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Old 12-21-2019, 10:24 PM   #1
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Tst 507 sensors during winter

I purchased the tst507 last month put the sensors on made 1 trip. My question is should I leave the sensors on the wheels all winter long since we will not be camping till spring?Or Should I take them off? Wondering what everyone else does. Thanks
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Old 12-21-2019, 10:40 PM   #2
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Left mine on. Will change batteries in the spring.
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Old 12-21-2019, 10:46 PM   #3
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I left mine on. They say batteries should last 1 yr. Mine will be three years old soon and still work fine. I bought replacement batteries but have not changed them yet.
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Old 12-21-2019, 10:47 PM   #4
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I take mine off for the winter. When they are removed they “shut off” and that preserves battery life.
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Old 12-22-2019, 12:01 AM   #5
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If you leave them on all the time expect to change the batteries each year. I remove them and got 2 years out of them. I will swap them this year no matter what so I don't have issues on a trip. I just set them inside the basement compartment and put them back on in the spring.
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Old 12-22-2019, 01:09 AM   #6
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I changed batteries once so far. Here s my experience with flo-thru sensors

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Old 12-22-2019, 01:54 AM   #7
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I leave them on year round.
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:10 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone I think I will let them on at least this year see how the batterys last.
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Old 12-22-2019, 07:42 AM   #9
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I left them on the first winter till somebody told me batteries will last longer if you take them off. So I did take them off this winter. Still on original batteries.
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Old 12-22-2019, 07:42 AM   #10
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I take mine off for the winter. When they are removed they “shut off” and that preserves battery life.
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They have an internal pressure sensor that shuts the battery off when the sensor is removed. For us, the off season is 6 months. No need to let them on during that long of inactivity.
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Old 12-22-2019, 08:58 AM   #11
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I take mine off for the winter. When they are removed they “shut off” and that preserves battery life.
I also take mine off. I’d rather take them off/put them back on than to take them off to replace batteries prematurely.
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Old 12-22-2019, 09:40 AM   #12
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Hi,

I confess I have intentions to remove my flow-throughs every Fall, and don't.

As a companion confession, despite my repeated inattention I got four years out of my first set of batteries. I am into my third year on this set, and in a test last week before leaving for Quartizsite in a few days, they fired up just fine in thirty degree weather.

I know I'm probably on borrowed time, and probably will do the deed out in the desert next month, out of an abundance of caution.

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I leave mine on. Non-flowthrough. I also removed that 'theft proof' thingy that requires a special tool to get on and off. Now they just screw on like any valvestem cap.
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Old 12-22-2019, 11:43 AM   #14
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I leave mine on. Non-flowthrough. I also removed that 'theft proof' thingy that requires a special tool to get on and off. Now they just screw on like any valvestem cap.
Considering that the sensor cap is $50 for a replacement I figure I can just go to the trouble of using the special tool. If it's easy for you to unscrew the cap it's easy for someone who wants them to do likewise.

As for the tool, I find that if I just loosen the cap I can unscrew by pulling up at the same time as I turn the cap. Same for replacing. Only need the "wrench" to snug it down so it can't be removed as long as the swivel cap is in place.
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Considering that the sensor cap is $50 for a replacement I figure I can just go to the trouble of using the special tool. If it's easy for you to unscrew the cap it's easy for someone who wants them to do likewise.

As for the tool, I find that if I just loosen the cap I can unscrew by pulling up at the same time as I turn the cap. Same for replacing. Only need the "wrench" to snug it down so it can't be removed as long as the swivel cap is in place.

Soon as I hear of the FIRST stolen EMS system, or Tire Sensor, I'll reconsider.
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Soon as I hear of the FIRST stolen EMS system, or Tire Sensor, I'll reconsider.
Chances are you'll never hear about it given the size of the country and most likely lack of reporting.

When things like this are stolen the owner usually utters "Oh S***" and orders a replacement. The only time most people learn about thefts of items like these is when it happens to them.

Apparently it IS a problem as the manufacturer has added the device to prevent theft but this is a country of free choice.

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Soon as I hear of the FIRST stolen EMS system, or Tire Sensor, I'll reconsider.


I’m in your camp on this one, I also never heard of it happening, I also know if it happened to one of our members, they would tell everyone for sure. Or maybe I just can’t find the thread.
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Soon as I hear of the FIRST stolen EMS system, or Tire Sensor, I'll reconsider.
I agree.

If I'm in a spot where I fear my TPMS sensors are going to 'walk off' I'm in the wrong place.

I'd also imagine there would be a LOT of other things someone would want to 'borrow' besides pissing with my sensors. Who would want them anyway? Another R/Ver couldn't use them unless they already had a system and I'm not going to group other R/Vers in the 'crook' category. A crack head couldn't get anything for them.

The anti-theft device is marketing, nothing else. I never installed mine with the anti-theft.
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Soon as I hear of the FIRST stolen EMS system, or Tire Sensor, I'll reconsider.
Me too. They will steal my camp chairs that I leave out before they steal my wheel sensors.
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Well, let's just say I don't live or camp where Antifa is a problem! LOL. I know there's a lot of discussion on theft of either device, EMS or Sensors. But I just believe there's a 100% chance it'll never happen, on the parts of the planet where I exist. I could be wrong. If so, I'll admit it. Till then, I'm too old to make things harder.........
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