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Old 11-28-2017, 10:32 PM   #1
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TPMS Pays for itself

I have always check trailer tire pressure prior to a trip and discounted the need for a TPMS, but decided earlier this year to get one. I think it just paid for itself. About 45 minutes into a 6 hour trip the TPMS alarmed that my rear driver side trailer tire was low. By the time I found a safe place to pull off the tire was a good 20 pounds low. Walk back to take a look and can hear air hissing out. Put on the spare and was back in business in 30 mintues.

I always thought I would notice a low tire but I felt no change in the handling or drive of my truck and trailer. Without the TPMS I suspect I would have over loaded the front trailer tire and had a blow out.

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Old 11-28-2017, 10:48 PM   #2
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My story exactly!
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Our story too. 3 times in 3 years.

Once we got rid of the original tires it seems to have waned, but we sold the trailer before the new tires had a chance to get many miles.
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Just bought a Tire Minder system from Amazon, looking forward to it .
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What's involved and how difficult is it to install a TPMS on a 27' travel trailer with tandem axles? Thanks!

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I always thought I would notice a low tire but I felt no change in the handling or drive of my truck and trailer. Without the TPMS I suspect I would have over loaded the front trailer tire and had a blow out.

Robert Rushing
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I used to think the same thing, but I got a TPMS and it has relieved a lot of stress and worry on those longer trips.
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Old 11-30-2017, 01:20 PM   #7
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What's involved and how difficult is it to install a TPMS on a 27' travel trailer with tandem axles? Thanks!

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I have TST 507. It took about 20 minutes to set up the 1st time. Bought the new color monitor and set up about 10 minutes. Customer support from TST is fantastic. Mike Benson is the sales mgr and has an account here. He provides his phone number too.
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What's involved and how difficult is it to install a TPMS on a 27' travel trailer with tandem axles? Thanks!
I can only talk about the TST 507 RV flo-thru system

takes about 15-30 minutes... screw on the sensors to your tire valves ( you should have metal stems with the flo-thru sensors, although I did not for 18 months) and then program the in-cab monitor...

order from Chip... he is great
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Our story too. 3 times in 3 years.

Once we got rid of the original tires it seems to have waned, but we sold the trailer before the new tires had a chance to get many miles.
My story too. If you're towing without a TPMS, you're gambling with disaster, get one! They should be required.
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