New HawksHead RV TPMS
On 30 January 2011 HawksHead TPMS launched a new Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) designed “for the serious RVer.” According to the company, the system can monitor tyre pressures and temperatures for motor homes and trucks along with their towed vehicle if needed, the system is also ideal for travel trailers, fifth wheels, enclosed and flatbed trailers. RV are Recreational Vehicle much like large versions of the camper vans commonly found at European camp sites.
The system comes with a monitor that can handle up to 22 wheels up to 180 psi if needed and the sensors have replaceable batteries meaning the system will never become obsolete so long as the common generic CR1632 cell battery is available. The TALON RV offers a method of also dropping the towed vehicle and then picking it back up again when connected. The monitor scrolls automatically through each wheel measuring tyre pressure and temperature whilst displaying it on the monitor. Alarms can be preset by the operator so visible and audible alarms can warn the driver of pending deflations, over pressures and high temperatures etc. The alarms and monitoring are sent wirelessly real time to the cab allowing the operator to monitor tires that are out of their vision. This new system has wheel sensors with extra power to reach monitor to sensor distances of up to 45 feet.
Because the TALON RV system monitor has its own rechargeable battery pack the monitor can be used as a handheld wireless tyre pressure gauge when the operator walks around their vehicle and trailer and adjusts the tyre pressures. This new system comes with the HawksHead Stubby metal tyre valves along with the new HawksHead patent T-VALVES as an option. Sensor locks and a hard wire cable are also included in the base system at no extra cost.