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Old 09-07-2015, 04:28 PM   #1
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Tire pressure monitoring system

Has anyone installed a tire pressure monitoring system on their GT? Worth the peice of mind?


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Old 09-07-2015, 04:39 PM   #2
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I have the EezTire system installed on my Rockwood 5er and tow vehicle, and it saved me from a blowout last month. Rear right trailer tire started a rapid leak, and the unit detected it and warned me in time to pull off the road.
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:42 PM   #3
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I purchased mine while at the rally and I believe they are worth it. I waited almost 3yrs before I purchased, thought new tires would be good to go but after I had a tire blow on the toad not worth taking a chance doing thousands of dollars of damage. Piece of mind is worth it.


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Old 09-07-2015, 09:14 PM   #4
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This question has been asked many times and yes it is worth the money to have them on the GT.
Here is a long thread when someone else asked the question.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:22 PM   #5
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If you can read and follow instructions there is no reason to pay for installation.
Only takes about 15 minutes with some systems.
I have a post on my blog "Best TPMS" May 23 2014 that should help you select the best system for your personal application.
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My experience is this: NO TPMS. Blowout on FL Turnpike; 60 miles S of Disney. DAMAGE: $3,300.00

Could damage have been MINIMIZED?! I think so. TPMS would have sent alarm resulting in immediate stop. We never felt the tire blow. A bus pulled along side and signaled a problem by blowing his horn to get out attention.

Keep plenty of duct tape or Gorilla Tape handy. ( and tools ) saved my butt!!

NEXT STEP: bought Tire Minder TPMS and installed. Others are equally as good. I have had SUPER support from their factory with any questions while traveling.

TPMS IS AS IMPORTANT AS ELECTRICAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ( Progressive ). Been there, done that too! No Progressive system, OPEN NEUTRAL, took out microwave, electric part of water heater and inverter.

That's " the rest of the story " ✌️
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Leaking valve stem cost me loss of 2 tires and another 2 tires a week later. That's $2,200 wasted! TST seems most popular. I love mine, easy to install, but you MUST (IMHO) get stainless valve stems installed. Don't trust your RV/lives to those limp rubber ones. (May have file a slot in the front simulators to get it to fit.)
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:31 PM   #8
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Thanks for the advice. I know my next purchase. I see these can be put on every tire... I tow a mini on a short trailer. Will the same system worth on the trailer tires? They run lower psi so not sure if that would confuse the system..

Not to sound to "new" but what is an electrical management system? 😕


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Steel valve stems are a must. The centrifugal force when running down the road really flexes the rubber valve stems with TPMS caps on them. Mine flexed so bad the TPMS caps actually indented the aluminium rims. The pic I've attached shows my rim with new steel valve stems and the marks made on the rim happened before I changed them out. I also have replaced my tireminders with the TST systems. totally hated the tireminders...
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Thanks for the advice. I know my next purchase. I see these can be put on every tire... I tow a mini on a short trailer. Will the same system worth on the trailer tires? They run lower psi so not sure if that would confuse the system..

Not to sound to "new" but what is an electrical management system? ��


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on the TST system that I got:
TST 507RV 4 Wheel Towed Vehicle System w/ Cap Sens & Repeter for Sale Online - Vulcan Tire Sales

it will monitor i think up to 20 tires. When you program it, you program each axle for the PSI you are running on that axle.

Progressive Industries Portable Electrical Management Systems (EMS) provide full RV protection against all adverse power conditions, it's not your average surge protector. Mine happens to be the portable one.
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