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Old 11-07-2021, 03:50 PM   #21
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Ron I would check but I believe all the new Montanas come with TST system already installed on your rig. So no need to buy one. TST is a good TPMS that is what I run and love it
Yes, and its the same one that you buy retail, saw it on the factory tour. This spurred me to buy one at the rally and Im glad that I did.
 
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Old 11-07-2021, 04:42 PM   #22
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quick question... as a newbie.. i'm wondering about tpms systems, and cost versus quality.

1. systems are all over the board in pricing.. from $50 on up.
2. the systems i see recommended are in the $300+ arena. is this due to reliability, length of transmitting, console, ...?

i'm just trying to get a grip on the differences between the units and their corresponding costs.

so... just tryin' figure all this out. i'm picking up my 3121 on the 16th, so i could pre-purchase the tpms and install it when i pick it up and doing my pdi.

i did a search.. so hope i'm not lol

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It's the same as me telling you a Lada can pull your trailer as well as your Superduty. You get what you pay for. I had Tireminder, got tired of countless problems and scrapped it for TST507. Most folks I know use the TST. When your life depends on knowing your tire health, why go cheap.
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Old 11-07-2021, 05:15 PM   #23
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I've had three different TOMS systems.

The first was a re-branded TST system (I think) using the name 'Hawkshead'. It was prone to false alarms and lost signals. I sold it after we sold our Montana and bought a motor home.

The second was a SmartTire. What a piece of junk! Constant false alarms, lost signals in spite of having a signal booster and an external antenna. Then the batteries started going and I learned that the sensors had to be replaced at about $125 each!

I bought the EEZRV 10 sensor system based upon user reviews. It was easy to install and program, easy to change programming, and has never given me a false alarm or lost signal. The sensor batteries are cheap (CR1632) and last more than a year but I replace them yearly and carry spares 'just in case'. One sensor signaled a low battery but I discovered some corrosion on the contact. Cleaned it and started using silicon pool lube on the o-rings when changing batteries.
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Old 11-07-2021, 07:52 PM   #24
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comparison info

To go all way in safety, replace rubber stems with metal, and the latest TST is very light weight claiming no need to balance. But do metal and Balance anyway.



See https://www.technorv.com/articles/tst-vs-tireminder-which-rv-tire-pressure-monitoring-systems-is-best/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw8p2MBhCiARIsADDUFVEBpLcT5uOsOoqQrCL ddEc_AKfFMk6e2R2w5KvLfi354HpN1nYCopMaAj9NEALw_wcB
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Old 11-08-2021, 05:01 AM   #25
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TST 510 System with a repeater, 9 years and counting, works great and very satisfied. I have bought some new or reconditioned sensors over the years. If I was doing it again I would make sure the sensors were flow-through and had replaceable batteries.
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Old 11-08-2021, 06:16 AM   #26
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Thank you all for your input.. I totally appreciate your time..

So still looking like we'll be picking this up next week.... Excited!

Gonna get the 507..

Thanks again,
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Old 11-08-2021, 07:09 AM   #27
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If doing it again, Id probably go with a TST. I bought a Bellacorp one. It works okay, but very cheaply made. The mount has broken twice and been replaced once. The replacement broke too just like the first one so I gave up. The sensors work okay and Ive had no problem receiving the signal when towing our 3400RL with our long bed dually.
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Old 11-08-2021, 07:09 AM   #28
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Tiretracker TT-600 with TT-200 signal booster for $400 works great monitors 10 tires.
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Not sure if your truck supports this but if it does I would go with that over 3rd party.
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To go all way in safety, replace rubber stems with metal, and the latest TST is very light weight claiming no need to balance. But do metal and Balance anyway.



See https://www.technorv.com/articles/ts...MaAj9NEALw_wcB
Unless you have aluminium rims. I installed a new high pressure rubber stem, the steel was eating away the rim.
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Old 11-08-2021, 09:51 AM   #31
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Another pleased TST 507 user here. But friends have other systems they like. My only complaint about the TST system is the color screen is hard to see in sunlight. I now mount it off the sunroof (and then close the cover) to get it into more shade.
Csrl n Susan. Did you take the screen protector off the screen? I had the same issue. Called the company and he asked me the same question. There is nothing in the directions about removing the screen protector. The customer service guy told me the three previous calls he had to mine were the same issue. There is a very small tab in the upper right hand corner that is easily missed. Peel it back and take off the screen protector. Mine is now plenty bright even in the sun. .
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Thank you all for your input.. I totally appreciate your time..

So still looking like we'll be picking this up next week.... Excited!

Gonna get the 507..

Thanks again,
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Get the flow through sensors! Make sure you have metal valve stems. Filling tires is a breeze.
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Old 11-08-2021, 10:00 AM   #33
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If there was a screen protector when it shipped, it is n't there now. I just went and looked closely at the screen. There is nothing covering it.
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Old 11-08-2021, 10:33 AM   #34
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If there was a screen protector when it shipped, it is n't there now. I just went and looked closely at the screen. There is nothing covering it.
That's good. Obviously you must have caught it. Glad Im not the only one that missed it. They said next re print of their directions will remind people to remove the screen protector. Apparently they get tons of calls about it. Lol.
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Old 11-18-2021, 08:25 AM   #36
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Nope, not an option from the factory on the 2021's. Standard equipt now on the 2022's.
i was only going by what was stated in the 2021 brochure.

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Thank you all for your input.. we bought a 507 and used it on our way back from WI..!

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Another pleased TST 507 user here. But friends have other systems they like. My only complaint about the TST system is the color screen is hard to see in sunlight. I now mount it off the sunroof (and then close the cover) to get it into more shade.

I bought a TST system at the rally in Sept. I'm a very happy camper.
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Ron I would check but I believe all the new Montanas come with TST system already installed on your rig. So no need to buy one. TST is a good TPMS that is what I run and love it
Wait, I have a TPMS on my 2020 295RL - where is it :-)

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Darren, it’s a feature on 2022 units. Built inside the wheel.
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