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Tyre pressure monitoring systems are designed to continually monitor your caravan or motorhome’s tyres. They are also there to notify you of low and high pressure, excessive wear and overheating.
Installing a tyre pressure monitor is a great way to prevent potential blowouts, improve braking distance and general wear and tear – and to instil peace of mind when driving or towing!
With such clear, proven benefits, it’s often questioned why tyre pressure monitoring systems such as those available from TyrePal, Tyre Sure and Steel Mate, aren’t yet fitted as standard to new caravans and motorhomes, or why the tyre pressure monitoring systems found on many new cars haven’t found their way onto motorhome base vehicles.
The only caravan manufacturer we know to have come close to offering tyre pressure monitoring as standard is Bailey on its Unicorn caravan range, where sensors are fitted as standard to the caravan wheels and buyers have the option to purchase the in-car monitoring screen made by TyrePal.
We would love to get your thoughts on this…
Do you think that new motorhomes and caravans should come with tyre pressure monitoring systems fitted as standard?
Maybe you feel monitoring systems would add too much to the cost of a new motorhome, or perhaps you think any added cost would be worth it?
Or maybe you’re happy to keep tabs on your tyre pressures the old fashioned way by manually checking on a regular basis. Of course a TPMS system can’t spot things like damaged sidewalls – so such systems would never completely replace the need for some regular visual tyre health checks.