Great when they work
I have used the external monitors on two extended trips into the outback. The monitors have probably saved me the expense of the complete replacement of 4 tyres. However their suitability and design for outback use is to be questioned. They failed on the last trip due to the disintegration of the battery holders on two sensors during normal use. On contacting the company they informed me a sleeve should be put over the rubber valve stem to stiffen it up and prevent movement (My valve stems are of normal length). There was no mention of this pro...blem with the sensors, or the fix, in their instructions and I have not received any offer to replace the damaged sensors at no or reduced cost. For this reason I would not recommend using the external sensors from this company
Purchased in February 2017 for $400.00.
Two sensors down.
I thought buying through the RAA would have guaranteed a reliable product but they are about 3 years old and so far have had 2 sensors fail, at about $60 replacement cost I was wondering if it is worth replacing the second failed unit but after reading the reviews it looks like the answer is No. The idea is great but I think quality is a problem.
Purchased in November 2015.
Questions & Answers
Hi, We are considering purchasing this product,but our tyre pressures are higher than the recommended for this particular model. Are you pleased with your purchase.? Where did you find further info about them? Yours was the only review we found. Thanks for your help.
We are serious 4WDrivers driving and bush-bashing thru most remote areas of Australian Outback and deserts. We drive almost always solo (one vehicle) in Toyota Troop Carrier 2009 V-8/80series with 1month out of civilization set-up. We drive on Micky Thompson LT265/75R16 Baja MTZ tyres and Sunraysia rims.
Off road always on lowed tyre pressure, to avoid punctures, in sand and mud even lower to avoid bogging, but on bitumen of cause on normal prescribed pressure for these particular tyres.
Before purchasing any monitor, I would contact seller or manufacturer of the particular tyres and ask about compatibility of tyre monitor suitable for these tyres, as there are few different types of monitors on market.
I sincerely hope, I helped you in making decision.
Difference in between buying from Aussie shop and Ebay is that Ebay’s monitors are made in Taiwan not in China.
There is actually very, very important thing to know before installation!
Get your self stainless-steal valves (stems)! With definite certainty you will beat the sensor’s to death if they remain on flexible rubber valves for extended period of time.
Ps. we actually bashed two sensors to death on back of our 4WD so well, valves bashed paint off and made little ripple the rims steal.
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