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Old 04-01-2010, 08:07 AM   #1
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Tire Pressure Systems

I see some older threads on Tire Pressure monitoring systems and I'm interested in opinions on the Hopkins and TST systems. Camping World has them on sale. If you were going to choose one which one would you pick?

TST monitors pressure and temp, plus they lock on the stem. Who had experience with these brands??

I watched the FMCA live webcast on tires and they seem to really recommend a monitoring system.

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Old 04-01-2010, 08:39 AM   #2
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I have bee in contact with both the dalership and Forest Rver probably since Janury of 2009. I just wrote to Forest River and they did not even answer back

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Old 04-01-2010, 08:46 AM   #3
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Check out the Hawkshead System before making a decision
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:22 PM   #4
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Agree with the Hawkshead reccomendation.
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:07 PM   #5
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Lots of choices, they all seem to work. It's more important that you have one. I chose the Doran RV360 for my reasons, others will have their preferences.

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Old 04-01-2010, 04:08 PM   #6
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Whichever one you pick, a TPMS for the coach and for the toad is a very important addition. It will give you peace of mind.
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Old 04-01-2010, 05:13 PM   #7
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I just purchased the HawksHead sys. but have not installed it yet. I got the monitor, mount and cord, six tire monitors with "Locks" and six new metal valve stems for $310.
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I went with the Pressure Pro 2 years ago and am delighted with the TPMS concept. I have had one alarm on the tow car and was really happy to catch it (a bad valve stem) quickly.

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You should also be aware that some of the tire pressure sensors in some brands do NOT have replaceable batteries therefore you have to buy whole new sensors when the batteries fail.
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:35 PM   #10
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Like Rick, I am "delighted with the TPMS concept," but it is my opinion that most/all current after-market systems are not ready for prime time. I (and RVer friends) have been there, done that, and have decided I am better off w/o one for now ...as I have been for most of my life. I have no bones with people who want to give a TPMS system a whirl. I don't mind at all people volunteering for product testing/improvement ...just make sure you are aware of the possible problems vs possible gains (which, I presume, is why you posted the question!!). As part of your decision process, you might want to look through the thread here Installation of the TST tire monitoring system in the "Problems & Solutions After-Market" area of the forum. I think there are a couple of other threads there on TPMS systems also.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:02 PM   #11
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I have the system from TST. I believe they may be supporters of this forum. I can tell you two things very sincerely. I love the system and it has saved me twice from tire problems that I would not have known about until something caught fire or flew apart. The second thing I would tell you is that TST has given me excellent customer service anytime I looked for help or product replacement. Spend the dollars on a system now instead of repairs later, and enjoy the peace of mind instead of wondering if everything is really okay back there. HarveyP
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another vote for TST!
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I just ordered the Hawkshead, and in my research, the TST would be less expensive factory direct. From all I've gathered, everyone's opinion is JUST GET ONE! My decision maker to finally get one came last year when a Class A towing a new Dodge Dakota pulled into a CG. The RR of the Dakota had nothing but the rim & he entire 1/4 panel (bedside) of the truck was gone. I decided that if I ever had a similar problem with my 15 y.o. Jeep, it would be considered totaled (or at least made into a woods machine)

So, having monitoring abilities is as important as which one!

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