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Old 05-02-2014, 07:15 PM   #71
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Thanks Jim for the info and comments on my website...
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Hi Doug, love your website. I am not so sure that one more parasite working away on your batteries is going to be a big deal since all the other stuff will kill them long before your booster will have any kind of impact and you will have already taken some kind of preservation action, like camping. I don't worry about any of that stuff because my Solar system fights off the parasites. I use a Tire Minder with a booster stuffed into the battery box. The thing flashes 24/7 but you only notice it at night. One flash about every 30 seconds, like the whole thing is poised for some special action. Like its ready to get on the road and explore. Jim
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:21 AM   #72
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We wired our repeater such that putting the trailer in "store" mode shuts it off too.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:21 AM   #73
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Hi,

Just curious-where is everyone putting their repeaters/boosters in the trailer. I read that someone even put it in the battery box. Thanks.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:46 AM   #74
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On the outside of the electrical center under the front sofa. Mine also is off with the cutoff switch.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:58 AM   #75
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Just got my dill system installed

I bought Sendel wheels, Michelin 16" LTs and a Dill TPMS from Discount Tire. Their price was only a few dollars more than I could have gotten by ordering everything myself.

I have a 2001 25' Safari. With the receiver on the dash and parked with the front of the truck near the hitch, nose in, but more towards the road side, the receiver would not pick up the curb side tires. I installed the exterior antenna under the bumper mount and now I can pick up all four tires from 20' away. the only thing I notice is that the Dill reads about 3 psi higher than my gauge. But I'm not sure I trust my gauge. It is a Campbell Hausfield digital (read that made in China) and doesn't seem to work very well. When I get back from this trip I'm going to get a good gauge and compare notes. I'm setting up for 75 on the gauge, 78 on the Dill. I'll report back after the trip, but I'm expecting it to work well given the range I get with the exterior antenna.

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Old 05-22-2014, 08:59 AM   #76
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I mounted mine at the base of my LP tank area. It fits well there and running a wire into the battery was simple. Further I put an inline switch so it would not be a drain on the batteries when not in use.
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Our repeater is also mounted inside the cover for the propane tanks. So it's out of sight, but it works great there. When you open the cover and look down inside, you can see the LED of the repeater. In the morning before we leave, we just turn on the receiver and ignore it for 10 minutes. By the time we go back to check it, all the sensors are reporting in and we have an opportunity to make pressure adjustments if needed.
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We ran the Dill supplied extended antenna and cable from the cab under the body and placed it on a frame member beside our Curt hitch. The wire can be seen hanging down from behind the truck. From the antenna's unobstructed view of the trailer, the signal is only traveling the distance of the frame length to the axles plus about two feet.

We did splice in a few extra feet of antenna cable to reach.

The system worked with the antenna going out the window at the back of the cab and stuck to the roof of the cab, but that was less than convenient.
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On the outside of the electrical center under the front sofa. Mine also is off with the cutoff switch.
Correction, not sure what I was thinking. I wired mine to the running light circuit, as is my rear camera. That way, both are on only while running down the road with lights on.
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That approach to wiring sounds like a good alternative to the use/store switch. Next time...
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The Tire Minder booster occupies a little spot in the battery box, out of the weather and it was an easy hook up. It's getting crowde in there since that is also where the shunt for Trimetric sits. Works perfectly. It's the little white box in the photo.Click image for larger version

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The transmitters are mostly reliable, but do require that one cleans the batteries periodically and, in my case, replace the batteries annually. Actually, I have to clean or replace one right now, following my dash to St. Andrews, NB. Jim
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Done. A little buffing with my nail file and it seems to work again. Jim
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