Originally Posted by tmw188
Thanks Richard. I like the monitor shown in the add its large and the orientation of the vehicle makes it easy to read. I wonder if you add your toad if it has a different display? So what made you choose this unit verses any of the others, I read what would be your show stoppers but do you like about it now. I would be worried about the set screw damaging the threads on the valve, that would be a big problem.
The display can be changed to whatever size vehicle(s) and tire/wheel combination you have up to 20 wheels I believe. However it comes pre-configured based on the system that you purchase. If things change in the future you can change the configuration easily such as going from a 6 wheel coach to an 8 wheel coach.
The first Tire SafeGuard system I purchased was a 10 wheel TPMS, 6 wheels for the coach and 4 wheels for the car or trailer depending on what I happen to be towing for that trip. The display will show the coach wheels first followed by the car wheels and continues to auto-scroll through them switching from one vehicle to the other vehicle. You can also use a button to manually scroll through each wheel position to view the data.
When I am staying at one location for an extended stay, I "drop" the screen for the coach and use the car screen solely so I can monitor the car tires while driving. When I am ready to move on to another location I simply add the coach back to the screen.
I do not use the set screws to lock the sensors onto the stems. I am a trusting soul and have never had any stolen so far, 4 years. I do lock the motorcycle sensors onto those wheels but for the coach and cars I do not. I usually remove the coach sensors once we have settled into one location for a long stay.
Here is what I like about the Tire SafeGuard TPMS:
Small Cap sensors - very little weight (I do not like or use flow-through sensors). The system comes pre-programmed for the configuration you purchase. Just install each sensor in the proper sequence and wait for the master unit to recognize the sensor (about 5-10 seconds). Alarm settings can easily be set to user preferences. The sensors have a sleep mode to conserve battery power but wake up instantaneously when there is any alarm condition. I have never had a false alarm except for one sensor that was initially defective and Tire SafeGuard replaced that sensor free of charge. Batteries are easily replaced which I do every two years, $7 for 10 batteries). Under normal conditions a signal booster is not needed for the coach and car. My signal booster was included in the "show" deal so I got mine for free and I use it when towing my 30 foot trailer as the wheels are further back versus the car wheels. When towing the car I usually don't turn it on.
I trust this TPMS completely to do the job I want it to do, monitor the psi and temperature of each wheel. No TPMS will report the psi exactly as to what the Cold Inflation Pressure was set at based on your calibrated tire gauge but I have found that this TPMS has usually been within 1-2 lb's unlike other TPMS system that have been 5 lbs or more off.
I have been using this TPMS for well over 3 years now and 15,000 miles without any problems. A far cry from all of the problems I had with the Doran TPMS which I had when I first started out traveling the country.
Dr4Film ----- Richard