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Old 06-10-2022, 05:56 PM   #21
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yes- same conundrum for all of us


if you have prime, shipping is free, get something with easy returns


and send it back if it doesn't work

suggest you try this ( max 87 PSI)



https://www.amazon.com/Tire-Pressure...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
I've got Prime. Great tip on free/easy returns.
I'll have a look at that unit, and see if it shows up on Amazon.ca anywhere.
Might need a slightly higher upper warning trigger limit, for summer driving. I'm pretty sure when we're loaded for travel, we're running in excess of 87psi in the heat at freeway speeds. Not necessarily a dangerous situation, but worth noting.
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Old 06-11-2022, 12:48 AM   #22
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my cold ( 27C ) psi is 80 rear- I have seen 87 on the display a few times

our recent trip ranged from 5 to 40C, sea level to 2500M

the psi was affected less by elevation or ambient temps than I would have thought


this one shows on .ca says it's good to 116 psi

https://www.amazon.ca/Pressure-Monit...4908279&sr=8-8


btw if you have an old phone, you could dedicate that to an app based system-

my old iphone 6S is now dedicated to the obdFusion app to monitor tranny temp, rpms and etc


but I like my little deal stuck to the upper right corner on the windshield. visible, yet out of the way -sucking up solar energy
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Old 06-11-2022, 10:09 PM   #23
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Thanks again. I was looking at this one on Amamzon.ca
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07...CYRK270G&psc=1
Has pretty much everyhting I need, and a video on how to set up the system.

I lose old phones, which is why/when I get new ones.
I have a standalone Garmin GPS and DC 55 to tell me where to go, and film the mistakes along the way, a ScangaugeII to tell me if the motorhome is breaking, and a wireless remote braking system monitor for when I'm towing our Wrangler. As if my dash isn't cluttered enough?
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... stuck to the upper right corner on the windshield.
jeez, upper left corner


that unit you link looks pretty dandy


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Old 06-12-2022, 12:31 AM   #25
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If I do go forward with it, I'll let you know either way, good or bad.
It looks pretty simple and most of the reviews are "works well", with a smattering of "junk".
Just like all of the rest of them. Some do and some don't.
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one other advantage is that a "hotter" reading may indicate a bad wheel bearing or dragging brake on that corner



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I just read some info in the reviews about the sensors tearing up rubber valve stems, by rotaional/centrifugal force. I've got the Alcoa rims, but I can't recall what the stems are made of. I think they're mixed. I'll have to look at that first.
Is that a real concern, or does it matter?
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I'm at about 18,000 miles ( 29000 km) and notice none of that ( so far)


on the chev with the wheel covers there isn't alot of room for the rubber stems to move around


interesting point though



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18K miles and nothing like that?
Maybe it's more of a "might happen" than "will happen", based on the condition of the rims and valve stems, and the amount of room for them to "wobble or flail about". Maybe they could be secured somehow, like with wire or cable ties. Food for thought, now.
I just checked Discount Tire, and they had a bunch of "Dill" branded retrofit TPMS kits, but it looks like they're getting out of that business - all but one 4 sensor kit says "product discontinued". Too bad, I've always had great service and support from DT, and there are lots of locations across the river from me in Michigan. I'll send them an email and inquire.
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