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#1 casitauser

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:44 PM

Having experienced my first blowout, and at 65 mph on the Interstate, I am wondering about tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). I have quickly Googled TPMS and have found that there are many more TPMS's now available since I first looked for them about three years ago.

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.

#2 Ed/Helen Pensacola

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:52 AM

I have a system from TST www.tsttruck.com. It works pretty good. Take a little while as you have to input each sensor's code into the monitor. It reads pressure and temperature in case you have a break sticking. The one I have you have to take the sensor off to put air in the tires. Now I believe they have a flow through sensor.

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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.