Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What happens when a tire blows out?
A: Each tire is separated via one way check valves. Air will be flowing to that blown tire and the indicator light will illuminate.
Q: Where is the gauge?
A: No gauge. (Inaccurate readings)
Q: If that o-ring or lip seal fails will it blow out my wheel seal?
A: Hubcap has vents to allow air to escape without damage to wheelend components.
Q: If the system keeps putting air in a tire with a nail in it, how will I know there's a nail in the tire?
A: Light will illuminate on the front of the trailer and stay on.
Q: Can you put a gauge of some kind there at the hub cap so we can tell it's working?
A: Yes. Part # 51031-00 is available.
Q: How much weight will I add to my trailer?
A: Less than 20 lbs.
Q: What information do I need to know when ordering an MTIS system?
A: Type of axle. Wheelend lubricant (oil or grease). Tire pressure. Tire size. Number of axles.
Q: Will the system perform in any climate?
A: The system meets U.S. / NATO military specifications for climate conditions.
Q: Are any special tools needed?
A: A press plug driver is required. These are available through distributors.
Q: Will the system drain the trucks air brake supply?
A: No. Your air supply is protected by a pressure protection valve.
Q: With the MTIS system can I still check my tires?
A: Yes. The hose is easily removed from the thru-tee and can be checked on the knurled end.
Q: Are there parts available for the system out on the road?
A: Yes. All trailer and tractor dealers have availability to MTIS parts as well as most wholesale parts distributors.
Q When I get ready to sell my trailer, does the MTIS system have value?
A: Yes. Most dealers say there is a residual value of $150.00 to $300.00 on the MTIS system.