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Old 08-19-2011, 12:01 PM   #1
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I am considering installing the Dill TPMS on our Airstream. I like having the transmitter inside the tire, not on the end of the valve stem. I would like to hear from Airstream owners that have installed the Dill TPMS. Do you like the system, if not why? Did you have to use the external antenna? If you have aluminum wheels, are the valve stems to long or to short? Any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:30 AM   #2
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I installed the Dill TPMS on my aluminum rims 6 months ago. Valve stems are long enough. The system seems to be reliable and I do not have to stop and check the tires as frequently.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:10 PM   #3
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I had the Dill TPMS system installed on my AS today. I ordered the unit from Tire Rack. I spoke directly to Dill before I purchased the system. It appears to be a good system that uses sensors that are mounted inside the wheels similar to the system in automobiles. It measures pressure and temperature for each wheel. It identifies the wheel by location and you calibrate the system for the normal cold inflation pressure for your tires. The system was $239 plus shipping. Installation with re-balancing the wheels was $26.

I am looking forward to the peace of mind I think TPMS will give me while towing our AS.

We are taking a trip to Florida soon. I report back on how the system works on the trip.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:00 PM   #4
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I am considering installing the Dill TPMS on our Airstream. I like having the transmitter inside the tire, not on the end of the valve stem. I would like to hear from Airstream owners that have installed the Dill TPMS. Do you like the system, if not why? Did you have to use the external antenna? If you have aluminum wheels, are the valve stems to long or to short? Any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Our experience has been positive with the Dill system. See link below.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ems-62214.html
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:17 PM   #5
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I had the Dill TPMS system installed on my AS today. I ordered the unit from Tire Rack. I spoke directly to Dill before I purchased the system. It appears to be a good system that uses sensors that are mounted inside the wheels similar to the system in automobiles. It measures pressure and temperature for each wheel. It identifies the wheel by location and you calibrate the system for the normal cold inflation pressure for your tires. The system was $239 plus shipping. Installation with re-balancing the wheels was $26.

I am looking forward to the peace of mind I think TPMS will give me while towing our AS.

We are taking a trip to Florida soon. I report back on how the system works on the trip.
Wow, the price you got on installing the four (I assume four) sensors was pretty terrific. I have them in my corvette and I think I was charged about $12-15 a wheel for the installation (standard in our part of the world).....without re balancing. Great deal. Do you need to use any external device the "Learn" the sensors if you move them to a new position (as in rotating tires)? I have to with the Corvette sensors. A dealer can "teach" the sensors but there is usually a charge.
I bought the screw on sensors as I have two trailers and I can move them from trailer to trailer.
I will be testing mine out on a trip to Florida in February.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:08 PM   #6
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Wow, the price you got on installing the four (I assume four) sensors was pretty terrific. I have them in my corvette and I think I was charged about $12-15 a wheel for the installation (standard in our part of the world).....without re balancing. Great deal. Do you need to use any external device the "Learn" the sensors if you move them to a new position (as in rotating tires)? I have to with the Corvette sensors. A dealer can "teach" the sensors but there is usually a charge.
I bought the screw on sensors as I have two trailers and I can move them from trailer to trailer.
I will be testing mine out on a trip to Florida in February.
I live in a very rural area with a small shop that does good work for a low charge. I feel blessed to have this shop close to home.

With the Dill system, when you rotate the wheels you rotate the "chips" in the display.

I am able to program wheel positions for my 2010 GM truck myself. It is an easy process. I would assume you should be able to use a similar process on your Corvette.
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I live in a very rural area with a small shop that does good work for a low charge. I feel blessed to have this shop close to home.

With the Dill system, when you rotate the wheels you rotate the "chips" in the display.

I am able to program wheel positions for my 2010 GM truck myself. It is an easy process. I would assume you should be able to use a similar process on your Corvette.
I "learn" each wheel using a device that connects it to the computer. They won't reset just by driving it, you get a lo pressure reading.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:31 PM   #8
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These work great without problems so far.I did use the included antenna in my 2010 F150 Supercrew.I bought mine on Tire rack they were reasonable.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:33 PM   #9
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Valve stems are perfect length and well made also....
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:15 PM   #10
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Dill TPMS Failure

I recently had installed a new set of tires on our AS. On the first tire removed and broken down, the tire guy found the Dill transmitter, a washer, and a broken retainer screw loose inside the tire. The other three tires were fine.

The tire guy knew that the tire contained a Dill transmitter, and I did not see any obvious marks on the transmitter that would indicate that the tire machine might make if it struck the transmitter during breakdown of the tire.

The small retainer screw appears to have failed. When I replace the transmitter assembly next week, I will examine the valve stem (currently still in the tire) to see if I can tell what might have happened.

I did the install of the transmitters (on 05/04/2010) in each of the four rims and used a torque wrench on the retainer screws. At this point, I have no idea as to what might have caused this failure. Nor do I know when the failure occurred, as the transmitter continued to work normally as it swam around inside the tire.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:33 PM   #11
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I have a Dill TPMS installed on my 20 foot Airstream, and have used it for the last two year. I am very pleased with the way it works. Like yourself I prefer the internal transmitters because they may give a more accurate internal tire temperature. When I installed the receiver on the windshield of my pickup truck using the original antenna the distance to the transmitters was about 31 feet.. On some occasions picking up the signal was a bit slow. I contacted Dill with the intention of buying an extension for the external antenna, they sent me one for free. I have a cap installed on my truck and by mounting the external antenna on the top inside back edge I reduced the antenna distance by about half.
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:43 AM   #12
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These work great without problems so far.I did use the included antenna in my 2010 F150 Supercrew.I bought mine on Tire rack they were reasonable.
After a little over three years of trouble-free use, my Dill TPMS system has developed an issue. The problem began when I replaced all four tires on the trailer and found one of the transmitters had broken loose inside of the tire (right rear tire if it matters).


I purchased a replacement transmitter and chip, and I installed them in the right rear tire. Since then, I have not been able to get the system to work properly. The system will not recognize all four tires. Dill has been working with me to diagnose the problem, and sent me a replacement transmitter and chip at no cost for the right rear tire.


When I installed the new tires, I went from a load range "D" tire to a load range "E" tire. This raised my cold inflation tire pressure from 65 psig to 75 psig. This is where I first noticed the problem. I was unable to get the system to recognize the new base line pressure.


Has anyone else with a Dill TPMS system encountered any problems?
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:53 AM   #13
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When I installed the new tires, I went from a load range "D" tire to a load range "E" tire. This raised my cold inflation tire pressure from 65 psig to 75 psig. This is where I first noticed the problem. I was unable to get the system to recognize the new base line pressure.
I have had the Dill TPMS installed on my Load Range E Michelin 16" MS2 tires for about 4 months and about 2000 miles. Works great and no problems to date.
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:36 PM   #14
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Hello the Dill system I have is a little more involved,It is a # 1509 (8) Chanel system my trailer has (3) axles so (6) tires and a spare with sensor inside. I also had to use the external antenna and a booster mounted on the center trailer axle because of the overall length of truck and trailer a good 60'. My main display on the control head went blank so I called Dill and sent my control head to them to test it they sent me a new control head free of charge and swapped over my sensor chips to the same location that was on the old head but I had to set the base line pressure, The procedure is not that hard but you have to have your book so you do the right sequence. I had to repeat this 4 or 5 times. The alarm will keep going off and show which tires are not at the correct pressure until you fix the problem. If you are not getting any signal from a individual sensor, the sensor could be bad or the configuration of your control head set-up for the position of your chips my be wrong. I don't no which model you have but this could be a possibility.
Your cold tire pressures can-not be to far apart from each other. Or it will make the alam sound. The people from Dill will help you fix your problem, they have always answered any question I have asked them,hope this helps.
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