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Old 10-24-2010, 03:35 PM   #29
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To those who have 31 foot or longer trailers with the Hawkshead TPMS system: Did you need the repeater or do you get proper without it.
My Pressure Pro is several years old now and the last time I talked with them the cost of new batteries was the same cost of new transmitters ($50.00 each). If I have to spend tthat kinda cash the new Hawkshead system is looking very good.
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I bought the repeater just because I felt that with our trailer being 31' and a fairly long wheelbase tow vehicle, it might be marginal - especially as batteries weaken.

I might not have needed it but I thought the price of the system was quuite reasonable and so decided to get the repeater - I got the version that runs on AA batts (I think they are AA) and I just throw it in the overhead cabinets at the front of our trailer.

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Old 10-24-2010, 03:44 PM   #30
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I am joining this thread to help me make a decision on purchasing a TPMS.
I installed a Doran system in March of 2010 - http://www.doranmfg.com - I now have a "no reading" on one of the transmitters - don't know if it's the battery or the transmitter itself.

Unit is supposed to have a two year warranty - up to 5 years life on the batteries - have not yet contacted them about the failure - will post back to let you know how it goes.

Things I don't like - unit does not have an "auto scroll" - you have to manually put in which tire to monitor - although it IS supposed to "red light alert" of any one of the eight monitored tires goes low or loses air too quickly.

The unit does not display temp - only alerts on a high temp of excess of 200 degrees - would rather have a pullup or auto scroll temperature function.

Works OK without a repeater on the Excursion/Hensly/31' Sovereign hookup.

Get the $15 dash mount accessory when ordering - makes mounting a lot easier. Don't even attempt to use the velcro mounts Doran supplies - miserable adhesive.

There are no setable variables on the high/lo pressure - two low alarms - 12.5% and 25%. The high pressure is set to alarm at 25% over the set pressure. I think that this is possibly TOO high.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:40 PM   #31
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Let me say that I have had the Pressure pro for several years and the two times that it alerted me equaled to it paying for itself. On a two axle trailer you cannot tell if you have a flat tire much less one that is slowly losing air. I experienced that many years ago with an equipment trailer. When I got to my destination all I had left of the flat tire was the bead on the wheel. I am pleased with the Pressure Pro System, absolutesy no performance complaints, just the price of replacing the batteries.
If I have to start replacing the transmitters I might go with the Hawkshead system.
Going without is not even a consideration.
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:07 PM   #32
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How did the Pressure Pro installation and operation go?

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Old 11-02-2010, 10:49 AM   #33
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Most people on this site have gone with the Pressure Pro monitor.
Since I went the different path and bought the HawksHead system I will do a follow up on it once I have it up and running so you guys can compare.
Today, I should take delivery of my trailer so it might be a week or so before I post about it.

Well, I'm a little late on the follow up but, it's all good so far.

The system seems to work fine although I have had good luck with all my tires to date on the TV and trailer so no real alerts.. I have used the HawksHead system while towing for a total of 5073 miles so far this year.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:01 PM   #34
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The installation requires that you read and follow the directions.
I recommend that you install the unit on a quiet day, not when you are getting ready to go as frustration may result.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:38 AM   #35
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The installation requires that you read and follow the directions.
I recommend that you install the unit on a quiet day, not when you are getting ready to go as frustration may result.
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Not sure which one you are speaking about but that certainly applies to teh Hawkshead unit. Probably the same for all of them.

The instructions as to programming the system are clear enough but of course it is essential that you follow each step of button pushing to the letter or things won't work!

I agree - do this when you can take your time and are not rushed!


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Old 12-05-2010, 01:35 PM   #36
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Tireminder for $149

FYI. Tireminder at Frontgate.com is selling for $149 plus shipping. The same item at Camping World cost $279 plus tax and shipping.
Check it out at

Tire Minder Tire Pressure Monitor - Frontgate

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Old 12-05-2010, 03:30 PM   #37
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it would appear that tireminder and tire traker (no c)...

are relabeled gear from hawkshead (tpms)

slightly different warranties and pressure LIMITS,

but the display, data, sensors, batteries, booster and locks all appear the same.

warranty, and support and cross compatibility may be issue.

the best thing about this system is the bright RED led that flashes when sudden deflation happens.

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Old 12-05-2010, 05:47 PM   #38
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I think ProPride is running a holiday special (discounts on several items) the Pressure Pro is included.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:51 PM   #39
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I installed Pressure Pro over a year ago on my 34'. I did not need a repeater. I have been pleased with it to date but would recommend some patience and time to get it set up correctly following the owners manual during the process.
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:30 PM   #40
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Does anyone have any updates on the TireTraker system, it appears to be a renamed system similar to the Hawkhead, but I do like the generous 3 year warranty. Thanks
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I just purchased the Fleet Specialties Sentry System but not yet installed it.

The things I liked about this system are the fact that it can be configured to the axle configuration I have, four on the TV and 6 on the trailer. The batteries are watch type and user changeable. The gauge mounts in a standard 2 1/8 pod. The senors are programmable in different ranges and changeable should I tow a different trailer with different tire pressure.

This system was originally designed for the commercial market and has several design advantages.

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Old 12-30-2010, 06:21 PM   #42
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Dill model 1504 TPMS

We installed a Dill, model 1504, TPMS yesterday (2006 30' Classic). The sensors install inside of the tire, and transmit pressure and temperature. The GYM tires were inflated with nitrogen, to 65 psig, and rebalanced at this time.

The cold inflation pressure set point (which is adjustable) is set for 65 psig, and the unit will alert at 20% below and 30% above this set point. These alert points, relative to the cold inflation pressure set point, are not adjustable. This translates to a low pressure alert point of 52 psig, and a high pressure alert point of 85 psig for our setup.

The unit will alert for high temperature when the temperature inside of the tire exceeds 176 degrees F. I hope that the temperature feature will serve as an early warning system for wheel bearing problems, but I do not know for a fact that it will.

Battery life, for the sensors mounted inside of each tire, is quoted at 5 to 7 years. The battery is not replaceable, so new sensors will have to be fitted when a battery fails. I guess that this will translate to be a sensor change at an end of tire-life tire change (5 to 7 years?).

The unit alerts automatically, as required. It also scans and displays the tire pressure on one tire at a time. One can manually (press a button) display the tire temperature on one tire at a time.
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