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Old 12-27-2014, 07:54 PM   #31
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My truck already has tpms so no need too add them.

Tire traker has the ability to monitor from 4 to 22 sensors .

Start with 4 and add sensors as needed.

Yesterday I took the sensors off my 5th wheel and installed them on my snowmobile trailer for the season.
Thanks I actually went to their website and read about the expandability tried to edit my post but I guess since I edited once it wouldn't let me do it edit it again. Do you have any problems with communication or did you have to add a repeater?
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Old 12-27-2014, 07:56 PM   #32
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Thanks I actually went to their website and read about the expandability tried to edit my post but I guess since I edited once it wouldn't let me do it edit it again. Do you have any problems with communication or did you have to add a repeater?
I've not had any communication issues.
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:58 PM   #33
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I'm also in the process of investing in a TPMS for my TT. However, I'm a little confused as I haven't seen anybody going with the internal sensors (ex. TST 507 Internal). Seems, at least to me, that they are the way to go, - nothing mounted externally. My logic here is that to go with the external ones I need to change my rubber valve stems to metal ones, hence taking the tires off the rims to do so. Therefore, if I have to do this, may as well go with the internal sensors(?) Am I missing something here? Any advice/suggestions would be most welcome.
From what I understand, the internal sensors have to be replaced when the batteries go dead and the 507 flow thru batteries can be replaced. All 4 for less than $15. Metal valve stems are less than $10 for 4.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:25 PM   #34
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I have been running TST 507, 4 sensor system on two fiver's and on my motorcycle trailer, two years old, still going strong. I take them off when not in use, thus preserving the replaceable batteries. Easy on, easy off.
When making my purchase decision, I contacted the factory in Cumming GA, they answered all my questions and price matched the price from one of their authorized dealers.
Here is a good video that may answer questions on the unit as well as their website. They are what many long haulers use.
http://tsttruck.com/



Addendum: No extender needed. In my discussion with the company, it is rare that you will need one with this unit.
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:13 AM   #35
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I'm also in the process of investing in a TPMS for my TT. However, I'm a little confused as I haven't seen anybody going with the internal sensors (ex. TST 507 Internal). Seems, at least to me, that they are the way to go, - nothing mounted externally. My logic here is that to go with the external ones I need to change my rubber valve stems to metal ones, hence taking the tires off the rims to do so. Therefore, if I have to do this, may as well go with the internal sensors(?) Am I missing something here? Any advice/suggestions would be most welcome.
Seems to me that the external sensors have the advantage that when the batteries go dead, you can pop them off and replace them. If you get the internal sensors (which seems like a good idea if you have to dismount the tire anyway to replace the rubber stems with metal ones--but which you apparently don't really have to do anyway,) then you have to also dismount the tire every time you need to replace a battery. That could get real old real quick.

DW ordered the TST 507 from Amazon today!!!! Can't wait...
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:17 AM   #36
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We have been camping at Hillsborough River State Park since Monday going to start closing things up in a few hours and head back to the Ranch. I will call Tire Traker tomorrow and order a kit.
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Seems to me that the external sensors have the advantage that when the batteries go dead, you can pop them off and replace them. If you get the internal sensors (which seems like a good idea if you have to dismount the tire anyway to replace the rubber stems with metal ones--but which you apparently don't really have to do anyway,) then you have to also dismount the tire every time you need to replace a battery. That could get real old real quick.

DW ordered the TST 507 from Amazon today!!!! Can't wait...

IMO, you made the best choice. The batteries on the 507 are easy to replace but the bottom line is that if you remove them when not in use, you should get years from them. The security lock is just an allen wrench type making them very easy to remove. There is also a lot of hype about metal valve stems...yes, but only on the early models. The 507's are light weight. I run them on my cycle trailer which has rubber stems...no problems. Keeping an eye on the monitor from time to time also keeps your alert while driving...not really needed as you set the alarms for pressure and temperatureut, but still cool.
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I just purchased the TST system with the non pass thru caps and I plan on using them with the rubber valve stems until I change the tires, then I will go with steel stems.
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What's the difference between the flo- thru vs. the non flo-thru? I'm presuming ease of checking pressure as well as adding air?


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What's the difference between the flo- thru vs. the non flo-thru? I'm presuming ease of checking pressure as well as adding air?


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