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Old 02-13-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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Supplemental braking systems and tire pressure monitors

Looking to purchase a supplemental braking system for a 2008 Malibu. We have a 40' motorhome. What are the best systems? Also, does anyone have any experience with auxiliary tire pressure monitors?

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Old 02-13-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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I use TST 510 system for my TPMS. Going on two years now and love the system and the customer service I got from TST when I had a problem with it. As for tow bar I use ready brake by Night Shift Auto ( NSA ) It had the supplemental surge brakes built in and works great. Took it on some 9 % grades this past summer and no issues.

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Old 02-13-2012, 05:56 PM   #3
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If your MH has air brakes you can consider the Brakemaster.......totally proportional.
I use a Pressure Pro purchased from L & S Safety Solutions. Really great customer service. I've had it for about 5 years.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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Hi rmkro,
Unfortunately, there is no "best" system. Both the technologies you ask about are commodities. Consider looking at what is available and determine how best the appliance interfaces with you.
For the brake system connect/disconnect tasks, what must you do to properly connect/disconnect the appliance? If portable, where do you store it? How does the unit interface with the driver? Is the interface easy to understand, when driving?

As for the TPMS, the questions are the same. Is there anything one must do to start or stop the system? Is the interface to the driver easy to understand, when driving? Lights and bells can get confusing very quickly.

For the last 6+ years, I have used USGEAR for a supplemental brake system and a Pressure Pro system for the TPMS. Both work as advertised and I would make the same purchases again.
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I use a RoadMaster BrakeMaster 9160, RoadMaster brackets, a Sterling towbar and have a Pressure Pro TPMS, although I haven't installed the Pressure Pro for a couple years now. Never could get it to reliably register the inside duals. Newmar installs extra plates in the rear axle area and it blocks the signals. Could have gotten the repeater but just quit using the system instead.
TST has a new system being tested now, the sensors are built into new valve stem units so the tires have to be broekn down to install it. I'm looking closely at it and waiting for it to come out.
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I us e the STAY-IN-PLAY DUO | SMI Manufacturing Inc. and the Tire-SafeGuard system. I am very happy with the products and the customer support from both companies.

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