TYRE DOGS FOR CARAVAN good news story

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Due to the cost of replacing tyres and one wheel due to not being able to see or feel blowouts on van,,, due to cruisemaster suspension doing its job and taking the load we fitted tyre dog tyre pressure monitors late last year.

Unfortuneattly I was sold the wrong unit by a 4WD shop and had problems with up to date pressure/temperature readings

contacted tyre dog sales head office

SURPRISE we will end you the correct unit at no cost to you. Fitted last week and works fantastic

1st class service for those interested

I have no interest in this company
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 12:22

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 12:22
Nice to hear of the good customer support from Tyre Dogs Barry. We considered tyre pressure monitors, but have not yet purchased. We were looking at internal ones to avoid stone damage. With the Simplicity suspension, you don't know if a tyre goes flat. We did have a blow out but although we had to drive a while until we could get off the road, no damage to the rim.

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Follow Up By: macka17 - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 19:02

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 19:02
Hey Mama.

Unfortunately. That's one of the drawbacks with the Siplicity.

You don't know. They normally cost you a tyre (Shredded cacase.)
Every time.

A little trick I use.Is look out the w screeen mirror at front of van.
Most have some horizontal lines\creases etc on them.
I line up a panel crease with the Electric Window heater built in line.
And check that as we drive along.

Still cost me two carcases in last 5 yrs though.
I just accept it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Barry (NT) - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 19:09

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 19:09
yeh we look behind as well but it took only 900m to destroy tyre and wheel into Arkaroola on last 7 km horror stretch
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 19:21

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 19:21
Hi Macka

I didn't expect to see you here. We actually heard a pop sound, but the van remained true at all visual angles and levels. The spinning peeled tyre even looked sound in the mirror on the straight road. We were running the caravan on the tyres which came off the F250 - so that dates them at at around six years old. It is something that can be expected in tyres that age. We had to drive on for a couple of kilometres or so before it was save to stop as it was a fairly narrow road with drop offs at each side and utilised by trucks. No damage to the rim. We have had a remarkably good run with tyres over the past two years travelling over 37,000 kms.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 19:38

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 19:38
Hullo Macka.

welcome to EO.

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Reply By: Mikee5 (Logan QLD) - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 20:19

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 20:19
Tyredog also happily replaced my complete system which was for 6 wheels as it failed to read the caravan properly even though it was at least a year old. The replacement system took about 14 weeks to arrive though.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 22:22

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 22:22
Not only Tyredogs do that

I had trouble with mine not registering the van ones.

Fixed the problem with a little relay box fitted under the front of the van in the battery box.

Is a bit like wireless cameras Too much metal between the sender and the receiver usually.

Mine was not registering the left ones when screen was on r/h side of dash.

Moved it to the middle and then it didnt pick either side.

Put it back where it was and got the relay box Fixed the problem.

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