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Old 01-16-2010, 07:01 AM   #29
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Do not believe they have a dealer network (didn't when we purchased last year). Obviously you've "googled" and found their website for ordering?
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Where is the best place to buy the Hawkshead? I need to monitor 12 tires....what should I expect to pay?
Found this, don't know if it will help. Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems available from TVforMyRV -

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Old 01-16-2010, 02:51 PM   #31
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Where is the best place to buy the Hawkshead? I need to monitor 12 tires....what should I expect to pay?
Bought mine direct from HawksHead:

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM

$225 for the 4 wheel setup, $39 for each additional sensor

plus shipping.

Their shipping was quick (next day).
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:57 PM   #32
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I bought mine directly from Hawkshead. A set of 12 was $644 plus $27 for expedited shipping.
this included the base receiver with 4 senders, 8 additional senders, and a wireless repeater for the longer length M/H and JEEP. All senders have locks and each has a battery. I'm still in the beginners phase learning. All worked well for the first 450 miles although I did get a high pressure warning for left front when PSI reached 117. I have the pressure set at 100PSI and the warning is supposd to activate when it becomes over 20%. I will continue to monitor when I get on the road next month.
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I ordered one and got an email it shipped on January 19. I'm still waiting for it.
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I'm thinking you should see it very soon, a day or two maybe. But remember it's coming from Canada so whatever that means, going through both their postal system and ours.

I'm going to buy four more sensors for my truck that I drive daily, mainly cuz I'm a gadget junkie.

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RVeer - You should ask Hawkshead for a commission. I just bought a system with 6 extra sensors!
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I purchased one also after reading this thread! I got it in two days from Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems available from TVforMyRV -

Told me that he didn't think I would need a signal booster, but if I did he would send it. All I had to do was pay for the part. I was impressed with his honesty so I ordered from him.

We won't be traveling for a couple weeks but there are a couple of things that impress me so far. The monitor is very small and according to instructions it takes 6 hours to charge then the battery will last for a month.

I've got to stop reading this board it's costing me money!

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I decided on the Hawkshead system even though it doesn't appear to be the most popular. I think that's probably due to lack of marketing more than anything else. All the reviews I read about them were positive.

I chose Hawkshead because they use replaceable batteries in the monitors, and knowing myself, I'd be going crazy wondering how much time was left on the non-replaceable ones. I also like the temperature monitoring feature.

I'll post installation results and my opinion after I get 'em on the RV.

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I have only read about these units in the forum, but have never seen any close-up pictures. Do they have to be taken off to put air in the tires?
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RVeer - You should ask Hawkshead for a commission. I just bought a system with 6 extra sensors!
Ha! That's too funny! I like the way you think though!
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I have only read about these units in the forum, but have never seen any close-up pictures. Do they have to be taken off to put air in the tires?
Yea they do. They unscrew just like the cap on the valve stem. Unless you are using the anti-theft collars, which need a small screwdriver to undo first. It's not that bad.

There's a photo of all the components on the first page of this thread. Let me know if you want a close up photo, I can take one for ya.
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Yea they do. They unscrew just like the cap on the valve stem. Unless you are using the anti-theft collars, which need a small screwdriver to undo first. It's not that bad.

There's a photo of all the components on the first page of this thread. Let me know if you want a close up photo, I can take one for ya.
Is there a better way to mount the monitor rather than that clunky stand on the dash because I already have my GPS there? Do the batteries in the dash receiver last only one month or did I read that wrong?
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Is there a better way to mount the monitor rather than that clunky stand on the dash because I already have my GPS there? Do the batteries in the dash receiver last only one month or did I read that wrong?
I read the online manuals for several brands and see a problem...at least for me.

When I park my unit in storage, I turn all electric from the batteries off because there is no power at the storage unit that I use and I don't want to end up with dead batteries. The manuals seem to indicate that the entire setup procedure would have to be done over. At this point in time we are weekenders until my wife retires, so I would have to go through the setup procedure each weekend trip. If one of the receivers had a backup battery, I would be OK, but I don't see that. Have I missed something; does one brand have a back-up system when all power is off?
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Is there a better way to mount the monitor rather than that clunky stand on the dash because I already have my GPS there? Do the batteries in the dash receiver last only one month or did I read that wrong?
The battery (or batteries) inside the monitor are rechargeable and according to the manual will keep a change for one month. I haven't had it happen yet where the monitor is completely discharged but I imagine you would need to re-do the "detecting" part of the setup again. Maybe, maybe not, I can't say. That would probably get old after a few times.....

As far as mounting the monitor, I decided to not use the dash mount they supplied; to me it just looks..... ungainly..... to be polite. Subjective opinion. I've seen some people report that they use velcro to stick it somewhere on their dash; I just put it on the recessed ledge on top of my doghouse (motor cover). Then when not it use it gets hidden in the pocket of the doghouse to avoid temptation by stray eyeballs.
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