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Old 12-05-2018, 12:39 AM   #31
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What failed on your Tire Minder ? What kind of coach were you using it on ?
First failure was the monitor, it was not seeing a tire, so I had an additional sensor, I replaced original sensor. Then another sensor, I swapped sensor positions, that worked for a bit. Every time I was on the phone with Tire Minder. Finally I was getting so many alarms I had to turn it off. Called Tire Minder. they told me to send it in. When I returned from trip I sent the entire unit, they checked and replaced what they said was needed. I got it back and had an immediate failure, returned again. It was then returned two more times. All of this was over two years and about 24,000 miles on a Class B. Their Customer Service has been top notch, friendly, but come on 4 returns? I never completed a trip that it was working! I am now going with the A1A only because so many people tell me they like Tire Minder. If this fails, then I will part company forever and you will see it here too. If not you will still see me here telling everyone how good it is.
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:27 PM   #32
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Interesting. I know on our class A towing a Jeep that we had to use a signal booster (highly recommended by Tire Minder) due the length or we would occasional drop a signal from the tow vehicle. We do not need the booster on our Roadtrek and have never had any problems. Their customer service is excellent. If you mail them your dead batteries they will mail you back fresh ones.
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Old 12-05-2018, 03:10 PM   #33
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First failure was the monitor, it was not seeing a tire, so I had an additional sensor, I replaced original sensor. Then another sensor, I swapped sensor positions, that worked for a bit. Every time I was on the phone with Tire Minder. Finally I was getting so many alarms I had to turn it off. Called Tire Minder. they told me to send it in. When I returned from trip I sent the entire unit, they checked and replaced what they said was needed. I got it back and had an immediate failure, returned again. It was then returned two more times. All of this was over two years and about 24,000 miles on a Class B. Their Customer Service has been top notch, friendly, but come on 4 returns? I never completed a trip that it was working! I am now going with the A1A only because so many people tell me they like Tire Minder. If this fails, then I will part company forever and you will see it here too. If not you will still see me here telling everyone how good it is.
When I put my A1A on my 3500 Sprinter I didn't install the booster that was came with it; it worked fine until I installed a Rosco backup camera and mounted display beside the A1A display; first trip I started getting intermittent "No Signal" alarms; not always on the same tire; installed the booster, solved the problem; The Rosco cameras (2) I installed are hardwired not wireless so I assume the interference was from proximity to the camera moniter;

Had a similar problem with my 66 on a '06 Toyota Sienna van when I put a Garimin Montana GPS to close; I separated them a no problems since;

I have a tandem axle trailer, when I pull it I transfer a set 66's from one of the cars (car stays parked as long as tpms are removed) to the trailer and put a booster on the hitch; never had a problem.

I've had a couple intermittent unexplained "No signal" incidents on my 66's but they have been few and far between; certainly not enough to create an issue; I just assume there is some local interference that temporarily defeats the magic.

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Old 12-05-2018, 03:12 PM   #34
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Interesting. I know on our class A towing a Jeep that we had to use a signal booster (highly recommended by Tire Minder) due the length or we would occasional drop a signal from the tow vehicle. We do not need the booster on our Roadtrek and have never had any problems. Their customer service is excellent. If you mail them your dead batteries they will mail you back fresh ones.
Yes, it was a funny thing, in our Roadtrek, it sometimes dropped the signal to one of the front wheels, then the other, sometimes either one of the back, but no pattern. Yes it does have the signal booster, but when the tire is less than 4' from the reading, who knows what causes that!
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FWIW, I have never had signal problems with the TST unit. No repeater.

It doesn't have the world's greatest user interface, but functionally it seems very robust.
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It seems like there is some reference in the extensive Tire Minder owner's manual about potential interference from other electrical accessories. Perhaps moving the monitor to a new location would solve the problem, or at least experiment with moving it around and see what happens..
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It seems like there is some reference in the extensive Tire Minder owner's manual about potential interference from other electrical accessories. Perhaps moving the monitor to a new location would solve the problem, or at least experiment with moving it around and see what happens..
I did sit it on the 3rd seat of the RT while driving for a while, but still got the same alarms. The strange part on this last time was that it was always different tires loosing the signal. then finally it would not respond to the buttons as though they were disconnected. I let the battery go totally dead thinking like a computer that needed booted, but that was it for that one too.
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