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Old 04-17-2014, 08:52 PM   #61
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From my previous post - #50, you will note that I purchased a TM510RV system. As it is not recommended to install the valve cap sensors on the rubber valve stems that come with the Sprinter, I went to a local tire shop for advise and a quote. Their advise: the current rubber valve stems are rated for maximum of 50 psi which is less that the recommended tire pressure. i.e. they should be changed out even if you are not installing a tire pressure monitoring system. Cost: they are charging $12 per wheel, which seems reasonable considering that they have to remove the wheel, break the tire away from the rim, install the new valve stem, reset the tire, balance the wheel and install back on the unit.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:01 PM   #62
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When the tire shop installed the new valve stems, what type did they use (metal)? Or are you referring to the TPMS permanent valve stem system?

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Old 04-18-2014, 01:24 AM   #63
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They will be installed next Friday. They will use metal. He said he will find out what product is recommended. I can let you know in 8 days.
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:38 AM   #64
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Excellent, thanks! We are hoping to pick up our Unity on the 13th May!!!

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Old 04-18-2014, 03:44 AM   #65
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RonJon and Kozad,

I will install dually metal valve stems from Borg Equipment: http://yourtireshopsupply.com/produc...inter-dl1sp16c. The advantage is that you can easily reach both the inside and outside tires to add air. If you have a 2012 Sprinter with steel wheels, the valve stems are different for early 2012 (oval holes) and late 2012 (round holes). They now have the brackets you need for internal TPMS.

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Old 04-20-2014, 03:59 PM   #66
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I have Alcolas, same problem. I had TLC http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18378 do the install when I got new tires. The adapters didn't fit the steel wheels or the Alcolas, .They said ,It was easier to just drill out the factories and retap for the internal sensors then go back and forth w/adapters that don't work.
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After gathering all the parts to install the TST Internal sensors I agree with your installer, TLC. It would be easier to just drill and tap metal valve stems to attach the internal sensors rather than try to make some sort of adapter work. That is the way the OEM sensors are generally installed.

Did TLC install new metal valve stems on the OEM steel Sprinter wheels on inner duals? if so what valve stem did they use?

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Old 04-24-2014, 12:31 PM   #67
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Saw on the Tire Minder site they have an upgraded model. Here is a link. States it is currently available only at Camping World. Just an FYI. I haven't ordered anything yet. Just thought I would post the link in case anyone is shopping.http://www.minderresearch.com/tireminder/tm66-series/
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:09 PM   #68
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I spoke to TireMinder yesterday about the upgrade TM66. As you noted it is only available from Camping World, but TireMinder is offering it as an upgrade to existing TireMinder TPMS owners.

Not sure what the deal is as we do not own one yet.....

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Old 04-24-2014, 08:58 PM   #69
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After 4 months and lots of problems (see earlier post) I finally have my TPMS installed. I purchased the TST (tsttruck.com) 507 internal system. I programmed the control unit and installed the repeater under the van near the rear axle (not sure I needed this). The valve stems provided by TST and the brackets supplied by TST did not work for my late 2012 sprinter 3500 dually with steel wheels and round holes. TST referred me to Bill (Borg) Falkenborg who recommended this: http://yourtireshopsupply.com/catego...printer-trucks. Since TST had promised me valve stems, they paid for these valve stems and I paid shipping. It turned out Bill sent me valve stems for early 2012 models (oval holes) and he also said I should not use the mounting brackets that TST supplied. So Bill sent me at no charge new hand-made aluminum mounting brackets and the correct valve stems. I had it all installed by a local tire dealer last week and I am very happy with this system, both the TPMS and valve stems. Here are photos before, during, and after installation:

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They look great for adding air but,
...........,,,, with those stems, you cant rotate steel OEMs
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