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Old 01-06-2007, 05:56 AM   #1
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Just tried out the system and we parked for 6 days...I found most/all rear wheel positions with red bars and NO alarm when the temps got into the high 30s or less...down to mid 20s. They would come and go, but all 6 were lit at times, and then the monitor would re-find them and lose them again. We were camped in the woods with nothing really close by except a stream right behind us. I called Pressure Pro and was told the signal needs something to bounce off of to be read by the monitor, and being away from most solid objects was the cause. In warm weather or under way no problem. Im thinking the cold decreases the battery output, but Pressure Pro says they use these things in Siberia with no problems!! Anyone else have this issue? Other than that I really like the system but am now concerned about the sensors leaking after a while...guess I wont tighten them too much!
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Just tried out the system and we parked for 6 days...I found most/all rear wheel positions with red bars and NO alarm when the temps got into the high 30s or less...down to mid 20s. They would come and go, but all 6 were lit at times, and then the monitor would re-find them and lose them again. We were camped in the woods with nothing really close by except a stream right behind us. I called Pressure Pro and was told the signal needs something to bounce off of to be read by the monitor, and being away from most solid objects was the cause. In warm weather or under way no problem. Im thinking the cold decreases the battery output, but Pressure Pro says they use these things in Siberia with no problems!! Anyone else have this issue? Other than that I really like the system but am now concerned about the sensors leaking after a while...guess I wont tighten them too much!
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The losing signal while camped happens on mine too. Usually a rear one, the bouncing signal hadn't occured to me. I have had mine for over a year now and have yet to lose pressure due to them leaking. I just snug down when tightening. The one problem I have had and not been able to resolve is to pick up the signal from the trailer. Even with a external antenaa. Have to call them again about that one.
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Hi Larry,
Are you using the antenna that is installed on the top of the crontol panel, the external antenna or the repeating antenna?

I installed the system on my coach and toad. In my original installation, I use the antenna that installs in the top of the control panel. It worked okay when traveling (except for the rear toad wheels....sometimes). When parked I would loose the signal randomly from any of the wheels. If I moved the coach slightly, the sympton would change as to which wheel I would loose the signal from. The bottom line is, when parked and using the original antenna, I think it depends on the position of the sensor and can the sensor get a signal to the control panel from that position.

The solution was that I installed the external antenna. It is mounted upside down under the coach about 3 feet in front of the rear axle. The external antenna eliminated the problem completely. Click Pressure Pro External Antenna
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Hey Gary...
I have the hard wired repeater mounted in the bathroom fuse closet..close to the rear wheels. My situation seems strictly temperature related for some reason...above mid 40s and I dont lose the signal...in the 20s most/all rear ones disappear
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Larry,
Thanks for the update on your antenna. I have updated my OP with a link to my antenna. Just for FYI, consider taking a look at it. I have not used the repeater. I am not able to comment on any +/- with the device. I do know the hard wired external antenna works outstandingly 100% of the time for the last 1 year +.

I don't know the frequency the sensors transmit at. My wireless knowledge is not much more than having to lean to get my stuff to work. I do know that WIFI is affected by moisture. If the trees, leaves, buildings are wet, many CG WIFI networks become less than poor. Once the sun comes out/up and dries the surfaces, WIFI returns to normal. I do not know if the same can happen to the sensor signal. I pass this on as a point of interest.
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thanks for the photos....looks like a bottom side curb feeler! You sure are a gadget man! I like the idea about rotating the exhaust tip parallel ..was it easy to rotate?
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