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Old 10-23-2015, 07:53 PM   #21
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I have had two double blow-outs due to steel mesh wrapped rubber valve stem failures. Don't trust your life or RV with them! Also, I talked with TPMS engineer who informed me the weight of both types of monitors has been determined to be insignificant on rigid stems. (May cause "flailing" on flexible stems.) In fact, he said they are so light as to not need counter weights or rebalancing of tires.
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:47 PM   #22
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I have had two double blow-outs due to steel mesh wrapped rubber valve stem failures. Don't trust your life or RV with them! Also, I talked with TPMS engineer who informed me the weight of both types of monitors has been determined to be insignificant on rigid stems. (May cause "flailing" on flexible stems.) In fact, he said they are so light as to not need counter weights or rebalancing of tires.
Nothing has been determined.
I have over 40,000 miles on my 2012 Georgetown and have flex lines in the back. I also have been using my TPMS since I got my rig new and I have not had any failures what so ever. My tires and valve stems don't lose pressure and I'm very happy.
Sorry to hear about your DOOM and GlOOM experience.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:03 PM   #23
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I have the flow throughs and I find I loose about 2 to 3 lbs of pressure in a months time sitting in the storage lot.The tire shop that installed my valve extensions told me that's why they don't use them, but I don't find that much of a problem
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:56 PM   #24
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Even sitting still, I've found temperatures often vary five or more degrees during a single day because of hourly temperature changes. Also, it is common to see 2-3 degrees difference between tires just based on which side faces the sun.
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Old 10-23-2015, 10:37 PM   #25
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I went with the regular non-flow thru and just returned from a 15k trip to Alaska.

The tires started out at 50 psi. I filled two tires once when they dropped to 45 psi . I monitored the little screen several times every day. Cold tires in the morning started off at 48 to 49 psi. After driving about 30 minutes at about 60 mph, the tires were up to 50 to 53 psi. Both tires on the sunny side were 5 to 15 degrees warmer and 1 to 3 psi higher than on the non-sunny side.

BTW, I believe my sensors turn off automatically when they aren't rotating.
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