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Old 10-16-2018, 03:24 PM   #1
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Anyone using a TPMS?

Tire pressure monitoring seems like a great addition to a bus, but the sensors I'm finding around top out well below the pressures my tires use. Has anyone attempted adding them to their bus? Would be great to find a bluetooth LE option!
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:56 PM   #2
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:14 PM   #3
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We're using this one: https://www.amazon.com/EEZTire-TPMS-...9720661&sr=8-1 for our bus and towed vehicle. We've only used it on a few trips and only for the past month, but it got good reviews on the various RV forums.


Sometimes it loses connection to a tire or 2 on our towed vehicle, but it's only for a few minutes then it finds it again. It's nice having the peace of mind. I'm not 100% sure what my tires should be at, but I keep them at around 105-ish and the TPMS has no problem with that pressure.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:40 PM   #4
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the biggest issue ive found with most of these is that they either dont display constantly or the backlight doesnt stay on at nigh.. i want my TPMS to stay lit up all the time and easy to see.
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:58 PM   #5
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the biggest issue ive found with most of these is that they either dont display constantly or the backlight doesnt stay on at nigh.. i want my TPMS to stay lit up all the time and easy to see.
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If I can find one that operated over bluetooth I can throw it up on my own display. TPMS is just one piece of the dashboard upgrade I've got in mind!
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:50 PM   #6
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If I can find one that operated over bluetooth I can throw it up on my own display. TPMS is just one piece of the dashboard upgrade I've got in mind!

thats what I was thinking.. one that even works over an ipad or something would be nice.. I have a drawer full of ipads of various generations...



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