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Old 09-28-2013, 06:49 PM   #29
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I mounted the Dill system 18 months ago when I went to the 16" wheels and Michelin LT's. It works perfectly, and after towing around 20,000 miles I couldn't be more satisfied.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:41 AM   #30
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Another vote for TPMS. I have Michelins on the AS, but this summer I had 3 valve stems fail during a 2 week period. Set aside potential AS damage, the TPMS saved 3 Michelin LTX M/S from being ruined by run flat. That's about $600 - $650 saved......more than double the cost of TPMS.
Did you report the valve failures to NHTSA? This is clearly a safety related failure of automotive part.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:46 AM   #31
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Any brand names recommended? Where is a good place to buy? You would need to have the tires rebalanced after install?
Two things I considered before buying my external TPMS.

1. Warranty (I have 3 years)

2. Replaceable batteries. ( I prefer spending $2 to spending $40)

Simple Google search then look at the details. Mine also give warning with both rapid and slow air leak.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:53 AM   #32
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Any recommendations on metal tire valve stems? Sources?

I have seen valves at Camping World.

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Old 09-29-2013, 09:06 AM   #33
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I note a number of comments on sensors or extenders "flopping around".

Remember the standard low cost "snap-in" rubber valves are rated 60 psi MAX.

Rubber in valves ages like rubber in tires so you should ALWAYS replace the valve or rubber o-ring part of bolt in valves whenever you change tires.

Rubber valves are not designed to have stuff hung on the end so if you use either extenders or TPMS you should use bolt in metal valves.

I don't even think "high pressure" snap in rubber valves would be best with external TPMS.


I believe that most TT have passenger size valve holes not truck tire size valve holes so be sure you get the correct valve.

I have even written a few posts just on valves and others just on TPMS on my blog.
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I guess there are +&- to all the various systems, internal sensors are most likely more accurate and reliable, but no replaceable batteries and they are transmitting even with the tires off, in the basement, for Winter storage.

(POI...in this regard, my OEM Burb sensors are 7yrs old and still going strong, maybe I will get around to installing the spares in the AS.)

External sensors can find legs and walk or get lost, but are more easily replaced, and removing can extend battery life.

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My .02$.

I installed Dill internal sensors when I got the my tire issues a couple of years ago, for me works just fine. Only area that I'd ask Dill for an update on is the readout and its cumbersome mounting.

Hope to get 16's next year and I would get the Dill again.

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Old 09-29-2013, 12:10 PM   #36
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We installed the Dill TPMS when we bought our trailer, two years ago. I mounted the TPMS display below the dash over the transmission hump. I mounted it in that location to keep it out of the sun. Bright sun light makes the display hard to read. Other wise the system has worked great.
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Tireman9, Are these new to you?

1-1/4" High Pressure Snap In Tire Valve: AnythingTruck.com, Heavy Duty Truck & Trailer Parts and Light Duty Truck Accessories Warehouse

My EB has rubber stems and 80# max tire pressure on the Michelins,

And I thought I was done when I swapped out the bimetal lugnuts, , ,
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:23 PM   #38
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Did you report the valve failures to NHTSA? This is clearly a safety related failure of automotive part.
I didn't, I have no idea what brand.......just know the were installed by Discount Tire
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:27 PM   #39
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Two things I considered before buying my external TPMS.

1. Warranty (I have 3 years)

2. Replaceable batteries. ( I prefer spending $2 to spending $40)

Simple Google search then look at the details. Mine also give warning with both rapid and slow air leak.
Replaceable batteries in external mount sensors are known to leak water into them...as Robert says + & - to each kind. My Doran notifies both slow and rapid loss..the rapid loss notification is what I got with my stem failures.
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I have seen valves at Camping World.

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Again, be careful, the Sendel wheels have a small recess before you get to the mounting flange for the stem outer seal. A stem with a nut on the outside and one on the inside won't work. Not enough room for the nut in the recess.
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I note a number of comments on sensors or extenders "flopping around".

Remember the standard low cost "snap-in" rubber valves are rated 60 psi MAX.

Rubber in valves ages like rubber in tires so you should ALWAYS replace the valve or rubber o-ring part of bolt in valves whenever you change tires.

Rubber valves are not designed to have stuff hung on the end so if you use either extenders or TPMS you should use bolt in metal valves.

I don't even think "high pressure" snap in rubber valves would be best with external TPMS.


I believe that most TT have passenger size valve holes not truck tire size valve holes so be sure you get the correct valve.

I have even written a few posts just on valves and others just on TPMS on my blog.
I had the high pressure snap in rubber/metal valves that failed....I agree, I am suspicious the external sensors at least contributed to the failures.
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I guess there are +&- to all the various systems, internal sensors are most likely more accurate and reliable, but no replaceable batteries and they are transmitting even with the tires off, in the basement, for Winter storage.

(POI...in this regard, my OEM Burb sensors are 7yrs old and still going strong, maybe I will get around to installing the spares in the AS.)

External sensors can find legs and walk or get lost, but are more easily replaced, and removing can extend battery life.

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Your Burb sensors are motion activated. The batteries are consumed only after the sensors turn on as a result of wheel rotation. I don't know if the add on TPMS systems with internal sensors are the same. My externals are on anytime air pressure is applied....so I remove them if I am stopped for more than overnight, to conserve battery life.
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