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Monday, July 13, 2020

The Value of Tire Pressure Monitor System

In today’s high tech world, you may wonder from time to time if you need all of the things that are constantly marketed to you and to your friends. With respect to RVs, there’s no shortage of gear and accessories that you can bring along to make your life on the road easier; some of these are intended to enhance comfort, while others are truly necessary.

If you own an RV, chances are that you have heard of a tire pressure monitor system, and chances are also high that you have one, whether it’s an indirect TPMS or a direct system that you bought and installed yourself. In some situations, these systems are actually required, but in the event that you don’t have one, there really are a number of reasons that you should get one. There are plenty of systems right here on our website that you can buy and easily install yourself, and when you see what they can do for you, you’ll come to the conclusion that they’ll pay for themselves as well.

Without getting too lost in the details of how a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) works, what you need to know is that they monitor the pressure and usually the temperature of your RV tires or the tires on your trailer, either from tire pressure sensors or through a calculation using onboard systems.

There are quite a few practical reasons and even a big economic reason for keeping real-time tabs on the air pressure in your tires. Firstly, underinflated tires can have a pretty large negative impact on your fuel economy. If the pressure is too low, you will burn more gas. Additionally, if you do not maintain optimal pressure in your tires, they can wear out unevenly or prematurely. In other, simpler words, underinflated tires cost you more money. That’s the bottom line and it’s an easy one to read.

That’s not the only adverse effect you might run into from tires with inadequate pressure. While it’s a good enough reason to upgrade your TPMS on its own, there are some problems you could run into. Optimal tire pressure is not only important for extending the life of your tires but under or even overinflated tires can have an adverse effect on the handling of your vehicle or trailer. In addition, they can compromise the performance of your brake system, and perhaps most substantially, can put you at risk of a blowout.

Even if your tire pressure was optimal when you left home, slow leaks or changes in ambient temperature can lead to drastic shifts in tire pressure that can put you at risk of a blowout. Blowouts are serious and can even be the culprit in causing serious incidents on the road. Accidents involving blowouts do happen, and they can be deadly.

If saving you money and improving the performance of your tires weren’t good enough reasons, the fact that you need to keep real-time tabs on the pressure and temperature of your tires to prevent the risk of a blowout is the critical point.

Here at RV Upgrades, we offer plenty of different options in tire pressure monitor systems to suit any preferences. Models like the Doran 360RV2 Tire Pressure Monitoring 2 Sensor System is a direct system that uses valve stem TPMS sensors to keep track - in real-time - of the temperature and pressure of each individual tire. It comes with an LCD display that is easy to use and you will receive real-time alerts on low and high pressure and temperature extremes. A system like this comes with highly resilient housing and the entire system is covered by a 2-year warranty.

We also offer options like the TST TST-507-FT-6-C Flow Through Sensor Tire Pressure Monitoring System that monitors up to 4 axles for temperature and pressure readings, also in real-time. A system like this offers a lot of the same value as the above system and is designed to be easy to use. Powered by replaceable batteries and with flow-through sensors that enable you to add air without removing them, it couldn’t be more convenient to use.

We offer other Systems like these at RV Upgrades; these are only a couple of them mentioned for the purposes of illustrating their utility and value. In summary, maintaining a TPMS is one of those systems that you can’t go safely without. It will extend the life of your tires, save you money on fuel, and help protect you and your loved ones from some of the risks of the road. If you want to learn more about why it is essential to maintain a TPMS for your RV or trailer, please give our team a call at 866-332-7881. Let us know about your unique situation and we’d be glad to help you find the ideal solution for your RV, camper, or trailer.

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