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​Which Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is Right for You?

​Which Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is Right for You?

Posted by Eric Johnson on Jan 6th 2021

It is no secret that we at TechnoRV are huge advocates of installing a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) no matter what kind of RV and tow vehicle you own. Tire pressure is a huge component of RV road safety. No tire in the world is impervious to fluctuations in temperature, rough road conditions, and heavy use.

We used to sell just one TPMS brand, the TST, which we have used ourselves for many years. We now offer two additional units in the TireMinder brand, expanding our total selection to three different tire pressure monitors. There are enough differences in these 3 units to offer you distinct options for you to choose what is best for you.

The purpose of this article is to compare these units, so you can make an informed decision on which one is the best choice for you and your travel needs. No matter which unit is best for you, just know that a TPMS is a necessary tool when RVing.

Click to watch Eric compare all three Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.

Truck System Technologies (TST)

For years, the TST TPMS was the only tire pressure monitor we could recommend. It has long been our top TPMS pick for many reasons. Although there have always been many choices on the market, the TST has always been our top choice. We still use the TST TPMS on our own RV. It has never failed us.

Here is what we like about it:

  • Color display
  • Wide array of sensor choices, including Cap, Flow Thru and Marine
  • Ability to install up to 4 different trailers, with as many tire configurations as needed
  • Auto-scrolling screen that displays PSI and temperature at the same time
  • Multiple mounting options, including window mount and dash pad
  • Excellent signal strength between the sensors and the monitor
  • Great 3-year warranty and customer service

All in all, the TST is still our top pick if it is within your price range and if you don't mind a dedicated TPMS screen mounted somewhere in your RV.

TireMinder

TechnoRV now offers two TireMinder units that have some distinct differences to the TST brand.

TireMinder SMART TPMS

If you are interested in an app-based TPMS, with no extra monitor to mount in your RV, the TireMinder Smart TPMSis the unit for you. The TireMinder Smart TPMS is an excellent unit, and since we have run into a lot of RVers that would rather have an App based TPMS, it made sense for us to offer this unit. We found this unit very easy to install and use. In our testing of this unit, it worked flawlessly.

TireMinder i10 TPMS

The next TireMinder unit that we are offering is all about offering more affordability in a TPMS, and still getting the job done. I mean, you can buy a car for $10,000 or $100,000 and they will both get you from point A to point B, yet they are very different. If you are shopping for a more economical unit that still offers the high level of quality you can find with TireMinder products, the TireMinder i10 is a wonderful unit. It is priced lower than other similar systems, but still offers a color display and the option to continuously monitor up to 20 tires.

What you don’t get with this unit is multiple sensor options, some functions are manual, like moving from screen to screen as opposed to higher priced units auto scroll, and this system does not show both pressure and temperature on the same screen. So there are some things about this unit that are not as luxurious as say a TST system, but it does still get the job done.

In the end, the most important thing is to install an accurate tire pressure monitor on your RV so you can keep track of tire pressure and temperature at all times while you are on the road. All three of these units are high-quality and road-tested by TechnoRV. No matter which TPMS you pick, you can be sure that you are buying a fantastic unit that will keep you—and your RV—safe.

Why Buy from TechnoRV?

We are full-time RVers with years of experience in the RV space, both selling and using every product that we offer. We know our products inside and out, and believe in the value of great customer service. It is the cornerstone of our business.

Our motto is "Learn Here, Buy Here, Get Support Here." We are always open to emailing and speaking with you if you have any questions about our products or need assistance installing or using them.

Email us with questions about which TPMS is right for you at info@technorv.com. You can also chat with us at TechnoRV.com, or you can call us at 866-324-7915.