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Old 01-14-2015, 10:17 AM   #1
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Tire pressure monitoring: Thinking about this again

TST 507rv Tire Monitor System

This is the setup I'm looking at.

Need 6 for the coach but would probably add 4 more for the Jeep.

Will I need a repeater too? Coach is 38 ft; total length with hitch and Jeep is about 57 feet.

Pros/Cons/Experience with this system?

Recommendations about adding the Jeep?

Would you recommend a different system?

Thanks

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Old 01-14-2015, 12:30 PM   #2
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I have a tire tracker system and have not had any issues. Regardless I would purchase without a repeater and try it before as every vehicle setup will be different .

www.tiretraker.com just for comparison
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:00 PM   #3
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TST 507rv Tire Monitor System

This is the setup I'm looking at.

Need 6 for the coach but would probably add 4 more for the Jeep.

Will I need a repeater too? Coach is 38 ft; total length with hitch and Jeep is about 57 feet.

Pros/Cons/Experience with this system?

Recommendations about adding the Jeep?

Would you recommend a different system?

Thanks

Gary
It is a great system and they have very good customer service if you need it. As far as a repeater I have a 20 foot tow vehicle and a 35 foot FW and have not had any issues without one.
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:04 PM   #4
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We travel with a Windjammer pulled with a Tundra. I purchased a Tire Minder system @ two years ago. Just needed the four for the trailer as the Tundra came with tire monitors. Also purchased a booster to make sure signal reached the monitor. Last summer the monitor started acting funny. They told me to send in everything and they would check. They sent it back with a new monitor; still acted funny. No questions asked they sent me another monitor. Everything has worked perfectly since. I know that doesn't sound good for the system but they have great support and I am happy with the system.
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:48 PM   #5
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I purchased the TST 507 internal sensors exactly a year ago. I had to install a repeater due to drop out. My setup is a Tundra pulling a 29ft TT. I installed 4 in the tires on the ground and one in the spare. The TST sensors transmit once every 5 minutes; so you have to wait a few minutes for the update. They worked great for a month. Then all of the sudden they became very intermittent to worthless. Found out the wireless temperature gauge (purchased amazingly at the same time) was the culprit. Apparently Oregon Instruments broadcasts on the same frequencies as TST; the wireless temp sensor was interfering with the tire sensors. Solution is to remove batteries from remote temperature sensor while travelling. Then install batteries in temp sensor after I'm parked at the campground. Now life is good with peace of mind as I have a reliable pressure monitoring while travelling. Temp sensors are fairly continuous transmission so they are OK with the occasional transmission drop-out from the TST sensors. And as everyone has said - TST is great to work with. Yes, I would highly recommend TST.
As a follow up, the TT spare tire went flat one day, I never would know it looking at the spare tire. The sensor detected it. Could have been trouble if I was in a pinch and needed the spare while on the road.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:56 AM   #6
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I purchased the TST 507 internal sensors exactly a year ago.
I thought the choice was pass through or not pass through. When you say "internal" I assume you had each tire broken down and the sensor mounted inside the rim; is this correct?

Sounds expensive compared to the external sensors.

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Old 01-15-2015, 08:12 AM   #7
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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.

Here is a link for those interested.

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.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:18 AM   #8
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Yes, each tire must be broken down to install the sensors. The phrase "expensive" is relative. The whole concept of a tire pressure monitoring system is insurance - so determine how much insurance is important. In addition to pressure, I wanted a measurement of temperature as close to the bearings as possible. Mounting the sensors internally on the rims provides metal to metal contact from the bearings to the sensor body. External sensor temperature measurement doesn't sound like it would give as reliable forewarning of a bearing failure as internal sensors. It doesn't take but a few stories of improperly seated bearings to give a person jitters. Same is true of tire blow out. My rationalization is that thousands of dollars of damage caused by one blow out pays for even the most expensive system.
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:02 AM   #9
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Regardless of which brand you choose you will need external sensors for your toad if you want to keep the factory TPMS functional. The only purpose to adding the toad to the coach system is so that you can monitor the toad tires while towing. I have used the 507 flow through system for two years+ and love the piece of mind. If you mount the receiver high in the side window you might not need a repeater. I'm still thinking about adding sensors for my toad. Mostly because it is only 1400 lbs and I don't think I would notice if I was dragging a flat. Next thing to consider is what kind of valve stems you have on your Jeepney. If they are rubber, you should use the lighter cap sensors.
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TST website says sensors update every 2 minutes. Above it was stated every 5 minutes .
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