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Old 06-22-2018, 09:46 AM   #1
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best tire pressure minder suggestion

I have a SUV pulling my 21 foot escape and I am looking for a good tire pressure minder, hopefully one that doesn't need wiring or a booster. Any suggestions. I am getting ready to leave on a long trip next week and want to get one soon.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:57 AM   #2
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I don't know about the best, but I have no complaints with my EEZTire system. TST is the other big name and is very popular on the Airstream forum.
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:30 AM   #3
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TST has worked well for me, and their customer service has been exceptional. I don't say that lightly. I broke a monitor (and valve stem) by getting too close to a very high concrete curb, and when I inquired to CS whether the monitor was repairable they sent me a brand new one at no cost.
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:38 AM   #4
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Mike S.... yes I have seen the video on the EEZ model. Do you use a booster for it? Also did you get the anti theft sensors?
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:50 AM   #5
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We used it on our 29' motorhome with six sensors. We did not use a booster and never had a problem. While we do have the "anti-theft" sensor I took that piece off and use it as a regular screw on. The anti-theft is really just that it requires you use a specific tool to unscrew them and I didn't want the hassle and I don't know how much protection that really provides.

I have heard a lot of horror stories on the flow though types, so I would not recommend those as they are known for leaking.
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Old 06-22-2018, 11:26 AM   #6
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I just installed the Solar Powered, TireMinder tpms. Yes, it does use a booster, but is simple to set up. 2 alligator clips ( plus & minus on battery) and a couple zip ties. Getting ready for a 2000 mile trip and looking forward to the peace of mind.
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:08 PM   #7
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Hi Mike again. I just ordered the EEZ 4 sensor for our trailer. Our car came with tire sensors so we were good there. I ordered the anti-theft since they are smaller in size and no booster, hoping I won't need one. I ordered it from EEZ not amazon since amazon had them back ordered. EEZ was a little cheaper so the shipping cost was still below Amazon. Plus for 10 bucks they programmed it for me when I told them the cold psi and will get it in the mail today with 3 day shipping.
Thanks for your advice. Their videos were very helpful and the price was right. I hope it works out. Our last trip we picked up a nail in our tow vehicle and had a slow leak going down the interstate and we were thankful our car had a tire monitor to let us know to pull over. Then we knew for sure we wanted one on our Escape!
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:38 PM   #8
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Hi Mike again. I just ordered the EEZ 4 sensor for our trailer. Our car came with tire sensors so we were good there. I ordered the anti-theft since they are smaller in size and no booster, hoping I won't need one. I ordered it from EEZ not amazon since amazon had them back ordered. EEZ was a little cheaper so the shipping cost was still below Amazon. Plus for 10 bucks they programmed it for me when I told them the cold psi and will get it in the mail today with 3 day shipping.
Thanks for your advice. Their videos were very helpful and the price was right. I hope it works out. Our last trip we picked up a nail in our tow vehicle and had a slow leak going down the interstate and we were thankful our car had a tire monitor to let us know to pull over. Then we knew for sure we wanted one on our Escape!
We ordered ours from Amazon, but I did order valve extensions directly from them and received good service. Personally I think having one is more important that which one. Just seems like cheap insurance. Hope it works out for you and don't forget to report back how it goes!
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Old 06-22-2018, 01:01 PM   #9
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Mike, why the valve extensions?
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Old 06-22-2018, 01:10 PM   #10
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Mike, why the valve extensions?
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Totally unrelated to an Escape. It was for the inner wheels on the dual rear wheels of the motorhome to allow access without removing the outer wheel. Sorry, I should have been more specific. That is another plus for the Escape (or most trailers) I really didn't like having the dual rear wheels on one axle.
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