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Posted: 06/02/12 04:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ready to buy one. Need some advice. What brand and why. Also, inside rear tires are obviously difficult to access, so should I get extensions and go through the rim cover simulators for easy access? Are the extensions reliable?

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Most will tell you to buy the brand they have because it is the only one they have used. Family Motor Coach had an article on the TPMS a few months back. If you don't have access to the article PM me and I will email it to you.

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Buy a Truck System Technologies TPMS. Not only does it display tire pressure at each wheel (including the toad, if you want), but also temperature, and, the system is programmable for the high and low pressure warnings, wheel by wheel. The system is nice; it provides automatic turn on and shut off, and has a rechargeable battery in the display. But the best feature of all, is the customer service, provided by Dan and his collagues. They absolutely care about customer satisfaction. They really do.


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Been there, done that. Save your m0oney!

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Like one of the posters said, you will hear about the ones that that person has been using. If they post positive then it is probably a good unit.
I have the Tire Minder system and it is awesome. You can replace the batties with new ones every year or so and the batteries are free from Tire Minder until 2018. The system is programmable for tire pressure range and shows tire pressure and tire temperature. Very nice product. I do not work for this co.

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I ended up going with TST and although I had some real challenges getting it up and running, it seems to be working great. I posted some information about the system on my Blog if you are interested http://adventuresofa50yearold.blogspot.com/2012/03/up-and-runningfinally.html. I did have to install metal valve stems on the front wheels because they leaked with the rubber valve stems after our first trip. Good luck with your decision, I definitely feel safer having it up and running.


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American designed, American made, American supported Pressure Pro. True I've never used any other. So far see no reason to change. Had one problem, out of warranty, solved by customer service at no charge.

Some worry about sensor batteries. Ours are in use year round, on TV and either TT, or wifes car. Battery replacement done at factory for $30 each. Note that is what I read. Ours are about ten years old with original batteries, no telling when I'll need some.


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Hi All.

We also have the TST, the 507 System, with "Replaceable Battries" you do yourslef. Who wants to have to send the Sensors back and forth throough the mail when its time for New Battries. What will you do if your out and about Traveling when a Sensor dies on you ?. No Problem with the 507 TST Tire Monitoring System with Battries you can replace yourself. And you can get the "Replacement Battries" almost any where.

This is our second Tire Monitoring System we have used. We can say much good about the first one. But after already having a Tire Monitoring System before, we sure knew what we wanted in our next "Tire Monitoring System".

After a lot of research and reading up on all of the Tire Monitoring Systems out there, we chose the TST 507 System. They are Great People to work with.

No Problems what so ever with ours and very easy to set up. And yes, we do use "Tire Vale Extenders" with our 507 Sensors. We also have our Toad set up wiht the 507 Sensors also. We even have the Sensors on the Motorhomes Spare Tire, and on the Spare Tire on our Toad also. We couldn't be Happier.

Good Luck. Happy Travels. Dan & Jill


1998-33.5 Rexhall, Rexair SL. 460 EFI. F-53. 7.3 MPG. TST TPMS. HWH Levelers. 5.5G Gen. Convection/Microwave Water Purifier/Water Softner. 2 A/C's. Alarm Systems. Honda EU2000i's W/Kit. Steer-Safe. CR-V W/SMI System. FMCA #F414397 Nam-Vet, 66-67-68&70-71


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Posted: 06/02/12 06:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bill S. wrote:

Buy a Truck System Technologies TPMS. Not only does it display tire pressure at each wheel (including the toad, if you want), but also temperature, and, the system is programmable for the high and low pressure warnings, wheel by wheel. The system is nice; it provides automatic turn on and shut off, and has a rechargeable battery in the display. But the best feature of all, is the customer service, provided by Dan and his collagues. They absolutely care about customer satisfaction. They really do.


I to own the TST system. Have had great service from the system and the customer service is also great. I have owned mine for 4 yrs.





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I bought the TPMS sold at Camping World. I got false alarms all the time. I purchased and installed the signal booster and still got false alarms.

I traded it for a TST TPMS. It has worked much better. I have had to return some of the tire sensors. The sensors were replaced under warranty.

I am now happy with my TPMS.

I have extensions on my inside duals so the hardest tire sensors to install are the outside dule tires. I have found the easiet method for me is to remove the hubcaps when I am installing sensors.


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