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Old 08-20-2015, 08:53 PM   #1
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Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)

What is a good reliable TPMS to install on the Airstream Interstate?
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:09 PM   #2
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While you're waiting for some suggestions, you can search the forum as there is a thread where this is discussed ad infinitum.
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:12 PM   #3
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There are less expensive alternatives to the one I installed but I have been very pleased with how it works.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f240...te-131097.html
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:24 PM   #4
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I use this one: RV Tire Pressure Kits -*Truck System Technologies
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:55 PM   #5
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+1 on the TST System. I have that system with the screw-on flow-thru sensors. Only draw back is the batteries need to be changed every year. The customer service with the TST folks in Georgia is great.

The internally mounted systems like Dill unit jerhofer mentioned above typically have batteries that will last 5-years or so. That's pretty much the life of your tires.


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Old 08-21-2015, 07:55 PM   #6
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I'm with G Miller. The TST system is very affordable, easy to install and easy to program and it has user changeble batteries. I've had mine for 2 years and it is problem free. I take the sensors off when in storage to conserve batteries and I'm still using the original batteries.
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+1 On this system....flawless performance
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:47 AM   #8
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+1 On this system....flawless performance
+2. Same great experience.
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When I was shopping for TPMS I looked for unit with an "Early Warning System" that alarms when the tire first starts to loose air.
Some systems only warn after you have lost lots of air.

Assume your cold inflation pressure is 65psi. This means your hot running pressure might be 75 to 85 psi.
With early warning if you loose about 3 psi or more from the higher, hot running pressure in a couple of minutes you get a warning. So in this example you would get an early warning at about 77 psi. Well before you are doing damage to the tire.

Some systems only warn after you have lost 15% from the cold pressure or in this example you might have to leak down from say 80 psi to 55 psi before you get a warning.

Based on the above I bought the TireTraker system.

Note I do not work for or sell any brand TPMS.
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The TST system also has user configurable settings, for both pressure, temperature, and also warns if there is a quick loss of pressure.
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Quick question. I am considering a TST TPMS system and installing the DL1SP Chrome Dually Valve Kit is this a good solution for my 2015 Interstate Grand Tour?
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Yes, that's exactly what I did, and if you use external sensors, you must replace the original valves on the rear tires with the DL1SP valve kit.

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Quick question. I am considering a TST TPMS system and installing the DL1SP Chrome Dually Valve Kit is this a good solution for my 2015 Interstate Grand Tour?
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Quick question. I am considering a TST TPMS system and installing the DL1SP Chrome Dually Valve Kit is this a good solution for my 2015 Interstate Grand Tour?

I also have this setup on my Interstate. After an inner dual flat during a cross county trip I knew I needed a TPMS. The folks at TST provided great customer service when I needed to exchange an internal system for an external system with flow through sensors. I've used mine now for two years with no issues. The batteries need to be changed once a year on the external sensors.

Today when I left home to do some shopping the alarm tripped on my front RH tire because it was 2 psi below the minimum I had set. It was a cold morning and the alarm cleared after driving a few miles. When I returned home I brought all the tires up to the set pressure as they had lost a few psi, mostly from the colder temps.


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I'd like to add this to my rig - can someone give me a item list and checklist? A budget I'll spend approximated as well. Going to be doing some NC to CA & back driving over next few years and get tired of checking them at each film up.

ALSO: 30,000 miles on factory tires and starting to show wear - recommendations on replacement tires would be great!


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