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Old 11-17-2010, 10:12 AM   #1
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

We are considering adding a tire pressure monitoring system to our motor home. And we would like some input from some of you that have one, or have had one. There are so many different systems out there, and they all say theirs is the best one. So the questions are:

What system do you have, and are you satisfied with it?
Would you buy the same system again?
Have you had a system you didn't like and why?

We would really appreciate all input that you may have.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:19 AM   #2
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Hi OSP1268,
Welcome to iRV2. I have the Pressure Pro system. It works as advertised and I would make the same purchase again. In 5 years, it has saved me on two occasions. Both were with the toad.

The bottom line is the technology is a commodity. They all work. Investigate each system. If the installation and actual use of the system are something you can live with then that is the system you should purchase. It is important to understand how one uses the system and the features are those that fit your needs.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:39 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum!

If you use our search function on this topic you'll find a week's worth of good reading on all available brands.

We have used the Doran 360 for the past three years. It's the only system I have experience with but I've not been terribly happy with it. Others report that different brands (ie Pressure Pro) give them >7 years of battery/sensor life. I'm about to replace my second sensor already. I also get fairly frequent "lost sensor" alarms even though I have installed the booster in the rear of my coach.

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Old 11-17-2010, 10:52 AM   #4
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We have the TST system on both the coach and the toad. I feel this system is the best insurance you can buy, not just because it will save a tire, but also body damage or, worse, injury to yourself and others. We realized the value one day after checking all tires and adding air we started out and within 10 miles we had an alarm go off and the passenger front tire was down to 79 pounds. We pulled into a safe area and found an extender was loose. I tightened the extender, filled the tire and we were on our way. If it wasn't for the TST this would have had a different ending. As far as your question, I like the system I have but they all are fairly similar. There is one system and I'm not sure which one, but you can add air without removing the transmitters.
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Tire-SafeGuard Tire-SafeGuard by GENCO Distributors is the system I use. I chose it because of the flow thru sensors and would definitely purchase again. The tech support has been very good.
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"Wouldn't leave home without it!"
We shopped with being able to change the batteries ourselves in mind. Today we would also want to consider a system where the "tire sending units" didn't have to be removed to adjust the air pressure.
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Today we would also want to consider a system where the "tire sending units" didn't have to be removed to adjust the air pressure.
That is why I chose the Tire-SafeGuard system.
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TPMS

After looking at all the systems available I decided on the PressurePlus system. I have not installed it yet, so I can't report on how it works.

I picked it because of the features and price. It monitors both pressure and temperature.

It comes with the Monitor, Signal Repeater, Base Mount, Relay and 6 sensors. It was the only one I found that came with a repeater in the basic package. Also, the batteries in the sensors can be easily replaced without sending them back to the company.

I bought it at Amazon.com: PressurePlus 8000 Series 6-Sensor Tire Pressure & Temp. Monitoring System (TPMS): Automotive
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Others report that different brands (ie Pressure Pro) give them >7 years of battery/sensor life.
Those 7 year reports must have came from the ones that got the early test units.
I was on Pressure Pro order list for around a year before they had any to sell. I got mine on 8/22/04 or 6 years 3 months ago.
They did give a big discount to everyone that had placed orders before they had any to ship.

I got 8 sensors & monitor for $358.50 including shipping.

Every once in a while it would lose a sensor signal for a short time.
When they came out with the repeater I got one of those first ones for $75.83 on 6/30/06.

I haven't lost any signals since. And still using the same sensors.
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Brake buddy sells one and they use the same sensors that pressure pro uses but they are 20% cheaper.
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First, let me thank everyone for their replies. After reading all I could find on this web site and a couple of others, I think I will go with HawksHead. From the research I could find they seem to have the best product for the price. If any of you are using HawksHead TPMS or have used it, I would appreciate any additional comments.
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