Gadgetplex: TPMS Basics

Tire Pressure Monitors

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • So why is it so important to monitor your RV tires?
  • A blow-out can be very expensive and dangerous.
  • RV tires are more prone to failure because they sit for long periods, are sometimes kept too long, can be over-loaded and sometimes under-inflated.
  • What is a Tire Pressure Monitoring system?(TPMS)
  • An electronic system that wireless monitors your tire pressures and sometimes temperatures.
  • Two different types: one that is secured to the inside of your tire, and another that screws onto the tire valve stem.
  • The sensor measures the pressure (and temperature) and transmits it to the monitor located by the driver.
  • I’ve heard of many different types, how do you choose the right one?
  • There’s two parts to this question. First, you will need to look at the features of each system and see which best suit your need.
  • Secondly, look at who you are buying it from. What warranty do they offer? How trained or skilled are they in support what is quite a complex electronic system? Do they just sell Technology (like we do) or do they offer a bit of everything?
  • I know that there are as many different features as there are systems, but what features would you encourage people to look for?
  • Sensor size and weight, you don’t want to put a heavy object onto the end of your valve stem.
  • Make sure to check how you replace the batteries. Some systems require you to send the sensors back to the manufacturer which can be very costly. Others such as TireTraker allow the user to replace the battery.TireTraker
  • How easy is the system to program, install and use. It’s no use if it has all the features but you can’t use it.
  • What alarms does it have? For example, the TireTraker which we sell has 4 separate alarm modes (high temperature, high pressure, low pressure, and rapid pressure loss).
  • For more details, visit Phil at TechnoRV
    Attending a rally is a great way to learn more as you’ll get the chance to see all the different systems and ask all your questions.
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    In this episode, Phil May of TechnoRV talks about an RV safety system that has been around for a while … Tire Pressure Monitors. How do they work and how do you choose the right one.

    So why is it so important to monitor your RV tires?

    • A blow-out can be very expensive and dangerous
    • RV tires are more prone to failure because they sit for long periods, are sometimes kept too long, can be over-loaded and sometimes under-inflated

    What is a Tire Pressure Monitoring system (TPMS)

    • An electronic system that wireless monitors your tire pressures and sometimes temperatures
    • Two different types: one that is secured to the inside of your tire, and another that screws onto the tire valve stem
    • The sensor measures the pressure (and temperature) and transmits it to the monitor located by the driver

    I’ve heard of many different types, how do you choose the right one

    • There’s two parts to this question. First, you will need to look at the features of each system and see which best suit your need
    • Secondly, look at who you are buying it from. What warranty do they offer? How trained or skilled are they in support what is quite a complex electronic system? Do they just sell Technology (like we do) or do they offer a bit of everything?

    I know that there are as many different features as there are systems, but what features would you encourage people to look for?

    • Sensor size and weight, you don’t want to put a heavy object onto the end of your valve stem
    • Make sure to check how you replace the batteries. Some systems require you to send the sensors back to the manufacturer which can be very costly. Others such as TireTraker allow the user to replace the battery
    • How easy is the system to program, install and use. It’s no use if it has all the features but you can’t use it
    • What alarms does it have? For example, the TireTraker which we sell has 4 separate alarm modes (high temperature, high pressure, low pressure, and rapid pressure loss).

    If someone is interested, how can they find out more details

    • They are always welcome to contact us at TechnoRV
    • Attending a rally is a great way to learn more as you’ll get the chance to see all the different systems and ask all your questions.
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