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RE: Anyone use a TPMS for their trailer?

I bought a TPMS from a company who imports and resells these Chinese made electronic units. Had no luck getting reliable info on the receiver on the dash of my truck UNTIL I talked with a tech, who said that because I have a weather station in my trailer (which transmits on the same frequency that the TPMS uses; 433mhz) that I will HAVE to use a REPEATER to get a strong enough signal to the truck dash. The interference from the weather station outside sensor breaks down the link between the tire sensors and the receiver on the dash. If no Frequency interference is present, then the system should work without a repeater BUT even then I have read that with a repeater, you get a more reliable reading in the truck than without SO I recommend getting a repeater anyway. TPMS systems cost over $150-350 and more, so they are expensive. Another options I found is a $29 TPMS from China? I found one that reads UP TO 89 psi.(which is high enough for my trailer tires) Haven't tried with my repeater yet to see if there is any difference in the reliability but plan to try it out … even if you have to take the batteries out of the weather sensor to make it work without a repeater, the $$$ difference substantiates that option. Will post later the results of my test comparisons of the 2 systems. I congratulate the men who import the Chinese made TPMS systems for resale as I appreciate the hassle that dealing with the public with electronics items brings with it. (not something I would want to do in my senior years). But for $29 the direct from china option is worth experimenting with on short hauls just to see if the are reliable? By using only the Chinese companies that accept Paypal I have been able to avoid getting burned by dishonest ones. Note: Most are drop shippers anyway and know little to nothing about the products they sell. For most people this makes this option a problem since there is NO CUSTOMER SERVICE.
jetjocka7 06/23/19 08:45am Tech Issues
RE: Keyless locks

We have had a keyless entry lock on our house for 2 years. my wife suggested that I look into getting one for the Cougar half-ton 30RLS. After 3 days of research, I stumbled onto a ebay seller in Calif (5 days to the door) that had 4 for sale for $65 that look exactly like the one that rvlocks sells for over $200. (they all sold in 2 days; lucky find). Congrats to the entrepreneurs for importing and reselling with all the attention it takes to successfully pull that off (not a hassle I want undertake in my senior years) but I have learned how to cut out these middle men. leveling systems that works with my iPhone; tire pressure monitoring system with a repeaters and keyless entry locks; just a few of the convenience items that can be purchased for about 25-30% what these business men have to charge. There's always a catch: … you have to find honest sellers on ebay or overseas like aliexpress, tmart and many more. I got burned a few times learning my way around these overseas companies, but I have saved $$$ over the years with the "toys" I have bought to make our RV experience more enjoyable. There are drawbacks: zero customer service (most are drop-shippers and know little to nothing about the products they sell) and poor assembly/use printed instructions so you have to use youtube to learn what is NOT in the Chinese instructions; harder to get your money back IF you happen to get a defective item but still doable with patience; The $65 lock was a rare find but many are selling for about $90 which still is less than half what is being offered by the resellers. More and more items that are made in china anyway, are being made available by entrepreneurs in china direct to US customers. Just have to WAIT 15-20 days to receive. We really enjoy our keyless entry locks … makes keeping up with or fumbling with a key a thing of the past. SO no matter what comfort level you chose to complete your purchase; we HIGHLY recommend this convenience item.
jetjocka7 06/22/19 09:24am General RVing Issues
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