It pays to talk to other fellow RVers to learn how they travel and the equipment they use for their RV.  Case in point, last night at our PWV fundraiser event, we talked to other PWV members who was giving us some pointers on places to go and what they have upgraded on their RV unit.

As it turns out, they told us about the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) they use for their older RV.  This electronic system is designed to monitor the air pressure inside the pneumatic tires on various types of vehicles. TPMS report real-time tire-pressure and temperature information to the driver of the vehicle using a wireless monitor display. The target of TPMS is avoiding traffic accidents, poor fuel economy, and improved tire wear due to under-inflated tires by early recognition of the malfunction of tires.

While new RV have built-in TPMS, many older models do not.  This is where this unit is invaluable and potentially life-saving.  Just the other day, my mother showed me a video of an RV with a car in tow suddenly swerved into the median and flipped over.  This vivid image has stuck with me ever since.  This had me thinking about the safety of my family and pets.  Plus, just the mere fact of not knowing what's going on in those six tires underneath the big rig is frightening enough.  Having the TPMS provides a peace of mind and security that you can safely travel on the wide-open road at 65 mph.

My Favorite Quotes

The mountains are calling and I must go. - John Muir

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Chinese Proverbs

The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders. - Edward Abbey

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. - John Burroughs

Not all those who wander are lost. - J.R.R. Tolkien

To travel alone is risky business, especially into a wilderness; equally risky is to have dreams and not follow them. - Robert F. Perkins

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