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Old 01-31-2007, 11:18 AM   #1
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Has anyone been able to monitor thier toad's tires through the factory system?? If I am pulling a GM vehicle can I used the GM monitors instead of another system????
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Has anyone been able to monitor thier toad's tires through the factory system?? If I am pulling a GM vehicle can I used the GM monitors instead of another system????
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:39 AM   #3
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I don't think you can as they transmit very locally and are specifically digital coded to the vehicle. Otherwise you may be sitting in traffic and receive a false signal from another vehicle beside you. Your thinking of that though is a great idea. It probably could be done if GM would sell you a receiver encoded to match your toad. That however would involve running a separate system for the toad and probably would require the receiver to be remote mounted in the rear of the coach.
My SUV shows the actual real time pressure in each tire.

Great thinking though.

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Old 01-31-2007, 11:48 AM   #4
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Isn't the Newmar system the SmarTire product tied into the TripTek?
SmarTire is capable of monitoring some 20 channels. It might be possible then to just add the SmarTire sendors on the toad wheels?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Isn't the Newmar system the SmarTire product tied into the TripTek?
SmarTire is capable of monitoring some 20 channels. It might be possible then to just add the SmarTire sendors on the toad wheels? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes the readout is tied to the TripTek. I don't think the channel frequency would be a problem, however I don't know about the encrypted digital code. Seems like it should be workable. What a great idea if it is.

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I had done the research and found it indeed possible to have the toad wheels monitored by the SmartTire system....I've not taken the leap to have it done for the toad as I'm trailering it now,but I do plan on at least doing the SmartTire in the coach in the not too distant future.

Also....the Triptek 2520 is the appropriate model for interfacing with the SmartTire...
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There are probably some challenges like setting the pressure differential. I require a 15 psi difference and a fairly high temerature cap prior to alarm function. The temp should not be a problem if it can be by-passed as I don't know of a toad that has temp in the transmission to the monitor. The pressure, however, being about 15 psi, is far too wide for normally 30 psi tires. The setting on the TripTek variance, is as I remember, generic for all wheels.

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Old 02-01-2007, 02:45 AM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I've not taken the leap to have it done for the toad as I'm trailering it now, </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hi, Bob. Do you have pressure monitoring on the trailer?
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Ken, I'm in a bit of a quandry right now as I'm trying to pick the direction "best" to seek out...
I know it's not feasible to have "everything" under the same roof or application,but there will be times I would "toad" as opposed to trailer.

Maybe the "best" scenario would be to protect the trailer and then not protect the toad...

The jury is deliberating....
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GOT MY ANSWER

The tire pressure system is an option to the TripTek. It monitors the tire pressure and temperature for your coach. If you want to monitor the tow car you would need to install transmitters in the tow car's tires and one additional antenna at the back of the coach. Newmar may install that antenna for you if needed.

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Is that to say the already onboard GM tire tranmitters are not compatable to the TripTek?
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yes,,, you will need their own and an extra antenna......
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even more answers

Order the TripTek on your coach.

See if you can also order the tire pressure system as well. It plugs into the TripTek as an option. They install it as standard on their high end starting with the 08 model line. They may install it for you on your coach, they have done it for other customers.

See if they will install the 3rd antenna for your tow vehicle. If they will, then the only thing you will need to do is order the transmitters for your tow car and install them.


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Well I guess this answers the question as far as using the existing GM system. I have two GM's both with built in tire monitors so it would have been great.

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