasing another gadget to clutter the truck that is of little value.... or am I stupid for not having one already...
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I have never had one in the 25 years of hauling till just now. I plugged it in for the local haul just to check it out. But with hauls exceeding 1300 miles with long haul days in the summer I wanted to keep an eye on temps and pressure. We usually do the long haul thing every other year. My logic was spend a known amount controllably to help possibly alleviate some expensive repairs from a blown tire.
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I also believe they are currently running a 3rd year warranty, up from a 2 year on the unit I purchased.
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Old 07-03-2016, 09:45 PM   #6
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I have the TST RV510. Going on 4 years. It's worth every penny I spent and it wasn't much. 8 sensors, one for every tire.

Peace of mind is priceless and I never had a tire blow up while sitting still.
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:19 PM   #7
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I use the TST 507 Flow-thru. I don't put much stock in the temps they display because they're on extenders, but it's nice to know the pressures are right before I get underway. They're not cheap but seeing potential problems and not having to check the tires before every trip makes it worth it.
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Thanks for the information. I'll check them out. Lots of technology available today and it never hurts to be safe.
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I have a TST 507. Started with the nonflowthru sensors on our previous rig. They worked well, gave piece of mind, but were a pain to add air when necessary. Also I was concerned with the added stress on the valve stems.

When we got this rig, I had the tires replaced and had the shop install the internal sensors. Very happy with these, although I did have to install a booster (TST provided) in the trailer as they are just a bit too far away from the cab for a reliable signal.

Would not leave home without it.
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I've used a monitor from Tire Minder (minderresearch.com) for a bit over 4 years and won't travel without one. I've had 2 dramatic tire failures and was alerted immediately of both and was able to get stopped before the flailing tire damaged anything.
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