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Old 12-19-2008, 12:08 AM   #1
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Newell has installed a SmartTire system on my coach in October 2008. It worked great for 2 months; then last week it gave me a E01 (not receiving a signal) on the passenger side tire. I spoke to the service department and they suggested that I send the SmartTire receiver to be repaired/replaced back to the factory.

Has anyone else had any problems with their SmartTire system?
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:48 AM   #2
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i looked at the smart tire system but didnt like that you had to dismount the tire from the rim to change the unit. it is nice that you get tire temperature though.

i ended up buying the doran pressure pro. i had concerns at first about the transmitter units being on the valve stem, but after using them, those concerns are gone. it remote monitors the tire pressure and has alarms as well. and i believe is considerably cheaper.

that said, i am no help on your problem, though i wanted others to know of the alternate system to smart tire. the other problem is unless the manufacturer can tell you what the solution path is for the particular error code you got, you will have to swap stuff around.

if it is not one thing, it is another....that is for sure. good thing this is a hobby for most of us. (in a strange way, i include you michael). even though you live in your hobby.

i am sure you have the manual info, but here is a troubleshooting guide with a link to downloading the entire manual. http://www.dickmantires.com/pdf/Gen2...eshootV201.pdf

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Old 12-19-2008, 01:15 PM   #3
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Tom,

Thanks for the download manual information.

I sent the receiver via UPS to Junction City, OR to be repaired/replaced; that is step one as was suggested by Newell. If that doesn't work; step two would be to remove the sending unit in the tire and send it off to be repaired/replaced. Or I suppose I could switch tires and see if the problem follows before breaking the tire down.

There is a procedure that is in the owner's manual that explains what to do when the tires are rotated so that the unit recognizes the change.

We'll see!
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lets hope the reciever is bad. that would certainly be the easiest fix.

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So Tuga, what was the final fix for your problem? Art
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Hi Art,

The Smartire sending unit inside the tire broke away from the hose clamp that holds it to the rim and it broke into a thousand pieces. It was under warranty, so Smartire paid for everything. The new one is working fine. It's a good system.

How is your coach running and performing?
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Toga, does your gauge move often? my coaches seems to never change, and i am now questioning if it is working. It has chimed once that i had a problem but when i stopped everything checked out ok. any suggestions?
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Toga, does your gauge move often? my coaches seems to never change, and i am now questioning if it is working. It has chimed once that i had a problem but when i stopped everything checked out ok. any suggestions?
afrench,

My gauge moves constantly. The pressure and temperature are constantly moving. Mine chimed when it first broke loose from the band that holds it in place in the well of the aluminum rim. It broke into a 1000 pieces; Smartire replaced it free and it has worked fine ever since.

I like the system very much. I have a friend who has the Smartire system and he loves it.
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Im beggining to think, maybe mine is only hooked up on the front of my coach. Is there any way i can tell if my rears are hooked up? Is the sensor a cap that goes on the stem, or is it in the wheel well?
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the smart tire system is inside the tire. the one i have is the pressure pro and it goes on the valve stem. yours does temp and pressure and mine does only pressure.

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