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Old 03-31-2009, 03:51 PM   #29
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I just ordered the TST system they told me the system would soon be available at camping world. I guess that would be good if you had trouble out on the road. Jim
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Another vote for Pressure Pro. Works as advertised. Excellent support so far.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:38 PM   #31
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I hadn't seen www.Smartire.com mentioned yet. Probably the Cadillac er. that's probably not a great analogy these days of the aftermarket TPMS. It is an internal rim mounted system - no theft. BOTH pressure and temperature (the pressure warnings are also temperature corrected) and the temp is measured on the rim so it can also detect brake drag. It also uses a temp adjusted pressure system to warn of over/under inflation based on the relative tire pressure. Most systems just use a delta psi warning but you could easily exceed a delta psi with a hot tire or a cold climate. My main reason for this system was so I could early detect if my toad braking system might be acting up (by getting excessively hot) and for allowing me to set extremely tight psi warnings that won't trigger due to normal temperature variations. It will also interface with TripTek and other onboard computer systems as well as having it;s own wheel-by-wheel display. I can montior all 8 camper wheels and any combination of toad(s) or trailers. It automatically synchs up to and reads the tires of whatever I pull behind me (as long as it has the Smartire senders on it).
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:02 PM   #32
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RVDude, I too think Smart tire is a great system; but, it definitely has three shortcomings. First, just looking at the initial purchase price you are looking at double any of the systems being discussed here. Second and not to be taken lightly is the installation cost of what would you say $40-$50 per wheel vs. owner installed on any of the systems being discussed here. Third, the initial installation price of just mentioned would be double at trade-in time, i.e. once to get it off of existing unit (coach or toad) and again to reinstall on new unit. Very quickly, the Cadillac becomes very pricey, Ken, '04 DSDP...
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ken - agree on all three counts! Smartire is not the least cost TPMS by any account. I wanted to include it for completeness of the discussion.
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RVDude, oops, I totally missed that and you are right for any such discussion to be as complete and unbiased as possible all potential contenders should be included. Thanks for the reminder, Ken....
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:44 PM   #35
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I ordered the same tire pressure monitor that Camping World offered from Ebay for $30 less and free shipping. Camping World said that I would have to wait six weeks and Shop4superdeal said that they would ship in three weeks.
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:24 AM   #36
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I ordered the same tire pressure monitor that Camping World offered from Ebay for $30 less and free shipping. Camping World said that I would have to wait six weeks and Shop4superdeal said that they would ship in three weeks.
i got mine from tst truck on the internet. they shipped it the same day i ordered it. about $300 delivered,
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Like wthomas1, we have the Tire Safeguard system, http://www.tiresafeguard.com/ .

We like it for the same reasons he does. We use the valve stem sensors for the toad and ordered an extra monitor to use while driving the toad.

We had some problems on installation but their tech support person, Steve Wong, is great, he sent me replacement parts until the problem was fixed, even sent me a longer antenna free!

We liked it enough to order a second system for our second car.
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:22 PM   #38
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Have been following these posts and decided it's time to get a system. Question for those who use the sensors on their toads: if the toad has it's own TPM system (like my '08 Subaru Forester) and the valve stems are rubber, what do you do?? Can they be changed to metal with the factory TPM in place?
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Depends on the type of factory TPM system installed on the car. Some are attached to the valve stems and some are not. If the car's TPM is not tied to the valves, changing valve stems is no problem.

I had rubber valves on my previous toad and used pressure Pro sensors on it for 3 years with no problem. Metal valves are surer, but rubber does not automatically mean a problem.
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Has there been any qualitative research or testing comparing the various systems for functionality?
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RV Dude:

We have the SmartTire on our 4502 Essex and apparently haven't really figured out how best to establish and perform the settings so the alarm doesn't continually come on while underway.

Programing the TripTek display is pretty confusing for us. Understand that we're anything BUT adept at all this new fangled computer programing stuff and reading and re-reading the guide just seems to make it worse............ofcourse....we even had to quit using the VCR when we formerlyhad at home after our son left cause we couldn't figure out how to use the darn thing!!! .

We know how to input the cold tire pressures on the programming screen, and THOUGHT we knew the deviations for temp alerts......BUT....on the way up from Tampa, the dang thing frequently would display alerts (seemingly more frequently in rainy conditions). We run 120 in front tires and 85 in six rears but deviation kept tripping alert and ALL tires randomly the whole way. BOY....it's confusing. Any suggestions???? Steve & Lynette
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chick - check your PM.... gimme a call...
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