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Hi everyone, I need some info/input on Tire Pressure / Temp. monitors. I am looking to buy one, and it seems every company claims to have the best etc. So I am looking for some input from people who have them and there likes/dislikes and opinions, on the different brands. We have a 38' ft. Montana pulled by a F-350, any help would be appreciated.


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Seems the TST 507 is the most popular one. I am happy with it. But others are also happy with other brands such as Tireminder, Tiretracker, EEZMinder, etc.

Since you own a Montana, go over and join the Montana Owners Club (MOC) forum for Montana specific questions.

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This is what I use: TireMinder Smart TPMS

TireMinder Smart TPMS

It communicates via Bluetooth, but does not take over your Bluetooth hands-free connection between the phone and truck. Each tire gets a pressure/temperature sensor that screws on to the valve stem. The system uses a Bluetooth repeater, which in-turn relays the data from the sensors to a receiver housed in the truck. That device in the truck then communicates with your smartphone.

The software has a number of features; the biggest one for me was that it allows it to scan all tires that are connected (you can buy additional tire sensors and I believe you can monitor up to 22) and will beep if there are any problems.

We used it when we evacuated from Irma, and drove 1,900 miles using it with no problems.

You MUST wire in the repeater. I simply wired mine directly to my 12v battery on the TT. The power draw from it is so low as to not even be noticed.

It's pricey: $336 on Amazon, but it lets me know at a glance how my tire pressures/temperatures were doing. The kit on Amazon comes with everything you need and either 4 or 6 sensors.

I wouldn't want to travel without one.

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The TST is a very popular system, but be advised that the time delay between the sensor losing contact with the monitor, and an alert that this has happened, can be up to an hour. It has happened to me in the past and can be a bit disconcerting if you're unaware that it can happen.

The repeater is an extra cost option, but with your length it might be a good idea.


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fj12ryder wrote:

The TST is a very popular system, but be advised that the time delay between the sensor losing contact with the monitor, and an alert that this has happened, can be up to an hour. It has happened to me in the past and can be a bit disconcerting if you're unaware that it can happen.

The repeater is an extra cost option, but with your length it might be a good idea.


Yes, I noticed that too on a couple of occasions. When it happened I got a beep. In my case, I simply picked up the receiver in the cab, moved it about 2", and it immediately reconnected. I believe it is a connection loss between the repeater (connected to TT battery) and the receiver (in the cab). I've been meaning to see about relocating the receiver to the rear seat to see if it improves, just forgot about it.

Thanks for reminding me! LOL

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For lots of previous responses search this Forum for `tpms' and read on. I have responded to this many times.


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I use a TireMinder A1A with 10 sensors. I came with the repeater, which is mounted under the bed in my MH. It works well and they have free battery replacement if you register your warrantee card. The batteries last 1 season (9 - 10 months). I change mine every year when the MH comes out of storage after New Years to head south. Have never had a sensor quit because of a dead battery.

As for detecting leaks? I can't really say as I have yet to have one. Knock wood. I preferred the A1A to the Smart TPMS because I did not want to have my TPMS reliant upon my phone. I have ruined my phone a couple times with mishaps. The A1A comes with a suction cup mount and USB charge cord for it's internal battery.

I have heard good things about the TST 507 from friends, so I think they are probably about the same quality.


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jim1521 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

The TST is a very popular system, but be advised that the time delay between the sensor losing contact with the monitor, and an alert that this has happened, can be up to an hour. It has happened to me in the past and can be a bit disconcerting if you're unaware that it can happen.

The repeater is an extra cost option, but with your length it might be a good idea.


Yes, I noticed that too on a couple of occasions. When it happened I got a beep. In my case, I simply picked up the receiver in the cab, moved it about 2", and it immediately reconnected. I believe it is a connection loss between the repeater (connected to TT battery) and the receiver (in the cab). I've been meaning to see about relocating the receiver to the rear seat to see if it improves, just forgot about it.

Thanks for reminding me! LOL


That is what I Just discovered with mine, just brought it closes and it stayed connected. Had a blowout on one trip and was able to pull over as soon as I heard the alert and there was still air in the tire without damage to trailer from flinging rubber and steel.


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I’ve had Pressure Pro for many years. Not sure what my opinion is worth since I’ve never tried other brands though. They have served me well and saved me a couple times. Once I had a blow out and stopped before any other damage. The other was a slow leak that it warned me of well before it went flat.


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Yes, I consider them indispensable. There are so many things that can go sideways very quickly if you lose a tire. That $336 gives me a considerable amount of peace of mind when travelling 60+ mph.

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