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Old 09-26-2019, 07:31 AM   #1
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TPMS for single axle trailer

I haven't had much luck scanning the forum or finding info elsewhere... But, does anyone have any recommendations for a tire pressure monitoring system that they're using on a single axel travel trailer? So far I've only found one that claims to work for two tires, and I've considered motorcycle systems. Hoping to find something that doesn't have large clunky sensors that could damage the valve stems....

For years I've always been diligent about checking the tire's condition and air pressure before any trip, and continually during. Never had any problems, even with the so called cheaper off brand tires that campers seem to come with. But this past Spring, barely two hours into our travels, KABOOM! Fortunately I was able to pull off immediately with minimal damage to the edge of the wheel well. But, now I'm kinda' spooky about it, and wondering if a TPMS would be worth the while.
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Old 09-26-2019, 07:59 AM   #2
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TPMS can be a good addition, but consider spending the money on the top of line tires+balancing+better valve stems, a really good tire pressure gauge, and a torque wrench. Just check your pressures and lug nuts before a long pull and do a walkaround at every stop, and you are golden. That is, unless you get a puncture. Then the TPMS might give you some advance warning, but maybe not.
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:16 AM   #3
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I use the EezTire tpms. You can have one single sensor, or up to I believe, 24 sensors.
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If you do not have TPMS on your TV, it may be worth getting a 6 tire system. Just a thought.
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:47 AM   #5
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I haven't had much luck scanning the forum or finding info elsewhere... But, does anyone have any recommendations for a tire pressure monitoring system that they're using on a single axel travel trailer? So far I've only found one that claims to work for two tires, and I've considered motorcycle systems. Hoping to find something that doesn't have large clunky sensors that could damage the valve stems....

For years I've always been diligent about checking the tire's condition and air pressure before any trip, and continually during. Never had any problems, even with the so called cheaper off brand tires that campers seem to come with. But this past Spring, barely two hours into our travels, KABOOM! Fortunately I was able to pull off immediately with minimal damage to the edge of the wheel well. But, now I'm kinda' spooky about it, and wondering if a TPMS would be worth the while.
TPMS is going to detect a leak and let you know or drops to zero in a blow out. In your case the tire went BOOM, you realized it, some damage...minimal from how you described...and you were able to get off the road. In this case...TPMS wouldn't have prevented it, but would've let you know something happened. Larger dual axle trailers, you may not notice right away that there is a problem until much damage was done and a TPMS will give you a heads up in that situation. It's nice to know what your tires are doing. With smaller single axle, and I had a tire or two go on those and I knew right away there was a problem without TPMS and still got off the road fairly quickly.
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:21 AM   #6
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I got the TST system for my single axle, works great, 3 trips using it, and I really like it. Nice to look at unit on my front windshield and keep and eye on tire pressure AND temperature. When I called to order it and told them I heard about it on the Forest River Forum, they gave me a discount too. I have one with color screen and 2 sensors. My pickup already has tire pressure monitoring.
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I got the TST system for my single axle, works great, 3 trips using it, and I really like it. Nice to look at unit on my front windshield and keep and eye on tire pressure AND temperature. When I called to order it and told them I heard about it on the Forest River Forum, they gave me a discount too. I have one with color screen and 2 sensors. My pickup already has tire pressure monitoring.
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:47 AM   #8
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I have a single axel TT. I bought a 6 sensor TST monitoring system.
Why 6 sensor for only a single axel TT ?
Even though my SUV (tow vehicle) has TPMS, it does not monitor the temperature of the tires or if the pressure rises too high. It only lets me know if the tires have low pressure.
It only took one incident to happen for me to realize I must get a monitoring system for all tires, not just the TT.
The incident .... we were taking a short weekend trip (without the TT) and traveling back home through a little town, we started smelling something getting very hot. DW swore it was the SUV, I said nooo...it was a car that passed us.
Guess what? It was my SUV.
The brake caliper was stuck in the out position causing my rear driver side brake to heat up. By the time I was able to pull over safely, the wheel and tire were screaming hot and smoking. We waited a couple hours for it to cool down and then I drove to a repair shop.
BUT if I had a monitoring system on my SUV I would have noticed the increase of temperature and would have been able to pull over sooner.
I only put the sensors on the SUV when we are traveling a long distance as the SUV is not driven on a daily basis. And when the TT is stored for a period of time, I also remove the sensors.
I bought the TST monitoring system- 6 sensors, color display. I love it and recommend it.
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Old 09-26-2019, 12:55 PM   #9
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I have the TST system for single axle trailer it came with two sensors the rest of it is the same as the two axle version.
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If you do not have TPMS on your TV, it may be worth getting a 6 tire system. Just a thought.
I did the same; parameters can be set for each axle individually
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:43 PM   #11
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We have this unit and use two sensors on our camper FR T12DDST and it has done a great job. We had a valve stem go bad on a trip and it has a loud emergency deflation alarm. Our tire pressure dropped to 18 PSI but then it held so we get to an exit and an additional 2 miles up the road to a tire repair garage. With the temperature addition we could watch the tire temp which dramatically increases in a low pressure situations. With four sensors you have spares just in case.

https://www.amazon.com/Monitoring-Un...%2C355&sr=8-19
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:04 AM   #12
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Thank you for the responses.
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