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Old 06-25-2017, 04:19 PM   #1601
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I've been watching with interest the posts about adding the additional monitor but there are some points either I have missed or are not clear to me in my situation:

Are you replacing the Thor provided, triggered switch box with the monitor, or leaving it in place and routing the output RCA to the monitor?

If replacing the box, how are the 3 cameras attached to the monitor? For that matter, how are they attached to your Silver switch box? I have the black switch box and the camera leads have a proprietary multi-pin connection, not a standard RCA.

And exactly which monitor have you been using. I see they have several

I thank you for the clarification although my DW may not.
Forgot to add this. This is the monitor. Rear view saftey makes the thor splitter box so all the connecters match.



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Old 06-25-2017, 04:22 PM   #1602
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I've been watching with interest the posts about adding the additional monitor but there are some points either I have missed or are not clear to me in my situation:

Are you replacing the Thor provided, triggered switch box with the monitor, or leaving it in place and routing the output RCA to the monitor?

If replacing the box, how are the 3 cameras attached to the monitor? For that matter, how are they attached to your Silver switch box? I have the black switch box and the camera leads have a proprietary multi-pin connection, not a standard RCA.

And exactly which monitor have you been using. I see they have several

I thank you for the clarification although my DW may not.
Well lets see if i can make it more clear if you have this black box and not the silver one
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it gets cut out you will not use anymore you will find a white connector with 5 wires looks like this [/URL]
you cut the wires and tie into the harness that comes with the monitor with butt connectors I found a new connector and wired it up the harness not a fan of splices
you will need to buy 3 adapter cables see parts list [/URL][/IMG]
then its just a matter of hooking up the 3 cameras and trigger wires to new harness hope its as clear as mud now lol
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:53 PM   #1603
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Kev, I'm picking up 2018 ACE 29.3 on 7/10. Planning on alignment, safe t plus, rear trac bar and CHF...so you are saying there are no longer 2 extra, total of 4 holes, where factory sway bar mounts on your unit? Hmmm wonder if mine will be the same
David I had the front end alignment and safety plus added by a company that only does truck suspensions. i asked them also to move the sway bar to the inside hole and when I picked up the coach I was told that there is only one inside hole the sway bar mounts to. As for the alignment they gave me a print out showing how bad it was. I will also be adding Sumo springs as I was very happy with them on my Vegas. BTW I had the dealer cover the front end alignment because I test drove it before signing any papers and told them it was in need of one.
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:58 PM   #1604
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David I had the front end alignment and safety plus added by a company that only does truck suspensions. i asked them also to move the sway bar to the inside hole and when I picked up the coach I was told that there is only one inside hole the sway bar mounts to. As for the alignment they gave me a print out showing how bad it was. I will also be adding Sumo springs as I was very happy with them on my Vegas. BTW I had the dealer cover the front end alignment because I test drove it before signing any papers and told them it was in need of one.
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Was the motorhome loaded up before the allignment. THEY say it should be.

Have you looked at tge rear sway bar and are you planning on doing the chf to the rear??

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Old 06-25-2017, 04:59 PM   #1605
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Just got my Geico quote $540. Still wziting for fmca
Just reread the quote. It was only for 6 months. So thats a no go.

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Old 06-25-2017, 05:44 PM   #1606
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Thanks....I did negotiate into my purchase the front end alignment...hmm, interesting about your front sway bar mounting points....BTW, I was kind of assuming my 2018 coach made in June was going to be on a 2017 Ford F53 chasis...
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Old 06-25-2017, 06:07 PM   #1607
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Thanks guys for the clarifications on the monitor setup; answered all my questions.
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Old 06-25-2017, 07:18 PM   #1608
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Just got my Geico quote $540. Still wziting for fmca
I'm betting Geico is going to be a lot cheaper than FMCA. Sounds like you got a pretty good price!
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Old 06-25-2017, 07:21 PM   #1609
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Read my post 3 up from your last one
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Old 06-25-2017, 07:50 PM   #1610
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These senior moments are killing me! Can't believe I read over the six months! I need to quit posting until I learn to read again!!!
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:45 PM   #1611
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This morning before it got hot I opened the bed compartment containing the electronics to put the jumper back on my surge protector. Figured reinstalling the jumper would take 10 min, wrong! Following Jerry's advice I decided to reinstall the jumper, the 2 min 16 sec wait for the surge protector to kick in was to long.

I had previously taped the jumper in the bottom of the surge protector box so I wouldn't lose it, getting it back out proved to be a chore! With all the wiring in place getting to, and a hold of the tape became a real challenge. Finally, using a long surgical hemostat, I was able to get a hold of the tape and pull it up along with the jumper.

Next challenge was to get the jumper back on those two tiny pins. My eyes aren't as sharp and my hands aren't as steady as they used to be. It took numerous tries to get the jumper installed, the blue fog from my frustration was really making it difficult to see. Counting to 99 by threes and several deep breaths later I finally managed to get the jumper back in place.

I would strongly advise anyone installing a Progressive surge protector to think ahead before removing the jumper, I didn't and it caused me a lot of grief.
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Glad you got it done Dave.
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Glad you got it done Dave.
I need a beer or six now! Oh yeah, I'm retired and I can do that!!!
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I finally got a round to syncing my cell phone up to tge bedroom radio via Bluetooth and the Jensen app. Pretty easy. Not sure if ill use but nice to have it set up

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I finally got a round to syncing my cell phone up to tge bedroom radio via Bluetooth and the Jensen app. Pretty easy. Not sure if ill use but nice to have it set up

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That's been on my list of things to do for a long time, thanks for the reminder, maybe tomorrow.
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Instuctions were not that clear Dave. Push and hold the bluetooth button for a few seconds. Then release. Push the button again until it says pair. Aftrr pairing downliad the app
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Instuctions were not that clear Dave. Push and hold the bluetooth button for a few seconds. Then release. Push the button again until it says pair. Aftrr pairing downliad the app
I already have the app on my phone, seems like I have a booklet on the radio in my bag of manuals, need to check. Thanks!
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I did make one very small addition today. I've read several times that people have their outside fridge come partially open when traveling and lose temp. I paid attention to slight boo boo Jerry made and of course wanted to avoid that! I found these really neat child safety locks on Amazon that stick on and appear to be secure and easy to use. Shouldn't be a problem now.

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Outdoor fridge safety

Great idea..looking for at Amazon...did you have buy a 5 pack?
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Think I found what you used...Safety 1st multi appliance, decor...2 pack for $2.53 as add on Amazon item?
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