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Old 05-17-2015, 03:19 PM   #1
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TPMS paid off this weekend

I'm soooooo glad I have a tire pressure monitoring system for my fifth wheel. It paid off this weekend. Turned it on Friday before our weekend trip and one of my "Chinese Bomb Tow Max" tires was at 52 psi, other 3 were at 81 psi. I filled it to 80 psi and off we went. Sunday mid morning turned unit back on and the same tire was down to 60 psi. Used my Viair compressor and filled it back up.

I obviously will be bringing that tire in to be checked. Tires are original to the unit which is only 1.5 yrs old. With about 4500 miles on them. Would like to change all 4 tires, just don't know what to go with. Any ideas?? I would like to stay with 235/80r16 and an 80 psi tire, so I don't have to change out wheels. And also non-Chi-Com (Chinese) would be preferred.

I highly recommend having a TPMS and a quality air compressor. It only took 4 minutes to go from 60psi to 80psi with that Viair compressor.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:24 PM   #2
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I think you have to get LT tires to find non-China tires. Just replaced my tow max with Goodyear 614. They were about 3yrs with 7500 mi. 2 failures in a 75 mi stretch and a third where failure was iminent. And YES, TPMS earned its keep twice that day.
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:35 PM   #3
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Most people on here have talked glowingly about Maxxis tires.. (made in the USA) but I cannot comment on them as they don't appear to be available North of the 49
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:46 PM   #4
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TPMS paid off this weekend

Mallard a lot of people say to change the valve stems to metal ones . I am thinking of getting one(TMPS) for the pinnacle before our trip out west. Did you change yours ?
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:40 PM   #5
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I changed mine to metal. I had a problem with the so called "High Pressure stem". Part metal, part rubber. Change them out just for peace of mind, one less thing to worry about.
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:47 PM   #6
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I thought Maxxis ST. tires are also China. Are they not?
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:30 PM   #7
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I believe Maxxis may be made in China but after much research on trailer tires last year, I would not hesitiate to buy another set of Maxxis. 6000 mile trip and not one issue. Can be ordered through Discount Tire.

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Old 05-17-2015, 11:53 PM   #8
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I must admit to negligence ... I've continued to postpone my inevitable purchase of a TPMS system (mostly because I'm in the process of finding another TV).

Peer pressure did induce me to recently purchase a power management system - and just last month it saved my bacon.


Now even cheaper ... http://www.progressiveindustries.net/#!ems-pt30c/c501
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After my last trip I'll never be without a pressure monitor. I bought one from Minder Research and use with rubber stems.
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I believe Maxxis are made in various Asian countries. I think Maxxis is based in Taiwan and there is some manufacturing there but I don't think they make them in mainland China. Mine were made in Thailand, IIRC. They've worked fine for me. Over 15K miles on them with no problems (knock on wood). I'd buy them again.
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