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Old 07-21-2019
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The EEZ system just fine after three years with change of batteries one time. I’m interested in the response to crossfire too.

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ED Donnelly is the go-to guy for all things Crossfire. He can be reached at: 800-774-1944 or on his cell phone at 877-905-6969.


You will have to change the hoses so each tire has its own shrader valve. No issue mounting the Cross Fires to the drive axle as it has a bracket that goes on one wheel lug.
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I know this is an older thread, but I am now looking at adding tire pressure monitors and possible crossfires to our bus.

Are you able to ad the tire monitor to the crossfire?

And where did you mount the crossfire if you have a high hat on the back tires?

The EEZ systems seems to be popular on here but the reviews say a lot of metal will cause interference....well our buses are all metal so is this really a problem?

Its a year later so, how have your systems held up over this time span?





No problems with the EEZ.


Call Ed Donnelly for the Crossfires, he can set you up with the right ones to add sensors to both of the duels. More knowledge from John Finn.
Ed Donnelly 817-905-6969. He's a good guy. I love my Crossfires, real easy to fill both duels from one stem.


Didn't see someone already posted this info.
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PressurePro looks like the best thing going right now.
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Dana,not my money,not my bus.
But,go down to the local truck stop and take a look at every truck that comes in.
Very few have crossfires.
As few miles as you plan to put on,save your money.

Then,go down to your local big tire shop,ask the tire monkeys what they think about crossfires.
I have talked to many tire guys,they say the crossfires cause more flats than anything else.


Of course theres a bunch of guys that love them,mostly motorhome guys,not truckers.
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Randy is spot on about the Crossfires-

Save your money and down time-
We remove them if we buy a truck that’s has them installed-

Owner of rigs for over 30 years-

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As owner of a Peterbilt with over 1.8 million miles, 1.5 with crossfires, I totally disagree. Love mine.
Can tell at a glance if pressures ok.
Both tires of duals are EXACTLY the same pressure, tire life has increased about 20% because of that. Saw dramatic improvement on tire life when installed on my trailer.
Have had to replace a couple hoses on them, but have caught far more slow leaks because of them.
I realize the issue of tire life increase is not an issue for most rv owners!
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Thanks Randy. We plan on fulltiming for at least a year or possibly 2, depending on the bus and our toad. I want to see the US, especially out West. We will be doing some miles, hopefully. I will do as you suggested and hit the truck shops, especially now that I am no longer working and have the time.
And Andy, I will look into the PressurePro. I didn't like the Tire Minder that used a cell phone app to show the tires because it says you have to keep your phone out of hibernation to use. Not good for a phone if you are doing a lot of traveling, IMO. I want a dedicated monitor but will need 10 tire sensors. Don't really want to spend $900 on a system either.
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Here you go, $580: https://tirepressuremonitor.com/prod...pulse-sensors/

It has a remote-mounted antenna that you can mount under the bus (outside of the steel) to get all 6 sensors reliably.
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Thanks Randy. We plan on fulltiming for at least a year or possibly 2, depending on the bus and our toad. I want to see the US, especially out West. We will be doing some miles, hopefully. I will do as you suggested and hit the truck shops, especially now that I am no longer working and have the time.
And Andy, I will look into the PressurePro. I didn't like the Tire Minder that used a cell phone app to show the tires because it says you have to keep your phone out of hibernation to use. Not good for a phone if you are doing a lot of traveling, IMO. I want a dedicated monitor but will need 10 tire sensors. Don't really want to spend $900 on a system either.
Ask the tire guys about the pressure monitors too.
Talk to the guys that have been working on tires a long time,they have seen it all.
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