You should add a TPMS to your shopping list! - Page 6 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 10-11-2018, 04:37 AM   #71
Name: Kevin
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Originally Posted by sclifrickson View Post
Like with any other type of product made, there are well made products and poorly made ones. Problems with the poor ones does not mean there are no good ones. Sometimes you have to wade through all the junk to find the good stuff though.

None of these things will prevent or save you when you pick up a nail or screw going down the road. TPMS is an early warning system when that happens that can save you from far more extensive damage than you might otherwise experience by continued driving.

That why you have steel belted radials. And also why you listen to tires and watch how the towed vehicle behaves. TPMS is another complexity. But ó- if you have the money, make sure you buy a good one that has been tested and reviewed with lots of feedback.

And donít do nitrogen air. The sensors have problems with it fir some reason.

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Old 10-11-2018, 09:12 AM   #72
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Originally Posted by gordon2 View Post
... I think that the tires Scamp is now using are rated at 1610 lbs (vs. the 1360 on mine), and have a speed rating of 75 MPH. The Maxxis 185/80R13 I am also considering has load rating of 1480 lbs. This will take some research but rest assured my new tires will not be Greenballs.
Looks like I am going to get Carlisle 6H04521 tires:
1570 lbs at 65 PSI (Load range D)
$49.35 from Amazon, $63 at Discount Tire (before negotiations).

I might have to trim the starboard wheel well just a bit but that should be no problem.

Tire width, diameter (inches):
Original tires - 6.8, 24.0
Current Scamp supplied GlobalTrax - 7.01, 23.86
New Carlisle 6H04521 - 7, 24.1

I'll also continue to use my TST TPMS (despite recent advice that appears to be contrary which IMHO does not fairly evaluate the risks and the limitations of the system).

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