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Old 11-19-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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Anyone still using a Teletector?

My triple axle came equipped with Teletectors. They still work however I don't have the system functional to the point where I have an indicator in my truck or even a harness.

What say you? Ever have it save you from damage? TPMS is great but is simpler better?

I'm sure this question will get many wondering what the heck a teletector is!
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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If I remember right they were sold by a company based in Tennessee and used "feelers" to detect when a tire was going low.
Or maybe that was another long gone product.
Also popular years back were safety skids made by Seide and others. I occasionally will see them on a vintage trailer
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I know what curb feelers are
I have seen the bent metal brace protectors under an Airstream axle on either side.

What is a teletector and how is it related to the running gear of a travel trailer?

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I know what curb feelers are
I have seen the bent metal brace protectors under an Airstream axle on either side.

What is a teletector and how is it related to the running gear of a travel trailer?

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The device I am thinking of would use a stiff wire hanging down from the axle which could trigger a switch if it dragged the ground because of a soft tire and it would turn on a light in the cab. At least that is what I understood from the ads that ran at the time. I never actually saw one but seem to recall they were still available 15 years or so back
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The teletector is a sliding tube attached to each axle in linear fashion. It contains a sliding switch. In the event of a flat the tube will lengthen due to the axle dropping then illuminating a light and sounding an alarm in the cab of the tow vehicle. There are no dangling wires or springs as speculated here. Only a 3 foot 1" diameter "tube" attached to the axle brackets.

My 34 had this installed as factory equipment as the wiring is noted in my electrical blueprints as well as there being an original 9 pin umbilical cord.for the extra conductors.
It was mfgd by the now defunct May Engineering Co. Systems were available from 1976 to 1992. Very few spare parts exist.
I have all documents should someone need a copy.
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Then the tube would be attached to the arms since the axle itself is fixed?

Was the company out of Knoxville, TN. ? If not I was thinking of a similiar product
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