Tire pressure monitoring system

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bob smith
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Tire pressure monitoring system

Post by bob smith » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:01 am

Bought a tire pressure monitoring system for the trailer from Amazon. Why didn't I think of it before??? It would have paid for itself. It's an Onega Steelmate and it works great (the only issue is the high side alarm is 48 psi).
Bob Smith
Chester, SC

garrech
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Re: Tire pressure monitoring system

Post by garrech » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:16 pm

Looks cool. So the distance between the power point in the tow vehicle and the trailer tires doesn't cause a problem?

bob smith
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Re: Tire pressure monitoring system

Post by bob smith » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:31 am

They say 40' . It works amazingly well and is really small. The senders replace the valve caps and the receiver/display is about the size of a cigarette lighter.
Bob Smith
Chester, SC

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Re: Tire pressure monitoring system

Post by gap998 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:42 am

I just looked - the Steelmate one is neat. There are also version that link to Android/iPhone & also one that connects to the car media system.
Gary

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bob smith
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Re: Tire pressure monitoring system

Post by bob smith » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:29 am

The TPS paid for itself Friday afternoon by detecting a slow leak (itty bitty nail).
A 200 mile tow in 95 degree heat would have done the tire in for sure!
Bob Smith
Chester, SC

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Re: Tire pressure monitoring system

Post by bob smith » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:20 pm

Well the TPS paid for itself again! This time a stray piece of a cotter key was the culprit.
Bob Smith
Chester, SC

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