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Old 05-08-2014, 09:46 AM   #31
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I believe you are correct. No standard TPMS on my '12 F-350 DRW although I don't consider it a "large rig" nor did my '14 F-53 chassis come with TPMS.
Along with no requirement, I don't think Fords computer can be programmed for more than 2 wheels per axle.
Soooooo, I put my own TPMS on both vehicles. Its not like the OEM systems that alarm when your pressure is 15+% low. the aftermarket units are fully programmable and provide much more information in real time. I had them on my 5th wheel as well. Saved my bacon and my sheet metal/fiberglass.
I think 2005 or 2006 the TPMS was required on passenger vehicles. My 2006 Ford Explorer has it, but my 2007 Freelander on the E-450 chassis doesn't. The cab is either 2005 or 2006, however.

You've got me thinking about putting TPMS on the RV. I'd rather have it on the RV than any of my cars anyway. What system did you use, and how much $$? Did you have any tech issues installing it?
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:51 AM   #32
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I guess some folks don't know that they are posting in a Motorhome sub forum.
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I think 2005 or 2006 the TPMS was required on passenger vehicles. My 2006 Ford Explorer has it, but my 2007 Freelander on the E-450 chassis doesn't. The cab is either 2005 or 2006, however.

You've got me thinking about putting TPMS on the RV. I'd rather have it on the RV than any of my cars anyway. What system did you use, and how much $$? Did you have any tech issues installing it?
Funny that you mention that you have an Explorer as that was the driver (along with Firestone) for all the TPMS requirements.

Anyhow, I use the TST 507 System with flow-thru sensors.
This system also has plain cap sensors and internal sensors
that are all compatible. Great RV Products
will get you all the info you want.

An extra measure of safety is never a bad idea.
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:19 AM   #34
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I had a 1992 Explorer with the dreaded Firestone tires too. By the time the blowout issue become prominent, I'd already worn them out and replaced them. Recommended inflation of 28 psi was just plain stupid, no matter how smooth the ride was. Thanks for the info on the monitoring system.
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Got my TST 507 system today - time to install! Thanks, Duckogram.
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TST 507 works great. I had a bit of trouble getting the right stem extensions for the front tires that would clear the stainless wheel liners. Once I got the 45 degree angle extensions the TPMS sensors fit fine. I'm not sure how the sensor can calculate the tire temperature way out there on the extension, but it seems to track well. Even shows the difference of tires in the shade vs. the sunny side of the RV.
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Got a jack but no spare with my 2106 Orion...has a Dodge Promaster 3500 chassis. I'm researching spare tire carriers for my hitch...no towing for me so may as well put the hitch to good use.
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Got a jack but no spare with my 2106 Orion...has a Dodge Promaster 3500 chassis. I'm researching spare tire carriers for my hitch...no towing for me so may as well put the hitch to good use.
External mount is OK as long as you remember to cover the tire with a white cover so you don't "bake" the life out of it from exposure tot he Sun.

You might even consider getting a worn out tire from a SUV or Pickup that had the size you need. It should be good enough for temporary use.
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Will be sure to keep the spare covered Tireman9...thanks.


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