TPMS or tire pressure equalizer for trailer?

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  1. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    Has anyone found a TPMS system that gets the range all the way back to the trailer axles from the cab? If not, is anyone using a tire pressure equalizer on their trailer duals? Looking for a more lazy option to keep an eye on my trailer tries than having to fight to check the inside tires all the time.
     
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    I use Cat Eyes on my truck, and I love them. Putting some on the trailer soon. Check pressure at a glance, equalizes pressures, and easy to fill if you have a leak.
     
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    You would think a guy who’s trucks have 30 tires each would have those things on them right? Wrong. I was threatened with a driver revolt if I put, unsightly devices let’s say, on their trucks. Hard to tell you what they said without insulting someone.
     
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    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Yeah, it's hard to beat their utility, but I don't like the way they look either. Once I get a nicer truck, I'm going to have to make a decision.
     
  6. wichris

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    Use the center mounts for them and they don't look as bad. LOL
    Doesn't matter if you put them on or not, drivers, if they even look, will just send a message that the tire is low.
     
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    What does it look like? Right now I've got mine bolted to the axle studs. Does the center mount make it dead center on the axle? Because the kits I bought didn't have a bracket for that.

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    On the tractors i just use a flat aluminum bar and drill the holes. On the trailers without a PSI system i use the hubmeter brackets so you can check hub oil easy.
     
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    They gave me an idea though. If I ever need to empty the trucks out so I can sell them off, I’ll put those central inflation systems on them that look like they have safety wires on their wheels.
     
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