- May 24, 2014
Good grief. Wish Id never bought TPMS. Caravan tyres at 65 psi increased within 5 miles to 74 psi each. Tyres max inflation pressure 75 psi. Couldnt take my eyes of the darn thing all the way down.
That’s cold inflation pressure so the makers will have allowed for heating in use in their design margin. How much did the cars increase by?Good grief. Wish Id never bought TPMS. Caravan tyres at 65 psi increased within 5 miles to 74 psi each. Tyres max inflation pressure 75 psi. Couldnt take my eyes of the darn thing all the way down.
What is TPMSAT this time of year I am normally looking to buy my next worthless gadget, but this year is going to be different. I am going to invest finally in an aftermatket TPMS which will include the caravan tyres.
Here is the million dollar question, which one. I am not looking at any specific budget, but rather I am looking for something proper, not an Azazon twenty quid special. Has anybody bought a TPMS or researched them? Any help greatly received.
If discussing the aftermarket type that replace the valve caps, them IMO their weight is so small, and their position on so small a radius, then no.just a question do you have to rebalance the tyres after fitting these i assume like new caps?
sorry i am old school
Hope that you pointed out the fragile nature of caravans which wouldn’t benefit greatly from a loa of out of balance forces.We had our tyres balanced with the TPMS sensors fitted however on one of the alloys they had to put a considerable amount of weight to get it balanced. Cannot remember now how many grams. They also query why we wanted trailer wheels balanced as they did not normally balance trailer wheels.
I did explain to them and it was the first that they had heard of it, but this was back in 2018 so things may have changed since. We have always had our wheels balanced since buying our new 2004 Lunar Lexon in 2005. That was on the advice gained from a forum like this as at the time we were newbies to the game.Hope that you pointed out the fragile nature of caravans which wouldn’t benefit greatly from a loa of out of balance forces.
That’s interesting, what was it that you didn’t like about the system?Bought one recently, have now removed it and its sat in the shed. Anyone interested, set of six sensors and monitor. Great idea, but the external sensors are a right pain in the proverbial. Three months ish old and half price to anyone that fancies it.
Same interest here, I found the system fantastic, my tyres never dropped pressure, the sytem worked within 30 yards of setting off. Never had to change the batteries in 3 years, ( mind you , never done more than 700 miles in that time) The temps and pressures can be frightening , but thats what tyres do.That’s interesting, what was it that you didn’t like about the system?
If it is your safety at stake, why compromise on something cheap?i found the tyre balance very interesting and surprising
also surprised that Thingy is not happy with is new toy a lot of money to lose
i now am wondering if any one has a £20 one off flyby and what that's like
yes, I do use the Shogun which is fitted with proper offroad tyres, not the soft road Dunlop rubbish it was built with, and they make for a harsher ride when the car is empty and the tyres are inflated to towing pressure. So, when I go away for a short break its a real faff undoing locknuts and then trying to unscrew the sensor before I lose 2psi. Im not decrying the system and when I change the car it will have internal sensors and I will have internals fitted to the caravan.It sounds like you tow with a Shogun? When away we never bothered with lowering tyre pressure on our Shogun until we returned home.