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Old 10-03-2021, 11:58 AM   #1
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Any opinions on tire pressure monitor systems ?
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Old 10-03-2021, 01:31 PM   #2
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My 2005 F150 pre-dates OE TPMS so I've installed this to cover both it and my new Escape 5.0 (it's available with fewer monitors). I preferred a system that does not use a smartphone interface (YMMV, no worries!).

https://eezrvproducts.com/shop/ols/p...itoring-system

Granted I have few miles with it yet but so far I'm liking it, see no reason that should change, setup was easy and the displayed info presentation is 'sensible' to me.

My truck already had metal valve stems, I did have the rubber stems on the Escape changed to metal as a precaution against any rubber-stem issues.

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Old 10-03-2021, 02:02 PM   #3
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A year ago we purchased a Tymate TPMS and have about 8,000 miles since. It's been working with the rubber stems, but when we change tires next spring we'll change to metal valve stems.

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Old 10-03-2021, 02:49 PM   #4
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I've had the EEZTire-TPMS running for a few trips now and am entirely satisfied.
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Old 10-03-2021, 03:30 PM   #5
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A year ago we purchased a Tymate TPMS and have about 8,000 miles since. It's been working with the rubber stems, but when we change tires next spring we'll change to metal valve stems.

When I first installed my tpms with the same type of sensors as yours, I did so on existing rubber stems. This picture is after the tire blew and the metal stems were installed. You can see in the photo where the rubber stem flexed and rubbed the paint off of the rim before it rubbed a hole in the stem and lost air. Max speed was 60 mph.


I will always run metal stems with a tpms of this type.


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Old 10-03-2021, 05:04 PM   #6
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Hmmm,
The date on that photo is 15 years ago?
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Old 10-03-2021, 05:45 PM   #7
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Hmmm,
The date on that photo is 15 years ago?

Yes, that's when it happened. I've been running metal stems ever since.
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Old 10-03-2021, 10:47 PM   #8
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We like/use and recommend: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

We also installed metal stems when we replaced our tires. Nice solid fit. -Bea
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Old 10-04-2021, 04:17 PM   #9
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Ditto on the TireMinder Solar Powered Trailer TPMS works well.

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Old 10-04-2021, 04:22 PM   #10
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Ditto on the TireMinder Solar Powered Trailer TPMS works well.

Had a problem with my TireMinder not showing the #1 position.
They sent me a new transmitter, several batteries, and a new display. This was a 3 year old system.
They've got my business from now on!
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When I first installed my tpms with the same type of sensors as yours, I did so on existing rubber stems. This picture is after the tire blew and the metal stems were installed. You can see in the photo where the rubber stem flexed and rubbed the paint off of the rim before it rubbed a hole in the stem and lost air. Max speed was 60 mph.


I will always run metal stems with a tpms of this type.


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I'm curious, when that tire blew, did the tpms work as you had hoped? Did it alert you immediately to the loss in pressure and save further damage?
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Old 10-04-2021, 09:47 PM   #12
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I'm curious, when that tire blew, did the tpms work as you had hoped? Did it alert you immediately to the loss in pressure and save further damage?

Your question made me stop and think (I've slept since then). In fact, it was a couple of years after that when I bought my first real TPMS system from TST.



The sensors used on that trailer which yielded the blowout were just local to the tire and you had to actually look at them to see that the pressure was correct. There was no monitor to view nor alert system.


I apologize for the brain fart. However, the principle of hanging a sensor on the tip of a rubber stem still applies. Metal stems for me on all my vehicles.
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Old 10-20-2021, 08:05 AM   #13
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Although I find the TPMS system on our daily drivers useful, for the camper the good old tire gauge works well for me. I check tire pressures before and during a trip. I find it gives me the opportunity to look over / inspect the tires as well as a quick walk around for any other issues.
I recently had on my TV a large slash on the sidewall of a drive tire. It held pressure just fine and the TPMS certainly did not indicate there was an issue. Had I not done a visual inspection I am certain I would have been changing a tire on the side of the road.
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Every gas fill up means a walk around visual of both trailer and tow vehicle ........
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Every gas fill up means a walk around visual of both trailer and tow vehicle ........
I do the same Jim. I walk around the whole rig and put my hand down near the hubs (between the lug nuts and the hub cap) on the trailers I feel for excessive bearing heat. Then I stand back and stare at the hitch hookup to make sure all looks right. I reach down and feel that the rim of the coupler is down tight to the bottom of the hitch ball. Every once In a while I spot something that needs attention. A checklist before takeoff is essential for me but does not cover what can develop during towing. Velcro stops on the awning, zip ties, bungee cords, and spring clips are all good devices where appropriate to avoid the disappointment of lost along the road components.
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Old 10-20-2021, 09:20 AM   #16
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Exactly Jim n also ck the temp of the trailer wheel bearings

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I have a bearing temp gauge, just need to find it after not using it for 2 years......eek?
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Decided on ordering a new one, that way if I find the old one it can go and Dave's famous blue tarp as a donation of "Extras" at the next rally.
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Old 10-20-2021, 09:39 AM   #19
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Anyone one know the sweet spot for Escape bearings temperature's on an E19?
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Although I find the TPMS system on our daily drivers useful, for the camper the good old tire gauge works well for me. I check tire pressures before and during a trip. I find it gives me the opportunity to look over / inspect the tires as well as a quick walk around for any other issues.
I recently had on my TV a large slash on the sidewall of a drive tire. It held pressure just fine and the TPMS certainly did not indicate there was an issue. Had I not done a visual inspection I am certain I would have been changing a tire on the side of the road.
What you do works great until you have someone pull along side of you honking and advising you to pull over because one of your tires is flat. BTDT! Our tire and rim were destroyed. We could have easily saved the rim and perhaps the tire if we'd had TPMS.

Besides, how long could we have traveled down the road with only one tire on that side holding up the camper?

Your choice,

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