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Old 04-18-2015, 07:50 AM   #1
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Tire pressure monitoring systems

Hello all, I have a question as to what the best tire monitoring pressure system to buy. There are many out there and I was hoping to get some feedback on anyone's experience with them. Your help would be appreciated. Thanks and I'm in NY and our season is just beginning. yeah...
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Old 04-18-2015, 08:14 AM   #3
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I don't know about the "best" but I can tell you what I have. I recently purchased the eeze tire system and it seem to work really well, and was easy to set up. You are correct in there are a lot of systems out there, this one was within my price range, and gave me 3 different mounting options, and different power options. I did a lot of looking and youtube, good luck with your search.
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This is the one I got:

EEZ-RV-TPMS with 10 tire pressure & temperature sensors - $429.00
This monitors the 6 wheels on the MH & the 4 on the towed.

It wasn't hard to set up. I had the monitor wired into the ignition & mounted on the dash. Looks good & has worked well.

I know there are several other brands that are popular.

This one had good reviews, just scroll down to the TPMS.

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Wayne, I chose to go with the TireTraker system. I wanted 10 sensors (to include the toad), user-replaceable low-cost batteries, cap-type sensors to prevent air leakage, and easy programming. It was also the lowest cost system I could find at the time that met those requirements!
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X2 for TST. The product is easy to setup and works well. With the user replaceable batteries the system is highly reliable. Most importantly, the company stands behind its products if you do have questions or problems.
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Hello all, I have a question as to what the best tire monitoring pressure system to buy. There are many out there and I was hoping to get some feedback on anyone's experience with them. Your help would be appreciated. Thanks and I'm in NY and our season is just beginning. yeah...

A vote here for PressurePro. They have just introduced a new system called the "Pulse". Uses their existing tire sensors. I've been a user since '03.


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If you do some research on this forum and also Google you will find that there is NO best.

There will be positive and negative comments for every TPMS available in the marketplace today.

The important point is to have one and USE it. If the one you choose does not meet your expectations for reliability and is dependable for accurate information then dump it and try another brand.

I had Doran for my first TPMS and it was a VERY problematic system. Due to dropped signals I had to purchase two new trailer tires in Calgary AB back in 2012 on our way to Alaska. I continued to have problems and dropped signals from the sensors right up to the end. I finally dumped it on eBay and purchased the Tire SafeGuard TPMS which has been FLAWLESS in operation. I always use the CAP sensors due to their small footprint and little weight.

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I've had a TST 507 system for three years, and would certainly buy from TST again should the need arise.

Several commenters are correct, in that all these systems act in a similar manner. There may be variations in performance and durability depending on where and how they are made, but these things only show up after a time. As with many things, it's often a mistake to merely go for the lowest price. Usually, when you buy cheap goods, you get cheap goods.

What you're selecting is a company. My system has worked consistently well. I have the flow-through sensors with replaceable batteries. Batteries are claimed to last 12 months, and mine have consistently gone 12-18 months-- except for the one time when I bought cheap Chinese batteries, and the first few failed within a few weeks. I canned the rest and bought good quality. The customer service at TST is stellar, even if you only have a simple question. When you call, you may very well wind up on the phone with Dan, one of the principals.

You will not go wrong with a TST system.
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The technology is pretty much mature now, so I don't think you can go wrong with any of the popular brands. I would make my choice based on how well the display fits into my dash area, and maybe my personal preferences in how I will use them. Most of the technical pros and cons are, in my opinion, arguments over very trivial aspects that have little evidence in favor or against either side of the debate.

I've had a Pressure Pro system since 2004 and purchased my second set of sensors two years ago, after getting 8+ years of battery life from the originals. Sensors replaced for battery reasons are discounted.
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I'm another Pressure Pro user and am very satisfied with it.

Steve, can you expand on the new Pulse a little more? Are you saying that it can communicate with the toad's built in TPMS?

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I'm another Pressure Pro user and am very satisfied with it.

Steve, can you expand on the new Pulse a little more? Are you saying that it can communicate with the toad's built in TPMS?

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No, I just meant that the new monitor uses the current PressurePro tire sensors. The new monitor uses a much improved screen that shows both temp and pressure of each tire on an axle and it's easy to toggle through the axles. It's also easier to add or replace sensors. There is also a port on the monitor so you can record temp/pressure history and trends.


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X2 for TST. The product is easy to setup and works well. With the user replaceable batteries the system is highly reliable. Most importantly, the company stands behind its products if you do have questions or problems.
I bought the tst 507RV. I have been having problems getting it to work correctly. If you have one of those weather stations, as I do, the outdoor sensor transmits on the same frequency as the 507 sensors. Pulling the battery from the weather transmitter helps to let the monitor find the sensors. Once everything is up and running for the tpms the weather station can be reprogrammed.

Another common problem with the monitor is the battery charge jack and/or the antenna connector can separate from the circuit board.

The folks at TST have been working very diligently to satisfy me and get my equipment up and running properly. They are actively seeking to correct the monitor circuit board issues.

Now that I have the system working, as of this morning, I am hoping things will stay working so I can report on the performance.

In truth I strongly feel that I just happened to get the one in a bunch bad unit. I am standing by TST and the 507RV system with the pass through sensors. When installing the sensors it is important to get them well seated on the valve stem. Also, tag and sync the sensors before you install them.

Hope my experiences don't turn you off from this system. There are far more success stories with TST than my one problem system.

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