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Old 11-21-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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Problems with TireTraker

After 3 years of working properly my Tire traker remote pressure sensor system has developed problems. 6 of the 10 sensors show no signal once underway, 4 on the toad and a front and one rear on the motor home. I have reset and replaced batteries 2 times. I was provided a replacement failed controller by the company last summer and am now out of warrentee. The company is telling me it is range problem and I should install a booster. As the problem developed with the new controler I think it is the problem. Any one have feed back? Thanks.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
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Try a trip with the monitor in the back of the coach. If the toad and rear sensors register a booster maybe the answer. I am only 32 ft long and found the booster necessary. I run two monitors, one set up for the MH and the other for the toad. The booster plugs into a 12 volt outlet in the rear bedroom.
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Chili,

If Rocky's suggestion, doesn't work after changing batteries, try reprograming all sensors for other wheels and first note the inoperative ones. I was told, if you try to insert the batteries upside down, the sensor could be permanently damaged.
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Does it lose the signal only after you start the engine? What have you installed that might interfer with the signal? lots of things can interference... alternator, furnace, water pump, etc... If something is causing interference, you can shield the wire.
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Chili,

If Rocky's suggestion, doesn't work after changing batteries, try reprograming all sensors for other wheels and first note the inoperative ones. I was told, if you try to insert the batteries upside down, the sensor could be permanently damaged.
It gets complex.
At the companies suggestion I started deleting the toad sensors and reset. Each deleted location was blank and would not reapear until I moved a working sensor from another location. I was carrying the monitor. When I reattached the original sensor it worked. Eventially I had all sensors working. I left Denton TX for points west an hour later only 2 sensors were working. It doesnt seem to make any difference where the monitor is located as no signal is received with the toad sitting in front of the motorhome or when I hold the monitor inches from the sensor. I haven't added any new gadgets that would interfere. I think it is the replacement monitor but the company says no.
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on mine, i had noticed the loss of signals once in a while. after installed booster, that issue disappeared.
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how about a battery problem? have you tried plugging it in? not to charge but to operate.

Anybody around you with the same type of system and a booster. get about 30 feet away and it should boost yours.

Have you tried it in your toad without the MH?
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