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Old 05-02-2021, 10:43 AM   #41
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Hi, you can get 15% off of your orders from TST on the TPMS TST-507 by going to the RV Odd Couple on youtube and getting a discount coupon. I saved $119.10 on my order for a TST-507 TPMS. Just thought this might help.
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Old 05-03-2021, 03:57 PM   #42
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I also have a question ref TPMSs also. I've read a lot of posts ref the systems on this forum.

Do all the systems HAVE to be mounted on metal valve stems ? I ask because my tires & wheels barely have 100 miles on them. Don't want to pay someone to have them removed and remounted with the metal stems yet if I don't have to.
I purchased the TM-77 and contacted them I was told no I didnít have to change to metal stems.
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Old 05-03-2021, 07:47 PM   #43
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I purchased the TM-77 and contacted them I was told no I didnít have to change to metal stems.
Not familiar with the TM-77 system, but if it adds sensors to the valve stems I'd agree you don't "have to" use metal valve stems till the rubber ones split or break off from the weight of the sensor, usually at a very inopertune time.
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Old 05-04-2021, 01:43 AM   #44
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Not familiar with the TM-77 system, but if it adds sensors to the valve stems I'd agree you don't "have to" use metal valve stems till the rubber ones split or break off from the weight of the sensor, usually at a very inopertune time.
^This, After the second time it happened to me I finally woke up and realized what was going on. Had metal valve stems put in problem solved. The stems can be changed without removing the tire from the rim. I'd just like to say again just because you add a TPMS you are not safe from separations. I have had two tires separate and even after coming to a stop they still were holding pressure.
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Old 05-04-2021, 03:43 AM   #45
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^This, After the second time it happened to me I finally woke up and realized what was going on. Had metal valve stem put in problem solved. The stems can be changed without remove the tire from the rim. I'd just like to say again just because you add a TPMS you are not safe from separations. I have had two tires separate and even after coming to a stop they still were holding pressure.
I agree that a TPMS should not make one complacent. I do not belive that this should be a reason not to buy a TPMS. The difference of a tread seperation with and without a TPMS is WHEN it does blow out, which it will. If you are merrily motoring along in ingnorant bliss and the tire seperates it will blow out or deflate if you don't stop. If you continue driving on not knowing with the remaining weight on the other wheel (dual axle example) until that tire fails now you need two spare tires and most likey one ruined rim.
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Old 05-04-2021, 04:59 AM   #46
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Our last day of this trip was Sunday, driving home from Texarkana. I turned the TST on first thing. It started flashing the tire positions but I couldn't read the numbers. Later the tire positions stopped flashing.
I ordered the sun shade from TST, never could find it on Amazon.
I'm thinking I've got more than 1 issue going on. I'll wait and see how the sunshade works before calling TST.
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Old 05-04-2021, 05:50 AM   #47
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Our last day of this trip was Sunday, driving home from Texarkana. I turned the TST on first thing. It started flashing the tire positions but I couldn't read the numbers. Later the tire positions stopped flashing.
I ordered the sun shade from TST, never could find it on Amazon.
I'm thinking I've got more than 1 issue going on. I'll wait and see how the sunshade works before calling TST.

Brent when they stopped flashing was it because they had all started picking up the tire pressures or because the display just went out? Also, did you install a repeater? When I bought the color monitor they said it needed the repeater because of the sensitivity of the monitor. I tried connecting it without the repeater (last one - non color - worked without it and I was being lazy). All it did was flash the tire positions but never connected to them to show a pressure. Installed the repeater and no more issues....except the sun and I've ordered the sunshade as well. The lady at TST that I talked to said she didn't have a problem with seeing it but they mounted it on the "driver door window" of their motorhome and it was in out of the sun or something. That wouldn't work for me.
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Old 05-04-2021, 05:56 AM   #48
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^This, After the second time it happened to me I finally woke up and realized what was going on. Had metal valve stems put in problem solved. The stems can be changed without removing the tire from the rim. I'd just like to say again just because you add a TPMS you are not safe from separations. I have had two tires separate and even after coming to a stop they still were holding pressure.

Like Marshall mentioned I would never let the thought that a tire separating and holding air would be a reason to think about not getting a TPMS. A separated tire IS going to blow. If you've caught 2 prior to that you've been very lucky. I've had one separate, tread come off, beat up the underside/side of the trailer and wrap around the axle by the time I could stop. I had no idea there was a blowout (no TPMS) except I saw some white looking "fluff" stuff flying from the side and back of the trailer (foam insulation under the floor). A TPMS would have told me that. Plus, if you look at some of the pics John (JRTJH) has posted in the past of tires separating from the inside you can see how a tire could self destruct and you would never know it. Always have a TPMS.
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Old 05-04-2021, 06:19 AM   #49
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Like Marshall mentioned I would never let the thought that a tire separating and holding air would be a reason to think about not getting a TPMS. A separated tire IS going to blow. If you've caught 2 prior to that you've been very lucky. I've had one separate, tread come off, beat up the underside/side of the trailer and wrap around the axle by the time I could stop. I had no idea there was a blowout (no TPMS) except I saw some white looking "fluff" stuff flying from the side and back of the trailer (foam insulation under the floor). A TPMS would have told me that. Plus, if you look at some of the pics John (JRTJH) has posted in the past of tires separating from the inside you can see how a tire could self destruct and you would never know it. Always have a TPMS.
I have a TPMS all I am saying is I get the vibe from some of the people posting in here that getting a TPMS is gonna protect them from a tire separating. I have had 3 separate two I caught in time because I felt "something" the other took out a jack pad and did minor damage to the undercarriage. The TPMS never alerted me in any of these instances.
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^This, After the second time it happened to me I finally woke up and realized what was going on. Had metal valve stems put in problem solved. The stems can be changed without removing the tire from the rim. I'd just like to say again just because you add a TPMS you are not safe from separations. I have had two tires separate and even after coming to a stop they still were holding pressure.
So how do you change the stems without removing the tire from the rim ?
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Old 05-04-2021, 07:31 AM   #51
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So how do you change the stems without removing the tire from the rim ?
You still have to go to a tire dealer so they can break the bead. Typically if you buy the stems from them they will install them or buy them on line & pay to have them installed.
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Brent when they stopped flashing was it because they had all started picking up the tire pressures or because the display just went out? Also, did you install a repeater? When I bought the color monitor they said it needed the repeater because of the sensitivity of the monitor. I tried connecting it without the repeater (last one - non color - worked without it and I was being lazy). All it did was flash the tire positions but never connected to them to show a pressure. Installed the repeater and no more issues....except the sun and I've ordered the sunshade as well. The lady at TST that I talked to said she didn't have a problem with seeing it but they mounted it on the "driver door window" of their motorhome and it was in out of the sun or something. That wouldn't work for me.
I installed the repeater in the 5th's storage bay. At first I stuck the velcro on the interior of the forward wall. But, the wall has a fuzzy covering and didn't stick very well. I ended up sticking it on a horizontal 2 X 2 steel beam. I was concerned about it having to transmit around the beam but TST said no issue. I didn't notice when the tire locations quit flashing. It was pouring rain like I hadn't seen in a long time.
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I bought a Vesafe TPMS with six sensors for my toy hauler. It was reasonably priced on Amazon at $219 and has performed flawlessly without a signal booster, even at 42ft.
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You still have to go to a tire dealer so they can break the bead. Typically if you buy the stems from them they will install them or buy them on line & pay to have them installed.
So if I take one wheel off at a time and break the bead at the stem, I can replace the stems ? The only other option I have where I live is to remove all four wheels and take them 20 miles to town to have someone do this.
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So if I take one wheel off at a time and break the bead at the stem, I can replace the stems ? The only other option I have where I live is to remove all four wheels and take them 20 miles to town to have someone do this.
Or... like many of us just tow the trailer to the tire shop and have them jack it up change the stems and balance the tires and wheels while they're at it.. Takes about an hour and a half...
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I've called two locally so far and they will not touch it. I'll try a couple others.
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I've called two locally so far and they will not touch it. I'll try a couple others.
Have to looked for truck tire shops?
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I've called two locally so far and they will not touch it. I'll try a couple others.
Is there a Discount Tire near you, almost every one of them I have ever dealt with will do stuff like that.
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I've called two locally so far and they will not touch it. I'll try a couple others.
I would remember that when its time to buy tires.
Like RickV said, find a Discount Tire. I buy most of my tires from them. When they call me up on their computer and see how much I've spent with them they are pretty cooperative.
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I've called two locally so far and they will not touch it. I'll try a couple others.
If your RV dealership is local, call them and ask where they get their tire service done... I don't know of any RV dealership that "does tires". Every one I'm familiar with contracts out that work. If anyone would know where to go, it would be your RV dealership.
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