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Posted: 09/24/20 08:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SpeakEasy wrote:

If you only had $200 or $300 available, would you spend it on an EMS/Surge Protector or on a Tire Pressure Monitoring System? Which would you consider the higher priority?

Bonus points if you give an opinion on which specific product you would buy (manufacturer and product number)..

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EMS hands-down.

I got this one last year, it's been awesome. Love the app that goes with it as well.

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Posted: 09/24/20 08:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SpeakEasy wrote:

Decided on the TPMS. Installed it today. Got the EezTire one. I really like that it is totally wireless.

The deciding factor was the issue of safety to self and others. An EMS will protect our own stuff, but the notion of the TPMS protecting others, in the event of a catastrophic blowout, tipped the scale in favor of that product.

Maybe next year I'll get the EMS.

Thanks for playing along.

-Speak


Good decision, the TPMS is a safety device and the EMS might protect some cheap junk RV electronics.





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Posted: 09/24/20 08:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SpeakEasy wrote:

If you only had $200 or $300 available, would you spend it on an EMS/Surge Protector or on a Tire Pressure Monitoring System? Which would you consider the higher priority?

Bonus points if you give an opinion on which specific product you would buy (manufacturer and product number).

Extra bonus points if you explain why you are giving the answers you are giving.

Thanks in advance.

-Speak

1) Surge Protector
2) Southwire 34930 Surge Guard 30A - Full Protection Portable with LCD Display

One is that I plan to travel to Mexico again where a surge protector is essential equipment.
Two is that it fits the price point you specify.
Three is their Limited Lifetime Warranty: Lifetime repair or replacement if not abused.

Three: This model shows how many amps that the camper is pulling. Turn on fridge, microwave and water heater and the camper will exceed 30 amps.

Four: I've lived a lifetime before TPMS was invented and never had a problem.


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Posted: 09/24/20 08:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bighatnohorse wrote:

Four: I've lived a lifetime before TPMS was invented and never had a problem.

I've lived 65 years and never needed a fire extinguisher, but that doesn't mean I am going to throw mine out.

Driving from Colorado to Tennessee one time, I left Colorado with 80 psi in all 6 tires. When I stopped for the night just east of Oklahoma City, one of my inside dually tires had 0 psi. As soon as I got home, I got my TPMS. (It has since saved me from an RV fire when a brake started dragging. By the time I got pulled over, the wheel was smoking.)


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