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Old 04-13-2016, 02:17 PM   #51
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I guess I'm going to wade in here, and say that I'm an A-frame owner who does not have TPMS beyond what comes on cars and minivan. And probably will not install one unless and until I have a blowout that damages my A-frame. My reasons:


I tow with a minivan, and installing a TPMS would be awkward to say the least. Installing the brake controller was ugly enough.


Most importantly, I'm running my A-frame tires with a significant reserve. The tires on my A-frame have a combined capacity of 3,420 lbs. I typically run at 2,800lbs or less (water in the tank is +/- 120 lbs), and that's not counting the weight shift to the minivan from the tongue and WDH. My A-frame tires should be no more likely to "blow out" than my minivan's tires.


My trips are limited to 1,500 miles and 9 days or less (usually less). Speeds are less than 68MPH. I set my tires to sidewall max pressure (65 PSI) before every trip, and look over the tires while adding air. I also get a peek at the tires when adding the Leveler Lego blocks and chocks at each campsite, and while lighting the propane burner on the fridge.


For me, the likely return on investment for a TPMS just isn't there. If I were towing a dual axle TT with heavily loaded tires, I would probably reach the opposite conclusion.


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These are not only for trailer, I have four on my tow vehicle also.
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:33 PM   #52
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For me, the likely return on investment for a TPMS just isn't there.
a TPMS with 4 sensors is less than $250 on amazon

if you save one tire from catastrophic blowout and do not have to replace it you are 1/2 way or more to that price

installation takes about 15 minutes and is not any worse than airing up your tires
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:52 PM   #53
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Tireman, please keep doing what you've been doing. You provide quality information at a really really good price. As an adult, it's my choice to use your advice or not, but the burden always lies with me. But I can also evaluate said advice, combine it with my own experiences and knowledge, and arrive at a conclusion as to its worth.
I have read many of your posts, and my analysis of the advice, data, and recommendations you have provided has passed the smell test every time.

You have provided me with knowledge that I hadn't considered. And I don't give a flying flip if you sell tpms systems or not. That would not detract from the knowledge and educational value of what you bring to the table...er...forum.

As for me; Thank you.

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Had a relaxing trip last weekend partly due to the new Maxxis all the way around and the TST 507 TPMS. Thanks to all who recommended them! Now if I can just get that dang pump to prime...
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Tireman, please keep doing what you've been doing. You provide quality information at a really really good price. As an adult, it's my choice to use your advice or not, but the burden always lies with me. But I can also evaluate said advice, combine it with my own experiences and knowledge, and arrive at a conclusion as to its worth.
I have read many of your posts, and my analysis of the advice, data, and recommendations you have provided has passed the smell test every time.

You have provided me with knowledge that I hadn't considered. And I don't give a flying flip if you sell tpms systems or not. That would not detract from the knowledge and educational value of what you bring to the table...er...forum.

As for me; Thank you.



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[QUOTE=lesptr;1163501]Had a relaxing trip last weekend partly due to the new Maxxis all the way around and the TST 507 TPMS. Thanks to all who recommended them! Now if I can just get that dang pump to prime...[/QUOTE]

Too much air and not enough water . Are you able to pour water directly into the intake side and at the same time restrict the out flow side to build pressure?
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So seriously people....this reminds me of a freshwater fishing forum....where before late winter, and spring time things just got way out of perspective ....who knows why...most likely they just wanted to be out on the water...

Dont we all just want to be "out there"...cut the sillyness...and spend you time helping others solve their problems

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There is no "installation" with a TPMS. You twist the sensors on and throw the monitor unit onto the dash or cupholder or something.
I know nothing about the TPMS systems but would like to learn more. Assuming they are wireless? Can someone explain more about them for me? Thanks.

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I know nothing about the TPMS systems but would like to learn more. Assuming they are wireless? Can someone explain more about them for me? Thanks.

Jim


There is a monitor that you set on your dash or thereabouts. It has a battery in it and needs to be recharged periodically (some folks will wire it into an up fitter switch, but that's not mandatory). The battery seems to last for 20-30 hours of driving. We just periodically plug ours in with the provided cigarette lighter plug charger and drive with it like that for 2-3 hours.

Then, each tire gets a monitor screwed onto the valve stem. These transmit tire pressure data wirelessly.

There is a one-time setup procedure to pair the sensors with the monitor and to program the high/low limit alarms into the monitor.

Finally, in some installations, a "repeater" is needed. At 22' of truck and 42' of fifth wheel, my system works most of the time. I periodically "lose" a tire but it comes back. In my case, I should have the repeater installed in the front storage of the camper and that would resolve the issue. This is a matter of tapping into the 12v system for power and mounting the repeater somewhere.
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:17 AM   #60
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I know nothing about the TPMS systems but would like to learn more. Assuming they are wireless? Can someone explain more about them for me? Thanks.

Jim
This is what I have TST 507

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Google: "you-tube install TST 507" to see how hard/easy it is......


Some systems, you must return the sensor to the dealer to have the battery changed when it dies. The TST system, you can change the battery yourself.
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