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Old 06-14-2016, 07:47 AM   #1
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Tire Failures

On my recent trip I noticed a few failures that concerned me. We camped at Hill City S.D. and a gentleman pulled in with a class c motorhome pulling a trailer with motorcycle on it. He had a 5.30-12 trailer tire blow out and unaware he continued driving damaging wheel and frame. I recommend him to change to a 155-12 passenger tire and possible monitors, he took notes.
Next vehicle was sitting in a rest area and appeared to be towed behind motorhome. Both tires on left side appeared blown out and fire consumed vehicle. Next I was traveling down I-84 and a 5th wheel was about a 1/4 mile ahead of me and I noticed something departed from side of vehicle. Next came brake lights and pulling over. As I passed the left front axle tire was ripping body parts from trailer. Convinced me to buy a wireless tire monitoring system.
I know this maybe a loaded question but any suggestions on a great system?

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Old 06-14-2016, 08:17 AM   #2
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My Doran has worked well for over 5 years, and saved me from damage 3 times due to valve stem failures in high Temps.


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Old 06-14-2016, 09:56 AM   #3
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We use and have been happy with TST, though we also needed their repeater to ensure we could reliably receive sensor signals in our tow vehicle. The repeater is mounted on the tongue of the trailer, and we included a switch so we can easily turn it off while camped.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:58 AM   #4
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Last year I purchased a Tire Tracker tt-400. Seems to work fine, did not by the signal booster. Paid around $200.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:36 AM   #5
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We chose the TST system... are very pleased. The set up was easy and the operation is jusr as advertised.

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Old 06-14-2016, 11:24 AM   #6
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This spring I added the Truck Systems Technologies TPMS. I got the flow through design and am happy with it. You will need to have metal valve stems not rubber due to the weight of the sensors.

Wireless works great and on my first trip I got reliable readings of pressure and temp.
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Old 06-14-2016, 06:05 PM   #7
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I bought a TST system direct from Mike Benson of TST. Got a great price for the head unit and 4 sensors.

It works well for our 27' FC with no repeater needed with our Dodge Ram truck.

I did get metal valve stems with the new tires (Michelins) that I had put on.

I'm very happy with the TST product.
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:28 AM   #8
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I have a blog post on things I think you need to think about when making a selection of TPMS.

I bought the TireTraker system before I started writing my blog.

Note. I do not sell, work for or receive any comision on TPMS sales.

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