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Old 06-09-2005, 01:07 PM   #1
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Doran pressurerpro tire monitor?

Can I use this tire pressure monitor on our classic trailer?
Since it uses screw on valve stem sensors I wanted to make sure there was clearance on those rims.

I am assuming that the ALCOA wheels that come with the Classic have metal valve stems is this correct?

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Old 06-09-2005, 01:38 PM   #2
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I don't know about your stems. I had metal valve stems put on my 2005 CCD and I use the pressure pro monitoring system for all 8 tires (tow vehicle as well). They worked on both the rubber and metal stems and clear the aluminum wheel just fine. Really happy with the system. It alerted me to a flat trailer tire a few months ago & I was able to pull over before it went completely flat & did any damage.
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Old 06-09-2005, 04:49 PM   #3
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I have a Classic and there is no problem with the valve stems. Such a great feeling to go down the road and know your psi at anytime.
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:56 PM   #4
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Big Dee,


We have a 2005 Classic 30 and are thinking about getting a tire pressure/heat monitoring system. We are thinking of SamrTire. Do you have that brand or do you have pressurepro?

Any problems in the accuracy of the data?

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Old 07-18-2005, 03:02 PM   #5
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I have the Smartire and like it very much. The downside is that the sensors are installed inside the tire. The upsides are that your sensors can't be easily stolen, it gives you temperature as well as pressure and it has temperature compensation so if your tire are supposed to be at 60 lbs when the temp is 60 degrees, it know that they should be 70 lbs (or whatever) at 100 degrees.
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Old 07-19-2005, 08:41 PM   #6
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Sonia,

I have Doran PressurePro and I like it a lot. It's a piece of mind thing. Doran doesn't do temperature, though. I am pretty sure the data is accurate. I'll have to check with my good tire psi gauge this week to see just how accurate.

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We have a 2005 Classic 30 and are thinking about getting a tire pressure/heat monitoring system. We are thinking of SamrTire. Do you have that brand or do you have pressurepro?

Any problems in the accuracy of the data?

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Old 07-19-2005, 08:45 PM   #7
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Pressure Pro now sells a small lock that will lock the sensor onto the valve stem IF you have metal valve stems. I think about $5 each.
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Old 08-11-2005, 04:46 PM   #8
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I will get the sensor but what brand / model / pric would you recommend for a tire pressure gage? I don't want to go bouncing around buying stuff only to find out that there is one that the boys swear by.

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Also, I read recently that someone is using a temp sensor that has a laser pointer to check tire temps when stopped during a trip. Do you like that idea?

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Old 08-25-2006, 09:49 PM   #10
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Advantages of temperature sensing

I recently installed a pair of Smartire sensors in the wheels of my 19' Bambi.

We spent last weekend up on the cool 9,000'+ Mt Graham in SE Arizona, when we left the trailer tires were registering a cool 63 degrees. On the descent I was aggravating my old lady by checking the temp. and pressure on the way down the mountain.

By the time we were about halfway down I noticed a significant temperature difference, 136 degrees compared to 85 degrees on the low side, but there was no change in tire pressure. The 136 degree temperature was quit a bit lower then the 176 degree alarm setting, but I decided to pull over to check things out, thinking that the difference could be explained by either a brake or bearing failure.

One of the trailer brake drums was not at all warm compared to the other side, and the tow vehicle's brake drums and disks.

I always check the trailer brakes when starting out, but obviously using the hand control only indicated that at least one wheel was braking.

I preceded on the 130 mile trip home cautiously knowing that I had about a 15% breaking deficiency.
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Also, I read recently that someone is using a temp sensor that has a laser pointer to check tire temps when stopped during a trip. Do you like that idea?

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The remote thermometer isn't laser; it senses temperature by sensing infra-red radiation. I bought mine at Radio Shack some time ago. Some tests on familiar objects indicated that it was quite accurate. In hot weather, especially, I check my tires frequently.

I look more for one tire that is out of line with the others than for any particular degree of temperature. If I am caravanning, I usually check the trailers around me as well.

The sunny side tires are always a few degrees hotter than the shady side of the trailer.
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:49 PM   #12
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Both systems are good. Doran is a relabeled PressurePro, they do not make it. SmarTire is good too however the cost of temp sensing is a major factor in sales and installation. Often the tire changers break them when changing tires so make sure you warn them and watch them each time.
We chose to distribute the PressurePro for several reasons. Cost, reliability, ease and cost of installation (Free) and the fact that you can read the pressure while stationary. Also they are the leader in Tire Pressure Monitoring System aftermarket and one of the fastest growing companies in KC. Trucking companies are gobbling them up as well and will be featured this season on CMT's "Trick My Truck".
Most important is to get something. Insurance companies are aware of them since they are now required on new passenger vehicles (2007) and don't be surprised if there is an insurance discount for installing a system very soon.
Like John just mentioned above, the sunny side of your tires will also show a higher pressure reading too so you have some temp sensing with the PressurePro as well.
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Just installed a PressurePro on the Bambi and the TV, and love it. It is very accurate and reliable. The infra-red thermometer seems like a great idea, and will probably be the next investment.
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Old 08-26-2006, 07:49 PM   #14
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Dorian pressurepro monitor

I installed a set of Dorian PressurePro sensors just hours before a ST225/75R15 LRD allowed its belts ot shift and blow. I was able to pull to the side of I64 and watch the tire go flat.
In my mind they paid for themselves tight then and there.
On another camping trip they called my attention to a low tire at the campground prior to leaving before I had the chance to check tire pressures.
While investigating the low tire I noticed a belt slip on the adjacent tire.
Almost forgot, I had problems with one of the Sensors and had a new one in the course of a week(there was no rush on my part). Great company to deal with.
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