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Old 09-25-2007, 03:45 PM   #1
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I've been considering buying a wireless tire pressure monitor system for my coach and toad. I noticed there are several brands available. Are some better than others? Do you have one you like?
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:45 PM   #2
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I've been considering buying a wireless tire pressure monitor system for my coach and toad. I noticed there are several brands available. Are some better than others? Do you have one you like?
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:14 AM   #3
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I have the Pressure Pro system on my 35' motorhome. Works well for me.
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:05 AM   #4
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I use the Pressure Pro as well. I'm very happy with it.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:29 AM   #5
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I have been considering the Pressure Pro.

I'm hearing from some folks on this board - and another, that there are malfunctions due to improper programming and sensors that fail.

I'm not looking for perfection.............well, I am, really, since I'm paying money for it!!

I'd appreciate your input on installation and overall performance. Spending 6 to 8 hundred dollars for a so-so system is not in the cards.
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:05 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input. I now have noticed that there are 2 PressurePro systems that look identical.One by L+S safety Solutions ond one by Doran. Any difference?
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:33 PM   #7
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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 GaryG:
Thanks for the input. I now have noticed that there are 2 PressurePro systems that look identical.One by L+S safety Solutions ond one by Doran. Any difference? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gary, I believe the two systems you mentioned are "Rebranded" items from Advantage Pressure Pro

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The best tire monitors are installed inside the wheel and are temperature compensated, meaning they take into account the pressure changes due to heating/cooling of the tire. But that makes installation more expensive and may make it more difficult to monitor the toad's tires from the coach.

Pressure Pro is not temperature compensated, which may produce false alarms if the sensor is set (screwed onto the valve stem) on a warm day and then it cools down dramatically overnight, which happens more often than you might think. A tire loses about 2% of its pressure for every 10 degree drop in temp, so a 50 degree difference will produce a 10% drop in tire psi. I sometimes disconnect the monitor on mine when I know the night will be cold.

All that said, I chose Pressure Pro because it is easy to install and use and relatively inexpensive. I have had some problems with the seals in the sensors leaking slowly and causing low pressure alarms, though. It ain't perfect, but I've also had tires fail from low inflation and feel the protection we get from the PP far outweighs its shortcomings.
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:55 AM   #9
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Thanks Gary,
In the summer we are often in the mountains of CO and it cools down quite a bit. Unplugging the monitor sounds like a good idea.
When you say nthe seals leaked, did it actually let pressure out of the tire?
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Gary, I've looked at a few different monitors as well. Here is one that I am considering due to some features that I really like. One is the ability to add air to the tires without removing the sensors, and the other is that the batterys in the sensors are replaceable by the owner. The pressure pro needs to be replaced by the factory.
Trikor system

Give them a look before you buy.

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Sarge,

I just went to Trikor's website and read up about their product. Pretty impressive.

I was wondering how long this company has been around...do you know? Have you heard any feedback about their product? And more importantly, about their service? Pressure Pro's service seems very good - just wondering about this company.

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Thanks Sarge, This is the first I've heard of this system and it sounds great. I went to Tikor and then found additional info at www.Tiresafeguard.com
The company is HCI corp and I am going to call them directly. Info-order hotline 310-850-4898 and there is another # 562-926-7123
This system appears to use more up to date technology.
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I've been using my Advantage Pressure Pro for over three years with no problems. I'm using ten sensors.
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I agree Gary, that's what interested me in the system as well. I'm a litte while off from ordering one as I am working on setting up an air card and router for the RV. If you get one please post and let us know how you like it.

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