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Old 09-30-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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Pressure Pro saves the day...

The rear curb side tire picked up a somewhat long threaded rod sometime today; we have no idea when. All we know is that our Pressure Pro system showed all tires A-OK when we stopped for lunch.

When we we got back in the truck and turned everything on the Pressure Pro sounded an alarm and told us that the rear curb side tire pressure had dropped to 58 PSI from the normal 65 (when cold).

A manual check with a gauge confirmed the pressure being low. We did the check between the raindrops. A recheck a few minute later confirmed that the pressure was continuing to drop.

We could not see anything in the tire but decided to err on the side of caution and put the spare tire on. When we took the tire off we found the offending item. A few miles down the road we were able to get the tire repaired for a whopping $7.00.

When we arrived at the campground I put the tire back on trailer and the spare back on the rack.

The moral of the story is that we could have driven on down the road not having a clue about the tire having a problem. I have no idea how long it would have taken for the remaining curb side tire to self destruct as it was forced to take more and more of the load as the rear tire continued to lose air.

Conservatively I think this saved us a $5,000.00 repair bill for the damage that could have been done when the tire had deflated completely and the remaining tire failed due to being so overloaded.

To say that we are happy with our Pressure Pro system is an understatement.

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Old 09-30-2008, 07:29 PM   #2
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Great product report - one of those is in my must have list. Just have alot in that list right now.

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Old 09-30-2008, 07:46 PM   #3
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What is the pressure pro system? Where can I get info on it?.....
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:00 PM   #4
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What is the pressure pro system? Where can I get info on it?.....
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:33 PM   #5
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Thanks NORSEA.......happy trails....
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:36 PM   #6
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Here is the original and still made in the USA one:
PressurePro, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Check around and you should be able to find it for about $375 for the 4 sensors, locking wrench, and receiver.
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Old 10-01-2008, 03:53 AM   #7
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We bought ours from 68 Overlander here on the forums...Randy will fix you up... www.rvtirepressure.com

We have been running with Pressure Pros since Dec 07... They work! We had a valve stem fail on our last trip over Labor Weekend and it saved us from ruining a tire and getting off the road safely before it was too late... That one incident paid for them.

We are true believers. They make the anxiety ofver possible tire issues much less...
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:51 AM   #8
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My PressurePro system caught three tires...count them, three... going down before they caused any damage...all of them since January!

Yep, I've had bad luck with tires this year, but the PressurePro system prevented any other problems related to them. It has paid for itself within a 10-month period.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:40 AM   #9
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My new sequoia comes with some system for monitoring tire pressure...

Maybe I'll let some air out of a tire and try it out!!!!!!!!
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how was the tire repaired? it it a radial tire?
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:44 PM   #11
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how was the tire repaired? it it a radial tire?
Ricky & (Ingrid),

I am aware of three ways to repair a flat tubless tire.

1. Put in a tube.

2. Take the tire off the rim and put a patch inside the tire.

3. Use a plug; this negates the need to remove the tire from the rim.

Let's not debate how effective or which is "best" in this thread, please.

I carry a tire plugging kit with me that I have used on numerous occasions on all types of vehicles (motorcycles/car/trucks, etc., etc.) and would have done it myself if we had not encountered a shop along the road that was willing to do it for a very reasonable price.

To be clear, the radial tire was repaired using a plug. Personally, I have had very good luck with plugged tires and NEVER had a plug fail. I know others who CANNOT make the same claim.

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Old 10-02-2008, 12:49 PM   #12
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Ricky & (Ingrid),

I have had very good luck with plugged tires and NEVER had a plug fail.

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Yes, we made a trip to Alaska and back this year with one plugged tire on our AS....no problems. Think about it....all it has to do is hold the air in!
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:20 PM   #13
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I carry a plug kit (and air compressor) in my tow vehicle and use it on every vehicle I own...cars, trucks and trailers of various and sundry types.

Over the past 20 years, I've plugged many tires, all tubeless radials, and have not had a failure not even once. I have often plugged a tire and be on my way in a shorter period of time than it would take to put on a spare, much less have a service truck dispatched.

However, if I'm driving on the road when a leak is discovered, I occasionally do use the spare to keep from having to get the compressor and generator going, and I then plug the tire in a campground and use it as the spare.
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