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Old 05-23-2018, 08:43 PM   #1
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TPMS question

Hello All.


I am planning to add a TPMS to my 29fe. I like what I see and read about the TST products but can't decide whether to go with the standard or flow-through caps. I guess the main two questions are:


1. How often do you find you need to add air to the tires?



2. How much work is it to remove the standard caps with the "special tool"?


Thanks in advance and also for the great suggestions thus far.
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:48 PM   #2
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I usually only have to add air in the MH once a year. Check it way more often.

Taking the caps off with the tool is almost no more work than taking off regular caps.

I really like our TST setup. Gives me a lot of peace of mind.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:04 PM   #3
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Thanks m1noel. That's good information and what I was hoping to hear. That being understood do you feel it would be overkill to purchase an expensive air compressor for keeping the tires accurately inflated? I was looking at this Viair:


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004B68XGC...v_ov_lig_dp_it
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:25 PM   #4
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Thanks m1noel. That's good information and what I was hoping to hear. That being understood do you feel it would be overkill to purchase an expensive air compressor for keeping the tires accurately inflated? I was looking at this Viair:


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004B68XGC...v_ov_lig_dp_it
From everything I have read, those are superb units. If I didn't have a commercial compressor at home and on board air in our pusher, I would definitely go that route.
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:18 PM   #5
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Been there and done that a couple of times. I use only flow thru TPMS sensors with standard screw on caps. Since the sensor has a small set screw that locks it onto the threaded stem I leave the sensor alone.

Since the Thor ACE 30.4 has a large rear pass thru compartment I also keep an old Craftsman pancake compressor in the rear compartment with a 25' heavy duty ext cord which easily reaches the outside coach receptacle. The compressor pumps up quickly and goes to 125 psi. Add 50' of rolled up air hose and a gauge mounted filler with dual chuck and you're set for anything. Also gives you the opportunity to help your 'neighbor' in an RV park if needed.

One last thought. Most TPMS add-on systems do not give accurate readings right down to the 1-psi reading BUT they will let you know that you have enough or not enough air in the tires.
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