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Old 09-22-2009, 07:11 PM   #1
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Tire pressure monitoring

Does anyone have experiance good or bad with the electronic tire pressure monitoring systems? I was told the all aluminum airstreams cause problems. The other concern is the acorn size sending unit that is screwed to the valve stem. I recieved one of these systems as a gift, but before i install it i want a little more information.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:49 PM   #2
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I have the Pressure Pro system and really like it. I've taken two trips with it and it really lowers the stress level especially with only one axle. Beside the warning if the pressure goes down you can check each tire while driving. Works great on the AS and there are other threads on this subject. Most are very favorable. Give it a try, I think you will be pleased.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:31 PM   #3
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I have the Doran system and really like it. If you do any distance driving I think you should have one.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:47 PM   #4
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I have the PressurePro and am pleased with it. No problem with reception. After one season, I had the valve stems replaced on the trailer. They were so flexible, the sensors would cause them to bend and left marks on the wheels. My F250 also has rubber stems but are much stiffer and do not have a problem. However, I'm about to get new tires for the truck and will have metal stems installed then.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:23 PM   #5
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I use the Pressure Pro and it works great! When I replaced tires this year I asked for a heavy duty (like for a truck) valve stem - it's kind of in between the standard stems and the metal stems. I read a number of threads (here, and on Dodge forum I visit) where people claim the metal valve stems leak & lose pressure. I've never tried the metal ones myself, so just relaying info from others. I've had no trouble with the heavy duty (rubber) stems. If you ask at the tire shop they can show you all three types so you can judge for yourself the best to use.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:08 PM   #6
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Has anyone tried this tire pressure monitor? TIRE PRESSURE <br>MONITOR SYSTEM from Aircraft Spruce

It looks like a pretty cool device. It has a 25 to 50 foot range.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:15 PM   #7
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So far, I've been impressed with the performance of my PressurePro. It's already averted one potential disaster. When you get your tires balanced, it's a good idea to have it done with the sensors mounted on the valve stems.
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:51 AM   #8
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A huge thumbs up for PressurePros...have been using them for about 2 years and would now not tow without them... So far they have helped us avoid a tire issue before it happened.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:05 AM   #9
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more information here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...ing-54827.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f160...tem-50320.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f206...ems-38592.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...tem-35065.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f206...tem-24526.html

i feel like a rabbit today ;-)
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:51 AM   #10
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We have been very happy with the Pressure Pro My only advice is metal stems on both trailer and tow vehicle. I had failures on the truck stems that were original to my F-250. Metal stems have held up well and saved tires on both the trailer and truck.

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Old 09-23-2009, 08:09 AM   #11
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Pressure Pros are really a great system. Read the installation instructions carefully and then install your gift. You'll be happy you did.
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:33 AM   #12
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Here's a link to another one.

SEMI TRUCK TPMS, RV, MOTORHOME TPMS, COMMERCIAL VEHICLE TPMS, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, BUS, TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS


I just ordered one from them last week and a few others here on the forum have also ordered them.

I bought mine with a signal booster that I will mount either on the tongue or someplace up front inside the trailer - maybe under the sofa - to ensure a good strong signal.

The unit I bought can monitor tire pressures up to 140psi on as many as 22 wheels. It also montitors tire temperatures, and a feature I liked is that you can replace batteries in the pressure sensors yourself with standard lithium batts.

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I recieved one of these systems as a gift, but before i install it i want a little more information.
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Which system?
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:42 PM   #14
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Since the sensors are outside the trailer, a good TPMS system should not be affected by the aluminum. We've used a Doran 360 for 1 1/2 years and it works fine, even from 100' away.

Wifi can be an issue at campgrounds with marginal systems—sometimes I have to go outside to get a good signal.

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