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RobWNY

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Posted: 05/01/20 02:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I have the EEZTire brand and it works most of the time but I lose signal sometimes. I have to shut off the monitor and let the sensors reconnect. I've put in brand new batteries and it makes no difference. I would choose a different brand if I was buying them again.


Did you get and install the repeater?


No. Do you think that would solve the issue?


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RobWNY wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

RobWNY wrote:

I have the EEZTire brand and it works most of the time but I lose signal sometimes. I have to shut off the monitor and let the sensors reconnect. I've put in brand new batteries and it makes no difference. I would choose a different brand if I was buying them again.


Did you get and install the repeater?


No. Do you think that would solve the issue?


Quite possibly. Our TST came with a repeater (installed in the front compartment of the fiver). I've never had a signal drop unless the transmitter battery died.

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msta999 wrote:

Hi all, I have an 05 F350 which I will be towing my 24ft toy hauler (double axle)and want to install an aftermarket TPMS kit to monitor tires on my truck and trailer. Anyone try'd any of these? Which kit will not have trouble communicating with the sensors on my trailer?

Thanks and I hope everyone is doing ok and being safe!


I use this one on my flatbed hauling my CanAm and the 5er, a 36’ unit. I installed the signal booster in the front storage compartment and I have never lost the signal.

Good you’re getting a TPMS. A valuable safety tool, IMHO.

https://www.tiretraker.com/products.php?cat=2


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RobWNY wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

RobWNY wrote:

I have the EEZTire brand and it works most of the time but I lose signal sometimes. I have to shut off the monitor and let the sensors reconnect. I've put in brand new batteries and it makes no difference. I would choose a different brand if I was buying them again.


Did you get and install the repeater?


No. Do you think that would solve the issue?


Very possible! I got mine for Christmas. I picked up the RV back in early March. When I brought it back to the storage I used the TPMS but without the repeater. It would drop out randomly. Now this weekend I got the repeater hooked up. I’ll be taking it back to storage tomorrow and will see if it holds the sensors. I’m not towing the car yet. But this will be a good test. My repeater is in the LR storage compartment.


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Information on the TST web site is very skimpy. Can anyone with a repeater tell me if it is hardwired to the trailer system battery or has its own, or what?

Only thing I can find is that it does not have a user serviceable battery. The info they have is very limited and cryptic, would help to have good info to help people make decisions.

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CharlesinGA wrote:

Information on the TST web site is very skimpy. Can anyone with a repeater tell me if it is hardwired to the trailer system battery or has its own, or what?

Only thing I can find is that it does not have a user serviceable battery. The info they have is very limited and cryptic, would help to have good info to help people make decisions.

Charles

That is what I thought too.

I went with the EZZ. Even though they said I shouldn't need the booster for my 35' Bounder I had two sensors that kept dropping. Replaced the batteries and that didn't fix so I had to spring for the booster.

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No matter what brand, make sure you do NOT have rubber stems. THese systems cause greater wind pressure on the stems and they will eventually leak. The good part of this is that your system should notify you of the leak before you loose the tire.


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I got TST great customer service. Very happy, has saved me big problems a couple of times.


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CharlesinGA wrote:

Information on the TST web site is very skimpy. Can anyone with a repeater tell me if it is hardwired to the trailer system battery or has its own, or what?

Only thing I can find is that it does not have a user serviceable battery. The info they have is very limited and cryptic, would help to have good info to help people make decisions.

Charles


The repeater/signal boost for my TT500, TireTraker, must be wired to a 12v source. I used the wiring for the bed reading light in the front of my last bumper pull and easily installed it in the front storage compartment in the new 5er. Switched, of course.

Valve cap sensor batteries are easily replaced and the monitor holds a charge for a long time. No wires in the truck cab.

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The repeater is wired into the 12v system. You could run a dedicated wire from an ignition source all the way at the front of the RV. Or you could hardware it into a constant source which is what I did. When mine is in storage the 12V system is shut down, but if you want you could install a switch in line to shut it off or just pull the fuse. The amp draw is minuscule. It wouldn't drain the battery even after a week or 2 of being left on. I just don't want to keep,it powered up when not needed.

BTW. I took my RV back tomstorage yesterday and with the repeater it kept all the sensors readin on the display, without the repeater the rear would drop out occasionally. I didn't have he car attached so I can't say how well that is, but I didn't see any issues.

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