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Old 10-06-2020, 08:00 PM   #1
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TPMS - "Off-Brand" vs. TST, EEZ, TM,

Looking for some feedback and advice regarding a new TPMS.

I'm looking at this "Vesafe" system on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...YY7BJ0M4&psc=1

Pretty positive reviews with a few of the usual "hard to program" and "I had a blowout even with system" negative reviews. They look legit.

For a system with 10 sensors, it's about half of the cost of the TST and other more known brands ($300 vs $600++). Sensors are also about half the price. I don't really care about color screens, I already have enough flashing things in the cockpit to distract me!

34' Class A with CRV Toad.

From practical, personal, hands-on experience, can folks give me reasons not to get this as opposed to spending double for a more well known brand system?

Thanks, Steve
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Old 10-06-2020, 09:00 PM   #2
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I just purchased this system and it appears to be fairly accurate and repeatable. I got a 10 sensor kit. I am returning from a 2500 mile trip and it has mostly been ok. Issues I have had:
The sensors on rear duals were too close to the hub cover and melted slightly. These sensors are not in heat resistant cases and need to be at least 1/2 inch from surfaces that will become hot from braking.
One sensor is now losing about 5 psi each day due to being deformed by being about 3/16 inch from rear dual hub cover on wheel simulator.

That is the only issue. Other than that, the display shows one sensor at a time and it would be nice to see all at one glance. At price, I can live with this. It seems to connect with all sensors ok, but can take 5 min or so to collect all of them.
I am happy with purchase and and am keeping this system, but will try to get sensors that heat damaged replaced and make new brackets to hold fill extension hoses further away from the hubs at rear duals.
Just my 2c
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Old 10-06-2020, 09:25 PM   #3
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Looks like a pretty decent unit and the price is indeed reasonable. Might be a good one even if its relatively new.

Not sure I'd put a lot of stock in the negative reviews at this point. some folks will complain about anything trivial. "Hard to program"? let's face it, there are those who would find it difficult to use a rotary dial phone.

And no TPMS, no matter how sophisticated or expensive, will "prevent" a blowout. Chances are they will give a few seconds warning if the driver is paying attention, but to expect otherwise is foolish.
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I recently purchased the EEZ set of six for my ACE. They seem mostly accurate when compared to my digital pressure gage, at least in agreement within a couple of psi. My only complaint is reception and possible weak or old batteries with my 'new' purchase. The interface reads easily 25 feet away at a standstill in my driveway, but on the road under motion, are slow to react. Sometimes the pressures are displayed intermittently. I would try a cheaper brand or much more expensive brand than EEZ.
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Old 10-08-2020, 04:42 PM   #5
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Iíll let you the verdict!

Thanks for the comments.
I ordered the Vesafe model and as soon as I get it and can put it through itís paces, Iíll report back.

Hope itís positive.
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Check the battery voltages........then call EEZ for specs.....
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Pressure Pro is made in the U.S.A. I think all others are made off-shore. IMO this in the premier TPMS system in the world.This is just one dealer: https://www.vulcantire.com/cgi-bin/s...r_main_tires=1
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Check the battery voltages........then call EEZ for specs.....
Not sure what you are saying. That I should check my vehicles' voltage?

What is special about EEZ specs?
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Sensor battery voltage.....you need to know at what voltage to replace sensor batteries....
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Not sure what you are saying. That I should check my vehicles' voltage?

What is special about EEZ specs?
......................This post was meant for Terntes's post #4
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Batteries!

Oh yeah, I get the battery challenge. I ordered a 20 pack of American branded (but probably not USA made) replacement batteries, assuming some in the sensors will be bad on arrival. In my experience, almost all batteries that are included in a purchase are suspect and quite often inferior. I just plan on replacing them.
I can see why a company would be hesitant to put a $2 Duracell in a $1 gizmo but would think that a $35 or $60 electronic item would deserve to come with a fresh high quality battery.
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