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Old 08-25-2016, 05:43 AM   #11
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I added the chrome covers to stiffen the rubber valve stems, I'm taking a 3400 mile trip in a few days I'll let you know how they work out, someone else on the forum recommended the chrome covers when running rubber (short) valve stems.


I'm using the chrome covers and have over 8k miles without an issue.


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Old 08-25-2016, 06:22 AM   #12
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:28 AM   #13
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I tried to put metal stems on my trailer rims but NAPA did not carry a metal stem that would work with my rims!! So, I've got the rubber covered brass metal stems. Sure hope they work long term. Over 6,000 miles now without issues.

This is what my tire dealer put on mine also. I've driven 1,000's of miles and all is good. One thing I'll mention to the poster is to be sure to balance your tires AFTER the new stems and the tire monitors are installed!
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:54 PM   #14
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I use the TST 507 TPMS with non-flow-thru sending units. I also have rubber valve stems. TST insured me that the non-flow-thru units were made just for rubber stems. I have used them for a while now on several trips with no problems. Seadog mentioned chrome covers for the rubber stems. Haven't heard of these. Where do I get some?
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:10 PM   #15
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I use the TST 507 TPMS with non-flow-thru sending units. I also have rubber valve stems. TST insured me that the non-flow-thru units were made just for rubber stems. I have used them for a while now on several trips with no problems. Seadog mentioned chrome covers for the rubber stems. Haven't heard of these. Where do I get some?
If I remember correctly I got them off Ebay for around $4.00. Just put in valve stem covers in the search box.
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Old 08-25-2016, 04:40 PM   #16
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I have the TST507-love them-after 2 yrs-driving from Michigan to Arizona and back with standard rubber stems 2 of them beat them self to death. TST told me I needed high pressure stems (rubber coated brass) 2 more years & had them break the rubber right at the rim saved both tires as they did not break off but caused to leak from flexing. TMS did their job but stems are the problem. I now went went with solid metal stems. Hope that solves my problem. Also I have about 14 miles of bad gravel roads total to travel which are surely hard on the stems. Some of the failures are on the truck and some on the trailer. Some of the failures were slow leaks from the stems and about 3 from picking up a nail which I saved tires others were rapid blowouts which I assumed were the stem just breaking and did sizable damage. Would not tow without them now
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Old 08-25-2016, 05:02 PM   #17
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I use the TST 507 TPMS with non-flow-thru sending units. I also have rubber valve stems. TST insured me that the non-flow-thru units were made just for rubber stems. I have used them for a while now on several trips with no problems. Seadog mentioned chrome covers for the rubber stems. Haven't heard of these. Where do I get some?
From TST web Site: Q&A.
Do I need special valve stems?

No, you do not need special valve stems, but you do need commonly available metal valve stems.
The added weight of the sensor on a rubber valve stem could cause problems that will be avoided by using metal valve stems.
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:10 PM   #18
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I have seen some cheaper units and some of the comments from buyers have been they do not work on trailers due to the distance from the receiver/display.

One of my purchases for next season is going to be one of these TPMS set ups but I haven't found one that mentions how far the distance the display can be.
I can't give you a distance, but i have a 3500 drw crew cab and cc 36 ckts and a tst507 monitor that sits on the lid of the console next to me with no trouble reading all 10 tires. They tried to sell me a repeater, but i declined and told them i would buy it later if i had trouble - no trouble, no need. Like i said, not sure of the distance from the monitor to the back axle, but i am around 56' from bumper to bumper.
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:43 PM   #19
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I have seen some cheaper units and some of the comments from buyers have been they do not work on trailers due to the distance from the receiver/display.

One of my purchases for next season is going to be one of these TPMS set ups but I haven't found one that mentions how far the distance the display can be.
I have a 320RS pulled with a crew cab Dodge diesel. It is 55' bumper to bumper. I pull a 10" trailer behind the RV. With the trailer my total length is 65', which is the legal maximum length in Missouri. I have never lost the signal from the RV tires. I occasionally lose the signal from one of the trailer tires. If I turn off the monitor and restart it, I usually pick the trailer tire signal back up within 15 minutes or so. I have a TST 510. I am planning on buying the repeater to eliminate the occasional signal loss. I put them on the original rubber stems and have not had a problem, but the first time I buy tires I'll have metal stems put on.

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Old 08-26-2016, 11:48 AM   #20
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I have seen some cheaper units and some of the comments from buyers have been they do not work on trailers due to the distance from the receiver/display.

One of my purchases for next season is going to be one of these TPMS set ups but I haven't found one that mentions how far the distance the display can be.
I did a lot of reading of the reviews on most brands. I chose Eez Tire because of the distance the signal carries without a repeater. Two years in two different TTs and I have never had a dropped signal. Right now I'm running them on a 36 footer, towed by a long wheelbase truck.
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