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Old 06-23-2021, 08:45 PM   #1
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TPMS - Any low cost and good?

After a ruptured tire on on the way home from our last trip, I'm looking for a TPMS. Prices are all over the map. I know "you get what you pay for", but I also know that the technology is always improving. so my question...

I'm looking for anyone with a TPMS that they've purchased in the last two years, have over 500 miles on, and would rate a 4 or 5 (on a scale of 0-5). Which one did you buy and about how much did you pay for it?
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Old 06-23-2021, 09:44 PM   #2
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Have the TST-507 and like it

I installed a TST-507 system with cap sensors last year and put on about 5000 trouble-free miles. I had Discount Tire replace the rubber valve stems with Dill solid metal ones.

I like the color display that cycles through each tire displaying the tire’s temp and pressure. They react quickly to a drop in pressure when I remove them to adjust the pressure.

I bought it for the exact reason you’re looking at it - I want avoid an incident. I got it from eTrailer for $327. I’d give it a 5 out of 5 rating.

Good luck with your decision.
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Old 06-23-2021, 10:39 PM   #3
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Tst 507

Exactly.
We originally were sold on a few50-60.00 Amazon versions and granted, better than no TPMS at all for a few years.

However….

After some time and the random false alarms every 15-30 mins caused more stress and headaches than the extra cost of a proven and stable (no false) TPMS. In our case a TST 507 with 4 cap sensors. It came with a repeater but with our 25 ft International haven’t needed it yet. With PRE installed metal valve stems on new rims and Michelin’s feeling solid and road ready and MUCH less road stress towing.

Since, no falses and accurate pressures and temps all around.
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Old 06-24-2021, 02:41 AM   #4
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I have the TireMinder TPMS that is made for trailers, but I didn’t buy it, it came with our 25’ trailer (we bought used). It has a repeater, and I have had to move the repeater around to a few different placements to eliminate the occasional loss of data from a sensor. Now that I have found a better placement for the repeater (inside top of the LP tank cover) I consistently see good data continuously from all 4 sensors. I like the system, I power the display via a small USB cable. I get both pressure and temp, You can pick what pressure value to trigger an audible warning.
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Old 06-24-2021, 03:03 AM   #5
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Exclamation TPMS - Any low cost and good?

The best tool for any job is the one that works better than any others.

The best tool for any job is the one that works better than any others.

Saving a few dollars on less-than-perfect tools is a false economy.

Saving a few dollars on less-than-perfect tools is a false economy.

How much will you spend traveling and camping in your Airstream over the next 5-10 years?

Maybe $500,000 plus . . . for a total package including tow vehicle, trailer, insurance, gas and oil, maintenance, CG fees, etc.? What percentage of the grand total will a cheaper tool save you?

Don't be cheap!

Life is short . . . enjoy it while you are still healthy and can live the good life!

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Old 06-24-2021, 05:14 AM   #6
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eez tire - $285 from Amazon

monitor and 4 sensors which is all you need.

no issues yet
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:20 AM   #7
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We've got the TireMinder unit with the dedicated (color) display and are quite happy with it. We had a system from them on our coach, and this one now monitors the TV and Airstream.

The best tire monitor system is the one that you will use every time you head out, so get one you understand and will use. As long as you pick from one of the top tier units you should be okay.
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:31 AM   #8
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This is what we use and it works great.

https://tirepressuremonitor.com/prod...pulse-sensors/
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:37 AM   #9
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My choice Dill internal. Monitors PSI and internal temp. Under $300 at Discount Tire. I've used one for several years, maybe 8 or so. Sensors do have internal battery but the sensors can be replaced w/o buying a complete new system.

https://www.discounttire.com/buy-acc...it-kit/p/87069
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:40 AM   #10
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Switched from Tire Pressure Pro to TST-507 a couple of years ago. Extremely happy with the product. Purchased at a Wally Rally.
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Old 06-24-2021, 06:15 AM   #11
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TireMinder, display is on my iPhone, in settings can choose continuous display of information ( or not ). No effect on iPhone functions, phone, navigation etc. TireMinder has a yearly program $5.00 you get replacement batteries for your purchased system and o-rings. No problems purchased system since 2017. My experience, I highly recommend. Price may be a little higher than most.
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Old 06-24-2021, 08:23 AM   #12
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A pleased TST-507 user for 4 years. Works, saved us twice so far, and the display is a good size for what it is, not too big, not too small. Only thing I wish was better is the step-through scrolling display, one tire at a time. No matter which, get a TPMS, best you can afford.
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Old 06-24-2021, 09:16 AM   #13
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Eeze tire. Bought 3 years ago off of Amazon about 250$. After setting up, replacing valve stems to metal, this unit has been great. We did need to purchase a booster as we are 53 feet front to back. Has alerted us to a nail in tire and what turned out to be a valve stem issue on our spare. Unequivocal recommendation.
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Old 06-24-2021, 09:18 AM   #14
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Low tech option but I started with just valve stem caps. No ongoing monitoring while driving is a drawback but it let's me do a quick visual check before heading out.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HRIKTYY...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 06-24-2021, 09:31 AM   #15
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eez tire - $285 from Amazon

monitor and 4 sensors which is all you need.

no issues yet
Another vote for Eeztire- works great for us. Have had since 2017. Replaced one failed sensor this year. Trouble free other than that. 27FCFBT with Ram 2500.
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Old 06-24-2021, 09:34 AM   #16
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I recommend TireMinder Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), 4 Tire Kit. The display Velcro’s to your windshield and is solar charged while sitting there (it also has a micro usb cord for charging). I found there customer service very good.
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Old 06-24-2021, 09:38 AM   #17
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eez tire - $285 from Amazon

monitor and 4 sensors which is all you need.

no issues yet
This is what I bought after doing my research. I spent closer to 400 but I got 8 sensors. I needed 6 for my Airstream Interstate with dually and thought having a few extra sensors wouldn't hurt. We've put about 20,000 miles on it with no problems.
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You spoke correctly - "You Get What You Pay For!"

We have the TST with flow thru senders and these have save our butts - see our blog post
tpms-began-to-alarm/

I implore you - this is one area you do not want to be penny wise and $1000 poor because of a tire failure.
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Pulse FX package + 2 Pulse Sensors
They work for me
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