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Old 11-29-2013, 01:03 AM   #1
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Tire pressure monitoring for trailer and truck

I've been reading with interest some discussions on the TST 507RV systems and everyone seems to endorse them. I have a couple of questions about exactly what I need to look at. I have a new 2014 Ram 3500 Dually, which doesn't come with TPMS from RAM like the 1500 and 2500 do. Not sure why, but it's not an option on the 3500. So I will need 6 sensors for the truck and 4 for the Monty. Is that what people are doing? Including the truck or is monitoring just the Monty enough??

Also how does adding the sensors affect the balance of the tires??

Should you go with Flow through sensors or the standard ones?
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:19 AM   #2
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OOPs, I just realized I should have posted this under the tire category and not general discussions. I don't think I can fix that myself?
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My 507RV came with 6 sensors. The main concern was the Montana. I used the 2 extra sensors for the inside rear wheels on my dually. You can add more sensors. I think the 507 can handle 20+ sensors, IIRC. The 507 is the flow-thru design.
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:48 AM   #4
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I switched from the pressure pro to the TST just for the flow thru. As you change altitudes and temperatures being able to add or subtract air is a plus. Since I have them from Dodge on my 2500 I didn't add them on the truck, but I would if I had a 3500 just because the extra cost isn't that much and what if you hit something in the road that does in one of your steering tires. I'd like to know before it becomes an emergency if at all possible, particularly with the Monty pushing me down the road. Personal opinion not supported by fact, but I don't think they weigh enough to mess with balance.
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I would also think about putting them on the spares. It beats getting surprised.
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I just ordered a kit with 10 flow-through sensors from Great RV Products, but I guess I could add one for the spare at anytime.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:20 AM   #7
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I just installed the flow through system last month. It also came with 6 sensors. My TV had sensors (FORD) so I was just keeping the extra two for spare replacements. But that is a good idea about putting the sensors on spare tires. I will be placing one on my TV spare tire and one on the Monte spare tire.
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Check out the various systems before you make your choice. What works for one may not be the one for you and vice versa.

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Old 11-30-2013, 01:56 AM   #9
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We've used both the Pressure Pro and the TST. Our personal preference is the TST for ease of installation and readout. I've got to relate an incident from a couple months ago. We were in the mountains of West Virginia and got a low pressure alarm. The inside left dually showed 26 lbs. pressure. We had to drive several miles before we found a wide spot in the road where we were able to pull off. The tire seemed solid enough and we couldn't notice any difference in the ride. At first we thought there might be a problem with the sensor. At the next town we pulled into a tire repair shop. Their first glance was that there was nothing wrong with the tire, but for safety sake they pulled it to check it out. Sure enough there was a nail in it. With a patch we were back on the road with only a slight delay. Our opinion is that the tire monitor paid for itself that day. Without it, we might not have known that the tire was low until the next time we manually checked the pressure.
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