MICHELIN TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING (1 Viewer)

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Has anyone fitted one of these monitoring kits , or a tyre pal , which one would they recommend, or are there others which are better,thanks.



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Fitted the Tyrepal one and has worked okay on the trip down to Spain, works on the trailer as well.
 

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Have had a Tyrepal system on the current van, and previous one, for about 8 years - still working perfectly.

Useful piece of kit.
 

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Yes Tyrepal for us as well ,used on current and last motorhome with no issues. We have the one you charge, suits us as most van is used is 3 weeks at a time. Easily holds charge for that period. By the way when on camp switch off otherwise if you get up in night motion switches unit on and you get a beep. Took us a while to realise it was the system waking up, kept looking for where the alarm was coming from :D
 

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Had TyrePal on cars & motorhomes for last few years & wouldn't be without it (y)
 

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Try giving them a call as know they have sorted orders for others that way including RV owners - please let us know how you get on if you do.
We will be visiting their stand at the upcoming NEC Show so will post any offers on the forum - they usually have a deal on then.
 

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Past 48 years I've just walked around the vehicle, any vehicle, but usually only those I intend to drive, funny looks otherwise, even HGV's .... kicked the tyres and all seems to have gone OK ..... so far.

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I have had both the Tyrepa works fine the micheline one, I think is similar to the Go one, I had but it was awaste of space as it only gave an actual warning.. also the senders on the valves have to be replaced when the batteries die. Cost more than the new set. GRRR! Dumped them all
 
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If it goes bang at 60mph your tyre pal will not forwarn you! I have it in my car. 1 lb pressure loss sets it off. Alowing for temperature change and speed pressure increases it drives me round the bend . I carry a digital pressure gauge and always have my daily walk round check. If you run a tyre at low pressure the walls will be damaged a new one is required .
 
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If it goes bang at 60mph your tyre pal will not forwarn you! I have it in my car. 1 lb pressure loss sets it off. Alowing for temperature change and speed pressure increases it drives me round the bend . I carry a digital pressure gauge and always have my daily walk round check. If you run a tyre at low pressure the walls will be damaged a new one is required .
If you change the warning settings to suit your tyre pressures and temperatures for when they have warmed then it will not go off at all. Unless of course you start to lose any pressure.
 

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Good luck with that method at 60mph.
Crickey !!! 60mph .... I only ever do it when the vehicle is parked. But 48 years driving, 30+ as a HGV driver recon I've covered a few miles without problems, I love technology but don't search for problems that rarely exist. :D:D

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I have the tyrepal
You need to check everytime you remove a sensor that the little rubber o ring is still present otherwise you will get a slow leak.
They fall out easily and are ridiculously expensive for what they are .
 

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Checked with TyrePal staff at the NEC Show & they are no longer selling the Solar 6 as this can be achieved by buying the Solar 4 & 2 extra sensors. We may have a Fun discount code soon for TyrePal so will post a new thread when we hopefully have that. In the meantime for anyone that is a C & MHC member - have a look at their member discounts as they normally have a code.
 

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Checked with TyrePal staff at the NEC Show & they are no longer selling the Solar 6 as this can be achieved by buying the Solar 4 & 2 extra sensors. We may have a Fun discount code soon for TyrePal so will post a new thread when we hopefully have that. In the meantime for anyone that is a C & MHC member - have a look at their member discounts as they normally have a code.
Could a 4 sensor model be used in a tow car along with a 4/6 model in a Moho so that the towed car could be monitored from the cab of the Moho or would they just interfere with each other? If yes then could the 4 sensor receiver be moved to the car when it was being driven, not towed?
 

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Could a 4 sensor model be used in a tow car along with a 4/6 model in a Moho so that the towed car could be monitored from the cab of the Moho or would they just interfere with each other? If yes then could the 4 sensor receiver be moved to the car when it was being driven, not towed?
Might be possible as sensors are paired to each monitor but may need the repeater because of distance of tow car from motorhome cab but we aren't experts & have no personal experience of this so suggest calling TyrePal https://www.tyrepal.co.uk/help/ .
 
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Has anyone fitted one of these monitoring kits , or a tyre pal , which one would they recommend, or are there others which are better,thanks.
MICHELIN TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING FOR MOTORHOMES CARAVANS

I have tyrepal on the MH but I bought one of the Michelin sets from Vicarious when they first came out and have it fitted in my car.

Tyrepal works OK on the MH but the monitor is sometimes a bit slow to pick up the sensors when I set off, so I do get some initial beeping, but it soon settles down. Changing sensor batteries is a bit fiddly, but no real problem, the solar monitor stays charged as long as it is in the sun, it could need to be moved if you store the MH with the blinds closed. The disadvantage, to me, is that you either have to remove the sensor or take the MH for a drive to check the pressure.

The Michelin has both a solar monitor and solar sensors, so no problem changing fiddly batteries. It is also easy to check the pressure without removing the sensor or driving off as there is a "wireless guage" that you can hold against the sensor to read the pressure, that has worked well for me. The downside is that there is less information on the monitor, so if it alarms then you have to use the guage to find out what is happening. The only other disadvantage I found was that the solar monitor has to be stuck to the windscreen, so moving it to another vehicle would be a little more difficult than with the Tyrepal.

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I have the tyrepal
You need to check everytime you remove a sensor that the little rubber o ring is still present otherwise you will get a slow leak.
They fall out easily and are ridiculously expensive for what they are .
I bought a large box of o rings that have sizes smaller than tyre pal ones to about 30mm.. 20 of each size, cost £12..
 

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Fitted the Tyrepal one and has worked okay on the trip down to Spain, works on the trailer as well.
Have you got the repeater bit on for the trailer or does it read the trailer just with the head unit? I will be towing a small trailer and looking to have tyrepal fitted to the Moho and trailer and was wondering if I needed the repeater bit.
 
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Have you got the repeater bit on for the trailer or does it read the trailer just with the head unit? I will be towing a small trailer and looking to have tyrepal fitted to the Moho and trailer and was wondering if I needed the repeater bit.
I fixed the signal repeater in the back of the van, it works fine but did not try it without it, it may be okay with a small trailer.
 

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If it goes bang at 60mph your tyre pal will not forwarn you! I have it in my car. 1 lb pressure loss sets it off. Alowing for temperature change and speed pressure increases it drives me round the bend . I carry a digital pressure gauge and always have my daily walk round check. If you run a tyre at low pressure the walls will be damaged a new one is required .
You may need to read the instructions and set it correctly.

We're on our second tyrepal. This is the solar version and it works very well and gives me peace of mind

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Might be possible as sensors are paired to each monitor but may need the repeater because of distance of tow car from motorhome cab but we aren't experts & have no personal experience of this so suggest calling TyrePal https://www.tyrepal.co.uk/help/ .
I thought I’d share the response I got
Good afternoon

Thank you for your enquiry

The sensors have their own individual code so I can't see that they would interfere, but yes you may have an issue with the monitor because of the distance. The monitor can only really measure up to 7.5 metres even with a signal repeater but this does depend on anything else blocking the signal inside the motorhome or car.

Our only suggestion would be to try it and then purchase a signal repeater at a later date if needs be

Sale prices are available until the 25th March and are available on the following link:

https://www.tyrepal.co.uk/product-category/product/


Best Regards,

Louise Redford


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris
Sent: 02 March 2019 08:48
To: Louise Redford <lr@tyrepal.co.uk>
Subject: TyrePal for towed car

Hi, I have a solar 4 in my Motorhome. I sometimes tow a car with 4 wheels on the ground on a A frame. If I fit a solar 4 kit to the car, can I use it in the car when I’m driving it, and move the display to the Motorhome when I am towing it? Would the two kits interfere with it?

Would I need a repeater unit?

I understand you have discount prices in March, based on NEC prices, how much would
 
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I thought I read somewhere that the Michelin wireless pressure gauge works on the Tyre Pal sensors - so you can check the pressure while stationary and font have to remove the sensors and use a hold on gauge. Anyone know any more re this??
 

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I have a TPMS. and the valve caps have ceased up and cant be removed so it looks like i will have to have new valves fitted and get new caps. so if anyone is fitting them i would suggest that you grease the valve threads before fitting and check them regular.
Lee
 

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I thought I read somewhere that the Michelin wireless pressure gauge works on the Tyre Pal sensors - so you can check the pressure while stationary and font have to remove the sensors and use a hold on gauge. Anyone know any more re this??
As we understand it the sensors go dormant when stationary to save battery life so if they are compatible a reading may only be possible soon after stopping the vehicle.
 
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I thought I read somewhere that the Michelin wireless pressure gauge works on the Tyre Pal sensors - so you can check the pressure while stationary and font have to remove the sensors and use a hold on gauge. Anyone know any more re this??
As I mentioned earlier in the thread, I have Tyrepal on the Frankia and Michelin in my car. I was therefore able to test this. On the car, the sensors do go to sleep to preserve the battery, but they wake up and flash a red light when the tyre pressure measuring device is presented to them.

I tried this this on the Tyrepal sensors, the Michelin pressure reader failed to wake them up, hence no pressure reading. It might work if I woke the sensors up by driving, but then I could get the reading on the Tyrepal display.

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