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Old 09-30-2007, 10:14 AM   #1
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I have decided to purchase the Pressure Pro from Doran.

I'm posting this down here, because I would appreciate your experience in installing this system (for those of you who have done it) on a Monaco made coach.

In addition, since there are so many companies that are re-sellers, and I see several different mounting systems, I would appreciate seeing any pictures you have on where you installed the receiver and just as important - how you installed it. Of course, your recommendation on "Where To Buy" would be very helpful.

I want it hard wired in the coach so that I still have power port use from time to time.

Thanks

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Old 09-30-2007, 10:14 AM   #2
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I have decided to purchase the Pressure Pro from Doran.

I'm posting this down here, because I would appreciate your experience in installing this system (for those of you who have done it) on a Monaco made coach.

In addition, since there are so many companies that are re-sellers, and I see several different mounting systems, I would appreciate seeing any pictures you have on where you installed the receiver and just as important - how you installed it. Of course, your recommendation on "Where To Buy" would be very helpful.

I want it hard wired in the coach so that I still have power port use from time to time.

Thanks

Gordon.
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:14 AM   #3
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Gordon,

Doran is one of many dealers for Pressure Pro. I've heard they are good people to deal with. I've also heard there were "deals" to be had on the system, but I couldn't find any when I bought. Got mine from Vulcan Tire because they offered a free set of "visor clips" (which I used) and a free digital tire pressure gage. Pressure Pro's home page lists several other vendors.

Here is a picture of how I mounted mine. Works very well next to the window, and it's a convenient location.

The unit is reliable and seems to work very well. I had one faulty sensor. Called PP, and they replaced it right away with no hassle. I plan to hard wire it in somewhere under the dash some day, but originally I just plugged it in to the outlet near the floor on the right side of the dash, and have just not gotten around to moving the wires. The wire is fairly well hidden except what you see in the picture.
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:32 AM   #4
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Hi Gordon -

I too was confused as to who the OEM actually was/is for those things, but I ended up going with rvupgrades.com because they're one of the sponsors of this website

I think actual dash-placement depends a lot on where you can see the display. I initially had mine way low, such that you'd have to turn and tilt your head to see it. One day, this loud beeper went off and I immediately checked all engine/trans functions, etc. Finally realized the PP was blinking, but it wasn't obvious to me at first where to look. So it got moved right up under the dash-top lip. Nice to periodically check pressures while driving too.

Depending on your situation, you may have to use their extension antenna or the repeater if you're pulling a toad with sensors too. I'm 40' and I had an intermittent signal from the toad, so I ran the antenna cable underneath and mounted the antenna just forward of the rear-axle (mostly because that's how far the cable reached) tilted downward a bit. As it is, I still sometimes lose the RR tire-signal from the car.

I hard-wired mine by picking a lead off the dash-radio supply. It draws little current so there's not much of an additional load.

I would definitely recommend switching to steel-stems on a toad if you're using 'em there too. Even tho PP says the sensor weight is minimal, it's probably enough to bend the rubber stems enough from centrifugal force to cause problems.


I feel so much better driving with the sensors. I occasionally get low-pressure warnings first-thing in the morning when the tires are cold, but they heat up quickly. And with 400hp up front, I know I'd never see, hear, or feel a tire going flat on the toad til I'd see sparks coming from the car as I dragged it along on its rims.

I too had a bad sensor and they replaced it pronto. Even sent it on ahead to meet us at our next destination.

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Old 10-02-2007, 03:37 AM   #5
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Gordon, rather than go to the "Pro" system,
I found a company called "Dual Dynamics". They
make a system called "Cross Fire".
It attaches to the duals. You specify the pressure (ie: 110) and they are factory preset.
The unit is visible when you "walk the coach",
and turns colors to alert you.

www.dualdynamics.com

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Old 10-20-2007, 12:21 PM   #6
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Gordon: Our Doran Pressure Pro system has saved us the price of two inner duals and I appreciate that and the fact that the factory has been most helpful when needed. Having said that, it is often the cause of high blood pressure from false alarms caused by cool mornings or high altitudes and I'd probably look around for one less "high maintenance" or more user friendly... maybe the system actually in the tire rather than on the valve stem. But whatever system you use, it provides real peace of mind, especially on the toad. I'd probably not even know about a flat on the Jeep unless it caught on fire. safe travels...
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