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Old 01-23-2016, 07:45 PM   #1
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I saw this while looking at new TT and trying to figure out what brand they are and how good they are. I know they are tire pressure monitors but not much more.

A little help will go a long way
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Old 01-23-2016, 07:52 PM   #2
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Never seen those before.
There might just be a little spring behind, and the air pressure pushes the green up.

Not that accurate.


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Old 01-23-2016, 07:56 PM   #3
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They are made by many companies . Just do a search on color indicating tire pressure caps. Which one you buy depends on the normal operating pressure as they are factory set. Although they are convenient they are not real accurate and only indicate lower than normal pressures not higher. It is a little more effort, but I recommend a good tire pressure gauge.
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Old 01-23-2016, 07:58 PM   #4
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May be nothing more than a glorified cap? The green probably signifies nitrogen and the 50 might be the recommended pressure?? Just a guess
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Old 01-23-2016, 08:04 PM   #5
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The TST 507 are not cheap but they give me piece of mind, they work.


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Old 01-23-2016, 08:06 PM   #6
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They are actually 3 color monitoring caps, Example a 50 cap will be green for anything above 45 psi orange for 35-45psi and red below 35 psi. Set of 4 about $10. As I suggested a good tire pressure gauge.
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I have a utility trailer that does more sitting than anything. From what you all are saying they are what I thought they were. Spring activated. I was thinking they would be OK to use on that but not the TT.
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Ok for utility trailer, Too much at stake to use on TT.
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:26 PM   #9
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X2 FlyBob.
Those only tell you the approx pressure while you are standing there looking at them. You NEED a good TPMS that reports to you in real-time. You need to know when you have a problem [slow leak] before it becomes a much bigger problem [blowout].
I have used the TST 507 RV system for about two years and it has performed perfectly. I've had 4 blowouts and 2 slow leaks and each time the monitor let me know immediately. Wouldn't even think about leaving home without it.
You get what you pay for!! It will pay for itself over time. JMHO
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It doesn't sound like your TPMS was doing you any justice if you have had four blowouts while using it. The TPMS should have given you enough warning that the pressure was building in the tire before it blow.
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