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good tire pressure monitor
« on: March 02, 2012, 09:55:41 AM »
Have 35 ft class A and pulling Jeep, so need 10 tire valve senders, what is a good system and about how much should I $$$. thanks

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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 10:10:09 AM »
Many of us here use Pressure Pro.  Ask Bernie for a price.
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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 10:24:07 AM »
http://www.tsttruck.com/RV_Tire_Systems.htmlTST 10 tire system is $499.  Excellent customer service on an excellent very popular TPMS system.  I love mine!
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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 10:33:12 AM »
Forum members use several different kinds of TPMS, each with their pros and cons. A number of us use PressurePro. If you choose to go this route, send forum member Bernie Dobrin a PM or email and he'll take care of you.
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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 11:03:01 AM »
I prefer my TST system with tire pressure and tire temp. Great customer service too.


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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 11:25:59 AM »
Great info!  I can understand how the remote sensors check the pressure, but how is it testing the temp?  Is it just the temp of the stem where the sensor screws on?

The TST system seems to be a bit lower cost when you buy 10 sensors, not to mention the temp too.

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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 11:50:04 AM »
Regarding temperature - many (maybe all?) of the external sensors that screw on the valve stem don't measure the actual air temperature in the tire but instead derive the temperature from the pressure. That is what Pressure Pro does.

Because of water vapor in the air in the tire that causes the pressure to not follow the Ideal Gas Law this doesn't provide a very accurate temperature. However the temperature increase of one tire compared to the others can alert you to a problem.

If they do actually measure the air tempeature at the valve stem the lack of accuracy is the same and an increase in temperature of one tire compared to the others is still a valuable alert.
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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 12:00:29 PM »
Clay:

Pressure Pro has a temp indicator?

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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 12:34:47 PM »
The Tire Minder has worked well for us. The signal booster is a must.
See the Youtube video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGYzD72qu4c&feature=channel

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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 01:37:38 PM »
I prefer my TST system with tire pressure and tire temp. Great customer service too.

I've been using a TST for about 2.5 years and I have no complaints.  The new ones have replaceable batteries in the sensors!
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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012, 02:22:27 PM »
Clay:

Pressure Pro has a temp indicator?

Jeff

My Pressure Pro's wired to my SilverLeaf shows temperatures.

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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012, 03:41:03 PM »
Pressure Pro has an updated panel that will display temp.
I don't know the cost sa I haven't done it. Still considering switch to Tyre Guard sensor so I don't have to take them foo to had air.

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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2012, 03:45:28 PM »
I like the TST systemand even though I have the ten sensor system, I use the Tattle Trail on the Jeep which detects vibration. I believe everyone here has a system they like and feel comfortable they will be protected or at least warned before the situation gets out of hand.
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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2012, 06:38:12 PM »
Tire Minder

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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2012, 07:08:57 PM »
I prefer my TST system with tire pressure and tire temp. Great customer service too.

PressurePro has both tire pressure and temp.


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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2012, 10:03:41 AM »
     After checking the pressure in my tires a half dozen times by taking off wheel covers and crawling around on the ground I am getting one of these systems! Of the three mentioned I would appreciate your thoughts on ease of installation. Is it an easy do-it-yourself or is some more involved wiring involved? Thanks All...

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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2012, 10:18:07 AM »
The PressurePro sensors merely screw on the valve stems instead of the dust caps. The monitor merely plugs into a 12V receptacle at the dash, and there's an easy setup procedure. The only other thing I did was to attach a strip of Velcro to hold the monitor on the dash.

I have no experience with the other systems, but I understand that one type requires dismounting tires from rims to install the sensors. That's not a DIY procedure for me, and I'd have to pay for a tire shop to do it.
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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2012, 10:29:34 AM »
motoxbob,
I can only speak about the Tire Minder.
No wiring is involved. Plug the receiver into your cigarette lighter socket and put batteries into the senders (valve stem caps). We fastened the receiver to the dashboard by the radio. There are even security locks for the senders if you want to use them. You will need to program the unit but there are good directions and phone support. YouTube has video of RV101 installing and programming his.
You may need a signal booster depending upon the distance from tires to receiver and or other signal interference.
The assurance of viewing the Temperature and Pressure of each tire as you travel is a relief to me.
You will be amazed at the changes in temperature and pressure as you travel. When you read here on the forum that tires are to be inflated as labeled on the TIRE itself, they are correct. We had not fully inflated the rear tires of the Dodge Ram that was the location of our first high pressure / temperature alarm.
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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2012, 10:31:00 AM »
TST sensors also invlove removing dust caps and screwing sensors on. Once you have coded in the parameters to monitor (pressure, temp, what tires are being used) simply mopunt the monitor and go.

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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2012, 03:05:49 PM »
Thanks guys for the awesome info on these cool units, Camping world has tire minder on sale for $290, looks like I will pick that one up, only thing is, will I need that extra signal booster for 35 ft motorhome flat towing Jeep, I guess I`ll need that too.

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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2012, 03:46:13 PM »
What dust caps are we talking about, the ones on the valve stems or the large one that covers the bearing adjustment nut?

And are the TST sensors about the same size as the Pressure Pro?  I've have had the PP system for about 5 years now and had no problelms at all the first 2-3 years but lately every time I remove them for storage during the winter then re-attach them in the spring there's always one or two that's not reading correctly or not at all.   I usually have to remove it from the valve stem and replace it a time or two to get it to start reading, but last year one of the rears never would read above 30 lbs (should have been 80-85) so I had to glue a very small dot of plastic on the inside of the sensor so it would put more pressure on the valve core.  Problem solved.   Another year the ones on one side of the toad would not be recognized by the monitor.  Ended up calling PP and he took me through a whole bunch of trial/error procedures and finally got that problem worked out.  None of this every happened the first 2-3 years no matter how many times I removed/replaced them (which I usually did anytime the coach was setting over 2 weeks thus saving on battery life).

May try TST when the PP batteries need replacing since that alone will run around $300 for all 10.

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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2012, 05:06:37 PM »
Quote from: Wagonmaster2
What dust caps are we talking about....

I was specifically talking about the ones that screw onto the valve stems. See here.

Edit: Oops, I see you're already familiar with Ppro.
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Re: good tire pressure monitor
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2012, 05:53:38 PM »
VMAX1
We did not need the booster until we installed our backup camera and GPS. The guys at Tire Minder said it is about interference and/or distance. You can try using the system without the booster.
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