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Dick_B

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Posted: 06/21/19 08:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You must be new to the Forum. This topic has been discussed frequently. Search for TPMS to read previous posts.


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Dick_B wrote:

You must be new to the Forum. This topic has been discussed frequently. Search for TPMS to read previous posts.


You also must be new, otherwise you would have noticed how many posts I've made since joining in 2001, though I did bother to look and see that you're not new either.

Did I break a rule or something? Am I not allowed to post something without wasting time looking for similar posts? Also I added my info on the system that I bought and provided info on how it works so not only would I get feedback from others who have this or similar, I might also help someone else (maybe someone truly new to the forum) who may not have even realized this is available for trailers. Thanks for your valuable contribution to my post.


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Many posters come here to ask questions, but don't seem to ever spend much time reading first.

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Posted: 06/21/19 10:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have TireMinder on my travel trailer. I have had the system for over 2 years with no problems. Their customer service is excellent and they send you new batteries for the tire monitors for free every year.

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I have the tireminder system that supports multiple trailers. Works great and has caught one nail puncture and likely avoided a blowout.


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JIMMY034 wrote:

Dick_B wrote:

You must be new to the Forum. This topic has been discussed frequently. Search for TPMS to read previous posts.


You also must be new, otherwise you would have noticed how many posts I've made since joining in 2001, though I did bother to look and see that you're not new either.

Did I break a rule or something? Am I not allowed to post something without wasting time looking for similar posts? Also I added my info on the system that I bought and provided info on how it works so not only would I get feedback from others who have this or similar, I might also help someone else (maybe someone truly new to the forum) who may not have even realized this is available for trailers. Thanks for your valuable contribution to my post.
OTOH you could have titled your initial post differently, perhaps something like "TireMinder TPMS review". If you're belonged to the forum for 17 years and ask a question that you know has been answered dozens of times, then you should expect a bit of static from people who have answered the same dozen questions over and over again.

Yep they do get a bit testy sometimes. My initial reaction was to ignore the post since I figured the OP couldn't be bothered to do a simple Search, which takes all of about 30 seconds.


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Well, no one is OBLIGATED to respond, and sometimes it is useful to drag old topics from the dustbin and find out if there is anything new. Just my two farthings.

We use the TST system and have found it to be good. Their tech support is great. But one problem has surfaced after years of running them. One of my sensors creates a slow leak. It is not easy to know how hard to tighten them, and the o-ring deals come loose.


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I'm looking on getting the TST 507 soon, do anyone have pics?


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I bought a TPMS from a company who imports and resells these Chinese made electronic units. Had no luck getting reliable info on the receiver on the dash of my truck UNTIL I talked with a tech, who said that because I have a weather station in my trailer (which transmits on the same frequency that the TPMS uses; 433mhz) that I will HAVE to use a REPEATER to get a strong enough signal to the truck dash. The interference from the weather station outside sensor breaks down the link between the tire sensors and the receiver on the dash. If no Frequency interference is present, then the system should work without a repeater BUT even then I have read that with a repeater, you get a more reliable reading in the truck than without SO I recommend getting a repeater anyway.
TPMS systems cost over $150-350 and more, so they are expensive. Another options I found is a $29 TPMS from China? I found one that reads UP TO 89 psi.(which is high enough for my trailer tires) Haven't tried with my repeater yet to see if there is any difference in the reliability but plan to try it out … even if you have to take the batteries out of the weather sensor to make it work without a repeater, the $$$ difference substantiates that option. Will post later the results of my test comparisons of the 2 systems. I congratulate the men who import the Chinese made TPMS systems for resale as I appreciate the hassle that dealing with the public with electronics items brings with it. (not something I would want to do in my senior years). But for $29 the direct from china option is worth experimenting with on short hauls just to see if the are reliable? By using only the Chinese companies that accept Paypal I have been able to avoid getting burned by dishonest ones. Note: Most are drop shippers anyway and know little to nothing about the products they sell. For most people this makes this option a problem since there is NO CUSTOMER SERVICE.

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jetjocka7 wrote:

I bought a TPMS from a company who imports and resells these Chinese made electronic units. Had no luck getting reliable info on the receiver on the dash of my truck UNTIL I talked with a tech, who said that because I have a weather station in my trailer (which transmits on the same frequency that the TPMS uses; 433mhz) that I will HAVE to use a REPEATER to get a strong enough signal to the truck dash. The interference from the weather station outside sensor breaks down the link between the tire sensors and the receiver on the dash. If no Frequency interference is present, then the system should work without a repeater BUT even then I have read that with a repeater, you get a more reliable reading in the truck than without SO I recommend getting a repeater anyway.
TPMS systems cost over $150-350 and more, so they are expensive.


Mine came with the repeater and it could not have been easier to install it. It's not just your weather station, but without the repeater, the receiver can be affected by other things such as vehicle blind-spot systems. I paid $152 for mine on Amazon, got it in two days, and TireMinder has great customer service from all I've read, though I haven't had to use them yet. So far the system seems to work perfectly, and the peace of mind is invaluable. And EVERYTHING is made in China.

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