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Old 08-04-2015, 08:33 PM   #1
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I have new Airstream coming next month and was wondering if anyone knows if the tires have metal valve stems? I want to use the TPMS ' off my old rig and they need to go on metal valve stems.

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Old 08-04-2015, 09:21 PM   #2
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No, they will come with cheap rubber stems.
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:00 AM   #4
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The original Airstream Good Year Marathon 15" ST ties have been so unreliable and prone to blowouts, many of us have changed to Michelin 16" LTX tires and Sendel 16" wheels (standard on Eddie Bauer and new Classic Airstreams).

This is better money spent than TPMS as a first purchase. We put on four Michelins and new wheels for $1500, sold the originals for $500, and kept the original spare tire for the unlikely event we will need it.

The reasoning here is the GYM's have a high blowout rate, the Michelins have been virtually blowout-free. A sudden blowout is likely to damage your wheel well and nearby equipment. TPMS may warn you of impending failure, or it may only warn you that failure (and damage) just happened.

For extended travel, especially in hot weather, the first upgrade ought to be better tires. Then consider a TPMS which is much, much less likely to activate from tire failure advising you a tire has blown and damaged your Airstream.
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Cheryl, way to go off topic.
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I have new Airstream coming next month and was wondering if anyone knows if the tires have metal valve stems? I want to use the TPMS ' off my old rig and they need to go on metal valve stems.

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I think the best one to answer that question is where the AS is coming from. All they have to do is look at it and tell you as they do!
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I have new Airstream coming next month and was wondering if anyone knows if the tires have metal valve stems? I want to use the TPMS ' off my old rig and they need to go on metal valve stems.

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What system do you have?
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Don't recall the brand name, but have been using on my fifth wheel and dually. Seems to work as advertised, needs to be recalibrated, and is a pain to remove to adjust air pressures, but it is what it is.
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Would a Flow Through Sensor help you so when you add air you do not have to remove the sensor? let me know
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Mike I have your system with the standard sensors. Would there be a charge to swap for flow thru sensors?
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Michael,
How long have you had them?
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How long have you had them?
Mid April this year.
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Found the box, my system is the TST.
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I can give you a large discount to trade up to the 507FT. Call me when you can 770-889-9102 Thanks,
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