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Old 05-10-2016, 01:53 PM   #1
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Purchasing tire monitoring system....or not

I'm debating the purchase of a tire monitoring system. Thought it might be a good idea as I travel alone. I found this setup at airstream supply .com
Anyone have experience with these?
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:27 PM   #2
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Not sure about the quality of this one, the reviews on Amazon are mixed. Cheaper there as well. It is made by Hopkins 30100VA nVision.
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:30 PM   #3
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I think I paid about $100 less than that for my Dill system and have been happy with it.
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I bought the Tire Tracker system in late 2015. I have a few trips with the system and it has worked flawlessly.

https://www.tiretraker.com/proddetail.php?prod=TT400-4
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:49 AM   #5
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I have TireTraker too. Had one sensor fail on me and they replaced it quickly under warranty. I purchased extra O rings for the sensor caps when I ordered.

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We put the money towards a set of the most reliable tires we could find which were Michelins, then decided if we really needed a trailer tire monitoring system (not yet). TPMS may not warn before a blowout suddenly happens and tears up the side of the Airstream, excellent tires are a better investment.
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:08 AM   #7
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Happy with my TST system. I have yet real world test it under slow leak or blow out conditions and hope I never do.
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Which one is the TST system?
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:13 AM   #9
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Which one is the TST system?
I googled it for you,

http://tsttruck.com
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Thank you very much!
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I have the Tire Pressure Pro system and it was a great investment. When I blew a tire a few years ago on I-40 in Albuquerque, I was able to pull off of the road and stop with zero damage to the trailer. It also gives me the ability to verify the tire pressure when every I press the button.
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There seems to be a pretty large gap in pricing between these systems. I wonder what the not-so-obvious differences are?
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There seems to be a pretty large gap in pricing between these systems. I wonder what the not-so-obvious differences are?
Good question. Maybe the company reps that are members here will chime in.
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I also have the Dill system. The transmitters are the lower part of the valve stem and therefore mount inside the wheel. This can be both an advantage and a disadvantage. They do not place additional stress on valve stems, as they incorporate a metal valve stem, but you do have to dismount the tire to replace them when the battery dies. I'm not sure whether I can replace the batteries or if I have to buy new transmitters or send them in for rebuild. I'll check that out in 5-6 years when it's time if I still own the trailer. That's about when I should replace the tires due to age, anyway.

The system has already saved me more than its cost. I ran over some unavoidable debris on an exit ramp in Atlanta. About a mile later, the system alarmed. I was able to pull over, slow down, and exit prior to any damage being done to the wheel or trailer.

I'm sold on having one. From here on in, it is basically free.

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