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Old 09-02-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
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Tire Pressure Monitors

While travelling in our 35' Georgetown around Florida last winter, we narrowly escaped a disaster when at a routine rest stop I discovered a severely low tire on my toad. Later a nail was discovered.

Before I go this year, I am thinking about a Tire Pressure Monitor system. I have looked at the Hopkins unit at Camping World but read some poor reviews online.

It seems some folks had to spend an additional $100 for a signal repeater.

Any experiences out there? Other brands to consider?



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Old 09-02-2011, 03:41 PM   #2
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if ur toad already has tire monitors, there may be someone here that can tell u what and how to pick up the signal from ur motor home.

i have the screw on monitors on my trailer. the repeater is not needed. i'll go check the brand and get back to u.

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Old 09-02-2011, 04:00 PM   #3
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mine are TST (truck system technologies).
the problem i've had with the screw on type is that i have had them leak and produce the flat. TST recommended that i put them on with Teflon tape. that works. i believe vibration may loosen them. usually i will see a rapid drop (from 80 to 70 lbs) then it will stop. when that happens, i pull over and re tighten them. usually i can take up abt 1/4 turn on the offender. this may happen once/season. there is plenty of time to pull over.

i would still recommend them. i have caught two tires going flat on the trailer with more than enough time to pull off and change it.

i was thinking abt the repeater also because of the distance from the trailer tires to the TV as well. there was an extension antenna included with the system. turned out i didn't need the repeater and the extension antenna was't needed either.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:21 AM   #4
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We too use TST on all 12 tires. Works great for the year + we have been using them. . We didn't have to use the teflon tape. I know it "saved" us twice already. Hugs, Di
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:26 AM   #5
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I use Pressure Pro: PressurePro - Tire Pressure Monitoring System HOME

Easy to setup and use.

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