If you have followed us for sometime you know I have always talked about the importance of using a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) on your motorcoach, tow car, trailer, or if you pull an RV. If you have not heard me say this, then here you go… YES…You want a TPMS!
We have tested several of them over our 13 years of travel and still to this day the EEZTire TPMS is the one we use and recommend. In the below video I talk about the reasons you want a TPMS and then I go about doing a full setup and install of the new EEZTire E618 model from EEZ RV Products.
Now while the video is 30 minutes long, that should go to show you that setting one up and installing it is actually very easy as 1/2 the video is me talking about why you should have one. So it is not hard, and thus you have no excuse not to protect yourself, and others, by using one. Our’s has saved us now 3 times, one during the making of the below video which you will see!
Here is the EEZTire Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2QhHjvS
Hope you find the below video information helpful. And please, if you know of someone that does not currently use a TPMS, please be so kind to share this post!
A TMPS was one of our first investments. Especially after seeing all the damage a blown tire can do.
Hi Gary….Glad to read!!! Ours has saved us 3 times thus far. The last one was the valuestem leak shown in this video. Alway good to know your are at preure before you leave! :)
My TPMS (Pressure Pro) saved me two weeks ago today. Crazy as it sounds somehow the mud flap on the driver’s side rear duals got up onto the top of the tires. As I rolled down the road the mud flap shredded. One of the shreds of rubber grabbed hold of the air extension on the inside tire. It ripped the valve stem out of the inside tire. I went from 100 to 88 lbs. (when the alarm went off) to 60 to 40 lbs. in no time. When I got stopped I ran back and all I could hear was the hissing of the air escaping from the torn out valve stem. By then my TPMS was registering 0 lbs. Fortunately a great mobile mechanic was able to break the bead and replace the valve stem with the tire still on the motorhome. He inflated the tire and I was on my way. This is the second time my TPMS has saved me. The other a leaking valve stem on my toad. Not to hijack this thread but David have you EVER heard of a mud flap getting onto the top of the tires and shredding?
Hi Chuck…I have to say I have never heard of that! Dang! Just happy you had a TPMS so you were alerted before ome worse took place! This goes to show you WHY people need to be sure they do monitor their tires and I am glad you have a TPMS!!!
I also have the EEZ monitor system. I consider it to be a necessary accessory. Last year I saw where a tire was reading low air even though it did not look flat yet. I continued the few miles to my campsite and AAA came out and put on my spare. It had a nail in the tire. If I had not had the monitor, it would have gone flat later on the highway, not a situation I care to be in.
Outstanding remark as we had the same thing happen in Texas where we were alerted to an issue with our Jeeps tire and pulled over. Here is the post in it…. https://outsideourbubble.com/how-our-tpms-system-saved-us-from-a-worse-situation/
Great to read Joan! Glad it worked out just like it should have.
Yes indeed a TPMS is a must have. Ever since you recommended this item I immediately went and purchased one from TechnoRV.
Your recommendation is spot on. I have lived through a tire blowout and it is not a fun thing. Fortunately it was the rear tire. But I can imagine if it was the front tire. Not only that, but what if it happened in the middle of nowhere.
Thanks for sharing your video. I hope many fellow RV’s will follow the recommendation.
Thanks for the reply Guido. Sorry to read of your blowout!
Just a word of caution. We had a TPMS (not EEZTIRE) and one of the screw-on tire monitors broke apart (exploded) while we were parked. It totally deflated the tire in seconds. The cap of the monitor broke off taking the transmitter and battery with it. If we were driving at the time, I probably wouldn’t be writing this reply! These were “sealed” monitors and you have to ship them back to the manufacturer when it’s time for batter replacement. Not sure if this design contributed to the issue, but I removed all the monitors and won’t ever use this system again. The monitors were fairly new, wasn’t dry rotted and always covered by our tire covers when we’re parked. I want another TPMS, just a little concerned now.
Hi…Thanks for the note. First I have ever heard of that so sure a defect in the build. I have not had any such issues from 2008 when we first started motorcoaching. But yes, glad you your not driving a the time.
Can value stem extensions be used on the inside duals or do you have extra long valve stems installed. I have a system that I cannot use extensions and it’s next to impossible to install or remove the sensor to add air or change batteries. Good video of a very important topic.
Hello…I can not see why you would not be able to use extensions. I have seen people do just that.
Dave, is the color screen easier to see? There are times the lighting makes it difficult to see the screen on the older units?
Hi…I have not had any issues with display. I find it bright and easy to read vs the original model. The larger display is also nice.