Safety. Safety. Safety.
That’s the word in a nutshell for this mod. Extremely simple to do and can be completed within 15 minutes
If you don’t know why a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is so important, here are our top reasons for installing one:
- Maintain even tire wear
- Direct alerts for fast leaks or blowouts
- Monitor tire temperature
- Monitor TOW vehicle tires
There are lots of different TPMS systems out there with several specifically targetting RVers.
I chose the TST 510-RV TPMS with 6 Sensors model which retails for $316 on Amazon.
- On a piece of paper, write all your sensor ID codes (printed on top of each sensor) to the tire location you will install each one.
- Go to each of your tires and use the included wrench to install them on your valve stems (if you don’t have steel valve stems standard, you should consider that mod prior to installing the TPMS)
- Determine a location for your display unit and power it up via the 12v connection. Optionally, you can hardwired to an available 12v line under your dash. The lithium battery is rechargeable and lasts several days on its own, so hardwiring is not a necessity.
- Go on to individually set each tire location on the Display unit with the specific sensor ID you wrote down earlier.
- TEST DRIVE.
THE LOW DOWN:
The added sense of security when traveling down the road in your motorhome is immeasurable. The ability to monitor your tire pressure and ensure all 6, 10 or 14 tires of your coach + toad are operating efficiently that helps to minimize catastrophic tire damage is a win-win no matter how you count it.
The systems are not on the cheap side of cost, but this is a must-have safety upgrade.
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