View Poll Results: "Teletector" flat tire detector works?
Use it and it saved a blowout 0 0%
Use it and it did not prevent a blowout 1 7.14%
Use it and no incidents yet 1 7.14%
No experience with this product 12 85.71%
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Old 08-01-2002, 06:02 PM   #1
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Flat tire detector

I keep seeing ads for the "Teletector Flat Tire Detector" in the Blue Beret and on the WBCCI website. The price is quite a bit better than the similar detector that Camping World has. After blowout damage to my last two trailers, I am seriously contemplating putting in a detector.

Has anyone bought/used this detector? If so, does it appear to be a quality product?
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Old 08-06-2002, 12:49 PM   #2
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Tire pressure

I have not used the devise or ant simular.

However the government considers tire pressure a key item so as to require automobile manufactures to have these devises available on new vehicles soon. Whatch for the price of new cars go up again.

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Old 08-07-2002, 06:47 PM   #3
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Re: Flat tire detector

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I keep seeing ads for the "Teletector Flat Tire Detector" in the Blue Beret and on the WBCCI website. The price is quite a bit better than the similar detector that Camping World has. After blowout damage to my last two trailers, I am seriously contemplating putting in a detector.

Has anyone bought/used this detector? If so, does it appear to be a quality product?
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Old 08-07-2002, 06:56 PM   #4
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I have had the TELECTOR for many years, while They never wre needed I feel they are great. I would frequently check them by pulling one wheel at a time up onto a 2 X 6 to see if the lights were working and ocassionly there would be need for adjustment. Also rolling down the highway a rough bridge will make the light blink and believe me there are many rough bridges, but it is a good check.
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Old 08-08-2002, 12:16 PM   #5
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Question for Ira

How does the Teletector work? The one from CW uses little transmitters inside the tires. From your description of how you test yours, I assume it works somewhat differently, perhaps from the angle off the axles..
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there is a lamp on the dash-----TIRES------ should one be low the lamp will illuminate

There is a tube on each side mounted to the upper mount of the shock absorber

FROM THE OWNERS MANUAL< BRIEFULLY

THE TELETECTOR IS COMPRESSED AS THE FRONT TIRE LOOSES AIR AND EXPANDED AS THE REAR TIRE LOOSES AIR, THIS ILLUMINATES THE -----TIRES ----- LAMP. IF THE TELETECTOR LENGHT IS INCREASED OR DECREASED BY APPROXIMATELY 0.45" THE TIRES LAMP WILL ILLUMINATE
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Thanks Ira, but ...

The 2003 International does not have shock absorbers. AS decided they weren't needed on a dual-axle trailer of this size and weight.

I'll buy the CW system, then, at about $50 more. I need to have the wheels balanced anyway, and that is a very good time to insert the sensors. You buy sensors set for the pressure you carry and they go off at a certain percentage of that pressure.

I want to get them installed before an upcoming major trip.
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