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custerhank

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TPMS
« on: July 04, 2023, 04:20:37 pm »
  I haven't seen a recent thread on here for TPMS (2021 looks the newest) so just wondering if anyone can share recent thoughts on the units they have. We had an older model  Tire Tracker on our previous diesel pusher (TT400), but have not put a TPMS on our (new to us) 2019 model 3100. I am looking for a unit that does not take up a ton of space in the cockpit, has fairly long battery life, lets the user change the sensor batteries and is generally "easy to use". I see from some older posts that the valve extenders can be a problem with some TPMS so any guidance on that would be appreciated.

Hank W.
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Re: TPMS
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2023, 05:26:20 pm »
I have had an InnoTech RV and I'm quite pleased with it's ease of use.

I velco the monitor to the dash. That makes it easy to program the sensors. The monitor charges through a USB cord and a single charge lasts several months. The sensors attach to the valve stem and I've never had an issue of any type. Sensor batteries have lasted as long as 3 years. Towing a dingy I use ten sensors and never had a failure in the 6 years I've owned the unit.

Since I tow a dingy I put a signal booster in the back wall of my 3100 closet to insure a constant signal.

The monitor shows both air pressure and tire temp.

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Re: TPMS
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2023, 06:13:55 pm »
Wow!
My response is almost exactly like Zolman's, except I use the TST 507 system from Truck Systems Technology.
I bought it in early 2019 when I got my 2552 because of the positive reviews, and have had no issues with it.  It has a color monitor and is easy to read and decipher on the move.  It tracks pressure and temp, and has both a warning light and an audible alarm.  I have it dash-mounted, next to my GPS, and it simply lifts off of the mount if I need to remove it.
It also charges through a USB cord, but I don't get the several months from a charge that Zolman reports.  When I'm using it continually, it would need a recharge probably every 4 or 5 days or so, but I usually just plug it into an outlet every 2 or 3 days while I'm driving to keep it topped off.
I opted for the cap style sensors rather than the flow-through since they're a little more compact.  I've had no issues with leakage, even with the extenders.  I also run 10 sensors--4 on the TOAD--and though it came with a signal booster, I haven't installed it--and I've had no issues with dropped signals from the TOAD sensors.
The sensor batteries have also lasted 3 years or longer in my application.  I did have one sensor fail a year or so ago; but I bought a couple of extras so just programmed a new one.
Looks like both Zolman and I have had good experiences with our units--and can recommend them.
Mike

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Re: TPMS
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2023, 07:29:21 pm »
I have the Tire Minder TM-77. The rechargeable monitor has a suction cup dash mount cradle, but ours just sits in a cup holder. The audible alarm is sufficient even with the music turned up.  The signal booster for the rear tires is wired to the 12v plug for the rear tv using the included alligator clips.

Tire Minderís free lifetime batteries program is a plus. Itís better to proactively  change all 6 every 2 years instead of waiting for a LS error while driving. Replacing a battery is just a two minute job with no tools required. I ordered extra battery covers because they cross thread easily and become brittle.

Next time I will get the flow through type sensors instead because removing the sensors to add a little air is a pita.
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Re: TPMS
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2023, 02:06:07 pm »
I have the TST 507 and my experience with it tracks almost exactly with Mike's feedback above.  I did install the provided extender.

I am on my 2nd TST unit in the 10 or so years I have been using it. My first unit was on a pusher for 8 years and I moved that unit to my 2910T for about a year.  I ended up replacing my original unit with another TST unit since they updated the base unit (color monitor) and the sensors (different batteries) during those 9 years. I replaced 2 sensors during the 9 years with the original unit.

I initially had a leakage problem with an extender on my pusher. Turned out to be a burr on the end of the extender. Otherwise I haven't had an issue with extenders. I did replace all of the extenders on my Phoenix with Dually Valve valve stems to eliminate leakage possibilities and make it much easier to add air.

Kevin

 

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Re: TPMS
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2023, 07:04:40 pm »
I originally bought a "Tire Traker" TT-600 (note there is no "c" in the product name for my device... Maybe it was a Chinese rip off? Not sure.)  It lasted about 10 months and one sensor stopped reporting. A new battery didn't help. A couple months later 2 more failed.


I ended up buying a less cheap, but no big name (b-qtech), tpms on Amazon. https://a.co/d/gynLMX2  It's now approaching 2yrs old and no problems.


In the under $200 range it got good reviews and what appeared to be better/more reviews from people who owned it for long durations than the rest (as I could find in Amazon) and I can't negate that yet.  The best reviews were all at a higher cost, in my opinion, and after my first device not surviving a year I wasn't ready to drop a lot of bucks on another tpms.


It comes with a solar panel on top to charge the display unit and a silicone gecko pad so it doesn't slide around. I charged it up once (using a usb cord) when it arrived and never again since. My only complaint would be that it's a bit dim on a really sunny day, but readable if I hold my hand over it to give it some shade.


For what's worth I've never had connectivity problems on my 2900... The sensors seem to report in less than a minute after moving the PC. I can also wake them up by tapping each of them.


Hope that helps,
Larry
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