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Old 03-01-2015, 10:14 PM   #1
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Any thoughts on a TPMS. Tekonsha Prodigy seems to be what the RV dealers push most. I'm not sure I like the idea of screw on transmitter sensors and if you lock them on it's looks like a real pain to take them off to do something as simple as add a little air. Also, for folks that use TPMS, do you hook up your tow vehicle with it too?
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:12 AM   #2
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Tekonsha Prodigy seems to be what the RV dealers push most.
Sorry, I meant "Tire Minder", not Tekonsha Prodigy.
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:07 PM   #3
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I run the TST system on all 12 tires on my rig. I like how it displays pressure information and temperature, and also like that you can disconnect the trailer on the display, and use it when you aren't hooked up. The only drawback is putting air in. The sensors are easy enough to take off, but its still time consuming. The do make air-through sensors, but I didn't want to spend the money. I would recommend this system to anyone.
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I use them. So far very satisfied with the performance and accuracy.
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Another vote for the TST system. Very user friendly, and no issues at all with the flow-thru screw-on sensors.
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Another vote for the TST system. Very user friendly, and no issues at all with the flow-thru screw-on sensors.
Are your valve stems all metal or are they the common type of rubber with brass threads? TNT recommends all metal stems but says most people with the common type don't have any problems. The problem they cite is that with the rubber body stems it's sometimes hard to get the sensors screwed down far enough to work properly.
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Mine stems are all metal. I replaced my cheap RV tires with Goodyear G614's, which required high-pressure valve stems. And with my dually truck, I have these extensions, which secure to the lug nuts.

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I ordered a TireMinder A1A with 6 transmitters yesterday. I did a lot of looking and reading, I will get my first chance to use it in a few weeks.

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I use the Hawkshead system on my trailer and the metal T stems so that I can add or remove air as required without taking off the sensors. This will be the third year and other than one sensor faulting under heavy vibration (replaced under warranty) I'm happy with how the system has performed.

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I ordered a TireMinder A1A with 6 transmitters yesterday. I did a lot of looking and reading, I will get my first chance to use it in a few weeks.

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Cale, What were your final two choices and what made you go with the TireMinder?
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