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Old 12-07-2009, 05:27 PM   #1
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the lowdown on tire pressure monitors

I would like to add tire pressure monitors to my toad/trailer. There are several systems available.

Who has experience with them and would you buy it again?

Any particular type/brand to avoid?


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Old 12-07-2009, 05:38 PM   #2
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We just had Camping World install the TST system on both our motorhome and toad. The system seems to work just fine -- the alarm and light came on during one cold morning when the temp dipped enough to lower the tire pressure -- so we know it works. My only advice is to install the monitor in a location where it's easy to see and read while driving.

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Old 12-07-2009, 06:13 PM   #3
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Here's a link to a previous thread on TPMS's. Maybe it'll help you.

You can also put Tire Pressure Monitoring System in the Search box & a bunch of threads will list.

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Old 12-08-2009, 05:31 AM   #4
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I have the Doran TPMS for the MH and my car trailer. I haven't bothered doing it with my toad, but I suppose I should.

With the trailer, I did have to get the repeater because it was losing the signal from the rear trailer tires.

It works well, and it certainly and easy install. I like the fact that I can switch between my trailer and toad if I want to. The sensors just screw on to the valve stems, and then you set the pressure on the display unit.
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:34 PM   #5
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I have had good luck with Pressure Pro. Had problems with reception on the toad, but solved that problem with a repeater. Have had the system for 3 years. Had a recent problem with no reception of the right front transmitter. Sent the unit to pressure pro and they replaced it even though it was out of warranty. Easy system to set up and very easy to use.
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:15 PM   #6
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I have Pressure Pro installed. No Problems but one complaint. I wished it showed the tire temp along with the pressure on the monitor. AND... the tire temp as Fahrenheit NOT Celsius

The Pressure Pro monitor can display the tire temps, but you have to cycle through a menu to see it and then do the math for Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion. While doing that is not terribly bad, it's the both (menu drilling and conversion) combined that makes getting a temp readout cumbersome.

Celsius to Fahrenheit EASY:

Celsius times 2 plus 32

Double Celsius and add 32
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:07 PM   #7
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To get a bit more accurate use C times 2, minus 10%, plus 32.

Exp: 15x2=30; minus 10%=27; plus 32 =59, which = 15 C.

Oh yeah, original topic - been using Pressure Pro for about 5 years and I love it!
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I purchased the Pressure Pro at the Tampa show last January and it works great. It is installed on both the Dutchstar and the towed Tahoe. The bonus I wasn't counting on is that you don't need to get the pressure gauge out every morning.
The previous summer we lost a tire on the Tahoe while traveling I-90 around Buffalo and didn't know about it until I saw the smoke in the mirror. There was about an inch of rubber left on the wheel when we stopped. Now I also carry a small floor jack because when the tire is flat the bottle jack supplied with the Tahoe doesn't fit under the axle. The worst part about changing the tire was trying to dig a hole in the shoulder of the road to get the jack in place. Pressure Pro is great!
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thanks all....good information. The link helped too.
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:27 PM   #10
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I installed the TST system on MH and toad. I am very happy with the system.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:31 AM   #11
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I read some positive comments about a very inexpensive tpms that is being sold on ebay. If you get what you pay for, this will be a big disappointment but I took a chance. It was less than $20 for a wireless system for the toad. It will alarm at 28lbs of pressure. Do an ebay search for secutire. They have a 10 sensor set that alarms at 90psi that might work for an RV. For $20, delivered I'm going to try it. Happy New Year
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Old 12-27-2009, 01:16 PM   #12
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If anyone is interested in the TST system you can buy it direct from the factory at a discount with a two year warranty. i.e. 10 monitor system for $399.00.....That's a real good price compared to the Pressure Pro.
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:40 PM   #13
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Have the TST system because it monitors both pressure and temp. Had 2 sending units go bad, leaks & no readout, both replaced with no questions ask. Great customer service and decent price.
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All TPMS are good, some better than others. All Motor Homes are good, some better than others.
There is a very comforting feeling getting up in the morning or getting ready for a trip and having the tire monitor display gauge read off your tire pressures rather than getting out the stick gauge and heading out on all fours to check each and every wheel.
Personally I'd be a little leary of a $20 TPM system.
I'm not saying mine is better than yours but we have the TST system and after our research we felt that was the best system reagrdless of price, and still do.
The important thing is get one.

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