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Old 03-22-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Does anyone use the tire pressure monitoring system I see advertised a lot in the trade magazines, such as N/Vision? We are new TT owners and I would like to know if they perform well, as I am considering purchasing a system. If the forum considers them as overall useful, then what is the best brand to choose? The other question being of course are they just a waste of money? Thanks for your advice in advance.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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There are no doubt several brands that will do you well.

I just installed (yesterday) the Truck Systems Technologies 507 system. It was $259 for a 4 sensor system. It was easy to install, about 20 minutes total. It worked well right out of the box (as it should!). It has a diagram of your programmed wheels that shows you which wheel's data is being displayed. (one at a time). Then it shows you both pressure and temperature for that wheel. You can program your high and low pressure warning points as well as a temperature warning point.

Haven't used it on a towing trip yet but can easily see how it works. I've never had a tire issue but I always worried a little whether I know I had a problem in time to prevent an even bigger problem. So this provides some peace of mind in nothing else. Anything that makes the tow more comfortable and safer is good with me.

Anyone know of a bearing temp sensor? HA! Just kidding! But seriously, I wonder whether a bad bearing would raise the wheel temp enough to show up in the tire temperature warning? I hope I never find out!!

Here is the link for the system if you are interested.

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I have same system as acadianbob for a year now and it works great. On this system you can change the battery in the pressure sensors yourself, don't have to send to maufacturer. Well worth it.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:16 PM   #4
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:45 PM   #5
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link to there website ?
In my first post.
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My neighbor who has a fifth wheel has installed one of these systems on his rig. He likes the operation of it. He gave me the contact info so I can invest in one.
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Does anyone use the tire pressure monitoring system I see advertised a lot in the trade magazines, such as N/Vision? We are new TT owners and I would like to know if they perform well, as I am considering purchasing a system. If the forum considers them as overall useful, then what is the best brand to choose? The other question being of course are they just a waste of money? Thanks for your advice in advance.
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No way are they overkill, or a waste of money. After an incident with my DD and SIL in which their tire shredded, but was witnessed as being flat before that happened, I am a firm believer that many of the so called "trailer tire blowouts" are actually flat tire conditions before the tire shreds due to low air.

I use a Advantage Pressure Pro system.
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No way are they overkill, or a waste of money. After an incident with my DD and SIL in which their tire shredded, but was witnessed as being flat before that happened, I am a firm believer that many of the so called "trailer tire blowouts" are actually flat tire conditions before the tire shreds due to low air.
X2. And in a tandem system, if you don't know you have a flat, you can over-stress the remaining tire and ruin that one too. I've seen tandems on the side of the road with both tires flat on one side. Usually most of us only carry one spare. So, notice of an impending problem can save that other tire and a big headache.
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We also have a tst system after having two blowouts within a few miles. I had an issue with monitor not holding a charge and they replaced the unit under warranty.
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Wow! Technology has certainly got cheaper. When I was at Boeing (early 1990's) a TPMS for the 767 was over $2M. Okay, the environment is harsher than on an RV, it had to be FAA certified and there were 8 wheels on the main gear, but still!
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