Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-27-2015, 02:24 PM   #1
jcw
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 32
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

After reading many forums, I decided to purchase the TST 507 TPMS for my GT 351DS. Here are my issues:

1. Front chrome tire covers prevent installation of sensor on valve stem. In fact, the cover holes do not allow installation of a valve stem extension. Other than cutting a notch in tire cover, has anyone found a creative solution?
2. Dealer installed flexible extended valve stems for inner rear tires. These valve stems seem to be a 6-8 inch flexible metal mesh sheath. Any comments or advice as to the effect of installing the sensors at the end of these stems? I am concerned that the weight, albeit it slight, of the sensors on the valve stem extensions at highway speeds.

Thank you to all responses.
__________________

__________________
jcw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015, 04:23 PM   #2
Member
 
GABoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 247
I also have 351ds. I installed valve extensions to all 4 tires that weren't done. I used angled 45degree on front. You have to remove the wheel covers to secure properly. Then put covers back on and you can easily access the extensions to add/check air.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________

__________________
2014 Georgetown 351DS
Chevy Colorado Crew
GABoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015, 04:52 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
coupevillefish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Coupeville, WA
Posts: 373
My dealer used the same type of extension on the rear. They also riveted a clip to the wheel cover so they wouldn't flop around.

My front wheel covers have barely enough room to mount them without the extension. I would be temped to modify the wheel cover, but my coach is 11 years old.
__________________
coupevillefish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015, 08:39 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Krazymace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Sunriver, Oregon
Posts: 502
Quote:
Originally Posted by GABoy View Post
I also have 351ds. I installed valve extensions to all 4 tires that weren't done. I used angled 45degree on front. You have to remove the wheel covers to secure properly. Then put covers back on and you can easily access the extensions to add/check air.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums

X2


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
__________________
Krazymace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 06:55 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Roswell, GA
Posts: 111
I have the exact same issue on my 328TS. Extensions were already installed on the dualies, so no problem there, but with the other 4 tires it is impossible to check or correct the pressure.

How hard is it to remove the wheel covers? I was planning on having valve extensions installed by the dealer but if I can do it myself that would be great.

Thanks
__________________
rkulbok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 11:21 AM   #6
Member
 
GABoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 247
Quote:
Originally Posted by rkulbok View Post
I have the exact same issue on my 328TS. Extensions were already installed on the dualies, so no problem there, but with the other 4 tires it is impossible to check or correct the pressure.

How hard is it to remove the wheel covers? I was planning on having valve extensions installed by the dealer but if I can do it myself that would be great.

Thanks

Not hard. But I bought the socket from OReillys to use with my 1/2" wrench as the T handle that came with coach would just twist and bend when trying to get off the covers.



Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
2014 Georgetown 351DS
Chevy Colorado Crew
GABoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 06:16 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Vince and Charlette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Spring Valley OH
Posts: 503
I also have the flexible hose with wire mesh on it. You can purchase spring loaded wire or rubber stopper type hose retainer clips that keep the hose from flopping. Unfortunately, the ones I found were $5.50 each with $11.00 shipping. Search "valve stem retainer".
__________________
2015 GT 364TSF
Vince and Charlette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 11:38 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Tigard, Oregon
Posts: 413
We can get the 507 sensors on the front tires, but it's a challenge. This is what we did for the rear duallys, had a local tire chain install, was about $150 including labor.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	289.6 KB
ID:	78399  
__________________
2015 Georgetown 351DS
2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
Chris, Garren (humans)
Edgar & Carlos (felines)
RIP Sophie, the sweetest cat ever.
ChrisAndGarren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2015, 09:41 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: fort worth texas
Posts: 57
I want to add these to my mh.i have a sunseeker 3170. any brand better than others? thanks for any input
__________________

__________________
sonny bransom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
pressure, tire

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:24 PM.