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Old 05-10-2013, 04:11 PM   #41
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To be clear, under/over inflation is a problem. But look at all of the trailer tire recalls. You do not recall a tire for inflation issues.

TPMS's are great. I have one on all of my vehicles, as standard from the factory, and I have them on my current trailer. I just know what info it provides, and that they in no way alleviate the need for careful & regular tire inspection.
I agree completely with your statement about inspection. I also think that trailer tires are pretty crappy in general. I still question the validity of the NTSB's data because I would think that the majority of tire failures aren't reported, therefore flawing the data. Maybe you have inside information demonstrating that not to be the case?
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:18 PM   #42
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I agree completely with your statement about inspection. I also think that trailer tires are pretty crappy in general. I still question the validity of the NTSB's data because I would think that the majority of tire failures aren't reported, therefore flawing the data. Maybe you have inside information demonstrating that not to be the case?
I think you are correct. I have looked at the NTSB and they don't talk specifically about rv trailer tires but do say that a majority of blowouts are due to under inflation. NTSB leans toward commercial vehicles and automobiles.

Don't recall anyone saying they recalled tires for underinflation.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:30 PM   #43
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I have the TST 510RV on all 6 tires on my motorhome.It is something that gives me a little peace of mind while driving down the road with my 26,000 lb rig.
I can continuesly monitor all 6 tire pressures and temps.
I have a low psi set to warn me as well as a high pse and high temp alarms.

I now have 16,000 miles and feel it lets me drive with more confidence that I don't have a slow leak or overload my tires.


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I have the TST 510RV on all 6 tires on my motorhome.It is something that gives me a little peace of mind while driving down the road with my 26,000 lb rig.
I can continuesly monitor all 6 tire pressures and temps.
I have a low psi set to warn me as well as a high pse and high temp alarms.

I now have 16,000 miles and feel it lets me drive with more confidence that I don't have a slow leak or overload my tires.


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Only have 4 507's but I agree with every thing except overloading condition and that's not monitored by any TPMS system I've heard of. LOL Just ribbin' you Iggy!
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I am all for TPMS. My old Daily Driver had it, and I bought the sensors for my snow tire/wheel combo. I caught a few slow leaks and one major puncture while driving in a snow storm. With the major puncture, I was able to safely get off the road while there was still some air left in the tire (about a 5lb/min leak)

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Old 05-10-2013, 05:18 PM   #46
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Only have 4 507's but I agree with every thing except overloading condition and that's not monitored by any TPMS system I've heard of. LOL Just ribbin' you Iggy!
I know you are joking.
My tires are at 100 psi cold
When running 65 mph my front get up to 103 psi
My duallys inthe rear run 107 -109 psi
That way I known if I have any stowaways when I leave Arizona to California.
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...That way I known if I have any stowaways when I leave Arizona to California.
Who in their right mind would want to stowaway and leave AZ to go to CA? OK, maybe Turbs.
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Who in their right mind would want to stowaway and leave AZ to go to CA? OK, maybe Turbs.
How does one "raise their hand" in these fora?
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If the only thing a TPMS system did was to alert you to a catastophic failure they would be worth it. How much damage is done to trailers by tires that have failed when the driver does not realize it? Most people don't know they have a flat until a passing motorist points back to the trailer. By then, there could be a $1000. damage to the trailer from the tire beating against it. I'm all for my TST 507 system and feel much better knowing I have it.
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if the only thing a tpms system did was to alert you to a catastophic failure they would be worth it. How much damage is done to trailers by tires that have failed when the driver does not realize it? Most people don't know they have a flat until a passing motorist points back to the trailer. By then, there could be a $1000. Damage to the trailer from the tire beating against it. I'm all for my tst 507 system and feel much better knowing i have it.
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