12V / 24V Products > Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems - TPMS
TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring Sensors) for motorhomes and caravans are becoming more and more popular. They're not fitted as standard in most vehicles of this type but you can get the next best thing from this system from Michelin.
Since 2014, new cars have been fitted with tyre pressure monitoring systems. Using wireless sensors, the Michelin TPMS sytem constantly monitor not only tyre pressure but also temperature, giving immediate warning of any changes in a tyre that could lead to a blow-out.
A blow-out on a car is bad but, if you’ve ever seen a motorhome or caravan that’s suffered one, you’ll know that the effects are even more dramatic and can lead to thousands of pounds worth of damage as a consequence of the blown tyre hitting bodywork. In the worst cases, a caravan or motorhome can be completely written off.
The Michelin TPMS system is designed to make installation and use as easy as possible. There's no laborious process pairing the sensors to the controller and the display simply fixes to the vehicle's windscreen with no need for any wiring. So it's discreet, easy to understand and reliable. Up to 8 wheels can be monitored and the supplied pressure reader makes checking tyre pressures simple too.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fit2Go sensors use a thread which, when incorporated with standard, brass tyre valves are very resistant to corrosion. During winter, when the roads are heavily salted, it is advisable to take some precautions by removing the sensors and placing a small amount of silicone grease or WD40 on the locking nut & screw thread of the stem and periodically checking them during this time. Where the wheel will be exposed to extremely salty conditions, e.g. boat trailers immersed in salt water, we recommend not using the locking nut.
When a tyre has aluminum valve stems, it is recommended not to use the Fit2Go system as there may be a possibility of bi-metallic corrosion occurring.
Ease of Use
Fitted the system and seems to be working fine. What I do like is the ability to check tyre pressure with the pressure checker. Really useful. I do have a number of observations, specific to my installation. First, with my wheel trims the spanner will not fit on the security nuts on the rear wheels. I am going to try running without the nuts as this also facilitates easy of removal for use of a pump. Depending on the natural light, if the vehicle is parked and the light on the sensor is pointing down you can't see which tyre is alarming the system. To overcome this it is easy to use the pressure checker, if partial deflation is not immediately apparent. I hope that in winter, there will be enough daylight to keep the receiver charged. System is very neat and the display doesn't detract the drivers attention.