flashing tyre pressure alarms

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  1. camocam1

    camocam1 Read Only Funster

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    Anyone used the alarms that I see advertised on here
     
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    Bought some to warn me of slow leaks on the alloys and they worked a treat both on the motorhome and an old Espace I run. I've since changed the van and the valves have gone on the new one and I've had 4 new tyres on the car so the leaky seal problem has been solved. I also had a set for the main motor but they stick out too far so haven't fitted them yet. Highly recommended. :thumb:
     
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    Hi ,i have a set on my car and a set on the motorhome ,not had a problem with a puncture up to now so not a lot happened which is how it needs to be .IT has made me have a quick look round to check more often and i have done a presure check on my front car tyres last week and that was ok .:thumb:
     
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    Totally agree with what has been said.

    I have worked in and around the motor industry for most of my life, you can't check tyre pressures by kicking the tyres. So either get a decent pressure gauge and check regularly or get these beauties and check at a glance every trip..............Griff
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    I bought a set earlier this year. A couple of days after inflating the tyres and fitting them I discovered that the inflater was faulty so decided to check the pressures again. As I removed one of the caps my hand slipped allowing a small amount of air to escape. The cap started flashing straight away, indicating that they work as described.
     
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    I bought the dash mounter tyre pressure monitor at one of the shows and think it was money well spent. I think it was from Road-Pro.

    I've never had any of the alarms go of yet as I tend to take a glance at it regularly and if necessary top up with a bit of air. Actually, I lie. I get my son to pump in some air as I can't be bothered with all the effort :)

    It is definitely reassuring to see the pressure as you drive along and to know that the tyres are all at similar levels. It is amazing how much the pressure goes up as you drive along.
     
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    Supplied by our illustrious leader Jim ! ( humble, humble, creep, creep ! ):Doh:

    I have a set as do a myriad of funsters !:thumb:

    BUT....as I have a decent set of Michelin tyres, they have never flashed !!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:


    Rumour has it that an experimental set have been supplied to the McLaren F 1 Team !
     
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  8. MikeandCarolyn

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    OR....there's no batteries in them !! :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    I fitted them when we had new tyres.about 18mths ago, and since then each one has flashed :BigGrin: and each one needed 2lbs of air to restore pressure-I would never have noticed that loss without them :thumb: and,probably if I'd read it on a gauge I would have thought 'oh I'll leave it till next time'.
    Mike
     
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    Yep I used them on my recent rip to the South of France and my mate fitted a set as well.

    Two big RV's towing two huge trailers so I think 22 wheels between us and could be checked in seconds.

    En route on the way home it was spotted that one of my mates trailer tyres had developed a slow puncture and over night on a motorway aires, the alarm had triggered.

    We just don't notice towing a two tonne trailer behind a ten tonne van. If we had a blow out on the trailer due to tyre pressure we could have destroyed the trailer before noticing :Eeek:

    Imagine being on a two lane French Motorway, nearly sixty feet long and immobile due to tyre failure :cry:

    Every one should buy a set for the peace of mind it gives and the longer safety aspects they offer

    Eddie
     
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    Thumbs up from me. Wasn't too sure at first but after using them on the van for a while realised how good they were and bought another two sets for the cars.

    I had one tyre on the car that would keep losing pressure very slowly. Took it to the tyre place who checked and said nothing wrong with the tyre. Still kept happening so took it again and they found a very small puncture! Been fine since they repaired that. The tyre thingies worked well.

    I can even see the pressures are OK from inside the house!:thumb: Brilliant!

    Wyn

     
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    Another vote for Jim's tyre pressure flashing thingies. :thumb:

    Mike
     
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