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Trailer tire pressure/temp monitoring


MalibuBas

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I hope this is the correct topic folder. I have been looking for a pressure/temp sensor for the trailer tires (2020 trailer). In the RV forums and on Amazon, there are many remote sensors available, but it is not clear if most of these are OK to be submersed while getting the boat in and out of the water. We usually drive ~ 100 miles to/from the lakes and the added monitoring give an additional sense of security. Looking for other owners' experience and suggestions.

@Moderator, please move this if this the incorrect folder. 

Thanks, Bas

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Should be in trailer/towing forum.  But TPMS sensors are inside the tire - doesn't matter if they are submerged.

Honestly I wouldn't bother.  We survived for many years without TPMS sensors on cars/trucks.  Check your tires before you leave and move on with your day.

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If you spend time on the RV forums, you’d think that TPMS are absolutely necessary. I do agree that they would be nice to have. If you tow often enough, you will end up with tread separation at some point. 
 

Ive lost count of how many times it has happened to me. I will day that if you check the tires regularly, run at proper inflation, and never run tires that are over 5 years old your chance of problems goes down dramatically. 

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I agree with changing out the tires at five years.  Trailer tires have different stresses because they pivot rather than turn.

Look closely at the steel belts sticking out of the sidewall in photo 2200. Also see how the tread  is deformed in photo 2199.

These are seven years old. but had not been on the road for over a year at this time. 

 

 

 

 

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