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Old 03-29-2016, 12:14 PM   #1
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TPMS kit that wont break the bank?

I'm sure this topic has been discussed many times, and I have researched this forum as well as online.
I am looking for a TPMS system for my trailer (4 wheel) and am fine with a "plug in to cig lighter/power port on dash" style. I have found some on Ebay and Amazon but have no idea if the receiver signal from the trailer will reach my truck (maybe they are car use only but dont state it in the ad??).
I'm sure that there are lots of great $200.00 and up models out there that will do the trick, but I'm on a really tight budget. Even spending $100.00 on a kit that doesnt have a signal good enough to reach the truck is a waste of money....

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Bottom line is.... Has anyone purchased a 4 wheel kit for their trailer, (maybe around $100.00 range) THAT WORKS..... that actually transmits from your trailer to your TV?
Wife wont be happy with me spending the extra $$ but this is a HUGE safety issue...
Please dont flog me with "just spend the bucks" I dont have it to spend... (Kids and the "Bank of Dad", and some recent unplanned expenses have beaten up the bank account
If someone has a great used system that they want to part with for a fair price, I'd be interested as well...
Thanks for your suggestions...
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:24 PM   #2
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Ours was $99 and the signal reaches the truck. You have like 6ish meters, IIRC of good signal. After 33 feet- it no longer has any signal. Our trailer is 29 feet (and the tires are near the middle) so we are within the 6m for optimal signal. I've spot tested it on our other vehicle and it has always been accurate.
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:25 PM   #3
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This is the one that we have Robot Check
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:29 PM   #4
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TST TPMS 507. A little more money but are really great. $239.00 at greatrvproduct.com


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Old 03-29-2016, 01:45 PM   #5
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TST TPMS 507. A little more money but are really great. $239.00 at greatrvproduct.com

X2. I know you said money is tight, but $239 is a small price to pay for what is arguably one of the best add-on TPMS systems on the road. This cost doesn't compare what a damaged RV will cost from a blowout.
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Old 03-29-2016, 02:03 PM   #6
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I think I would save my money up to buy the TST system. I have read the reviews and you might be throwing your hard earned money down the toilet. Until you have enough money keep a close eye on your tires, I didn't get my TST system until 2 years after I bought the RV. But I still will recommend buying one, but I also had money issues. I had a blowout and didn't even know it but I was lucky I had no damage, I seen it blow through my mirror. After that I bought the TST system.
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:19 PM   #7
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Tire monitor a MUST!

I had 2 tires blow, one on a class C and destroyed all the wiring so no water, propane worked.
On the toy hauler, it took it a 2x2 hole in the floor

I now have a monitor.
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Old 03-30-2016, 05:16 PM   #8
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tst 507 best thing I ever got for the trailer
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X4 on TST 507. Great customer support, US based and works. As mentioned above the cost of damage from one blowout is magnitudes more than the cost of the system.
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