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Johnny G
01-13-2019, 07:52 AM
We have a Ford F-450 with a 2019 Montana 3121RL and want to add tire pressure sensors. Do you have any recommendations regarding the best tire pressure sensors?

01-13-2019, 08:42 AM
Pressure Pro. Have had them for years and they have saved my butt several times. Get them now or you will regret it when you have a shredded rt. rear tire on the interstate in the middle of nowhere.

01-13-2019, 08:45 AM
Also, if you have not done it already, think about upgrading your tires from those cheap tires that come from Keystone. See the thread here about this. Good luck.

01-13-2019, 08:52 AM
2019 Montana's come with Sailuns

01-13-2019, 08:59 AM
Great improvement.

01-13-2019, 09:34 AM
TST flow thru's for us. Many miles and several saves.

01-13-2019, 09:45 AM
We also have the TST flow through system, and yes they have saved us a couple times. The only issue we have had, and this just happened the other day going through Quartzsite, is once in a while we pick up some sort of stray signal and the alarm goes off saying one of the tires is at around some 500 psi. I just turn it off and then back on again and all is good.

01-13-2019, 01:05 PM
Tire TPMS systems operate in the same frequency range as wireless cameras. Mine interfered with each other so I did a hard wire for the camera. I have found TPMS still displays false warnings, especially when on congested freeways. Seems to go away in rural areas. Probably caused by other vehicles in close proximity.

01-13-2019, 01:13 PM
We have TST now and had Pressure pro for years they both perform great.

01-15-2019, 05:15 AM
I've had the TST system on my last three fifth wheels and trust it a lot. Even though nothing will stop a sudden blow out like what happened with my Goodyear G614 sidewall coming apart, the system notified me instantly as I heard the "boom". Wouldn't travel without one any longer.

01-15-2019, 04:20 PM
TST. Worth the money. Check your pressure and temp of tires.

01-15-2019, 05:23 PM
Does your F450 have factory TPS if so Ford has the system for the trailer.

01-16-2019, 05:56 AM
Does your F450 have factory TPS if so Ford has the system for the trailer.

Donít think the F450 has TPS , ours doesnít.
We have the TST flowthru on the trailer only.
Mounted the remote inside battery area as high as I could with Velcro.
Never lost signal in 4K miles last summer.

01-20-2019, 01:16 PM
Add the tst repeater. The monitor will listen to the repeater frequency 1st..

01-20-2019, 01:48 PM
TST for years!

01-20-2019, 01:55 PM
I've had good results from the Tire Minder TPMS. It uses a repeater to ensure good signal strength to the monitor. Since the OEM TPMS in my TV does not monitor each wheel separately, I added four more sensors on the TV for extra safety.

01-20-2019, 01:56 PM
We have the Truck Systems monitor and it works very good. Make sure you have steel valve stems installed; we have had two stems start leaking. Fortunately they go down slowly so had plenty of time to get stopped.

01-20-2019, 02:01 PM
TST for us. Tire dealer damaged one and said they would pay to replace it. Called TST and they said they would ship it out right away. I asked how much. They replied - no charge. Very first trip years ago we had a sidewall bubble and noticed pressure dropping. Stopped and found the bubble. Saved us thousands in damage.

01-20-2019, 08:02 PM
Iím a MOC member and TST dealer. If you havenít purchased any yet, let me know and I can ship to you.
Donald Wiesehan

01-20-2019, 08:47 PM
what does something like this cost?phil

01-20-2019, 11:52 PM
Iím a MOC member and TST dealer. If you havenít purchased any yet, let me know and I can ship to you.
Donald Wiesehan

How much are these systems..?

01-21-2019, 05:56 AM
I have a TST 510 system on all my truck and trailer tires and have been very satisfied with it. I think there are 2 well known systems, TST and TireMinder, and many other lesser knowns. My advice is to get a good system for the trailer with flow-through air valves and replaceable batteries.

When I bought mine in 2013 I thought TST was the best system. Since then with experience I have found that I really don't need sensors on the truck, but it is nice to have a complete system. Adding or removing air would be much easier with a flow-through system rather than having to remove the sensor. The batteries last a long time, but since new sensors are expensive and batteries are cheap, you want replaceable batteries.

My system has warned me of failing tires with slow leaks many times before they completely lost pressure. It has probably saved me money on repairs since I can replace the tire before it disintegrates and damages the trailer. My Montana came with E-rated tires which wore out prematurely, and I eventually switched to G-rated. I monitor my pressures and temperatures closely on trips, along with wheel hub temps.

Dave W
01-21-2019, 06:23 AM
Another for TSTand their flow through system. Customer service is great as well. I change the batteries yearly with new bought via ebay for about a buck or so apiece for fresh Energizers

01-21-2019, 07:59 AM
A system with four sensors would be
$279.00 and it includes the booster.

Mark N.
01-21-2019, 09:02 AM
TST for me. For years. I don't like the flow-through one's though. They're too slow. Too restricted, while filling with a pump. I returned my original ones and got the non flow-through 507. I only have to add air about once or twice a season, so the 20 seconds additional per tire to unscrew and reinstall them is a total non-issue for me. My trailer doesn't move without them being installed. By the way, they are never installed unless I'm getting ready to move. The batteries last much longer if you remove them during long periods of inactivity.

Denny and Angie Miller
01-22-2019, 08:28 AM
For 5 years I have owned one the 2 most discussed brands on this thread. I thought I was having some battery issues, so I stopped at WM on my way home from a camping trip and installed new batteries, then continued on home about 45 mins away. When i got home and went to remove the batteries from the sensors, and found 1 sensor was missing the cap and battery, yet I had not received a 'no signal' warning on the receiver. Believing I was beginning to have issues (not battery related) with my system I called the manufacturer and was told that if I lose the cap and battery while traveling down the road it could take "up to 30 minutes" for my receiver to register a 'no signal' condition. Due to this, I will likely be buying a different brand before camping season starts this year

01-23-2019, 07:22 AM
I have owned the Tire Minder system for over 5 years and installed it on two different 5th wheels. Of course, I change batteries and cross check pressures before getting on the road, however; in the course of those years we've had 3 false alarms (ranging from sudden pressure loss to over pressure and the most recent informing me that one tire was excessively hot). It wasn't. I don't appreciate false positives and since not one of those instances was correct or a true emergency, I'm not sure I would recommend the Tire Minder. Perhaps the TST system is better. I think most newer trucks from 2012 on, have built in tire pressure monitoring systems. Ours is a 2017 and is spot on accurate and I haven't had any false positives.

01-23-2019, 08:13 AM
A system with four sensors would be
$279.00 and it includes the booster.

Fair price we saw them at two different vendors at the RV show in Tampa last week for 299.00 without the booster. We have been using the TST system on our 3402 since 2013 with no booster and have never lost a signal. We keep the monitor/ antenna above the plain of the dashboard directed directly out the window..

01-23-2019, 11:29 AM
A system with four sensors would be
$279.00 and it includes the booster.

do you have a website so I can look and check out the system and possibly purchase?

01-30-2019, 07:15 AM
I have a 2019 3720rl I notice you need metal valve stems, I feel these need to be longer than normal if you use flothru is this true? Thanks Jerome & Judy

01-30-2019, 08:00 AM
Our tires had metal valve stems. They didn’t need to be any longer. Longer stems would actually be worse for vibration.

01-30-2019, 09:25 AM
What rames14 said.

The Landrys
01-30-2019, 10:44 AM
TST flow thru's!! I bought the set of 6 so I could put one on my spare and have one as a back-up. It's an easy way to keep track of your spare tire pressure.

Joe in Texas
04-20-2019, 04:08 PM
ready to order TST 507 with 8 sensors......

Do I want flow thru or NON flow thru?????

04-20-2019, 04:50 PM
ready to order TST 507 with 8 sensors......

Do I want flow thru or NON flow thru?????

I don't like the flow thrus myself, very very slow filling.
Also won't fit on my Ford dually front tires

04-20-2019, 06:17 PM
I have the flow thru's and take them off to fill the tires due to how slow they are. The concept is great but reality is only marginal. If topping off only a couple of pounds it's OK but 5 or more psi very slow. Any new ones I get will not be the flow thru's. I will never be without the system however!!

04-20-2019, 06:47 PM
Although I have no experience with the flow thru type, I don't like the idea of slow filling. I have non-flow thru and they work just fine.

04-20-2019, 07:46 PM
NON-flow through. I remove the 'lock' as who is going to steal the sensors?

Mark N.
04-20-2019, 09:15 PM
Non flow through. You'll read lots of people saying non flow through is faster. Believe the.They speak the truth.

04-21-2019, 05:10 AM
TST Flow Thru. ALCAN approved.