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Old 05-09-2016, 09:17 AM   #15
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Thank you all for the good information. I did check the pressure before leaving and tires were at 50 lbs, so that wasn't the problem. ...

Sometimes you just get a defective tire.. my pre-Scamp pop-up was stored in the garage and the tires were well cared for. Yet one of the tires, in it's second year of life, developed a visible bubble larger than a golf ball on the sidewall. Always good to do a visual inspection every chance you get too.
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:30 PM   #16
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Now that I'm in the market for a tire pressure monitoring system ��, I'd appreciate recommendations. My car (16 Pilot) already has them, so all I need is to monitor two trailer tires. I've looked at prior posts here, but most recommendations seem to monitor both car and trailer. The ones I've looked at on Amazon have a great variability in price, but it's not clear what the differences in function are.

It sure would be nice to have something send an alarm to my smartphone, rather than yet another display. But I may be dreaming.
Thanks, -- Anne
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:36 PM   #17
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I have my eye on this:
Tire monitors
They package it just for use little trailer owners (with only two sensors).

From what I gather, the best (as in most favorably reviewed) sensors require dismounting the tire as opposed to putting them on the valve, and the ones that go on the valve seem to work better if the rubber valve is replaced with a metal one. In either case, it seems like it might be best to use something that requires unmounting the tire, so I have been putting it off.

As for dreaming... if you can dream it, perhaps you can patent it! Someone should make some money on that idea. OK, maybe not.. but somewhere there must be....
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Old 06-07-2016, 05:16 PM   #18
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Now that I'm in the market for a tire pressure monitoring system ��, I'd appreciate recommendations. My car (16 Pilot) already has them, so all I need is to monitor two trailer tires. I've looked at prior posts here, but most recommendations seem to monitor both car and trailer. The ones I've looked at on Amazon have a great variability in price, but it' snot cleR what the differences in function are.

It sure would be nice to have something send an alarm to my smartphone, rather than yet another display. But I may be dreaming.
Thanks, -- Anne
Shoot! A day late. It is already being produced here
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:02 PM   #19
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This may seem like overkill but up here in the far north we usually only have 3+ months of camping (the rest of the year is sledding season), which means my trailer is sitting in storage for about 8+ months.

I have a complete second set of cheap tires on rims that I use on the trailers when in storage, in the spring I swap on the good set. Something like our other spring ritual of taking the winter tires off the car and putting on the summer tires.
I like that approach. I want to buy new rims and new tires so maybe I will just hang onto the old ones too....if I have a place to store them.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:25 AM   #20
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I like that approach. I want to buy new rims and new tires so maybe I will just hang onto the old ones too....if I have a place to store them.
You're better off to just put the egg on blocks for storage, but each to their own.

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Old 06-08-2016, 08:25 AM   #21
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I too recently had a bad tire. A bulge in the tread at under 5000 miles which I was told was separating belts. I installed the TST tire pressure monitoring. (The one with replicable batteries that screws onto the valve). I have used it on one trip and all seems to work pretty well. It takes about 5 minutes for the reader to pick up the signal and from that point on you get alternating info between the two tires and warning limits you can set on pressure and temperature. I purchased my system from Plug It Right. I received at in a couple of days, at a good price. (http://www.plugitright.com/TST-Tire-...ng-System.html). These guys can sell you a system with as few as two sending units, which is not always the case with other vendors.

This will not solve all problems but slow leaks, leading to eventual failure, will be caught early.
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:52 AM   #22
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I also just recently purchased from Plug it right. I was very happy with the whole experience. They shipped fast and everything worked. It gave me some piece of mind. You get temperature and psi readings. I cannot see my tires when towing, this was a good solution to overcome that. I also think that TT tires fail a lot, and if I can catch a problem before a tire shreds, I will probably save myself money and hopefully prevent fiberglass damage.
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:36 AM   #23
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I also just recently purchased from Plug it right. I was very happy with the whole experience. ..
I quote from their website:
I am learn the ins & outs of this product, am am getting very close to adding it to my Store front.


Is this another Chinese company with a US "front"? That seems to be very common now, esp on eBay. I'm not saying that they are not a good company because I have no way of knowing. That sentence does not give me confidence however. Perhaps they don't know the English language well enough to offer me good customer service.
EDIT: Their ABOUT US page has information that shows this is a real US-based (small) company.

PS.. I know I will catch heck for judging based on grammar, but face it, that's the way life on the net is. You are judged by your use of language.
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Old 06-08-2016, 11:00 AM   #24
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Plug It Right

Is this another Chinese company with a US "front"? That seems to be very common now, esp on eBay. I'm not saying that they are not a good company because I have no way of knowing. That sentence does not give me confidence however. Perhaps they don't know the English language well enough to offer me good customer service.

PS.. I know I will catch heck for judging based on grammar but face it, that's they way life on the net is. You are judged by your use of language.


I know what you mean. It is unusual to get a US based person on the phone these days. Attached is the link to the Plug It Right site. I have talked with Diana a few times on the phone. They are traveling with their 5th wheel, but are very responsive to calls.

About US 941-416-0918 10 -10 7 days a week plugitright@gmail.com

Not sure where the TST devices are actually manufactured but they are based in Georgia, (the State).

Truck System Technologies
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Old 06-08-2016, 11:07 AM   #25
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Let me add another thought.. "Plugitright" says
"For the 507 FT & 510 sensors it is recommended you use metal valve stems if your rubber valve stems are over 3 years old or..."
Then he (they) go on to explain that they had a valve stem failure,
We pulled into the next parking lot and found the 3 year old rubber valve stem leaking.

and the failure was caught by the monitor when the pressure dropped.

But isn't possible the the added weight of the sensor on the end of the valve caused the failure?
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Old 06-08-2016, 11:10 AM   #26
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... I have talked with Diana a few times on the phone. They are traveling with their 5th wheel, but are very responsive to calls.
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There IS something to be said for buying from someone who actually uses the product.
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RE Valv Stems

I was replacing my tires anyway so I had metal valve stems put in place. I also had the tires balanced with the sensors in place, but one did not even need any weights.
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Old 06-08-2016, 11:13 AM   #28
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Good Input From the Vendor

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There IS something to be said for buying from someone who actually uses the product.
Yes, they seem to be a small operation, selling a few products that they either designed themselves, or have experience with on their own RV. Very knowledgeable on the phone.
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