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Old 07-20-2011, 10:57 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of buying a PressurePlus 8000 or the tire traker tpms.Any body out there know which is the better tpms. I can pick up the PressurePlus 8000 on amazon for about $258 & it includes a repeater(signal booster). The tire traker is $289 but I think it has a better warranty. I would apprecate any information.
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Go for it

I also bought the unit on Amazon in April for our 40' Journey. I put the repeater in a drawer in the middle of the coach and the unit works great.

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Old 07-21-2011, 08:13 AM   #3
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I'm thinking of buying a PressurePlus 8000 or the tire traker tpms.Any body out there know which is the better tpms. I can pick up the PressurePlus 8000 on amazon for about $258 & it includes a repeater(signal booster). The tire traker is $289 but I think it has a better warranty. I would apprecate any information.
I bought the TireTraker in April, seems to work well. The dealer is very responsive to questions you may have about installation and use.
My only disappointment is that they "go to sleep" when parked and do not read current pressure or temp until they "wake up" by moving (can take as much as 2 or 3 miles). They do monitor for alarm conditions while in the sleep mode though.
I'm considering purchasing a repeater as I tend to lose the outside duals for some reason every once in a while.

If you look at ads and owners manuals for TireTraker, Tire Minder, and one of the Hawkshead units, you'll find they are the same unit with different labeling. I believe TireTraker has the longer warranty.
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I have the Pressue Pro with sensors on the motorhome and Toad. Works like a dream. No need for any repeater. My SO used my Toad in Vegas----the unit showed the display for at least 300' as she was driving away.
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I was just talking to a tire dealer who says he only sells the internal (behind the wheel) tpms only because the outside valve stem sensors crack the valve stem by their constant fast revolution. Has anyone ever heard of this happening. Can anybody tell me their experience with the internal type tpms & which is a good brand.
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I've used Pressure Pro for nearly 4 years----and put sensors on my Toad 2 years ago. No problems other than 1 sensor that caused a leak. I sent it back to the manufacturer, they made the repair and returned it in about a week. No charge either!
I'm really satisfied with the system
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I've used Pressure Pro for over 4 years without any issues. I had to put a repeater in the rear of the coach as I lost the sender signal on the rear toad tires on occasion. I had one sensor go bad and it was replaced free so I'm a happy camper.
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Cracking valve stems shouldn't be an issue on your coach if you make sure you've got metal valve stems. Same with toad... except the wheels on my Explorer apparently won't accept metal stems. The sensor did cause one of the original rubber valve stems to fail on the toad. i guess the good news is that the sensor also reported that it had just caused the RF tire on the toad to begin going flat. I had new toad tires installed and new, short rubber valve stems and it's been fine for 25000 miles now and counting.

I'm really jealous of the prices being quoted here. I made the mistake of buying a Doran 360 system. With 10 sensors it cost me just about $700 a bit over two years ago. Since that time I have had 7 of the 10 sensors fail. Doran knew they had a problem and extend the warranty to 2 years so I've only had to pay for two of the failures but it's a royal pain. I'd sure look at some of the new products being discussed.

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I want to thank you for all your replies on my posts.I've got another question.My sidewalls say 110 max psi , how much psi actually should I put in my Goodyear g670 245/70/19.5G tires & what warning parameters should I set on my 510 tst tpms that I just ordered today from plugitright, a distributer of tst.She was very helpful.I was just wondering if there is a tpms that you don't have to take off the sensors to adjust air pressure. Thankyou Ken
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