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Old 11-16-2016, 10:10 PM   #1
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TPMS -- Which one should I by me for Christmas?

Got my 2017 F450 to hook up to the 2016 38RSSA so now I need a TPMS for the rig.
I wanted to ask this great group which one should I be looking at -- for my 10 tires?

Your help is appreciated.

Thanks

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Old 11-16-2016, 10:26 PM   #2
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I use the TST 507 flow thru system on our truck and trailer. Never have had a problem with it and the batteries are user replaceable when needed. If you have a long rig, you might consider adding the repeater near the front of the trailer to ensure a good signal from the sensors.
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Old 11-16-2016, 10:27 PM   #3
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I purchased this one and am very happy with it:

http://eezrvproduct.com/TIRE-PRESSUR...-RV-TPMS10.htm

I'm sure there are others, but all the research I did the reviews kept coming back to this one. Been running it for about 6 months and haven't had a problem.
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Old 11-16-2016, 11:49 PM   #4
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I too have the TST 507 flow through, but use it on a motorhome
but i do NOT suggest the flow through. I replaced two of them with cap transmitters, and now having used both I would prefer caps all around
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Old 11-17-2016, 02:54 AM   #5
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I use the TST 507 with flow through sensors.

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Old 11-17-2016, 05:24 AM   #6
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I use the TST 507 flow thru system on our truck and trailer. Never have had a problem with it and the batteries are user replaceable when needed. If you have a long rig, you might consider adding the repeater near the front of the trailer to ensure a good signal from the sensors.
I have the same set up and highly recommend it. TST are also easy/good people to deal with.
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Old 11-17-2016, 05:26 AM   #7
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Don, the 2017 F450 does not come standard with tpms?
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Old 11-17-2016, 12:41 PM   #8
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I have the flow thru system. Used it on my Montana fiver and will be putting it on my present MH (have to get valve stem extenders on my inside duals first).


Even though I have 6 sensors with my system I never put them on my tow vehicle, just on my trailer. My F350 had its own OEM.
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Old 11-17-2016, 01:04 PM   #9
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TPMS is more trouble then it's worth. Good tire pressure gauge and check each time before moving the camper is what we have always done.
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Old 11-17-2016, 02:37 PM   #10
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TPMS is more trouble then it's worth. Good tire pressure gauge and check each time before moving the camper is what we have always done.
I've gotta say I've had that thought cross my mind a few times, when i've had problems with the flow through transmitters

Personally, I got interested in the idea with the motorhome, thinking of it has another safety against blowout and the handling problems such a surprise might bring... It doesn't seem to be quite as much of a concern with a trailer in my thinking, given the fact that the truck likely has its own system (and a TT tire issue isn't as likely to veer you into another lane)
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it does offer another layer of protection for safety, and maybe more so against the damage that running a flat tire on the trailer might bring you....
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Old 11-17-2016, 03:12 PM   #11
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TST 507 also, highly recommend .
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Old 11-17-2016, 04:52 PM   #12
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I have the pressure info on my 6 tires on the EVIC. No idea if it will mention a low tire, I think not.

The ONLY mention of GY "H" tire failures was losing the center tread cap with NO pressure loss.

So one less thing to stare at and clutter my truck the better! I am running 17,500# on my 4 GY "H" tires.
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Old 11-17-2016, 07:20 PM   #13
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I purchased this one and am very happy with it:

TPMS SYSTEM (10 SENSOR)

I'm sure there are others, but all the research I did the reviews kept coming back to this one. Been running it for about 6 months and haven't had a problem.
I also purchased this one and so far I am quite pleased with it. I found many good reviews (and one bad one - guy couldn't figure out how to program even with great videos) especially about their customer service.
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Old 11-17-2016, 09:19 PM   #14
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The following is my OPINION, not a recommendation.


I owned and operated a small (12 tractors) trucking company for over 40 years. I drove myself as frequently as my other business (the one that actually paid the bills),electrical engineering and construction, would allow. It was truly my first love. We ran all of the 49 states and Canada. Each truck put on over 120 thousand miles minimum each year.


During all of this time I had never heard of tpms until we started rving I am also certain that if you walk around any large truck stop you will probably not find many installed on the over the road trucks. But you will find most all of the front axels and trailer axels using oil bath bearings. Coincidence? You be the judge.
My OPINION is that tpms is just another knickknack to spend money on and not necessary and does little if anything to enhance safety or reliability.


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Old 11-18-2016, 12:54 AM   #15
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Don, the 2017 F450 does not come standard with tpms?
Not Don, but can answer this. Your are correct, the F450 does not have TPMS capability. Per Ford, they have not developed a sensor that is compatible with the 19.5" wheels on the F450.

The F450 does not fall into the mandated category of vehicles that are required to have TPMS.

That being said, the F350 dually does not fall into the mandated category either, but Ford DID add TPMS to the F350 dually for 2017. The F350 dually runs 17" wheels.

Shoulder shrug -- go figure.
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