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Old 03-26-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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Looking at purchasing a tire pressure sensor set up for the tow vehicle and fiver. Have looked at Doran and Hopkins so far. Does anybody who owns either have input, negative or positive, that might help in deciding my direction. Thanks in advance for assistance.
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Daniel,

We have the Doran Pressure Pro and like it. Good side that it is easy to set up and use on the road. I can also remove the sensors while the camper is in storage. I guess that is a good/bad point is that they are easy to remove but without the monitor they are worthless on their own. Bad as noted on this and other boards is some times you can get a false alert. This is happen to me twice and caused by a loss of signal from the sensor. All I had to do was reset the unit and we were good to go.

Overall I feel it is worth the bucks on some kind of system to tell you a tire is getting low before it blows and if the tire fails you know about it in a few seconds not miles down the road.

I have not lookes at the Hopkins system but happy with the Doran product.

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George, thanks for the input. Have been looking at the Doran for a couple of years now, unfortunately, I picked up something that caused a loss of pressure and a blown tire this past weekend. Damaged the street side apron, wheel skirt and my sewer hose storage tube, not to mention the tire. The Hopkins unit with 10 sensors can be purchased for around $405 on ebay. I also tow 2 other heavy gooseneck units that I may pick up sensors for, as the Hopkins has memory positions for 4 different combo set ups. I'll see if any one else has any more input. Edited by: delqcc
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:06 AM   #4
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I use Pressure pro http://www.tirepressuremonitor.com/
Love it. The only bad part is i had to switch over to all metal stems, which i knew i had to.

won't leave home without it..


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Glad the info was of some use. I had metal steams on the trailer and

installed them on the truck. The Pressure pro sensors are portable and

can be installed on other trailers when you tow them. The monitor unit

has the location of each sensor so you can install them on the same

position on each trailer

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I made this to carry everything. I got this at bass pro for a few bucks. Cut out so everything fits. Marked the trays were the sensors are. So i know what tire the sensor was on. So i don't have to reprogram every time.


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Dan,
GREAT IDEA ... I have to look for something so I can stop using little plastic bags with tags on them.

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I was hoping there were a few more of you out there with sensors, OVER!!
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