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Posted: 12/24/19 11:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

philh wrote:

Things were much easier before the TST monitor [emoticon] Tires were up to pressure, and then they weren't!

Tire have max pressure of 60 PSI. They were at 57 when I left MI, while driving to FL got up to a max of 69. Is this acceptable while driving? Temps were just a few degrees above ambient.

One interesting point, right side tires run a touch hotter 2F over left side.


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Posted: 12/24/19 11:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Inflate cold to pressure based on your actual load. Don't worry about what the sensor tells you.

Better yet forget the sensors completely and simply buy quality tires!


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Definitely agree with quality tires, but even the best tires are not immune to a slow leak caused by a wayward nail. The TPMS can save you from a destroyed tire, or even some trailer damage caused by a destroyed tire.

Heck, repairing one of those Goodyear tires instead of replacing it would just about pay for a TPMS. [emoticon]


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Posted: 12/24/19 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sensors are for low pressure. Inflating cold (no sun, no driving) the hand held pressure gauge is correct.


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Not interested in cluttering my dash. I have had one tread separations that the TMPS would not have detected. That’s it never even a flat.

RVing since about 1990 always running quality tires.

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We enjoying have tire sensors on the Alpenlite.

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ependydad wrote:

See if this will ease your mind any:
How To Use Your TPMS?

It has practical hints and suggestions for using your TPMS.


Great article, thank you!

WRT not having a monitor, I can't count the number of times I've heard "the tire suddenly blew". Well, maybe it can happen, but I'd bet a dozen doughnuts there was a problem that developed just before it suddenly blew.

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What many consider max pressure is NOT the maximum pressure. Read carefully, it is the pressure required to obtain the maximum load rating.

You can increase the pressure beyond what is on the sidewall but it does not increase load capacity beyond the rating.

When I had 50psi LRC (ST) tires, I regularly used a cold inflation of 55psi.


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beemerphile1 wrote:

What many consider max pressure is NOT the maximum pressure. Read carefully, it is the pressure required to obtain the maximum load rating.

You can increase the pressure beyond what is on the sidewall but it does not increase load capacity beyond the rating.

When I had 50psi LRC (ST) tires, I regularly used a cold inflation of 55psi.


Maybe provide a tire manufacturers link to this please.

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