Tyresure launches new Trailer/Caravan and RV TPMS kit
Tyresure has launched a dedicated system created specifically for the leisure and towing market. EU legislation has dictated that all passenger cars must have TPMS fitted from the factory as a legal requirement from 2012. Although this hasn’t yet been rolled out as a mandatory fitment in the leisure market and doesn’t apply to vehicles produced before this model year many industry experts feel that it is only a matter of time before safety-conscious manufacturers start including this in the options list, at least.
Tyresure reports that its compact kit has been designed from the outset to be a true ‘plug and play’ fitment, with all of the technology being very user-friendly. The sensors themselves fit directly into each of the trailer or caravan wheels as a replacement for the standard valves and will flag up onto the separate dash display if there is more than a 20 per cent pressure parameter change. Temperature can also be displayed to allow accurate monitoring throughout the journey
Each sensor comes complete with a matching ID module. Once each sensor has been fitted to the appropriate wheel the ID module is simply clips into that position in the dash display and starts to read. For example, fit sensor one into the right rear trailer wheel and simply clip its ID module into the ‘right rear’ socket of the dash display. If the trailer wheels need to be rotated or changed, simply move the ID modules round to their new positions and the dash display will be instantly updated. This takes seconds to achieve.
If the Tyresure-equipped trailer or caravan suddenly needs to be towed by a different vehicle, the dash display can also be transferred just like a sat-nav unit.
The units are durable, being able to operate under temperature extremes from -20°C right up to +70°C. The pressure range on the standard kit is also able to cope with a wide range of readings, from 26 PSI to 67PSI, or if required, a higher-banded model is available which covers all readings between 43.5 and 145 PSI. This specific unit is perfect for RVs and highly-rated trailer units, many of which have cold pressures of around 80 PSI.
In all case, the sensors have a continuous battery life of around 7 years. The units cost £162.00 VAT for the single axle system and £234.00 +VAT for the twin axle system.