RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-18-2020, 06:21 PM   #1
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Washington
Posts: 31
Default Sprinter has a TPMS?

We just picked up a 2018 Winnie Era, based on the Sprinter platform. The Sprinter manual in it implies that it should have a tire pressure monitoring system with the following components:
1. An idiot light that illuminates if the tire pressure is low.
2. A submenu in the dash computer display that display individual tire pressures.

I'm not finding any evidence that it has either. Does anybody know if it should? Or do I need to buy a bluetooth system off of Amazon?

Thanks

dm
__________________

KitsapEra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2020, 06:25 PM   #2
Site Team
 
avanti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 4,103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KitsapEra View Post
We just picked up a 2018 Winnie Era, based on the Sprinter platform. The Sprinter manual in it implies that it should have a tire pressure monitoring system with the following components:
1. An idiot light that illuminates if the tire pressure is low.
2. A submenu in the dash computer display that display individual tire pressures.

I'm not finding any evidence that it has either. Does anybody know if it should? Or do I need to buy a bluetooth system off of Amazon?

Thanks

dm
2500s have TPMS (because they have to by law). 3500s do not (because they weight more and are exempt).

The Operator's Manual does not make such distinctions. It lists everything that you MIGHT have.
__________________

__________________
Formerly: 2005 Airstream Interstate (Sprinter 2500 T1N)
Now!: 2014 Great West Vans Legend SE (Sprinter 3500 NCV3 I4)
avanti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2020, 06:37 PM   #3
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: PHX, AZ
Posts: 1,584
Default

I use a $40 4 wheel system off amazon


It works just fine


when shopping ensure that you get a system which can handle the TP range you'll use- I run 80 psi, some of the units sold top out in the 40's


Mike
mkguitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2020, 01:22 AM   #4
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: WA
Posts: 3
Default

I just purchased a 2014 LTV Free Spirit 22, built on a MB Sprinter 3500. This does not come with TPMS. As it is nearly impossible to check the air pressure a dually, it worried me that the tire pressures were right each time I jumped in the van.

To solve the problem, I ordered a DuallyValve kit from YourTireSupply.com for $120. This kit consists of rigid chrome metal valve stems that replace the OEM rubber stems and extend them to a place where they can be reached with the wheel covers in place. I also ordered a Invtek Solar Power RV TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System with 6 Wireless External Sensors kit from Amazon for $130. I chose this TMPS because the display is solar powered and displays air pressure and temp for all 6 tires.
I replaced my OEM Continental VancoFourSeason tires with Michelin Agilis CrossClimate (another story in itself, but WHAT a difference- The van is 50% quieter now!!), and while the tire shop had the tires off, they installed the DuallyValve stems for me.

Everything works perfectly. Once the van rolls a few feet, the sensors wake up and send the signal to the display so I know immediately what the tire pressure is. If pressure drops while on the road, the display warns me of the change. The DuallyValve stems make it easy to add air when needed without removing the wheel covers. The display sits on the dashboard to the left of the instruments, next to the “A” pillar.
I highly recommend these products.
DaveWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2020, 10:17 PM   #5
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Indiana
Posts: 39
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mkguitar View Post
I use a $40 4 wheel system off amazon


It works just fine


when shopping ensure that you get a system which can handle the TP range you'll use- I run 80 psi, some of the units sold top out in the 40's


Mike
We have similar vehicles, would you mind sharing which system you purchased?
IWUGrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2020, 12:25 AM   #6
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: WA
Posts: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IWUGrad View Post
We have similar vehicles, would you mind sharing which system you purchased?
Which system are you referring to? I noted the stem kit and tpms systems that I purchased in my post. Glad to provide more info if it would help.
DaveWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2020, 02:13 PM   #7
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Indiana
Posts: 39
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveWA View Post
Which system are you referring to? I noted the stem kit and tpms systems that I purchased in my post. Glad to provide more info if it would help.
Sorry my question was meant for @mkguitar. I didn't make that clear.
__________________

IWUGrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×