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Old 12-07-2014, 06:47 PM   #11
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:55 PM   #12
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Do these TPMS systems mount on the tire stems?
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:01 PM   #13
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Has anyone purchased a TPMS, sent the in-tire sensors to ETI to install before the tires are mounted and balanced?
Or, do you do the whole routine later, and rebalance?
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:11 PM   #14
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My system mounts on the valve stems and has user replaceable batteries.

Here's a link to install and setup for the model 507:

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Old 12-07-2014, 10:05 PM   #15
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Yeah but a TPMS is another one of those cool gadgets that modern technology has brought us like a GPS that make life easier and more fun.
Oh, yes, stuff that's not required can still be useful and desirable!

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Unlike a TPMS on a car, a trailer one has both temperture and pressure readout for all your tires.
The temperature would be good.

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It also has a alarm if you have a pressure loss so you don't have to mess with it going down the road and you know instantly if you have a problem before a tire comes apart and tears up your trailer.
In the case of a slow leak, this could help find the problem before driving on the tire for hours. In the case of a sudden failure ("blow out") at normal pressure it won't help. I haven't had either problem on a trailer, and I suppose there's a whole range of possibilities between the two extremes.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:44 AM   #16
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The Dill system mounts inside the tire just like a car system. Its a little work having to take the tires off and having the sensors installed but I purchased one that screwed on the valve steams and did not feel comfortable with the sensor hanging on the steam and sent it back. That's just me though because there are a of systems out there that just screw on.

The dill system also comes with a additional antenna that can be mounted under the vehicle and a wire ran up the the cab of the truck which helped us because we would loose signal sometimes due to the length of our crew cab truck and the trailer. Now I can leave it in the console and not have to mount it on the windshield.

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Old 12-08-2014, 09:29 AM   #17
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I have a TPMS on my Toyota and it has worked well, notified me of a loss in tire pressure during our vacation at Moab last summer, and I was able to drive into a shop and have the tire fixed before I needed to swap it out with the spare.

TPMS on the trailer tires is one of those things that is not an essential, but if you have the $ and like gadgets, it would be useful to have. For a TPMS on the trailer, those valve stem sensors look fairly beefy in the video. I would expect that you would need to have your tires balanced again after installing the sensors.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:24 PM   #19
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Just thought of another concern with TPMS. I have had some interference problems with a wireless backup camera installed on a Honda CRV and though I'm not sure, suspect that the interference is being caused by the TPMS. Has anyone using one of the aftermarket TPM systems noted an interference with other Bluetooth devices? If so, which brand are you using? I am planning on using the system marketed by Tire Minder (sold at CW) when I get my 5.0, but don't want to find out one will interfere with the other. I do have a battery powered iBall Camera which I have used for hooking up, but had to inactivate the F150's Bluetooth because it was messing up the picture on the IBall's monitor.
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:40 AM   #20
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Tire Minder system runs at 433MHz, while Blue Tooth runs at 2.4-2.485 GHz, same range as the i-Ball camera, so the tire system shouldn't interfere with BT. Mine doesn't and it runs at 433 MHz (different brand.)
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