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Old 03-07-2016, 01:26 PM   #1
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TPMS for Berkshire or similar sized motor homes

I have a Berkshire 390BH and am putting 6 new tires on it next week. For safety, as well as tire longevity, I am thinking of using a TPMS with the new tires. The owner of the tire dealer where I'm going said the aftermarket TPMS systems are trouble-prone, and he does not recommend any of them.

Question: does anyone have a TPMS on their 40' or larger coach that they can recommend with no reservations? You've had no unexplained signal drops, no false readings, no dead transmitter batteries multiple times in the same season, they don't leak...

Anyone disagree with my tire guy? If so, what system did you install?

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Old 03-07-2016, 02:32 PM   #2
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Have TST tire monitors on motorhome and toad, no air leaks, get reading. Had to put a repeater on back cabinet to ensure we get the toad readings. Really simple to sit in drivers seat and look at presure when we pullout. Would recommend it without doubt.

Would recommend ones on toad becuase you won't even know until too late if tire goes.
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Have TST tire monitors on motorhome and toad, no air leaks, get reading. Had to put a repeater on back cabinet to ensure we get the toad readings. Really simple to sit in drivers seat and look at presure when we pullout. Would recommend it without doubt.

Would recommend ones on toad becuase you won't even know until too late if tire goes.
Question are you using the external or internal ones?
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:05 PM   #4
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I have the tire minder system on my 390bh and my toad. I do have a repeater mounted in the storage bay. The only issue I have is the on occasion I get a no signal from one or two of the sensors. Batteries very easy to change and typically last 1 year. The company also has an exchange policy to replace all the worn out batteries. The company had great customer service.

I would not be without it as it makes it easy to check the pressure every day before heading out. I have compared readings with my tire pressure gauges and they are right on.


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Old 03-07-2016, 03:10 PM   #5
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Thanks all for responses.

I don't see the repeaters on the TST site:

http://tsttruck.com/product-category...oring-systems/

Which TST system are you using?
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:27 PM   #6
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I have the TST system with repeater. Works excellent and discovered a leak in my toad wheel ( nail ) prior to any problems. Excellent customer service too.



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Old 03-07-2016, 03:31 PM   #7
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Which TST system model do you have?

This is the present list of systems available from TST: http://tsttruck.com/product-category...oring-systems/

507, 510, internal, external, flow through...?
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iam using the 507 flow through system and I like it . works great
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Old 03-07-2016, 04:44 PM   #9
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Using the external ones. Have the 507 model and they sent me a free repeater once we noticed it wasn't picking up the toads sensors all the time.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:06 PM   #10
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I ordered the EEZ RV tpms system (10 tire) a few weeks ago but haven't even taken them out of the box yet. Will put it to the test in a few weeks.
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I have the TST 507 with a repeater. It's as good as any aftermarket unit. I would not run long without one. Are you considering a internal unit? If so what brand and at what cost?
As for my set up I have a 2011 390 RB 340. Mine dropped the signal frequently until I added the repeater. I located the repeater in the back compartment and ran a fused line to the battery. Very easy and works fine. I still occasionally get a drop signal but not a big deal. The customer service for TST is outstanding. They helped me so much. I would buy TST again mostly because of the service.



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I'm using the TST507, flow thru on the coach, non-flow-thru on the toad. Bought the repeater as I was occasionally loosing the toad; leave next week and will have about 3,000 miles to see how it does. Keep in mind the 507 system is actually the replacement for the older 510 system. Had a Tyre Dawg system; their support stunk. TST support us great.


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Another vote for the TST 507 external flow thru. I had them on my 41 foot 5th wheel without a repeater and never lost signal. Easy battery change out too. I just put them on the Berk and have only taken it for a short drive so far. I have not bought extra sensors for the toad yet, that is next on the agenda. Also agree with the TST customer service, great to work with if you need them. -Glenn
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TST 507 flow thru on our coach. They saved my bacon when had a rapid de-pressurization on an Interstate in IN.


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Thanks for the referrals.

With the repeater, what is the "back cabinet" mounting location some of you mentioned? Are we talking about the storage bays under the rails or do you mean inside the coach?


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Thanks for the referrals.

With the repeater, what is the "back cabinet" mounting location some of you mentioned? Are we talking about the storage bays under the rails or do you mean inside the coach?


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I put mine in the back basement storage compartment by the batteries. Easy hook up and a ready power source. Works great.



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Put our repeater in the back electrical bay, used the 12volt power that was feeding the light in the bay.
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I have the TST 507 with a repeater. It's as good as any aftermarket unit. I would not run long without one. Are you considering a internal unit? If so what brand and at what cost?
As for my set up I have a 2011 390 RB 340. Mine dropped the signal frequently until I added the repeater. I located the repeater in the back compartment and ran a fused line to the battery. Very easy and works fine. I still occasionally get a drop signal but not a big deal. The customer service for TST is outstanding. They helped me so much. I would buy TST again mostly because of the service.
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X2 on TST - we have used their product for several years and I agree they have platinum customer service!

I was thinking of the TST 507 internal kit. Yeah it is a bit more pricy than the external but it is a fire & forget system.
Truck System Technologies - TST 507 Internal Tire Pressure Kit

We had the TST 507 external on our 5er, and it seemed I would always forget to take them off when we were parked for a while. As long as the sensor is receiving pressure, it is transmitting which drastically reduces the battery life.

The TST-507 internal comes with a 7 year battery and the sensor is integrated in a brass valve stem. Of course, the only downside to this plan is having to un-mount ALL of your tires on the Berk and TOAD and put the valve stems in.

OTOH, I was thinking about Installing a dynamic tire balancing system in the MH & TOAD, so I would have to have the tires dismounted anyway.
DynaBeads Tire Balancing Beads

Thoughts and commentary on my plan are certainly welcome!
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If you are breaking the bead it instal the dyna beads anyway why not? Not sure what the cost is but removing the sensors on my tires is a PIA. I would much rather have the internal system. I use the beads for my outer duel. I didn't want weights showing. In my opinion the beads are fine. No problem with them.
All that typing and the answer is yes go with your plan.



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