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Old 01-15-2015, 11:44 AM   #11
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Happy to say the Tiretech On TPMS works very well. Easy install and setup and provides accurate real time pressures and temps (verified temps with infrared thermometer). The monitor is about the size of a small flip phone, closed. Easy read face and function. Mounted it with it's suction cup mount to the forward edge of the small drivers side window which makes it non intrusive. When I received it there were 6 extra batteries which surprised me. The monitor battery will last approx 30 days between charges.

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Tiretech on Tire Pressure Monitoring System w 10 Brass Sensors 0 232 PSI TP7004 | eBay

Using it on a 24 foot Solera and towed Malibu. Have not needed a booster.
I highly recommend this system.

Same exact system as the Tire Minder, Tire Tracker and also sold under other brands.
It comes in 6 sensor version for $212. TST 507 with 6 sensor is $359. I haven't installed either but certainly noticed the price difference.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:43 PM   #12
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Pressure Monitors

I always checked my trailer tire pressure before pulling out. March 2013, before leaving a campground, I checked my tire pressures, all OK, headed for home, 43 miles. I stopped for a red light, after exiting an interstate, another driver pulled up beside me and said he just saw my trailer tire blow out (I had driven 33 miles from campground). I bought a Tire Minder TMG400C, put the sensors on my trailer tires. I already had internal tire pressure monitors on my tow vehicle. I did not buy the boosters. So far I haven't needed them. My tow vehicle is a GMC Yukon XL, 2500 my trailer is a Rockwood 8315BSS, 34'9" long. So far I haven't had any problems monitoring my trailer tire pressure & temperatures. Before buying the Tire Minders, I always checked my tire pressures before towing and at rest stops while towing. Now I just look at the monitor.

I feel much more at ease towing with the Tire Minders on my trailer tires.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:48 PM   #13
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On my first MH I had the TST510, never had a problem with it. On the new MH had the 510 mounted on that. When the 507 came out with flow-thru sensors, bought that. I tow a Escape Hybrid. Probably equivalent to the Jeep in length did not need the Range Extender. I found the TST folks very helpful and they stand behind their product.

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Old 01-23-2015, 10:39 AM   #14
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Hi, Roll!

I have a similar product:

TireTraker TPMS

Got the 10-wheel system (to include the Jeep). Since we were on the threshold for length, we did get a battery-operated (vs. hard-wired) signal extender. So far, everything has worked flawlessly.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:50 AM   #15
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I have the TST 507 and had the earlier system ( non replaceable batteries) also. They both work very well and the service is amazing. Regular updates are every few minutes, but if the pressure drops significantly, the alarm sounds immediately. I would try without the repeater as mentioned.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:50 PM   #16
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I shopped around before I bought mine. I got my setup from Ezz RV About half of what TST wanted and the sensors were the same as TST From the same china distributor. I did not get the pass through's because the batteries only last about 2 years. With the sensor type (non pass through) you can change the batteries your self. Much cheaper that way. The reason I got a TPMS was because of the following.

2 years ago about 10 miles from Lordsburg New Mexico I had a front tire blow from low air pressure. It did several thousands dollars in damage tearing part of the fender and front cap away before I could get stopped. another time crossing Texas on I-10 The tire on my 2002 Jeep liberty toad had a tire go flat from a screw picked up on the roadway. When the tire came apart from running flat it to tore of part of the fender and inner pan on drivers side ruining the rim and front alignment. If I would have had a TPMS at the time I would have detected the loss of air pressure before the damage was done. The TPMS has saved me a couple of times since I got it.
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:36 PM   #17
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I shopped around before I bought mine. I got my setup from Ezz RV About half of what TST wanted and the sensors were the same as TST From the same china distributor. I did not get the pass through's because the batteries only last about 2 years. With the sensor type (non pass through) you can change the batteries your self. Much cheaper that way. The reason I got a TPMS was because of the following.

2 years ago about 10 miles from Lordsburg New Mexico I had a front tire blow from low air pressure. It did several thousands dollars in damage tearing part of the fender and front cap away before I could get stopped. another time crossing Texas on I-10 The tire on my 2002 Jeep liberty toad had a tire go flat from a screw picked up on the roadway. When the tire came apart from running flat it to tore of part of the fender and inner pan on drivers side ruining the rim and front alignment. If I would have had a TPMS at the time I would have detected the loss of air pressure before the damage was done. The TPMS has saved me a couple of times since I got it.
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The TST 507 flow thru sensors have a battery that can be changed by the user. I have that system. Yes, the 507 type that (I believe 4 companies sell under their brand name) comes from the same China Company. What you are buying in the price is the warranty (3 years for TST) and support from them on various issues you might have. I have used TST products for over twelve years and anytime I needed to ask a question, they were there, and very willing to always help. Consistency, support and, duration of business are important key factors.
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The TST 507 flow thru sensors have a battery that can be changed by the user. I have that system. Yes, the 507 type that (I believe 4 companies sell under their brand name) comes from the same China Company. What you are buying in the price is the warranty (3 years for TST) and support from them on various issues you might have. I have used TST products for over twelve years and anytime I needed to ask a question, they were there, and very willing to always help. Consistency, support and, duration of business are important key factors.
Just my 2 cents.
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My warranty was for 2 years. after the warranty I needed a couple of batteries and they sent them to me along with the rubber O-rings free of charge. Excellent service at least that has been my experience. How much did it cost you to have the tires removed and broken down to replace the batteries. I just screw mine off of the valve stem with the special tool provided and remove 3 screw to change the batteries. No tire to dismount to get to the sensor batteries. just my 02 cents worth.
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Consider www.Tiresafeguard.com. After having a blow out on an inside rear tire and 3 weeks later lost air and shredded a trailer tire (light trailer, never knew it lost air) I installed my 1st set on a class C Winnie in and the trailer in 2008, worked great. Since I needed tires anyway I purchased the valve stem sensors. Just upgraded to a 34' class A, ordered and installed the the kit with the flow thru sensor last week. This is the only brand I have seen with a replaceable battery. The receiver has a rechargeable battery with plug in charger, you mount to the dash anywhere you like. I think they have a 300' range. Ordered thru Amazon, received in 3 days, under $300 for 6 tires.
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Not only do I use mine in the summer for my sabre 5th wheel in the winter I move them over to my sled trailer!
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