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philh

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Posted: 05/25/21 07:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Had a TST on my travel trailer. LOVED IT

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TST 507 for me for over 10 years. Pressure Pro has a big following too and works fine.


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I wonder if having a TPMS causes fewer physical inspections of the tires? Are we becoming too dependent on electronics .
Tires blow out without any warning and while properly inflated.
I believe that it is more important to physically inspect my tires checking for bulges and scuff marks as well as pressure and loose lug nuts. Done as a part of each Pretrip checklist before setting off each day . The old school thumping of the tires with a club or hammer tells a lot about finding signs of trouble before anything serious develops particularly if you have duallies.

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DS Canuck wrote:

I wonder if having a TPMS causes fewer physical inspections of the tires? Are we becoming too dependent on electronics .
Tires blow out without any warning and while properly inflated.
I believe that it is more important to physically inspect my tires checking for bulges and scuff marks as well as pressure and loose lug nuts. Done as a part of each Pretrip checklist before setting off each day . The old school thumping of the tires with a club or hammer tells a lot about finding signs of trouble before anything serious develops particularly if you have duallies.

Just saying !


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Has anyone got any opinions on the Tuson system? I like the idea of the internal sensors - no dirt/water to cause issues and no extra weight on the end of the valve stems.

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I got and installed the TST 507 with all the great recommendations.

I still plan to do tire pre-check like lug nut torque and running my hand around the tires but checking the air pressure will be left up to the TST (once I gain confidence in the system)

From what I have read most tire failures come from slow or rapid air loss. This can't be prevented by a TPMS system but A TPMS system can alert the driver of a unknown deflated tire which could prevent damage or keep it to a minimum.
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eldel wrote:

Has anyone got any opinions on the Tuson system? I like the idea of the internal sensors - no dirt/water to cause issues and no extra weight on the end of the valve stems.


The tire stem sensors are sealed to prevent dirt/water intrusion, and at ~1/2 oz per cap sensor (TST 507), the weight on the end of the stems doesn't cause any problems. TST does recommend metal valve stems though. My ten TST 507 cap sensors have been in constant service for about 8 years now, without a single failure.


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