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Old 03-13-2010, 01:10 PM   #1
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Tire Pressure Monitor Systems

I have read threads on the monitor systems but the ones I saw are a little dated, so I wanted to hear what is the latest and greatest out there and any and all recommendations for same.
I'll need a system for 10 tires, and able to have different tire pressures on different axles.
Vendors please chime in too. As time go by electronics are changing rapidly so that is my reasoning for a needed update and because I will be purchasing soon.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:23 PM   #2
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I have an interest in the same info. Which systems are the best for the buck?

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Old 03-13-2010, 01:46 PM   #3
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After looking around for a while last fall, this is what I settled on.

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I have had the Smart Tire system for several years. It has help me avoid several destroyed tires (or worse).
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:02 PM   #5
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This is what we've been using for the last 1,000 or so miles...

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I don't think I'd recommend it.
Reasonable price, customer service is great, but in such short time we've had 2 bad sensors. One got all locked up (the head spins freely on threaded valve stalk) with dirt/sand, and other died. What concerned me was when the one sensor died, there was no warning that I wasn't getting any signal from that tire... after who knows how long, I noticed (it cycles thru tires) one with a "0" reading.

We'll see how it goes this coming travel season... anymore trouble, and I'm going to switch to an inside tire/rim mount style.
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:28 PM   #6
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What a great time for this topic. We will replace tires soon and intend to put a pressure monitoring system aboard. Eight tires, four axles (natch!) with different pressures on the TV front & rear. We are interested in ease of installation and power supply in addition to accuracy and reliability.

Thanks for getting this started.
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:34 PM   #7
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We have used the Pressure Pro (the plain old one) for four years now. Needed it twice and both times it worked as advertised.

Simple to set up and will monitor 16 tires. You set the default pressure during setup so different pressures for trailer vs tow vehicle no problem.

I did make the mistake of using standard issue valve stem extenders only to have one let loose from metal fatigue... Now have all metal valve stems on the Airstream and no probs whatsoever.

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We, too, have been very happy with our Pressure Pros...we can vouch for their effectiveness and their ease of installation and use. Whatever brand you get, you'll be glad you have something to monitor pressure with. It makes life on the road less stressful. (Do get metal vale stems, though.)
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:46 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone this is a good starting point for me.
I have only had 2 flats on a trailer in my lifetime but that was 2 to many. Both times I had no idea anything happened until people pulled alongside, passing me real fast and pointing toward the ground.
One of these systems sounds like the best way to go since my truck didn't have the option when I bought it.
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I went with PressurePro and added additional sensors for my tow vehicle as well. It's now available @ Coscto (online), FYI.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:30 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the replies. I lost track of this thread with lots of other stuff happening. But I did receive my Hawkshead tire monitor system the other day in the mail. I have not had a chance to get it set up yet or even read the instructions yet.
The main thing is that now I have a way to keep an eye on the tires air pressures and temps. while traveling.
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:58 PM   #12
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I just ordered a Pressure Pro from Sean at ProPride. I will post my impressions when it arrives and as I use it.
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My Pressure-Pro saved me when I ran over a sheet-rock knife on the road and the blade was left in the tire. I had an almost instant alarm and could see the pressure counting down in that tire.

Whenever I am at a stoplight or other safe place, I step through all of my tires looking for any one that stands out as higher or lower than the rest. Sunny side of trailer is usually about 2 PSI higher than shady side due to heating.

The Pressure-Pro gives me a feeling of confidence that I am not going to tear up the side of my trailer.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:28 AM   #14
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We installed the Pressure Pro prior to our last trip. We were able to see the pressure of the tires easily.The cost of the system is a bit much. But not too much as we feel tmuch safer. And since safety is of very important to use it seems to be worth i t
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