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Old 02-06-2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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I was having breakfast in the Diplomat about 8 AM at Beaudry's RV Resort, when the Pressure Pro monitor started beeping. I wondered what that was about. It said that my right inside dual was down to 80 PSI. It was about 30 degrees, so I hoped that was the problem, but put on my coat and went out and checked the air pressure with my guage. It said 80 PSI and it was 95 yesterday. So, under I went and sure enough, there was a big screw in the tread.

The payback was that I got to finish my breakfast and wait on the tire repair guys. They rolled up to my site, fixed the tire in about 45 minutes and off I went. I was really happy not to have to had to deal with this issue on the shoulder of I-10, with a thousand trucks whizzing by 6 feet away and really happy that I did not have to buy a new tire.

The Pressure Pro system was pricy, but it paid for itself today. I am another happy customer.
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I was having breakfast in the Diplomat about 8 AM at Beaudry's RV Resort, when the Pressure Pro monitor started beeping. I wondered what that was about. It said that my right inside dual was down to 80 PSI. It was about 30 degrees, so I hoped that was the problem, but put on my coat and went out and checked the air pressure with my guage. It said 80 PSI and it was 95 yesterday. So, under I went and sure enough, there was a big screw in the tread.

The payback was that I got to finish my breakfast and wait on the tire repair guys. They rolled up to my site, fixed the tire in about 45 minutes and off I went. I was really happy not to have to had to deal with this issue on the shoulder of I-10, with a thousand trucks whizzing by 6 feet away and really happy that I did not have to buy a new tire.

The Pressure Pro system was pricy, but it paid for itself today. I am another happy customer.
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:40 AM   #3
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My unit has paid for itself several times.

Because is was a dually that went down, most likely, a tire purchase would have been for two tires.
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A tire pressure monitoring system, regardless of manufacturer, is a wise investment when you consider the damage that a blow out might cause.

I am glad it worked for you.
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If you are thinking about a system, now is the time to buy!

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Old 02-07-2008, 05:38 AM   #6
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Great system. However, it has caused me to obsess about tire pressure. I get anxious if the tires get more than a 1 lb variance between them.

It is amazing how much they heat up and increase pressure. Also, I have learned how large an impact changing temps impacts tire pressure. Before this system I never paid attention to it.

I do notice a slight ride and handling difference when they are inflated correctly.

Lesson, remember to change sensors when you rotate the tires.

Lesson 2: Keep track of the sensors. It will be upsetting when you see pressure of 36 lbs in your rear coach tire and 105 in your truck tire.

Company is great to deal with, they replaced a bad sensor before I sent the old one back.
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Flytyer could not have said it better.

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Old 02-07-2008, 06:18 AM   #8
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When you have one of these systems do you stop physically checking your tire pressures every morning before driving???

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I didn't stop until after a couple of weeks of the sensors being dead nuts on.
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Tom,
At the start of the trip, I physically check each tire. During the trip, I (or my Grand Daughter, it's her job), will check the PSI each morning via the system monitor.
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Warpath,

You state the Doran is moving their final inventory through RV Upgades. Is Doran going away?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tom N:
When you have one of these systems do you stop physically checking your tire pressures every morning before driving??? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Tom,

The short answer is "yes". The system is extremely reliable. Sensors do occasionally go bad, but when they do, they ususlly read low. I've never heard of an instance when Pressure Pro says all your tire pressures are OK, when they're not. Still, I'd guess it's probably a good idea to physically inspect the tires once a week or so for visual anomolies on tires, stems, extenders, etc.
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Questions guys....do the sensors stay on well?
Are they easy to remove (steal)? Finally, do they affect tire balance? I have the Equal balancing powder so that should compensate for the additional small weight of the sensor, yes?
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lthrnk,

No, they have a new system due out in March. Unfortunately, I am unable to provide details on the new system, but last night I did get a sneak peak at a little of the info and it does look very interesting. I do not know pricing yet so I cannot say if waiting will be a big advantage or not.

But I will post here as soon as I can release details or pricing.
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