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Old 11-27-2012, 05:40 PM   #71
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I am very happy with my Dill Tire Pressure Monitor System and would recommend it to anyone looking for a way to keep track of temperature and air pressure in RV tires. Dill Air Controls Products Company delivers a quality product alone with excellent customer service. I have used their TPMS for a little over a year and about 13,000 miles of travel. Recently I decided to installed the remote antenna. I wanted to locate it closer to the trailer tires so it would pick up the signals quicker. My preferred location at the back inside top edge of the truck's ARE cap was too far for the 19 foot coaxial cable. I called Dill to try to buy an extension, they insisted on sending one for free. Very nice folks.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:46 PM   #72
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All very interesting...and helpful I'm sure...but...one more gadget. How did we ever move across the country in the 50s and 60s without steel belted tires and all the monitors of today? "Hummmmmmmmm"...while scratching the beard thoughtfully.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:18 PM   #73
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All very interesting...and helpful I'm sure...but...one more gadget. How did we ever move across the country in the 50s and 60s without steel belted tires and all the monitors of today? "Hummmmmmmmm"...while scratching the beard thoughtfully.
It's no mystical secret.

We did it by driving much slower.

I know. I was there.

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Old 11-27-2012, 07:27 PM   #74
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All very interesting...and helpful I'm sure...but...one more gadget. How did we ever move across the country in the 50s and 60s without steel belted tires and all the monitors of today? "Hummmmmmmmm"...while scratching the beard thoughtfully.
And we had a lot more flats and blowouts.

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Old 11-27-2012, 09:27 PM   #75
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And nylon tires that flat spotted overnite.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:00 AM   #76
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And not nearly so much traffic flying by as we did it.

And it's not just that I'm older, but that those tires/wheels were lighter . . a 14" steelie with a nylon bias is a whole different critter than a 17" alloy with a commercial service truck tire on it.

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:43 AM   #77
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I found that out the first time I rotated 20" wheels on my Tahoe. Thought I was going to need a fork lift.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:48 PM   #78
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Hawkshead sell two different systems

I have been through this thread and appreciate all the posts and experiences represented. Just to make it clear for others who don't already know and are evaluating like I was, Hawkshead sells two different style units. One is similar to the Tire Minder and others of that manufacture and their other newer model is called the Talon. The Talon is their more expensive version with a few more bells and whistles.

After much reading, evaluation, a friend's experience with it, and speaking with Hawkshead, I ordered a Talon. I was told by Hawkshead that I definitely would not need a signal booster/repeater in my application on an Airstream (distance considerations) with the Talon and that was a major selling point.

When I get it installed and use it a bit, I will report back through a new thread on how it worked out.
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:51 PM   #79
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What happened???

So Alphonse,

Yu never checked back! How did it work out for you?? Inquiring minds want to know!
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I have been through this thread and appreciate all the posts and experiences represented. Just to make it clear for others who don't already know and are evaluating like I was, Hawkshead sells two different style units. One is similar to the Tire Minder and others of that manufacture and their other newer model is called the Talon. The Talon is their more expensive version with a few more bells and whistles.

After much reading, evaluation, a friend's experience with it, and speaking with Hawkshead, I ordered a Talon. I was told by Hawkshead that I definitely would not need a signal booster/repeater in my application on an Airstream (distance considerations) with the Talon and that was a major selling point.

When I get it installed and use it a bit, I will report back through a new thread on how it worked out.
I have used my Hawkshead original HD model for 4 years on our Classic 31 with no need for an amplifier, In fact I can get the TV a few hundred feet away from the trailer before losing the signal. I like it because it's small and unintrusive, but sounds off when you need it.

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Old 09-02-2014, 12:03 AM   #81
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Thanks, Ken. I am looking hard at Hawkshead Talon. Seems like the right product. Do you monitor your tow vehicle too?
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Thanks, Ken. I am looking hard at Hawkshead Talon. Seems like the right product. Do you monitor your tow vehicle too?
Yes, I'm an extreme monitorer. I also monitor the spares on both TT and TV. I have been caught before with a near flat spare. This also provides 2 sensors that can be moved to the road tires in case you lose one on a trip. I have only had one malfunctioning sensor and that may have been hit by a rock. However it was early on and replaced under warranty. Hawkshead has very good support. I was having difficulty setting it up last saturday, and called them with a question. The owner answered the phone on Saturday and helped me figure out what I was messing up. Hawkshead and ProPride have by far the best customer support for any type item that I have dealt with anytime recently.

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Old 09-02-2014, 12:55 AM   #83
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Just bought a Tiretracker system $212 delivered. Used last weekend very easy to set up and use. Temp and pressure on the valve stem. Cris
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:54 PM   #84
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Ken...YOU ARE EXTREME but I love it! Never thought about monitoring spares! You have planted the seed in my head!

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