Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-06-2016, 08:30 AM   #1
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 269
Tire-Safe Guard sensors - battery replacement?

Hi Folks: I am running the Tire-Safe Guard pressure sensor system in my rig. They still work OK, though I had to re-train them before my big trip. Seems they are taking longer and longer to "learn". Is it possible the batteries are beginning to fail? They are about 2-years in place now and never been changed. Manual does not indicate when they need new batteries.... Also, anyone know off-hand what batteries they need? I tried to call the company, but went to a voice mail with no message, are they still in business?

Thanks
__________________

__________________
2007 Itasca Sunova 35J - Ford Chassis
Tucson, Arizona
Doc Vegas is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-06-2016, 11:27 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar


 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 13,187
According to their website, they have 'user replaceable batteries.'

Tire-SafeGuard

Why not take a sensor apart and read the battery number, then pick them up locally or buy online (Amazon?) at a discount price?
__________________

__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 11:49 AM   #3
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 269
Quote:
Originally Posted by BFlinn181 View Post
According to their website, they have 'user replaceable batteries.'

Tire-SafeGuard

Why not take a sensor apart and read the battery number, then pick them up locally or buy online (Amazon?) at a discount price?
Thanks, because the rig is 300 miles away from me right now and I wanted to get the batteries before I got to the rig since it is in the middle of nowhere (I wanted to order them from Amazon as you suggested). The manual does not say nor does the website.....
__________________
2007 Itasca Sunova 35J - Ford Chassis
Tucson, Arizona
Doc Vegas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 12:59 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
TonyDi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Posts: 6,721
Why no give them a call. They have to know what the battery number is for the replacement.
I replace my batteries every two years.
__________________
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
Newmar Dutch Star 4320, Spartan MM Chassis, Cat C9, Jeep Grand Cherokee,with Hemi, hooked up with a Blue Ox Aventa LX, and Brake Buddy.
TonyDi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 01:43 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar


 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 13,187
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doc Vegas View Post
Hi Folks: I am running the Tire-Safe Guard pressure sensor system in my rig. They still work OK, though I had to re-train them before my big trip. Seems they are taking longer and longer to "learn". Is it possible the batteries are beginning to fail? They are about 2-years in place now and never been changed. Manual does not indicate when they need new batteries.... Also, anyone know off-hand what batteries they need? I tried to call the company, but went to a voice mail with no message, are they still in business?

Thanks
Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyDi View Post
Why no give them a call. They have to know what the battery number is for the replacement.
I replace my batteries every two years.
__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 02:58 PM   #6
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 269
Correct, I tried twice, no answer and no message on vm. No response to email either
__________________
2007 Itasca Sunova 35J - Ford Chassis
Tucson, Arizona
Doc Vegas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 05:15 PM   #7
Senior Member


 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 1,344
Doc-

I have a mix of flow-through and cap type.

The flow-through have an obvious battery "door." I unscrewed it, and what looked like a very thin o-ring came out with the "door," with a split in it. I did not put it back in (probably not useful if split). Anyway, the battery was a CR1632, which a Web search says is a 3V lithium.

I did not open a cap-type sensor. With the o-ring experience, I'm reluctant to do so.
__________________
Mark
2008 Holiday Rambler Admiral 30PDD (Ford F-53 chassis)
2009 Honda Fit Sport
l1v3fr33ord1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 09:26 PM   #8
Senior Member


 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 1,344
Doc-

I just found this post from yesterday implying that HCI (the Tire-SafeGuard folks) was in business as of the past few weeks.
__________________
Mark
2008 Holiday Rambler Admiral 30PDD (Ford F-53 chassis)
2009 Honda Fit Sport
l1v3fr33ord1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 09:48 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar


 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 13,187
Growing up, my Dad worked for a company that shut down for two weeks through the Fourth of July. Perhaps they're just closed for the week?
__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 09:52 PM   #10
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 269
Any deleted any greetings on the voice mail that let you know you receached the company. Unusual to get people to truly drop off the map to the point they erase the business message before vacation.... why not take the internet site down too?
__________________
2007 Itasca Sunova 35J - Ford Chassis
Tucson, Arizona
Doc Vegas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 10:47 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
MN_Traveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 367
I just bought a new set of sensors from them a couple weeks ago. As far as I know they are still there. Keep leaving messages - they should get back to you
__________________
- 2012 Fleetwood Expedition 36M -
MN_Traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2016, 01:07 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
chboone's Avatar


 
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Horse Town USA, CA.
Posts: 2,777
Is this the contract information you have?

HCI Corporation
11245 E. 183rd Street
Cerritos, California 90703 USA
Tel: (562) 926-7123
Fax: (562) 926-2080
Email: contact@tiresafeguard.com
or support@tiresafeguard.com
__________________
Chuck & Teri, 1999 35 ft. Dolphin 5350, F53 Chassis W/Tag Chassis build date 1/99 in Mexico, Banks System, Trans Command, Air Lift Air Bags on rear, Koni Shocks, Blue OX TruCenter, TigerTrak track bars front and rear, Roadmaster 1-3/4" rear auxiliary sway bar, 2017 Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid Platinum, 1994 36 ft. Avion 5th Wheel.
chboone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2016, 04:21 AM   #13
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 269
Quote:
Originally Posted by chboone View Post
Is this the contract information you have?

HCI Corporation
11245 E. 183rd Street
Cerritos, California 90703 USA
Tel: (562) 926-7123
Fax: (562) 926-2080
Email: contact@tiresafeguard.com
or support@tiresafeguard.com
No, I used the below from their "products" page on the website (http://www.tiresafeguard.com/products.htm):

Info/Order Hotline: 1-818-400-9976
Mailto: info@tiresafeguard.com
__________________
2007 Itasca Sunova 35J - Ford Chassis
Tucson, Arizona
Doc Vegas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2016, 04:55 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Dr4Film's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Varies Depending on The Weather
Posts: 7,993
CR1632 is the correct battery size. I replace them every 2 years whether they need it or not as they are very cheap at Amazon.

Amazon CR1632 Batteries

Unfortunately, their only sales and tech person is Dion Elrod and the Hotline listed in a previous post is his mobile phone. Also he is not very responsive but you could try Steve Wong who is the main office person. However he usually just passes the information off to Dion.

Changing batteries on the flow-through sensors is much easier than the CAP sensors. With the CAP sensors you need an extra valve stem to screw the CAP sensor onto in order to grip the plastic cap to pull it off. Also pay attention to the rubber o-ring. It has to be seated into the groove near the bottom of the CAP before slipping it back onto the sensor.

Dr4Film ----- Richard
__________________

__________________
2002 Monaco Windsor PBT 40Ft. (R HOME) - 30Ft. 2006 Pace Trailer (R JUNK). Trailer Has 06 VUE (R TOWD) 04 Victory Alen Ness Edition (R RYDE). Full-Timer for 14 Yr's BUT now a Part-Timer. Cummins ISC-350 With Banks Power Pack and Upgraded PRXB PacBrake.
We are at our Winter Home in Flagler Beach FL
Dr4Film is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ace, battery, replace, replacement


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tire safe guard lady puffin Newmar Owner's Forum 6 07-06-2016 06:36 PM
Tire Safe Guard Marty Marcum Newmar Owner's Forum 2 06-11-2016 05:00 AM
Tire Safe Guard TPMS lms1943 Class A Motorhome Discussions 3 07-14-2014 05:34 PM
Flow through sensors (507) compared to 510 Sensors Oscar Mike MH-General Discussions & Problems 3 01-13-2013 01:00 PM
Workaround for the Tire-Safe Guard Tire Pressure Monitor valves. Pics Added SargeW MH-General Discussions & Problems 7 12-27-2007 07:13 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.