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Old 12-26-2015, 12:58 PM   #41
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Thanks Cliff, that's good info... and Bob, yah just what I need more spares to deal with. I remember leaving home in my 60s era VW Bug off on a long journey camping and backpacking around the US and Canada. My Old Man looked at my pile of spare parts, laughed and said I must be planning on rebuilding the entire car along the way. Of course the "Idiots Guide" was in the pile.
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Old 12-27-2015, 12:32 AM   #42
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Thoer,

Correct the sensors act as the dust cap for the stem.

When 7th Heaven is parked at home I remove & store the sensors (as well as the batteries)
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I have been using the Dill for 5 years. 3 years in the Casita then purchased another when we got the escape. The sensors are in the valve stems and are mounted inside the wheels like a car. This does mean you must remove the tire to install them. I have found it to be a good system over the years for us.

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Purchased it from from Tire Rack. Comes with a external antenna that can be used if you want. I tried another system everyone was using on the Casita club first but found it keep loosing the signal and would act like we had a flat. Never have had that problem with the Dill.
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I have been using the Dill for 5 years. 3 years in the Casita then purchased another when we got the escape. The sensors are in the valve stems and are mounted inside the wheels like a car. This does mean you must remove the tire to install them. I have found it to be a good system over the years for us.

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Purchased it from from Tire Rack. Comes with a external antenna that can be used if you want. I tried another system everyone was using on the Casita club first but found it keep loosing the signal and would act like we had a flat. Never have had that problem with the Dill.
The Dill seems like the way to go. Do you have mag wheels? Do they take the .453" valve stems? Did you have to use the external antenna? The Dill seems like a no hassle way to do this once it is installed and the price is right. Thanks.
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Has anyone had experience with Tyre Dog . Saw on fiberglass forum . Pat
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The Dill seems like the way to go. Do you have mag wheels? Do they take the .453" valve stems? Did you have to use the external antenna? The Dill seems like a no hassle way to do this once it is installed and the price is right. Thanks.
I have aluminum wheels. Yes you use the .453 stems. Yes I use the external antenna because it eliminates any signal loss and false alarms. It's a little more work up front but when it's installed it's no hassle after that.
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I have aluminum wheels. Yes you use the .453 stems. Yes I use the external antenna because it eliminates any signal loss and false alarms. It's a little more work up front but when it's installed it's no hassle after that.
Thanks. Sounds good. I got a quote from our local tire shop for $97 to install sensors and rebalance. The four tire system from Tire Rack is $279 and free shipping. So $400 total for piece of mind.

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Old 03-28-2016, 09:34 PM   #50
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Tire Pressure Monitoring: Internal VS External VS Spare

I just realized that the internal pressure sensors for four tires don't include the spare (some of us think glacially slowly!). So if I ever have to use the spare, I give up continuous pressure monitoring with an internal system, unless I buy an extra one or two sensors. With external sensors, I'd just move one to the former spare.

I would expect that only internal sensors would provide accurate temperature measurements, with poor thermal conduction along even metal stems coupled with effective air cooling. Pressure measurements should be equally accurate with either type. I think that pressure alone should provide most of the benefit; temperature might make a difference with slow leaks that result in the tire running hotter, which increases the pressure and might prevent the pressure sensor from alarming while driving; once the tire cools off, the pressure will drop.

I noticed that TST recommends only using metal valve stems with its external sensors. I sliced a candy bar to give me a 0.5 oz. weight of similar weight and size to the sensors; it is pretty light and I would expect rubber valve stems to survive a long time, but they will take a significant extra beating. Metal stems should provide higher reliability, especially on rough roads which seem more common when we're towing.

A related question: does anyone have a method for rotating tires including the spare. Otherwise, I can see the possibility of needing to replace a new and unused spare tire due only to its age. Fore-aft swaps would be simple, but the spare wouldn't be involved.

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