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Old 08-24-2016, 05:24 PM   #1
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Valve stems with TPMS transmitters

Any thoughts on what type of valve stems I should have on my TT tires to avoid problems with the external TPMS devices attached (see picture). I currently have the standard rubber valve stems. I've gone 2 years with no problems but don't want to invite problems.
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Old 08-24-2016, 05:27 PM   #2
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I don't have an answer for you, but would like to know how well those kind work. I am interested in buying a set for my MH.
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Old 08-24-2016, 05:33 PM   #3
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I had metal stems added to mine. $60 for four wheels with balancing. This is 3rd TT I have done this on and no problems.
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Old 08-24-2016, 05:49 PM   #4
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I knew you'd say that flybob. Makes sense.
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:50 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:02 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:09 PM   #7
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Hi,

I have my TPMS system installed on stock rubber valve stems. For two years and many thousands of miles, I have had no problems.

However, I did install small dense foam collars around each stem, to reduce displacement from rotational forces that might eventually create a problem. And when I replace the tires I will change to metal stems, out of an abundance of caution.

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Those look pretty large and really stand out compared to mine. May need the extra support for metal valve stems. Later RJD
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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.
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I have the EEZTire TPS system and discovered they didn't have enough room to fit on tight enough with the rubber valves on the tires.

But I'm a regular at the local Discount tire place and they replaced all four valve stems with steel ones for free for me.
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