Originally Posted by newroswell
Brian, which TPMS did you go with? I'm looking to buy one.
I went with a system marketed under the name Hawkshead,
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
I bought this one mainly because I liked the idea of having sensors with batteries that I could easily replace myself. Also it wasn't quite as expensive as some.
I have had it for several years now and used it on two cross country trips. It works fine.
I did buy an extra signal booster that is just operated by a few AA cells and I locate that in the cupboard over the sofa. I have used the system on at least one trip where I forgot to bring the booster and it still worked fine. It was only an extra $60 though and I wanted to be sure I got a good signal from the cab of our truck to the back axle of the trailer.
Since buying the Hawkshead system, I have seen what appears to be the identical equipt sold under other names.
Having used the system, I wouldn't be without it. There is of course no 100% guarantee that you still might not have a tire blow and rip up the side of the trailer, but I think a TPMS does hedge your bets.
It gives me a little more peace of mind that with the TPMS along with visual check of the tires every time we stop, and replacement at 5 years, I'm doing about all I can!