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Tire Pressure Monitor #1250646
Fri Jan 12 2018 08:16 PM
Fri Jan 12 2018 08:16 PM
2-Ton  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,101
Mokane ,Mo.
Wireless tire pressure monitors.
Anybody know anything about them and are they worth the money?
Also what brands and will they put a tire out of balance?
Trailer tires would be where I would want to use them.
Will they send from the trailer to the cab?

Thanks
Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'48 1-1/2-ton flatbed
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'54 Plymouth Belvedere
'76 TR-6
'82 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.

Pix on Photobucket
Re: Tire Pressure Monitor [Re: 2-Ton] #1250759
Sat Jan 13 2018 01:10 PM
Sat Jan 13 2018 01:10 PM
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SimS  Offline
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Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 304
Georgia
Google is your friend. Here is just one of a bunch of links returned.

http://www.trailerlife.com/rv-gear/gear/tire-pressure-monitoring-systems/

SimS

Re: Tire Pressure Monitor [Re: 2-Ton] #1250761
Sat Jan 13 2018 01:27 PM
Sat Jan 13 2018 01:27 PM
2-Ton  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,101
Mokane ,Mo.
Thanks Sims!
The trailer life link is very informative.
I'll do some more google searches and get back on here, to let everyone know, if I get a system or not.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'48 1-1/2-ton flatbed
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'54 Plymouth Belvedere
'76 TR-6
'82 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.

Pix on Photobucket
Re: Tire Pressure Monitor [Re: 2-Ton] #1250816
Sat Jan 13 2018 07:46 PM
Sat Jan 13 2018 07:46 PM
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klhansen  Offline
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Joined: May 2015
Posts: 738
Eagle River, Alaska
TPMS = lazy avoidance of checking tires and their pressure on a regular basis. Another gadget to fail. JMHO


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck.
Re: Tire Pressure Monitor [Re: 2-Ton] #1250830
Sat Jan 13 2018 09:32 PM
Sat Jan 13 2018 09:32 PM
MNSmith  Offline

"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,347
So Cal
Lol, I just spent the morning fixing the TPMS on my wife's car. I got tired of looking at the light and warning message. "0 psi" Uh-huh.

Good ol' State of California, tire pressure is becoming a compliance issue for vehicles under 10,000 GVWR. Anytime a fleet or dealership does a repair to a vehicle, tires must be checked and pressures captured. Heavies are captured under the BIT program.

Re: Tire Pressure Monitor [Re: MNSmith] #1250832
Sat Jan 13 2018 09:56 PM
Sat Jan 13 2018 09:56 PM
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klhansen  Offline
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Posts: 738
Eagle River, Alaska
Originally Posted by MNSmith
Good ol' State of California, tire pressure is becoming a compliance issue for vehicles under 10,000 GVWR. Anytime a fleet or dealership does a repair to a vehicle, tires must be checked and pressures captured. Heavies are captured under the BIT program.

That's probably a result of the Ford "Exploder" fiasco a number of years back. Firestone and Ford got the blame for people running underinflated tires, from what I recall.
The warning light came on on my wife's car over the holidays. Tires were all about 10psi lower than the door sticker. My bad for not checking them. She's like "Oh, I forgot to tell you that the oil light came on a few weeks ago." I pledge to look at it closer from now on. blush

BIT? Not familiar with that, but I haven't lived in CA since 1971. Seems like CA has acronyms for just about everything. looked it up and found that BIT = Basic Inspection of Terminals. I guess Terminals means the companies, not Trucks, as one would think.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck.
Re: Tire Pressure Monitor [Re: 2-Ton] #1250841
Sun Jan 14 2018 12:24 AM
Sun Jan 14 2018 12:24 AM
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52Carl  Offline
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Posts: 7,296
Virginia
I would not recommend those on any vehicle or trailer. They are aggravating when the alarm goes off when you purposely lower the pressure for off-road driving on sand, and expensive to replace.
My concern for using them on a trailer (especially if a major reason is laziness), is that tire condition should be a higher concern than pressure. It has been my experience that uneven tire wear happens more often than low pressure events. I want to do a pre-trip walk around to check for tire condition, and while I'm walking around, I'm kicking tires.

Re: Tire Pressure Monitor [Re: 2-Ton] #1250842
Sun Jan 14 2018 12:29 AM
Sun Jan 14 2018 12:29 AM
2-Ton  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,101
Mokane ,Mo.
Well I've done some reading up on TPMS's and probably will not get one.
Have the F-250 tagged for 24,000 lbs and it is not uncommon for me to be close to 20,000 on a road trip.

http://s893.photobucket.com/user/2-Ton/media/57%20GMC/57GMC011.jpg.html?sort=3&o=29

Even with a TPMS, I would still thump every tire and feel each hub for heat at every stop.
Thumping means a 1-1/2, 30 inch schedule 40 pipe, it also doubles as a cheater bar.
Two hours driving without a break is about all I can handle now, and can see all but the inside duels from the drivers seat.

The 7.3 does good at about 73 mph and holds the cruise control good.
Tim took this picture last spring on our double date with Gloria amd Sylvia.
http://s893.photobucket.com/user/2-Ton/media/Gloria%20and%20Sylvia/IMG_1261.jpg.html?sort=2&o=73

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'48 1-1/2-ton flatbed
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'54 Plymouth Belvedere
'76 TR-6
'82 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.

Pix on Photobucket
Re: Tire Pressure Monitor [Re: klhansen] #1250844
Sun Jan 14 2018 12:55 AM
Sun Jan 14 2018 12:55 AM
MNSmith  Offline

"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,347
So Cal
Originally Posted by klhansen
I guess Terminals means the companies, not Trucks, as one would think.


Nope. It means the trucks and trailers at a particular terminal. Inspection of the trucks, trailers, repair and inspection records and driver logs. It could also mean an inspection of the DQF. Drivers Qualification File.

Commercial trucking in California is just nutty!

Re: Tire Pressure Monitor [Re: 2-Ton] #1250854
Sun Jan 14 2018 01:29 AM
Sun Jan 14 2018 01:29 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,306
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
....the word around here is the dealers love those little suckers. As the seasons change so do the tire pressures thus more easy money. . I can't remember what they wanted to charge my son in law for "fixing" one but he told them no thanks! Everything is fine. I know how to fix them permanently.


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