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Think you’ll find that the monitor can have 6 tyres on it. Four tyres then the screen alternates to the other two.
When I emailed Tyrepal (a few months ago) asking if they did a solar powered unit that could cope with a car and caravan their response was that I would need one of their TC15b units like the one I already had! Below is a quote from their website.


If your motorhome has 6 wheels, just purchase another two TCSO sensors
The Solar Colour is not suitable for caravans or trailers – to monitor these types of vehicles please refer to our TC215B systems.


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From the Tyrepal website....
‘If your motorhome has 6 wheels, just purchase another two TCSO sensors
The Solar Colour is not suitable for caravans or trailers – to monitor these types of vehicles please refer to our TC215B systems.’
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How would the monitor know where wheels 5 and 6 were located.

Is a question of distance in that on a trailer or caravan wheels 5 and 6 would be several metres further away from the monitor.?
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How would the monitor know where wheels 5 and 6 were located.

Is a question of distance in that on a trailer or caravan wheels 5 and 6 would be several metres further away from the monitor.?
I have no idea but I am sure the manufacturers know their product. I wonder if the solar one uses different sensors that have a more limited range perhaps? I have the unit they suggest I need and that will monitor up to 22 sensors!! It also picks up the two sensors on my caravan and they are a good 7m distant from the head unit.

It’s a shame really because I would like to have a solar powered head unit and dispense with having to recharge the internal battery every so often.

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I’ve just figured it out!!!

The TC215B, Which is the system I have enables you to “link” and “unlink” the trailer sensors from the head unit depending on whether you are towing or not. So when solo I can tell it NOT to look for the 2 sensors on the caravan.

The Solar colour one doesn’t have that facility so would always be looking for the additional 2 sensors on the caravan, but if you have 6 wheels on your MH it would always be able to “see” them as they would always be present.

I knew there had to be a reason! Just couldn’t work it out until now.

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I’ve just ordered a cheap Chinese tyre monitor for £16. Solar powered or battery etc, so very similar to the Tyrepal model.
Will report back when tested.
Could be some delay, delivery expected beginning of August.
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The cheapo from Banggood.
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Just received and fitted the £16 TPM.
Quality looks ok. Tyre sensors look identical to tyrepal, fitting the same.
The manual is short and to the point written in understandable-ish Chi
First test run and the monitor behaved impeccably warning me that both front tyres were low pressure. Nice loud bleeps and display flashing. The display is clearer (IMO) than the Tyrepal version.
Each tyre sensor comes preset and clearly marked. Setting up the high and low parameters was a bit iffy but I think I’ve done it. Was a bit puzzled by Tyrepal as well.
I purchased from Banggood!

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