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07 Jan 2018 @ 13:30:29 pm
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hi, has any one fitted or used tyre presure moniters on there caravan, how did they work, which are the right ones to use
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07 Jan 2018 @ 14:46:15 pm
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Got a set as a gift from my wife & kids. Jette Tyre Guard System.
Used it exstensively during a 4 month trip through the west, north and southern cape. In the beginning it was nice to play with untill
I realised the readings tend to be either over or understated regularly.
I initially reacted to it by stopping at each town to react to the differing measures given, by checking the tyre pressures. Eventually bought a tyre pressure guage to confirm the readings. This corresponded by exception.
I still have the monitors on my tow vehicle but never switch on the monitor.
In short, in my opinion a waste of money.
Checking tyres manually in the morning and testing the pressure with my manual guage has proven to be more accurate and less trouble.
Save yourself the money and trouble and rather invest in a proper tyre pressure guage you can use to manually check your tyres.
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07 Jan 2018 @ 14:57:39 pm
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Got a set as a gift from my wife & kids. Jette Tyre Guard System.
Used it exstensively during a 4 month trip through the west, north and southern cape. In the beginning it was nice to play with untill
I realised the readings tend to be either over or understated regularly.
I initially reacted to it by stopping at each town to react to the differing measures given, by checking the tyre pressures. Eventually bought a tyre pressure guage to confirm the readings. This corresponded by exception.
I still have the monitors on my tow vehicle but never switch on the monitor.
In short, in my opinion a waste of money.
Checking tyres manually in the morning and testing the pressure with my manual guage has proven to be more accurate and less trouble.
Save yourself the money and trouble and rather invest in a proper tyre pressure guage you can use to manually check your tyres.


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07 Jan 2018 @ 15:01:13 pm
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I have tyre guard on my caravan for 4 years now and for me it works very well. You can monitor the pressure and temperature of the tyre and when I checked with a digital gauge it were very close. It's permanent on my caravan and use it on every trip.

07 Jan 2018 @ 15:20:25 pm
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I bought a 2nd hand set and the 1st thing I changed was the batteries. I battled a bit to get all the units to read any pressure but that was sorted out. The problem is still they make contact and transmit a signal but do loose it even while the caravan is standing still. Further thet would always under read (40kPa) and also with both wheels in shade under the carport can show up to 8 deg different readings. I have also found by being away from the caravan they will still give like the last proper reading.

As much as it is a great gadget it is only so if you happen to have one that gives readings of the actual input. At any time before a trip I have to fiddle with the sensors to get readings for all 4. Not the way one would want to operate them. Right now while it is over 33 deg outside the one shows a temp of only 19, the 2nd one 24 and the other 2 are not getting a signal.

A number of people are very happy with their monitors. I would not buy them new based on my experience.

Mine is the Tyredog TD-1000A

07 Jan 2018 @ 15:31:37 pm
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Ek het ook Tireguard op my voertuig en karavaan. werk baie goed en Abraham Kruger, van Tireguard, is baie behulpsaam as daar enige probleme kom. Hy toets ook elke stelsel voor dit uitgaan. 

07 Jan 2018 @ 16:03:37 pm
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I have two sets of Tireguard monitors from Abraham - one on my wife's car and one on my bakkie and caravan. It works well and sends a warning if you have a slow or fast leak below a predetermined pressure. You can have them as internal or external monitors or both - mine are all external monitors. The monitors read pressure and temperature. If you read the booklet and the short summary Abraham made, you can set it up in any configuration and to any pressure setting. My readings are fairly accurate but the biggest value of the Tireguard, in my opinion, is when you have a fast leak or below pressure situation - you can stop and check before destroying a tire. The only annoying and distracting thing is that it sometimes looses contact with the caravan tire monitors (maybe the range) and gives a warning advising it lost contact - this obviously happens when the caravan is not in tow - too lazy to reconfigure it with and without caravan. So far I'm happy with them and I think it's worth it.

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08 Jan 2018 @ 10:38:47 am
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Works well for off-road.
Has warning sensor when pressure is lost.
The pressures changes all the time, but this is mostly due to fluctuations in temperatures. I only check if I notice, first thing in the morning, that the pressures are continually down on any specific wheel, then I will top that one up a bit. It has a warning buzzer, when pressure is continuously lost, before the situation becomes critical...
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08 Jan 2018 @ 10:48:34 am
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Mine was also purchased from Abraham Kruger.
I just can't trust in something that varies to the extent this does.
Mine has all the warnings and whatever alarms going off whenever it decides to do so, then nothing wrong.
Rotated them, reconfigured the setup more than once.
Still an expensive toy.
Glad if others find theirs reliable.
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08 Jan 2018 @ 14:40:45 pm
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I bought the 6 sensor Tire Moni and so far it has saved me 2 expensive 4x4 tires so far. I found the sensors quite accurate and set the alarm at about 30 Kpa below normal running pressures to allow for temperature expansion. Not to be sexist but a man can usually feel something is wrong with a tire but our other half usually rocks up at home saying the tire is fine on top but flat at the bottom ( had one or two of these but the monitor has eliminated this problem) The only thing to remember with the external ones is to buy the silicone covers as they protect the sensors on dirt roads . I off road every weekend and found these monitors invaluable.

08 Jan 2018 @ 15:46:56 pm
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Must admit I have the set from Abraham as well, and I absolutely BATTLE to set these up - instructions or not.

I am also - coincidently enough - on my way to contact Abraham again (as I am sure I am wrong somewhere ...) to get re-educated into the set-up rocedure. My other problem is incorrect pressures and false warnings, and no, I have checked the batteries to be above the Voltage ratings.

Will really trust that i'll get it right this time, as I am always most concerned about tyre pressures.

08 Jan 2018 @ 17:22:15 pm
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Just my opinion but it is just another gadget to irritate me........all those "bells and whistles" drives me crazy. I know i am old fashioned but the more gadgets the more irritations or things to check just to find nothing is wrong!!!!!! Sorry only me.
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08 Jan 2018 @ 17:27:25 pm
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I have had a set for more than two years- for my tow vehicle and caravan and I regard it as just as important as the car's speedo or temperate guage.  The reading corresponds closely with that of an electronic tyre guage I use when re-inflating so I regard it as satisfactorily accurate.  If it does break down, I will certainly buy a new set.  As someone above said, the real value is to show you when a tyre starts leaking thereby saving you the expence of a new tyre and the dangerous situation of perhaps having to change a tyre in an unsafe area.  I have lost two tyres in the distant past, loosing all rubber before I noticed it but in both cases luckily the rims were still OK.

It seems some people do have problems with their units which is unfortunate.  I have a Tyre Pulse 510 unit bought from The Deaf Shop in Durban than monitors six sensors.  I really take note only of the tyre pressure as my external sensors are sensitive to influences like direct sunlight that gives a false high temperature reading. This however apparently this does not play a major roll in the tyre pressure.

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08 Jan 2018 @ 17:54:51 pm
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I also have the 6 sensor TireMoni system. Purchased it about 10 years ago and used to use it only when towing. It is now permanently installed and operational in my vehicle. I pump and check my own tyres with a seperate gauge and find the system pretty acurate. I reckon it has more than paid for itself in early identification of punctured tyres. If the pressure and temperature range are set up correctly for each set of wheels, there is never an issue with 'false' alarms.
When towing it does sometimes loose contact with particularly the curbside caravan wheel ie furthest from the unit. Then usually because of low sensor battery.
It may be a gadget but it is one that I would not be without!!
08 Jan 2018 @ 18:03:54 pm
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Fred net 'n vraag. Met 'n neiging om weg te doen met 'n temperatuur meter op nuwe voertuie - sal jy so model koop?

08 Jan 2018 @ 18:27:50 pm
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Danie, Ek verstaan nie jou vraag nie- kan jy verduidelik.  As dit or die temperatuurlesing op die bandmonitor gaan, wat my betref is dit heeltemal onnodig- ek wil net weet wat die banddruk is.

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08 Jan 2018 @ 19:54:11 pm
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Fred nee ek het bedoel die motors wat deesdae net met liggies uitkom wat jou waarsku as jou enjin alreeds oor verhit het maar dat mens nie kan sien as die temp geleidelik begin styg nie.

n.a.v. jou plasing vroeer. "I have had a set for more than two years- for my tow vehicle and caravan and I regard it as just as important as the car's speedo or temperate guage"

08 Jan 2018 @ 21:11:04 pm
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Must admit I have the set from Abraham as well, and I absolutely BATTLE to set these up - instructions or not.

I am also - coincidently enough - on my way to contact Abraham again (as I am sure I am wrong somewhere ...) to get re-educated into the set-up rocedure. My other problem is incorrect pressures and false warnings, and no, I have checked the batteries to be above the Voltage ratings.

Will really trust that i'll get it right this time, as I am always most concerned about tyre pressures.

I also have a 6 tyre and 4 Tyremoni  . Vir my is dit baie onbetroubaar , aangesien jy geen aanduiding sal kry as jou sensor foutief raak of verloor .Waarmee ek 'n probleem het is die monitor se geheue .(maak wat jy wil met of sonder sensors sal die monitor nog altyd die laaste lesings gee)Hoekom word die banddruk in 'n geheue gestoor? , nou moet jy eers 'n paar kilometer ry om te sien of die banddruk verander voor jy verseker kan wees dat dit werk. Ek stop elke 200 kilometer en gaan dan my bande na en voel die wiellaers  ,en sien dan dat een van my sensors verloor het ,sonder enige aanduiding op die monitor , het ook al die battery gedeelte (voor ek die rubber kous opgesit het)verloor  ,en ook geen aanduiding op die monitor gekry nie. Die karavaan se regter agterwiel wou niks wys nie ,PE toe en ,terug by my huis kom die sensor toe eers  by.

Augustus in  die suide van Namibia met bakkie alleen ,het die monitor weer 100% gewerk , ek het 4 papwielle gekry  en ek  is betyds gewaarsku.

My vraag is , waarom kan die monitor nie vir jou 'n waarskuwing gee "lost contact".

Monitor het ook al gewys sensor se battery is pap , en met die die nuwe battery gewys battery is nog altyd pap. Battery in en uit gehaal toe is dit weer reg.

Net n wenk ,'n mens moet die monitor mooi kyk waar  dit die bande se blokkie wys ,het myne strepies in , as daar kontak gemaak word met die sensors  gaan die strepies weg en word dan gevul met 'n swart streep na gelang van die drukking in die band.

My gevoel dit is beter as niks en as dit werk 'n bonus.

Mooi aand  Willie

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09 Jan 2018 @ 01:22:32 am
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Willie ek kon nie 'n beskrywing so goed soos joune self gee nie want dis hoe myne ook maak.

Net na ek myne gekry het draai ek 'n sensor af van 'n band op die woonwa en sit dit op die spaarwiel wat ek gaan pomp het by die vulstasie. Die geheue lesing word vertoon. Ek skroef die monitor af en pomp die band. Die lesing bly die vorige lesing. Ek kom by die huis en laat val die band op my plaveisel om seker te maak die monitor tel beweging op. Doen dit so 5 keer maar die ou lesing bly. 2 uur later toe ek gaan slaap is die lesing steeds die ou lesing. Ek het intussen die battery uitgehaal en steeds bly die ou lesing. Die volgende oggend toe skielik is die lesing korrek.

Ek hoop dus nie dat dit meer as 2 ure gaan neem om 'n alarm of aanduiding te gee as mens werklik 'n probleem het nie.

Dit gee mens nie veel vertroue nie maar sal dit steeds gebruik maar met tye is ek net nie lus om te sukkel om die 2 strepies weg te kry dat dit wel 'n lesing gee. As myne dus werk sal dit soos jy dit stel 'n bonus wees.

09 Jan 2018 @ 05:50:33 am
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I have two sets of Tireguard monitors from Abraham - one on my wife's car and one on my bakkie and caravan. It works well and sends a warning if you have a slow or fast leak below a predetermined pressure. You can have them as internal or external monitors or both - mine are all external monitors. The monitors read pressure and temperature. If you read the booklet and the short summary Abraham made, you can set it up in any configuration and to any pressure setting. My readings are fairly accurate but the biggest value of the Tireguard, in my opinion, is when you have a fast leak or below pressure situation - you can stop and check before destroying a tire. The only annoying and distracting thing is that it sometimes looses contact with the caravan tire monitors (maybe the range) and gives a warning advising it lost contact - this obviously happens when the caravan is not in tow - too lazy to reconfigure it with and without caravan. So far I'm happy with them and I think it's worth it.

I got the same product.  Only use them during long trips, like going on holiday during December.

The setup is important to ensure they work as expected.  To me the value lies in the warning of presure loss and you can stop before you actualy loose the whole tyre.

I have found that the best time to install them is during mid day then the temprature variations and presure changes because of it is within the upper and lower spec of the sensors.  This way you do not get that unnessesary alarms such as over presure because of tempreture.

I like the product.

 

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09 Jan 2018 @ 07:11:04 am
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Danie, Ek was nie bewus van sulke temperatuurliggies in voertuie nie, maar ek sal beslis niedaarvan hou nie.  Ons motors het steeds meters.  Ek sou raai dis dalk Sjinese motors wat so toegerus is?  Ek weet nie of ek dt as krities sal beskou nie.  Leersitplekke, spoedkontrole en sulke dinge is vir my dealbreakers maar moontlik sal ek met die liggies kan saamleef hoewel ek nie daarvan sal hou nie. Ek dink in so 'n geval sal ek die moontlikheid ondersoek om 'n meter self in te bou- soos ek met die bandmonitor gedoen het.

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09 Jan 2018 @ 21:02:08 pm
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Op n onlangse toer deur Namibie het ons probeer om net gegruisde paaie te ry. Sommige van die paaie was byna onrybaar agv. skerp klippe. Ons het ses pap wiele gekry en danksy die Tyreguard monitors nie n enkele band afgeskryf nie. Die monitors waarsku jou sodra die banddruk daal lank voordat daar enige skade is. Ek het die monitors permanent op my voertuig en wa en sal nooit weer sonder hulle ry nie.

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09 Jan 2018 @ 21:21:17 pm
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Fred nee op kleiner modelle van Japan en ook 2 lande in Europa wat ek al gesien het. Dalk 'n voorloper vir ander modelle. Ek sal ook nie graag een wil het sonder 'n temp meter maar ja dis hoe dinge verander.

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Valour makes a very good one. You get 4 or 6 channel ones. I had a 4 channel and it worked flawlessly. Never a false alarm. Light behind display comes on at start up and then goes off, only comes on again if it picks up a problem. No buzzers. You notice the light immediately. See Pajero fitted Valour as an optional extra. I prefer the internal sensors due to theft problems. In 4 years never had to replace a battery. Will definitely buy again.
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