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Old 10-17-2006, 02:34 PM   #1
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I've observed both tire pressure monitoring systems discussed separately on this site, but has anyone weighed the pros and cons of each before making a decision to buy? I had seriously considered Smartire until I found I couldn't find an installer who could also do a conventional tire balance after installation. I have since read about Pressure Pro which seems to have a considerably simpler installation, and is cheaper as well. Any thoughts and opinions??

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Old 10-17-2006, 02:34 PM   #2
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I've observed both tire pressure monitoring systems discussed separately on this site, but has anyone weighed the pros and cons of each before making a decision to buy? I had seriously considered Smartire until I found I couldn't find an installer who could also do a conventional tire balance after installation. I have since read about Pressure Pro which seems to have a considerably simpler installation, and is cheaper as well. Any thoughts and opinions??

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Old 10-18-2006, 07:05 AM   #3
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I had Smartires on my last motorhome, added when I installed new tires. They worked fine, and also gave you the tire temperature. Out of sight, but difficult to replace if they failed. Now I have Pressure Pros on my current rig, they also work fine but are exposed. This means easy to replace, check, or steal. Installed because motorhome was bought new, and didn't want to pull the tires. If money was no object, would probably go with the Smartires.
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Old 10-18-2006, 08:54 AM   #4
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Regarding pressure pro. I'm told they have to be installed using pliers to hold the stem to avoid damage.

Doesn't this make it hard to inflate the tires? Or the sensor allow you to add air w/o removing it?
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I just hold the stem with my fingers to prevent twisting as I tighten down the PP sensor. Finger tight is sufficient - I see no need to use pliers.
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I went with Pressure Pro for same reason as Bill. The cost of the system plus installing it. Pressure Pro's install is much simpler. Not really worried about the caps getting ripped off, as they are not what you would call nice looking .
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