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Old 10-11-2018, 04:37 AM   #71
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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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... 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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Old 10-30-2018, 08:31 AM   #73
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I am quite happy with my Truck Systems Technology (TST) TPMS and their service / support. While there are less expensive systems around, I just purchased another system and I am staying with them.

While shopping I realized that a group buy could be done so that would make the price quite a bit lower. TSTís least expensive kit with two sensors is $219 however you could put together three systems for $143.25 each. The only difference is that two of the three systems would not have the repeater. The repeater is used for reliable operation with larger trailers and my system seems to work fine without it. You could add a repeater for $59 and that would put the total cost for each system at $182.58 which is still less than the 2 sensor kit.

So if three people wanted two sensor TST systems for $143.25 each (only one with the repeater):

1. Kit with six sensors (TST-507-RV-6*): $291.75
2. (2) Additional Display units (TST-507-D) 69.00 x 2 = $138
Total cost: 429.75 or $143.25 for each system (two without a repeater)

3. Add two repeaters (TST-510-R) $59 x 2 = $118 additional
Total cost: $547.75 or $182.58 for each system with repeater.

IMPORTANT: In a prior discussion with TST I confirmed that one could buy the displays separately and use them with the compatible sensors, and that the displays do include the power cord and mount. I believe that the only thing that you might kit in the pre-packaged kits that you might not get my assembling these systems from separate components is a few spare o-rings and screws. Shipping should be free from TST.

However you should confirm what you are getting, that it is a complete and compatible system, and that the prices and my math are correct. I offer this idea for a group-buy but assume no responsibility. I am not interested in arranging a group purchase. I do think that you can call TST to make sure you are getting what you need to assembly working systems. It is also possible that different configurations or larger base systems might result in larger savings.
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:14 AM   #74
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Using this. Works real well.
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:53 PM   #75
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FWIW, I ordered individual components from the website. Two 507 cap sensors and the color display. It was $199.00 plus $6.95 shipping. Included were a couple of mounts for the display, various spare washers and the tool for the cap sensor security gadget. I ordered online but they called me to check on my planned use. They agreed I didn't need a repeater. Really nice folks to deal with and I've enjoyed having the system these last couple of trips.
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Old 10-30-2018, 06:13 PM   #76
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free TPMS components

I just upgraded my TST brand system from the 510 model to the 507 (TST is phasing out the 510 over the next few years). My old 510 components may be of interest to someone wanting to try out a TPMS for a relatively modest investment. I have two sensors that go on the tire, the battery in one appears to be dead, and I suspect the other may not have much life left. They can be sent back to TST for a battery replacement though last time I looked you could replace them with new units for about the same price ($50 each). I also have the monitor that goes in your TV and a booster antenna (which seems to be not necessary on our small trailers but they sent me a free one to try). More info at https://tsttruck.com/

I'm not sure if they are worth much to anyone but Iíll be happy to send all of these items to you for the cost of postage.
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Old 10-30-2018, 06:29 PM   #77
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I just upgraded my TST brand system from the 510 model to the 507 (TST is phasing out the 510 over the next few years). My old 510 components may be of interest to someone wanting to try out a TPMS for a relatively modest investment. I have two sensors that go on the tire, the battery in one appears to be dead, and I suspect the other may not have much life left. They can be sent back to TST for a battery replacement though last time I looked you could replace them with new units for about the same price ($50 each). I also have the monitor that goes in your TV and a booster antenna (which seems to be not necessary on our small trailers but they sent me a free one to try). More info at https://tsttruck.com/

I'm not sure if they are worth much to anyone but I’ll be happy to send all of these items to you for the cost of postage.
Thats generous of you. I would assume one would need to spend $100 to replace the sensors but that still makes it a good deal. IIRC the sealed sensors are supposed to last about five years. And they are described as water proof (and therefore better for boat trailers) as opposed to the non-sealed sensors that are only "water resistant." I would fully expect TST to support 510 units that are already in the field for a long time, and note that they still list them for sale. So it sounds like a good deal and a good gamble for the longer term.
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:58 PM   #78
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...a group buy could be done ...

1. Kit with six sensors (TST-507-RV-6*): $291.75..
Well never-mind! The kit that I bought last week for $291.75 is now listed at $389 ! I guess I got quite a deal. I listed four of the six sensors on eBay.

I wonder if it was a mistake or a temporary offer. My invoice lists "Discounts: Marketing (1)" with no dollar figure.
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