There’s nothing worse than driving or pulling your RV down the road only to experience a tire blowout. Oftentimes, tire blowouts or flats happen in the most inopportune times and places. Also, they can be quite unnerving and scary if you don’t know how to handle your RV or vehicle. However, what if I told you there was a product out there that alerted you of tire issues BEFORE that blowout or flat? We found one! Its the Truck System Technologies TST 507-RV-6-C tire pressure and temperature monitoring system.
Late in 2018, we acquired the Truck System Technologies (TST) 507-RV-6-C from TechnoRV to install, evaluate and write a review. Since, we already had a lesser-grade RV tire pressure and temperature monitor system from a different manufacturer, we jumped on the opportunity to give it a try.
About the TST-507-RV-6-C Tire Pressure and Temperature Monitoring System
The TST-507-RV-6-C tire pressure and temperature monitoring system provides a real-time display of all tire temperatures and pressures on the color monitor. It provides both visible and audible alerts when a problem is detected with your tires before catastrophic failure. This useful electronic tool can save you from a major accident or expensive RV repairs.
Its external tire sensors are lightweight, water resistant and have an anti-theft cap. Those will ensure your sensors stay on your vehicles’ tires instead of mysteriously migrating to someone else’s.
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Unboxing our TST-507-RV-6-C kit
Our TST-507-RV-6-C tire pressure and temperature monitoring system came with one color monitor display screen, six external theft-resistant cap sensors, power cords, and repeater antenna. In addition, a suction cup mounting system was included to adhere to the inside of our truck’s windshield.
Based on our RV set up, we did have to order four additional sensors to allow us to monitor our truck and 5th wheel tires.
The tire sensors come with pre-installed batteries and should be operational for well over a year. If the batteries need replacing, a low-battery alarm will sound to alert you. You can purchase replacement batteries (CR1632) at TechnoRV. For future reference, we made note of the battery numbers in our phones so we always have them with us.
The TST kit also came with an owners manual with simple installation and programming instructions.
STOP BEFORE PROCEEDING: Before starting the installation, we recommend you consult with your tire manufacturer to see what your tire pressure should be.
Installing the tire pressure monitoring system
In the manual, there are a few installation methods. However, we chose to go with the best advised installation method by mounting the sensors and then programming them to the color monitor.
To start, you can mount the sensors onto rubber valve stems so you won’t need expensive steel valve stems. You can program the sensors to monitor tire pressures from 0 to 218 pounds of pressure. Also, you can program it for high and low pressure alarms depending on the type and size of your RV tires.
The monitor is powered by the 12 volt system from your RV or your tow vehicle. In our case, we plug it into a cigarette lighter receptacle or use the USB cord to run it off a USB outlet. It just seems a lot easier and allows for getting the system up and running quicker.
Then, set the high and low pressure alarms accordingly. Most RVers use about a 10% high and 10% low parameter for these settings. After setting the pressure alarms, you’ll set the tire temperature alarm. Make sure you place a sticker number on each tire sensor when you program it so you can mount the proper sensor on the proper tire.
Mounting the sensors is as easy as unscrewing your old tire valve stem caps. Then, replacing them with the new anti-theft tire pressure and temperature sensors.
The monitor will begin to cycle through its display; showing the position and data for each tire almost immediately. If you have an RV over 38 feet, you may have to install the supplied repeater antenna. All you need is a 12 volt power source from somewhere in your coach. The repeater antenna will act as a midway signal point between the tire sensors and the monitoring system mounted on your dash or windshield.
The accuracy and dependability of the TST-507-RV-6-C Tire Monitoring System knocks it out of the park. The color monitor display is easy to read and extremely accurate. Above all, this system constantly monitors our RV and truck’s tire pressures and temperature better than our former system.
The installation of the tire sensors and programming is easy and doesn’t take long.
In our opinion, the TST-507-RV-6-C monitoring system is a vital piece of electronic equipment that every RV owner should have. Having this ‘piece of mind’ will help keep your family and RV safe by displaying the current status of your tires.
Finally, the entire system is easily transferable to the next RV so consider it as an investment! Simply dismount all the sensors and the monitor from your old RV. Re-program the tire sensors to your new RV’s tires and remount the monitor in your new cockpit!
Wrapping this up, we highly recommend this great monitoring system to all RVers. The TST-507-RV-6-C tire pressure monitoring system is an invaluable tool that can help keep you and your family safe on the road for years to come.
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