Internal vs. external TPMS comparison – Hot ambient temperature

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Since March I have been conducting a comparison of a couple different Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS). One from TST has internal sensors, as seen below right. Please note this shot shows the TPM sensor and the steel band retainer. I was in the process of removing the extra band material…

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Internal vs. external TPMS temperature test results for warm weather

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Previously I posted the test results for my comparison of internal versus external sensor TPM systems. The weather was cool (“How accurate is your TPMS – Part two”) to cold (“More on internal vs. external TPMS temperature reporting”) back in March. Now I can report the results with the ambient temperature…

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Goodyear receiving scrutiny over misreported failures of RV tire

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has been facing scrutiny over failure of the G159 tires, which were manufactured between 1996 and 2003, and could face a $105 million fine if it failed to properly report crashes to federal regulators that involve an RV tire linked to nearly 100 injuries and deaths, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s interim chief, Heidi…

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Selecting alternate or replacement tires for large, heavy trailers

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I found a thread on a forum for folks who own large, heavy 5th wheel trailers. This info would apply to non-fivers too. While I understand the concern for the tire dimensions, that is NOT the most important specification. Number one is to ensure any replacement tire is capable of supporting…

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Continental Tire recalls tires installed on some motorhomes

  Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (Continental) is recalling certain Conti Coach HA3 tires, size 315/80R22.5 157/154 L, with DOT codes A372KWUU 3517 through A372KWUU 1618. These tires, which may be installed on some Class A motorhomes, may have cords visible through the inner liner.    Tires that have cords visible through the inner liner may experience air penetration through…

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TPMS temperature readings: Important or not?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble As a tire engineer, I see little reason to present the temperature of the tire pressure monitoring system’s (TPMS) sensor. IMO, this extra information has some problems: 1. Tires fail from low inflation primarily due to air leaks (puncture, cut or valve problems) but not from just getting hot. You only…

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