Originally Posted by pappy19
I am thinking of purchasing a tire pressure sensor for our AS. I saw a nice article in the latest Trailer Life and was wondering if anyone else has tried one of these.
I have them, and when the street side rear tire decided to lose its tread on north bound I-30 in Texarkana, the system's alarm sounded and we could see the tire's pressure dropping rapidly. Fortunately, the tire didn't blow and since we were right at an off ramp we drove up the ramp to the Discount Tire store on the south bound side. When we got there a large piece of tread was missing and the tire was flat.
No damage was done to the trailer.
I have Airstream mud flaps on the trailer and they are pretty rigid. I do not know if having these helped prevent damage to the Airstream.
The tire pressure sensing system worked perfectly.