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Old 04-12-2016, 02:35 PM   #11
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I just use a good tire gauge, and check the tires every other day where on the road
I will be getting a tire monitor when I start towing my car, would like to know it a tire blows when I towing it
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:14 PM   #12
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Get a club, small hammer, axe handle or even a tire iron and thump on your tires. It's almost guaranteed that you'll hear the difference in tone that a low pressure tire produces. This has been used for years by truckers. For heat, just put your hand on the tire, wheel, brake drum or differential.

Technology doesn't always cut it. Yes it's fun to play with but an investment into a bus deserves real world information even if it's not numbers.
LOL true that... but tell it that to a guy who has a Connected Home... HVAC below..

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Old 04-13-2016, 03:35 PM   #13
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what happens when the battery runs out or the sensor hits the ground (or deck) hard? have a backup and a plan. practice with the alternative, compare both fill tires to 100 psi and visually look to see what 100 psi looks like on our bus loaded your way.
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:38 PM   #14
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It seems everybody is having some trouble with those sensors. They aren't consistent.
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Old 04-13-2016, 04:34 PM   #15
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I like the idea of a tire gauge much better than a ball bat.. esp because im imagining that a single low tire on a tandem probably sounds different then both tires being low.. inner vs outer.. one overinflated, one under.. hmm.. I dont expect a TPMS to give me exact readings... although ive had them in my cars since 2007... and not a single issue.. but then they are OEM and not attempts to retrofit as opposed to engineered into the vehicle.. definitely can make a huge difference...

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When it's raining and blowing you're not going to get down on your knees to put an air gauge to the inside dual. You can thump on the tires relatively quickly and know if an inside dual is low easily. Granted it's harder to thump the tires on a bus than on a truck.
I say take whatever precautions you are most comfortable with. There's a reason I have a mechanical drive train on this bus and I think keeping it simple will be more time efficient for me.
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:06 PM   #17
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When it's raining and blowing you're not going to get down on your knees to put an air gauge to the inside dual. You can thump on the tires relatively quickly and know if an inside dual is low easily. Granted it's harder to thump the tires on a bus than on a truck.
I say take whatever precautions you are most comfortable with. There's a reason I have a mechanical drive train on this bus and I think keeping it simple will be more time efficient for me.
I also purposely looked for mechanical drivetrain as well.. I looked at tons of busses and when mine came along with a mechanical drivetrain and a decent body I was all over it...

and yeah you are right checking inside tandems is a PITA... and ive heard using extenders results in leaks.. maybe screwing TPMS sensors on also causes leaks defeating their purpose...?

I'll watch, read, experiment and learn....

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That's what we're all doing. Thanks for taking the techy road and telling us about your experience.
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:31 PM   #19
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Lots of aftermarket systems...has anyone here had any experience with them?
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I am going for the Careud U901. 6 sensors about $ 140 .
Seems that one just have to be lucky with this stuff.

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