It is a good idea when towing to keep
an eye on both your vehicles tyre pressures as well as the camper
trailer. In extreme circumstances a slow leak is hard to detect,
especially over corrugated road which more than likely will result in a
disintegrated tyre. Spotting a leak early will no doubt save a tyre.
ORO TPMS market a wireless tyre
pressure & temperature monitoring systems for four, six or eight tyres.
The TowSafer 6 wheel kit would no doubt be best suited for those towing
a camper trailer.
The ORO TPMS transmitter module is inserted inside the wheel at the base
of the valve stem with an option of a rubber or stainless steel stem. A
3volt lithium battery is used to transmit the signal which has a life of
five to seven years.
The colour LED display
monitor is placed within the drivers view & is connected to the vehicles
12volt battery system. It features a screen with
auto-adjusting brightness to minimised glare. The
display can be set up to show pressure in psi or bar & the temperature
in Celcius or Fahrenheit. Other features include an alternate display of
all tyre pressures & tyre temperatures, audible & visual warning when
tyre pressure & temperature exceeds the set parameter, high pressure/
low pressure/ high temperature reminder, instant detection of a puncture
& a low vehicle battery/ low sensor battery reminder.
There is a two year warranty & free
shipment within Australia. For more details please check the OROTPMS
website for pricing & accessories at
W410-A four tyre monitor
TowSafer six tyre monitor
TowSafer eight tyre monitor
rubber valve stem
stainless steel valve
article by Rob
As the Public Relations Officer for the
Queensland Nissan Patrol Club, I am always on the lookout for worthy
products which will be of practical use to members or interesting guest
I asked Curtis & Emily of ORO TPMS to present a talk at one of our
meetings on their tyre pressure & temperature monitoring system they
market. They made us aware to the dangers of driving with poorly
inflated tyres & carrying our families in unsafe conditions as a result.
While I have known about these tyre pressure sensors in the past, I have
finally come to realise the safety value of fitting them. Curtis & Emily
returned to another meeting for a question & answer session.
I bought one kit & have been using the
sensors daily. It is interesting to view the tyre pressures &
temperatures in the comfort of the drivers seat & also the ability to
see at a glance the constant charging rate of the battery. It has been
many years since ammeters were fitted in most cars, more the pity.
I would imagine many people towing a camper trailer will already have a
tyre pressure monitor built into their late model vehicles, however for
those who do not like me, it is good to know what the tyres are doing.
After using the ORO TPMS tyre monitor
for some time, I am perfectly happy with the results so far. I have no
personal interests with this firm & am giving my unbiased opinion about
a product I have both purchased & am happy with.
rubber valve stem & tyre module