Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:44 PM
It would seem that a TPMS would be well worth it for a single-axle trailer that has had a record of blowouts being not uncommon. There are even TPMS's that can be screwed onto the valve stem (certainly would require metal stems, but I and most have gone that route already) without changing or dismounting the tire.
Here is the externally mounted one, but there are very many others. http://www.doranmfg....uremonitors.htm
I hope someone has experience with TPMS and will share with others here.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:52 AM
Posted 04 September 2016 - 07:07 AM
We have the Doran360 on our 2 axle Jayco. Definitely need metal valve stems. Advantage is that one just plugs in the monitor to get psi before and during travel days. I think TST is good also, but at one time the tires had to move some before you got a reading. Hopefully that has changed if I need to air up at my site where the electricity is! Our Dorans last about 4.5 years or so before need new sensor for the built-in battery sensors. Cost $25 to replace. They did save a tire once in Baja where a sharp stone caused a leak and the monitor gave the alarm of low pressure.