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Old 10-10-2017, 11:37 PM   #11
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love the shot of the Canyon. I have worked there twice. It is definitely on the list of destinations!
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:35 AM   #12
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[QUOTE=Caoimhin;259557]Why would you recommend the flow through sensors?
Why the metal valve stems?

Metal valve stems will provide the best platform for mounting the TPMS sensors. Much more robust than the rubber stems.
Flow through sensors are just more convenient than having to remove the sensor to adjust air pressure. They were the same cost as a package deal and have proven to work just fine when we had to add a little air during our trip to the Oregon coast.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:00 AM   #13
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TST507RV with flow through sensors on metal valve stems with the repeater in the front bay works great. Never a lost signal. We have traveled about 7,000 miles with it. Once you have confidence in the system it's nice also to be able to check pressures while hooking up or getting ready to hit the road.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:15 AM   #14
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Why would you recommend the flow through sensors?
I had considered that I would not use them, too heavy and gimmicky. but If someone has experience with them I would like to hear why you like them more than the lockable ones ($85 for a tirecap sounds good to be able to lock down)
Metal stems donít flex during rotation, which provides a more stable platform when using TPMS sensors.

Some TPMS manufacturers recommend metal stems for that reason.

Metal stems have a higher pressure rating than some rubber stems.

Flow through sensors make it possible to add air without removing the sensors.

Metal stems have not had a corrosion issue in my experience living near the Sierra where salt is used on the roads during the winter months. Of course, I tend to wash the underside of my vehicles fairly frequently during the winter months.

YMMV on any or all all of the above...
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:33 AM   #15
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TireTrake TT-500 - only have sensors for the fifth wheel. Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:00 PM   #16
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TST 507. The best customer service possible. PSI and temp never missed a beat on my 43' 5er and no repeater needed.
Just received the new larger color monitor and cannot wait to get it programmed when I get home.
Mike Benson, the sales manager can be questioned on the Montana owners forum and provides his cell number there.


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Old 10-11-2017, 06:21 PM   #17
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.......Just received the new larger color monitor and cannot wait to get it programmed when I get home.
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Please tell us more about the larger color monitor. There is no reference to it on the TST website.
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Please tell us more about the larger color monitor. There is no reference to it on the TST website.


I just home from AL and opened the box. I turned it on and a nicer screen although nothing programmed yet. Supposed to be easier to program than the original that was not difficult. It was first announced at a rally a couple weeks ago. Current customers were given the early option to upgrade. All TST sensors are compatible. Interested owners of a TST system should call Mike Benson. I'm not certain when they will be available to others and might be now. Mike has his number posted on the Montana owners forum.


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I just home from AL and opened the box. I turned it on and a nicer screen although nothing programmed yet. Supposed to be easier to program than the original that was not difficult. It was first announced at a rally a couple weeks ago. Current customers were given the early option to upgrade. All TST sensors are compatible. Interested owners of a TST system should call Mike Benson. I'm not certain when they will be available to others and might be now. Mike has his number posted on the Montana owners forum.


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Thanks for this.
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Thank you everyone for the information.
Just picked up my Raptor last night. It is in great shape but previous owner was a carpenter not a mechanic. Tire pressure was 35psi in all 6 tires. took two stops to find a compressor that would go to 80psi without waiting 10 minutes per tire (truck stop). lost one tire due to a slice in the sidewall. luckily I have a sharp eyed wife who saw it while watching me wrestle with a gas station pay compressor to get the tires up to 60psi. I learned that my floor jack I brought with me was too wimpy to get that beast up off the tire. Walmart parking lot at midnight 12 ton bottle jack 5 minutes we were one our way. I can only imagine what a truck stop on I20 would have charged to swap tires at 1am, and I now have a very capable bottle jack to keep stored on in the trailer.

I really like the idea temp measurement reading on the TPMS to warn you of a problem before you loose air pressure.

Thanks again for the help

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