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Old 03-14-2017, 08:14 PM   #1
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Tpms $90 vs $300...

Does anyone have any experience with a 70-100 tpms that plugs into you 12 plug in that monitors 4 tires up to 80+psi (wireless) vs the more expensive systems that usually come with 5 plus sensors and a booster for 2-3 times the price? Do they work? I only want to monitor the 4 trailer tires but would be about 38' from the console to tires and wondering about the range with out booster. It seems I can use a wireless thermometer for $20 that reaches a 100' flawlessly...plus I like the small simple cigarette lighter plug in style. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-14-2017, 09:17 PM   #2
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I have EXACTLY that set, I used it all last year on my 33' long White Hawk and had no problems, it worked flawlessly. Looking forward to using it again this year.

If you get this you may notice that sometimes a tire isn't reporting air pressure, especially when you first hitch up. Don't panic. The sensors go dormant to preserve battery life and they need to move a few rotations in order to start sending a signal again. I also love the audible alarm feature on this set.
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Thanks Mikey. Glad to know it works for you. These tpms systems have such a huge range in price...


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Old 03-18-2017, 05:20 AM   #4
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Great share Ecoboosteagle! I have been looking for a TPMS but was put off by the $300+ price tag. This kit looks good and reasonably priced, following to hear pro's/cons.

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6-Tire

I have the same brand, in the 6 tire set on my Greyhawk. It has a 12v plug but also works off a built in Solar panel. Started using it last fall. So far only complaint is that one of the sensor batteries died already so I have to go pick up some new ones.

No problem with range. It reads all six tires cleanly and the "Solar" feature is suprisingly reliable. I pulled the cover off my rig from winter storage, plugged in the 12v for the first hour to give it a boost and then just let the solar panel do it's thing. Just finished a weekend away and other then the battery issue it performed flawlessly.
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My only problem wit the cheaper ones is you have to replace sensor batteries more often. When they get even a little low they lose transmitting power.

My current trailer is one of the 'expensive' ones with a booster.

I won't be without a TPMS.
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I wasn't happy about the $300+ prices for a TPMS and concerned about the range of the under $100 systems like the one the OP shows. I split the difference and purchased a TireMinder TPMS with a booster for under $150. Works great.

https://www.amazon.com/TireMinder-TP...ireminder+tpms
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I shop for the best value in a TPMS the same way I shop for any other type of insurance - the best combination of price and coverage.
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I wasn't happy about the $300+ prices for a TPMS and concerned about the range of the under $100 systems like the one the OP shows. I split the difference and purchased a TireMinder TPMS with a booster for under $150. Works great.

https://www.amazon.com/TireMinder-TP...ireminder+tpms
The only problem with this one is it only includes 2 tire monitors. Not 4.

I have the Tireminder A1A and love it.
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