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Old 09-07-2011, 05:04 PM   #11
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You might want to check out the Tire Tracker System from Lawrence RV. We've used it and it is a good inexpensive system that allows you to change your own batteries in the sensors. Also the sensors are relatively small so you don't really have to worry about your tires being out of balance with the sensors on the tires or about the sensors being so heavy they break the valve stems.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:24 PM   #12
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JIMH, thanks for the info, just visited the company site and looks pretty good, $499. for 10 sensor set up. So many different models, if they were only 10-15 dollars you can stand to buy wrong one, but at $500.00 I like to be careful. How far is it from monitor to rear sensor for you, without booster? I am looking at roughly forty five feet.
probably abt 30'. i pull a 35' 5th wheel with a crew cab pickup. seems like i've parked the truck 30' in front of the trailer and they picked up. sounds like they have different models now.
there was an antenna that came with it that i could have mounted maybe abt 10' away from the receiver but it wasn't needed. there is a little rubber antenna mounted to the side of the receiver. the receiver is mounted on the extreme left side of my dash. keep in mind, my system is at least 2 yrs old.
when i bought, camping world offered the TST and (i think) the hopkins. from what i remember, the transmitters were the same.

my preference would have been the ones mounted inside the rim but i couldn't find them. sense then, i have read complaints abt not being able to make them fit inside the heavy aluminum rims. if u opt the buy that type, i would ask that question.
what ever u settle on, i would buy the repeater later if needed.

mine stay on as long as they see pressure. have to take them off for them to shut off. i would have liked the one that shut off below a certain speed (like automobiles). couldn't find that kind either back then.

another problem with the screw on ones is if u have a duel wheel set up. the inside one is hard to get to.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:25 PM   #13
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You might want to check out the Tire Tracker System from Lawrence RV. We've used it and it is a good inexpensive system that allows you to change your own batteries in the sensors. Also the sensors are relatively small so you don't really have to worry about your tires being out of balance with the sensors on the tires or about the sensors being so heavy they break the valve stems.
I have looked at Lawrence RV site and their unit is exactly the same as the Tire Minder system, looks to be same exact unit. The Price is better though. I have sent them an email as they state the transmit distance is up to 65ft. with no mention of a booster, I will wait for their response. Thanks for the input, info is of immense help.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:42 PM   #14
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While I'm leaning toward the Tire Traker, here's another manufacturer to throw in the mix...

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM

They seem to have one unit with the same design as the Tire Minder and the Tire Traker, and some other designs as well.

As for the Tire Traker boosters, they have 2. One 12v and a battery operated unit.

Wired: https://www.tiretraker.com/proddetail.asp?prod=TT100A
Battery: https://www.tiretraker.com/proddetail.asp?prod=TT100B

Hope this helps and doesn't continue to muddy the waters!

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Old 09-07-2011, 08:47 PM   #15
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Actually I got the Tire Tracker lead from the Tiffin forum. The general consensus is that you won't need a booster. If you are over 65' you aren't legal in most states.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:48 PM   #16
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the talon looks a lot like what i have. the wheels don't show up unless u program a sensor to them. the wheel it scans flashes (on the TST this one is probably the same).
i like the idea of being able to replace the batteries. the option to add air without removing...so so. pressure is displayed, only reason to use that feature is to add air.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:34 AM   #17
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The Tire Minder system is looking pretty good so far, have sent them a question as to having to purchase booster or not. Petey, what model did you buy, I am looking at 400c and it is only 299. From the company. I do like being able to change batteries myself, and not having to send unit back to company, or throwing the sensors away because they are sealed and having to buy new ones. Next problem is what effect do the sensors have on the valve stems and how much of a hassle is it to take them off to add air. Last question I have for the company is I found a Chinese model that looks just like tire minder and want to know if it is same unit, the Chinese model is mfg by Jett. Just curious. Will post more when I learn more. Incidentally, the Tire Minder is endorsed by "Mark Polk" of RV 101.
i have a 400c.i have all steel valve stems.no problem taking them off, just unscrew and air up,real simple,no chinese stuff .mark polk says it all
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To all who have responded, a very large THANK YOU. I have exhausted myself doing research on these units and now feel qualified to be an expert ( ex-past or former, spert-a drip under pressure)LOL. Seriously I am now armed with sufficient knowledge to move forward. Received a quick response from Lawrence RV, and that sealed the deal. I am purchasing the TireTracker System, 10 sensor system for $429.00.. Again many thanks to all, with assistance like this, anyone can solve any problem. Safe travels to all.
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I order the Talons system this morning. I'll let you guys know how it works. It came with the metal valves.
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