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Old 04-19-2017, 10:40 AM   #1
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Tpms?

Any recommendations for a tire pressure monitoring system?
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:52 AM   #2
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Yes, we have run our factory GYM tires for a couple of years without TPMS, and then used the TPMS money saved to help pay for installation of better tires.
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:25 PM   #3
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We have the EezTire T515 SYSTEM and have been happy with it. We also have Goodyear Marathons so considering the stories about these tires it is reassuring to monitor both pressure and tire temperature. Both will increase as we travel so I watch for inconsistency between the four tires as an indication of impending doom - at least that's my theory.

We are borrowing this system from my son-in-law so I haven't reasearched the Eeez system against any other brand but it has worked well for us.
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:43 PM   #4
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I went with Truck Systems technologies TMPS. I have the sensors on the outside. It is recommended that you use steel valves with this system. It is one of their least expensive. I was changing the tires on my AS so I had them add the steel valves.

The system measures pressure and temperature and works very very well. Don't leave home without it. Peace of mind in a box.
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:38 PM   #5
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Is anybody using a signal booster? I've read the sensor signal can be disrupted by the aluminum skin.
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Old 07-28-2017, 04:03 PM   #6
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Is anybody using a signal booster? I've read the sensor signal can be disrupted by the aluminum skin.
A competent retailer should be able to advise if/when you will need a "repeater" or "signal booster".
WHile I don't need a booster, I have heard my dealer advise that in all probability the aluminum is shielding the signals. That coupled with the distance can cause dropped signals which we do not want.

I bought Tire Traker and have been happy with features (morning reset) and Lifetime warranty.
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Is anybody using a signal booster? I've read the sensor signal can be disrupted by the aluminum skin.
Can anyone address this question? We would like to install a sensor system, and would like to find out if we need to look at ordering a booster, some mfg's talk like the aluminum body could causes some issues to receiving a signal.

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Old 10-21-2017, 10:15 AM   #8
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I have the Dill Trailer internal TPMS and use their provided external antenna. I put the antenna in the rear cargo area of my SUV TV and works 100%. Without the external antenna I get good connection to 3 wheels and the 4th one is inconsistent so I went external. The external is included in the kit.
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Is anybody using a signal booster? I've read the sensor signal can be disrupted by the aluminum skin.
I use the TST TPMS system and it works perfectly for my 25' TT without needing a booster. I purchased five sensors which includes one for the spare tire. (If I ever need the spare I want to know that it is fully inflated.)
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:27 AM   #10
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I have a older Tireminder TMG400 and it had worked well up to last year when the internal battery charging started to fail. I have to bring the unit in to charge it on a power supply at a voltage lower than normal to keep it from overheating, that will get me through a weekends wanderings.
I contacted the company and the only solution is to buy a new unit. They do not repair the older ones.
For now, I will MacGuiver through the problem, but beware if you go that route, even if they work good for you.
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:05 PM   #11
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Is anybody using a signal booster? I've read the sensor signal can be disrupted by the aluminum skin.
I have the Dill TPMS system and was having occasional signal loss so I got their signal booster. Works perfectly. I'm thinking I'll get more life out of the sensors now as they get weak I'll still get information from them. I placed the pick up antenna for the booster on the front of the front axel.

I have a Ram MegaCab which is pretty long with a shell on the bed so I had put the external antenna near the tailgate. With the signal booster mounted on the hitch 'A' frame I have a strong signal at all times.
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The TST seems to be reliable and popular. I just wish it didn't display a semi tractor and trailer all the time.
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Is anybody using a signal booster? I've read the sensor signal can be disrupted by the aluminum skin.
I use a signal booster with my Hawkshead TPMS. When I bought it, I rad the literature and specs and it sounded as though my our truck and 31 ft trailer, plus the extra length of the Hensley might be putting it in the marginal distance zone.

I found that when the sensor batteries were brand new, They are the sensors that screw onto the valve stems with replaceable batteries) there was no need for the booster bat as the batteries aged, it was needed.

Last trip we made, I couldn't understand why I was getting no signals - I had checked the batteries and they all seemed fairly good when measured with a voltmeter.

I then realised I had not plugged in the repeater, did so, and all was fine for the rest of the trip.
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Mollysdad, when you set up the monitor you will only see the tires you have the sensor on, not all 22 options.
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