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Old 02-29-2008, 05:59 PM   #57
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No amplification required with ours and we tow a 30 footer with a Duramax Crew and have used the PPs for at least three years now. I'm expecting to need new batteries before too much longer. Has anyone had theirs long enough to have had battery problems?
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:00 PM   #58
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I have been using the TPMS and am satisfied with it to date.

I have decided against selling these, or any other TPMS units to fully concentrate on my RV service business, which just keeps getting busier .

You can find this TPMS system at Transportation Safety Products. along with a superior wireless rear vision camera system that I have also been using with great success.

Thanks!
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:46 PM   #59
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Good luck Lew, your the smartest tech I know. Knock em' dead down there!
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Good luck Lew, your the smartest tech I know. Knock em' dead down there!
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:32 AM   #61
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I have the PressurePro system and it saved my bacon last week.

I was coming out of Big Bend TX on I-10 heading for San Antonio when a low-pressure alarm went off. I let off the gas and coasted to the side. When I reached the offending tire, it was just losing its last 10 pounds. It turned out to be a tread separation in 92F February weather.

I've found the tried-and-true PressurePro system to pay for itself in just one incident. Another mile or so, and that tire would have released all its Road Gators to thrash my rig, possibly causing several thousand dollars in damage.

Thanks to the RV gods for PressurePro!
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:03 AM   #62
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New Pressure Pro

The new Pressure Pro apparently has a separate warning system for very rapid drops in pressure. This is the one with the smaller monitor and more mounting options included. I returned the old one I just received and ordered the new one. No discount on the new one; they were discounting the old ones to get rid of them. I am not sure I want to screw it to the top of the dashboard because I'll sell this truck someday and holes in the dash don't help resale. Maybe I could put black round head screws in the holes and they wouldn't be so visible.

When I get the new one and read the very long instructions and see how it works and how to mount it, I'll let everyone know.

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I guess it's all about safety!

Hi guys

Ok...I got the big truck and then the HAHA.....now a tire pressure gauge?

Is there any real difference between all of the different units?

With the TPMS you can "add air" without removing the sensor. Is this really a plus?

What about the Pressure Pro vs. the Doran 360? (just saw their add in the recent Good Sam magazine)

Thoughts?

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Old 03-05-2008, 12:40 PM   #64
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O yeah....one more thing.
Do you do all eight wheels? Truck and trailer? Seems like a wise decision if you're going to get a system.
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Dennis,

The Pressure Pro and the Doran 360 are one and the same. Doran is a Pressure Pro distributor though they sort of make it sound like they make it.

Most new vehicles have a tire pressure sensor system built in, though not as sophisticated a system as the Pressure Pro. It seems to me you'll know soon enough if you lose pressure on the TV; it's the trailer that's the problem.

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Thanks Gene

That saves me $200.00!!

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2008 Ford 250 low tire pressure warning

Hi guys

One more question.

I checked my owner's guide for my 2008 Ford 250.
In the vehicle symbol glossary I found there is a "Low Tire Pressure Warning" symbol but that's it.....no other info to be found in the guide.

Any idea how this works?.....you have a flat tire and the symbol lights up?

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Gene, they are totally different.
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Hi guys

One more question.

I checked my owner's guide for my 2008 Ford 250.
In the vehicle symbol glossary I found there is a "Low Tire Pressure Warning" symbol but that's it.....no other info to be found in the guide.

Any idea how this works?.....you have a flat tire and the symbol lights up?

Thanks again
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Dennis...our 07 Tacoma has its own tire pressure monitoring system as well, so we only use the PressurePros on the AS... The Tacoma's system doesn't give you as much information as PP, and I don't know exacatly how it works...it just indicates that there is a low pressure on one of your tires...you have to figure out which one...a warning light comes on... It has gone off for us a couple of times, and we have found a nail in the tire...it's very sensitive, though...I could not tell visually that there was eveb a problem...it was only about 10 lbs low, and there was plenty of air left to get to a tire place to get it fixed... I'll take all the help I can get!
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I believe the low pressure alarms that come on new cars and trucks uses the number of wheel revolutions per mile on your tires. If one wheel is turning more revolutions per mile than the other three, that's tire must be low. The signal comes from the same encoder rings that the ABS system uses to detect skidage.

It only works if you keep all tires the same size. It isn't super accurate, I think it will alarm if one tire pressure is 25% lower than the others.

It won't work if all tires blow at the same time, so don't drive over the spike strips. Just head for the ditch and go around.
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