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Old 03-12-2014, 01:16 PM   #1
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Tire Monitor

I'm looking to get a tire monitoring system and am looking for some recommendations. I see several types on the market and am wondering what others on the forum have and what they think on them.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:32 PM   #2
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Although I have no real time experience but based on what I have read over the past 2 years I plan to get this when I get a new 5er.

My problem is I can't find a 5er I want to buy and have looked at all of them...
The only one I really like is the cardinal and would have bought it but it's too heavy at 13000 lbs dry.

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Old 03-12-2014, 01:54 PM   #3
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I was looking at those on Camping World web, thing that turned me off on these is the sensor's seem pretty large? I have a 24' Solera and a tow dolly. I kind of liked the look of the tireminder system myself but wanted to get some feed back first.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:16 PM   #4
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We bought the TST 507 about a year ago and have been very happy with it. The batteries on the individual tire sensors are replaceable, although I have not had to replace mine yet.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:24 PM   #5
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IMHO stay away from camping World - they are way overpriced.

We bought ours from TST Trucking in GA:
TST 507 Flow Thru |TST Trucking Systems

The customer service is fabulous (when we ordered they offered to set everything up so all we had to do was screw them into the valves!)

Great price, great customer service and for us a "local" merchant
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:27 PM   #6
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Had the TireMinder system for 2 years. Started have trouble with dropped signal and sensors. Have the TST system now. The charger pin on the TST broke the first time used.

The TireMinder is easier to see in the day time.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:33 PM   #7
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I was looking at those on Camping World web, thing that turned me off on these is the sensor's seem pretty large? I have a 24' Solera and a tow dolly. I kind of liked the look of the tireminder system myself but wanted to get some feed back first.
I think that most go with TST system that what I got and swore I wouldn't ever buy them. I wish I could remember the post last month we went through this and the best price. We even posted the weight of the sensors. I forgot who it was but he got the TST 6 sensors and I think it was under $300.00 bucks. There are deals out there you just have to search. You can get the screw on type which are lighter and works with rubber stems, or the blow through which weight more and need brass high pressure stems. Would I buy them again probably not. But I did and glad now that decision is now over. TST makes a 507 that use's a regular watch battery that you need to change yearly the 510 system has a 5 year battery in them. I was shocked what that one member payed for a 6 sensor system. Replacement sensors sell for $100.00 a pair. Do a search on this forum, we had a good debate on them. I paid $220 for the blow through makes it easier to fill the tire but cost me $40.00 bucks to add the brass stems. But in my opinion and research done the TST is I think the best but they all work the same. If your unit is over 60' you will need a repeater also which is extra, but I was like 80' from my unit and it was on and it picked up the sensors. So if you need the repeater try it first and if it won't you can always order one..... Trailers are like boats you just keep pouring money into them.......
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Had the TireMinder system for 2 years. Started have trouble with dropped signal and sensors. Have the TST system now. The charger pin on the TST broke the first time used.

The TireMinder is easier to see in the day time.
Vinster, Call TST - I am positive they will replace your unit with no questions asked - they really are customer focused
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If you looking for a 5er wait for the new Wildcats. They are coming out with a new design. The rep posted that it will be like Xmas to everyone. They are listening to what the people here wanted and I guess the Factory agreed. Can't wait to see the new model from our suggestions.......
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Damnit! We just got our new 5er a few months ago LOL

(s'OK - I stripped all the mods from my old TT + weekend puttering, not sure WHAT they could add to a 5er that would interest me...unless they have a antigrav unit that boosts MPG to 35
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