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KKELLER14K

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Posted: 12/02/20 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am in the market for this insurance..and since my last trip to Texas had me with not one, but two tire failures, I figure for safety concerns, it's time to bite the bullet. I'm really not wanting a brand war as to keep it a clean post but as to... do you have one, do you like what you have, does it do the job and is it worth it??

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I would like to know as well. I had a couple of different kinds years ago and they didn't work very well. You had to install them in some kind of order and stuff like that. I probably still have them out in the barn.

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I hear you. After a blowout on our last truck I bought a cheapie off Amazon;

Vesafe Wireless Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). This thing worked great!
The ability to monitor psi brings great peace of mind. Especially after having a failure.

The new truck has factory TPMS so I put this on our Son’s car. Money well spent.


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I bought a Tire Minder because I got a discount from a Youtuber and like it, but I don't have any other experience. It works well.


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I had the factory one on my truck disabled. [emoticon]


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A lot of us in "Towing World" do. My 2012 F350 DRW didn't come with one, so I use a TireMinder A1A with 10 sensors for the truck and the fifth wheel (it will monitor up to 22 tire positions if I wanted to put sensors on both spares). Before I started using Sailun load range G tires on the trailer, the TPMS saved my butt a couple of times.

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I'm pretty happy with the EEZTire - works great on my 6 wheel E-450 chassis Class C. I got an extra sensor to keep an eye on the spare. It supports up to 26 sensors, so should work with any RV plus you can monitor a towed vehicle. They sell a repeater, but I didn't need one, it works reliably without one.


I've heard good things about the TireMinder as well.

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Tireminder 1A1S


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Two years ago, I purchased ORO Technology W410 TPMS off Amazon. It has worked great, a quick glance and I can see tire pressure. The sensors are inside the tire not external which I wanted. It is very accurate and programmable. I even used it to verify my other tire pressure gauges and throw defective ones away. If 3 gauges agree and 4th doesn't, 4th is trashed. Prior to that, I had one in each vehicle and trusted each. Very satisfied after 25000 miles of use and highly recommend it. Note: the sensors are tire specific so when you rotate your tires, the location isn't correct which for me is no big deal.

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I put a TST system on my Class A. It was a very finicky system. The sensors screwed onto the valve stem of each tire and the fronts stuck out enough that they could be knocked off if you brushed a curb. I did brush a curb with my system and the sensor got knocked off and the tire began to deflate. In a most ironic fashion, the monitor never set off an alarm! You would thing that a sensor disconnect would at least tell you that it lost contact between the monitor and the sensor. TST told me that a "lost signal" will just continue to display the "last known value". I literally was parked on the side of the road with a completely flat tire and the monitor still said that the tire had 75 psi.
The sensors were a "flow through" design, meaning that you could fill the tire up with the sensor on the valve stem. Unfortunately, the sensors dramatically decreased the volume of air that you could put in the tire. Adding a few PSI could take several minutes.
Each time you started up the system it could take up to ten minutes for the monitor to read all of the tires and display their pressure and temperature.
I think there are better solutions out there than the TST brand.

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