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Old 03-18-2016, 02:02 PM   #1
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Tire Minder TPMS Booster

Getting ready to install my new Tire Minder TPMS and signal booster on my 2016 Jay Feather 23RLSW. The instructions want the booster to be located near the front of the trailer, but it requires 12v dc, and obviously there's no easily-accessible 12v dc there. Any suggestions? My preference would be to install it in the front storage bin, but again it would need a 'live' 12v dc connection. It has no plug, just open wire. My other thought is to tap into one of the bedroom reading lights.

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Old 03-18-2016, 03:06 PM   #2
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Don't you have your battery boxes on the front?? You certainly have 12 volt power to feed your electric brake cable. The booster is a very low power draw. I installed it on our 5th wheel back in 2011. In my case, I tapped into the junction harness that fed power back from the truck and grounded it to the frame. It's been powered for the last 5 years.
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Don't you have your battery boxes on the front?? You certainly have 12 volt power to feed your electric brake cable. The booster is a very low power draw. I installed it on our 5th wheel back in 2011. In my case, I tapped into the junction harness that fed power back from the truck and grounded it to the frame. It's been powered for the last 5 years.
That's an option, I guess, but I would like to install it inside, without running new wire to the outside. Thanks for the suggestion.
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I wouldn't complicate the obvious. The booster is water proof and could strap right on the frame with zip ties. It is designed to be between the wheel senders and the windshield monitor. The front of the trailer is in the middle!!!
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:27 PM   #5
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When I installed my TST 507 system, I installed the booster under my truck's rear bumper, and powered it from the charging wire that goes to the trailer for charging the trailer batteries. I have a Surepower disconnect on the charging wire so that the charging wire is only hot when the truck is running. The antenna is behind a piece of plastic trim, so there's no interference with the signals caused by the metal part of the bumper.
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Old 03-18-2016, 09:46 PM   #6
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I installed my booster in the basement near a light. Getting behind the wall I tapped into the + leading to the light switch and a lead to a nearby ground. While "weather proof", I felt better mounting it inside. Our first combination is below and I did not have a booster at first. Discovered that I needed one (false readings) and bought one but traded TV and bought the 5er before I could install. It migrated to the new rig and I'll never be without one. It's alerted me to 2 tire failures before any damage to the wheel wells. TPMS and EMS, everybody should have both.
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:32 AM   #7
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Have you tried the TPMS without the booster. I have plenty of signal strength from my X21M TT to the front window of my long bed F250 TV. You may not need the booster.
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Old 03-19-2016, 05:23 AM   #8
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Same here, My TSP RV510 works fine w/o a booster.
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Mounted my booster on the bottom of the A-Frame of my 28BHBE. That way the booster can easily see the tires. Power coming off the battery with a quick disconnect positive wire that way I can disconnect it easily when in storage or parked for a long time.
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Have you tried the TPMS without the booster. I have plenty of signal strength from my X21M TT to the front window of my long bed F250 TV. You may not need the booster.
I had both a 28Ft. trailer and a 34 ft. fifth wheel. In both cases, the right rear tire would be slow to update data. It wouldn't show a loss or fault but could be a long time between data changes. As you know, as soon as you drive a few miles the temperature and tire pressure will increase. It became apparent to me that there was a long lag, sometimes as much as an hour without any change in that right rear sender. Changed senders first, thinking that it might be faulty. No difference. Finally bought the booster, end of slow data!!!
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