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Old 08-22-2016, 09:38 AM   #15
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Not a huge fan of TPMS (we quit using it on the Airstream with a change to 16" Michelin), why spend the money to monitor the trailer spare? Our truck has no TPMS on its spare, but that seems a better place to put it.

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Old 08-22-2016, 09:51 AM   #16
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Having a sensor on the spare means we know whether our spare is flat before we need it. Also, it's possible, even for a Michelin, to go flat quickly with a big enough nail through it.

No big deal whether you agree with that, do what seems best for you.

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Old 08-26-2016, 08:53 PM   #17
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Just finished 30,000+ mile trip in west and southwest (including two cross-continent trips) in our FC27 on OEM GYMs. Ran them at 65 psi cold at no more than 65 mph continuous. No issues with the tires and tread wear appears to be even. One puncture (tire deflated overnight at a RV park in Sioux Falls; how convenient is that!) which was successfully plugged and one other tire has a very slow leak (loses about 5 psi/day starting at 65). I do not have a tpms but I do check pressures every morning before we hit the road. No popped rivets or other indicators of stress in the trailer.
Currently, we're living in an apartment but will probably resume full-timing next March. I suppose I ought to replace the tires before then but they just don't look that worn.
Anyway, that's a data point on tire pressure and ambient temperature ranged from 30 degrees to 100 degrees F.

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