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Old 02-08-2016, 07:48 AM   #1
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Tire temp and pressure when towing.

Does anyone have a link or know what an average increase in tire pressure and in tire air temp should be when towing? Now that I have a tpms I get to see all this info. Maybe to much info. Lol
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Old 02-08-2016, 08:00 AM   #2
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I have seen as much as 10# and a 30º rise in pressure and temps. Sunny side of the RV will always be higher than shady side.
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:32 PM   #3
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The folks at TST told me 20% rise max on pressure and 157* max on temp. I have LR E tires at 80 psi and the monitor is set to warn me above 96 psi. The temp limits are still set as it came out of the box at 157*[I think].
We saw 91 psi last year coming back from the FL Keys, but never got any higher. Temp maxed out at 102* on the sunny side.
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Thanks for the info. That is what I was hoping that it was normal to go that high in temp.
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:59 PM   #5
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I carry a Klein infrared temp gun with me any time I'm traveling. Every time I stop, I'll get the gun out and "shoot" the tires and wheel hubs. I'm not as interested in the specific temp as I am if one tire/hub is markedly higher than others. So far, they are always in a relatively narrow range. I've never seen tires higher than 136, hubs always cooler. The spare is always cooler yet....
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I would notice a rapid increase in temperature on my passenger side when climbing a long grade. Had me worried the first couple times, until I realized that it was the exhaust from my truck.
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Old 02-09-2016, 01:16 PM   #7
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I have seen as much as 10# and a 30º rise in pressure and temps. Sunny side of the RV will always be higher than shady side.
Same here for my TST 507 system. Also, I have noticed that the right side runs a bit higher than the left if the road isn't very good; I think the rougher shoulder and edge of the road will raise the temp 2-3 degrees. LOVE the tire monitor system! I wouldn't think about towing without one anymore! We saw another 5th wheel last week out in the middle of NM with a blown tire and damaged wheel well. $$$ and a pain when you aren't close to repair shops.
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What brands of TPMS do you use? I want one soon.
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

I am using the Truck System Technologies (TST) TM-507SE for my Rockwood TT. Amazon. Easy to set up, check Youtube for a couple of videos that will clarify setting ranges. Highly recommend anyone towing have a system. There are others as you will see.
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