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Old 03-15-2016, 01:07 PM   #41
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I went camping this weekend and stopped after a down hill run to check wheel temps with a hand held, I shot the brake drums and found one of four drums was cold (~85 degrees compared to ~290 for the other wheels), obviously brakes not working on the one. That's a huge variance at the drum but it translated to a ~12 degree temp difference on the monitor between the one tire and the other four. So now I don't just watch for high temp, I keep a lookout for a low temp that can indicate brake malfunction.

Still not sure why Dan @ TST did not join this thread, anyway, I still think they put out a great product and have great customer service, just need to call them...
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Old 03-15-2016, 05:35 PM   #42
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What happens when I disconnect from the TT and just want to see TPMS data from truck only?????
There is a procedure - I think its hold 'mode' and 'minus' for a few seconds (until it beeps). Then it won't cycle through the 'missing' trailer sensors. Same sequence to re-enable. Its in the manual.
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There is a procedure - I think its hold 'mode' and 'minus' for a few seconds (until it beeps). Then it won't cycle through the 'missing' trailer sensors. Same sequence to re-enable. Its in the manual.
That I did not know of in the manual, but if the sensors are off the trailer then it would only read the ones that are on and connected. If I take one off the rest still work and the one taken off shows the placement blank. It would take longer to get your readings being that the monitor was set up 8 tires not 4, it would still check all 8 that is my understanding at least. But I have been wrong so so many times....
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The batteries on my sensors need to be replaced and now at least 2 sensors will come on but after a few minutes they will drop out. I'll order 8 more batteries once I get home.


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The batteries on my sensors need to be replaced and now at least 2 sensors will come on but after a few minutes they will drop out. I'll order 8 more batteries once I get home.


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I had the same problem, what it came back to be for some reason I had to loosen the shrader valve on the tire a little and they all read again, I got that info from TST and never had the problem again. I installed batteries twice until I called them. Not saying that is your problem but the valves O rings do get depressed after awhile. I did what they said and I'm on over 2 years with the same batteries. They were reading zero... Now if I can find my Flag again.
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My batteries are more than two years old, they have lasted longer than I thought they would


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Following this thread as I'm interested in a good quality TPMS system for the camper. The newer tow vehicles have a built in TPMS. Does the TST offer any real advantage over the oem system? I guess the ability to look at temp/pressure in semi-real time? 5 minutes between updates? Geeez,...a lot can happen in 5 minutes! I'm just trying to figure out if I should get a 4 point TPMS or an 8 point. I notice the common package system is a 6 point, so I assume that would be 4 sensors for the camper and 2 for the rear truck tires? I would think that an 8 point system should be available. The biggest thing that grinds my gears is that they sell this system for camping trailers, yet it works poorly "unless" you also drop another $80 on a repeater!!!
That leaves a bitter taste with me. Dang it! Build the system to work correctly for a stinkin camping trailer without gouging the consumer. This marketing system really turns me off. <rant off>
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Following this thread as I'm interested in a good quality TPMS system for the camper. The newer tow vehicles have a built in TPMS. Does the TST offer any real advantage over the oem system? I guess the ability to look at temp/pressure in semi-real time? 5 minutes between updates? Geeez,...a lot can happen in 5 minutes! I'm just trying to figure out if I should get a 4 point TPMS or an 8 point. I notice the common package system is a 6 point, so I assume that would be 4 sensors for the camper and 2 for the rear truck tires? I would think that an 8 point system should be available. The biggest thing that grinds my gears is that they sell this system for camping trailers, yet it works poorly "unless" you also drop another $80 on a repeater!!!
That leaves a bitter taste with me. Dang it! Build the system to work correctly for a stinkin camping trailer without gouging the consumer. This marketing system really turns me off. <rant off>
It reads faster then every 5 mins. It will change reading at every revolution. I have a 32' trailer and I find no need at all for a repeater. Mine will pick up 10' from the trailer. I turn it on before I hook-up, so I know this is true. Now if you had 1 40' M/H with a dolly and you wanted to monitor the dolly, I would think that would take a booster only....
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Following this thread as I'm interested in a good quality TPMS system for the camper. The newer tow vehicles have a built in TPMS. Does the TST offer any real advantage over the oem system? I guess the ability to look at temp/pressure in semi-real time? 5 minutes between updates? Geeez,...a lot can happen in 5 minutes! I'm just trying to figure out if I should get a 4 point TPMS or an 8 point. I notice the common package system is a 6 point, so I assume that would be 4 sensors for the camper and 2 for the rear truck tires? I would think that an 8 point system should be available. The biggest thing that grinds my gears is that they sell this system for camping trailers, yet it works poorly "unless" you also drop another $80 on a repeater!!!
That leaves a bitter taste with me. Dang it! Build the system to work correctly for a stinkin camping trailer without gouging the consumer. This marketing system really turns me off. <rant off>
I don't have my TPMS in front of me but some of your assumptions are not quite correct. It does read more frequently than every 5 minutes. Mine updates every time it cycles back to each tire so that's maybe every 15 seconds or so.

The TST has the ability to monitor (I'm going from memory here as again, it isn't in front of me) up to 18 tires. While you could use the six sensor unit to monitor the rear wheels of your tow vehicle, I think the six sensor package had a trailer with three axles in mind when doing the packaging. Again, If you want to monitor all your tow vehicles tires and all your camper's tires, it can do it. Just purchase the amount of sensors needed to do what you want.

As far as gouging the consumer on the repeater, as was also mentioned earlier, not every length combination needs it. I don't. Mine works just fine. I appreciate the company not making me buy something I don't need. If your rig is too long for it to work correctly, then so be it, you need the repeater. Not all set-ups do and for those that don't, it works perfectly fine as it is.
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About your vehicle that you tow with, I know on the GM models the TPMS comes standard on the 2500 but not on the 3500. I have had a 2500 and I had rather have the sensors that are on the valve stem. When you balance and rotate the tires the ones on the valve stem are easier to get right again.


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