Tyre pressure monitoring for caravans

If you are towing a caravan, tyre pressures are particularly important as you can’t get any feel or visual idea for what your tyres are doing whilst you are driving.

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Towing a caravan

A TyrePal tyre pressure monitoring system keeps you in touch with your tyres and can be set up for just the caravan or for all the wheels on the towed rig.

The systems recommended below can used on all car/caravan/motorhome combinations including:

  • Single axle caravan
  • Four wheel caravan (twin-axle)
  • Caravan plus caravan spare tyre
  • Tow car plus caravan
  • Large or small motorhomes

TC215B – Recommended tyre pressure monitoring system for caravans

Tyre pressure monitor

Display shows only the tyres you are monitoring

TyrePal TC215B constantly scrolls through all the wheel positions being monitored and displays both pressure and temperature. Clear diagnostic alerts are given when appropriate.

It features an easy link button that quickly establishes a data link between the monitor and trailer tyres. Pushing the button again drops the link. See more product details here.TC215B is based on our successful heavy duty system for HGVs, but uses compact sensors for tyre pressures up to 99psi. Systems are available to monitor two or more tyres.

TC215B Tyre pressure monitoring system with compact external sensors is optimised for caravans and trailers. See full details here, or select the number of sensors required to see pricing or to order. Prices are shown including VAT.

Large vehicles

For large vehicles where the distance from the sensors to the monitor is more than about 7.5 metres, signals may not be reliably received by the monitor. In this case, a booster or signal repeater is required. This is not normally necessary for a car or SUV towing a caravan but it can be purchased separately if required.  For details of systems for RVs and large motorhomes click here.

Standard feature on Bailey Unicorn

With the launch of the new third generation Unicorn range, Bailey become the first caravan manufacturer to add tyre pressure monitoring as a standard feature to their new model. Each Unicorn caravan will come “TyrePal TPMS Ready” – internal sensors are factory-fitted inside the wheels and all the owner has to do is purchase a monitor to get peace of mind whilst towing.

Here are some frequently asked questions. Click on the question to see the answer.

Caravan & Trailer

Can you supply a tyre pressure monitoring system for a car and caravan?

Yes we can.  Please click on this link. If you would like further details, please contact us

My trailer is towed by different cars, can TyrePal deal with this?

Yes it can, and there are a couple of options.

  1. If you are only monitoring the trailer tyres and not the car tyres, then just take the monitor to to the appropriate vehicle.
  2. If you are monitoring both car and trailer tyres, you will need one monitor for each car. You can then register the trailer tyres to both monitors. If it is a TC215B system, you only need to press LINK- to stop monitoring the trailer or LINK+ to start monitoring it.

What should I do when connecting & disconnecting a caravan or trailer?

With TC215 system

Just press the ‘LINK’ button when you connect or disconnect. This allows you to start or stop monitoring the trailer tyres. When unlinked, the trailer tyres are not shown on the monitor. If used with multiple trailers, a smart transceiver can be fitted to each trailer to simplify switching trailers.

With TA22 system

If you have sensors on both a towing vehicle and a towed trailer such as a caravan or a towed car, when you no longer have the trailer attached the system will recognise this and will show “noS” (no signal) on the display. It can take some time before this appears and during this period the pressures shown for the trailer are those which were detected before the towing vehicle went out of range of the trailer. When the system does finally show “noS” there will be a single beep.

When the towing vehicle eventually returns within range of the trailer, no action is necessary and it will take about 20 minutes for the system to display the correct pressures of the trailer. However if you begin to tow during this period and a problem arises then the system will detect and warn you within six seconds as normal.

If the monitor is showing “noS” because the monitor is out of range of the sensors the sensor low battery alarm can be ignored.

How do I adjust the alert levels between towing and going solo?

With TC215 systems, you simply reset the alert levels as required.

  • In standby mode, press and hold the SET button for 3 seconds. Release after the beep.
  • Press the SET button repeatedly to scroll through the different settings and press the + or – buttons to adjust the setting.
  • Press and hold the SET button again for three seconds to save the settings and exit the settings mode.

The new settings take immediate effect