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Old 09-23-2016, 01:06 PM   #171
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I'm new to the Georgetown Forester w/V10 but what is a 5star tune and does it impact the warranty?

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Modifies the fuel maps and shifting points that ford programed into the onboard computer. They send you a kit and software specific to the serial number of your onboard computer--you download and save the factory program and upload the new program into the computer. There is a possibility that it could impact your ford 3-year warranty--use at your own risk. For some ford engines 5star will replace your warranty if there are issues, but as far as I know they don't cover our F53 chassis v-10.

You can set the programming back to original but there may be ways for the dealer/ford to find out that you changed the programming. Also some states don't like you to mess with the tuning of your vehicle.

Those are your risks for the first three years. I really like the added power and torque (not much but I can feel it) and I especially like the change in shift points and the use of 4th gear. Here's the info: Got a 1998-2015 V10 RV? - 5 Star Tuning
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:38 PM   #172
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Added the 5-Star Tune one year after buying my 2015 GT. Yes, there is a little more power, but the bigger plus is the shifting sequence makes it all so much smother. Very few screaming 5,000 rpm shifts. And, because of that, it's a lot quieter in the coach since shifting is more efficient. On top of all this, I am getting about 2-5% better mileage. With the driving I do, it will pay for itself in about a year.
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Old 10-23-2016, 06:15 AM   #173
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was it a pain to power that tv and plugs i dont know why 2000 inverter to power a refridge
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Old 11-03-2016, 05:41 PM   #174
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Inverter installation research

Inverter to be installed with a friend approx November 12 then I will know.

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Old 11-04-2016, 07:54 AM   #175
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See page 2 of this thread for my inverter mod. I get the inverter power to the outlet in the entry-way--in the sink cabinet. I have a UPS (power supply) in the cabinet above the sink and when I'm traveling, I plug the power supply into the outlet. Not real clean but didn't want to do anything too drastic. This mod took me about 2 hours.

Since then I've also run power to the dining/couch slide-out to power the recliners I installed in place of the couch. I've never popped a circuit breaker or overloaded the inverter--that thing is a beast.
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Old 11-04-2016, 01:43 PM   #176
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I was able to get ac power to my front tv's, plugin by table, and to the two by the bed. I just ordered a 2nd relay, then I ran a heavy duty extension cord from the 2nd plug on the inverter to the rear where my panel is. Thant plugged into the relay, and then I choose the breaker that I wanted to change. The wiring was the easiest part of this mod. This gives the ability for the grandkid to watch his tv when we are going down the road, it also lets us have clocks beside the bed when we are boondocking.
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Old 11-07-2016, 08:14 AM   #177
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Toolman, where did you get your recliners? I've thinking of doing the same, but wondered about walkway width when slide is closed.


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Old 11-07-2016, 09:51 AM   #178
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Found them on craigslist--so don't really have an answer to the make/model. The ones I have do need about 10 inches clearance in the back to ensure that nothing hits the window cranks. They don't fully recline when the slide is closed--the foot rests will hit the cabinet before going completely level--but my wife is OK with it. We had one incident where my wife went too far and tipped the chair back against the window crank--broke the handle off--so there are drawbacks. Overall, we're really happy with the chairs--except my wife hardly ever rides up front with me.
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:35 PM   #179
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Not sure if everyone has these, but I was researching a way to dim my three front ceiling lights (controlled by the switch under the tv cabinet. I found a battery powered remote control dimmer for LEDs that installs above the light fixture and figured I'd replace the bulbs with LEDs. Well, a nice surprise--when I popped the cover off one of the fixtures, I found an LED strip. After researching the part number (had to remove the light to look behind the base)--it looks like the LED controller is dimmable. Once I get the parts in and see if it all works, I'll post my install notes.
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:02 PM   #180
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Toolman_57, a dimmer for the fronts lights sounds very interesting. I would love to be able to dim the overhead lights in the bed slide, preferably with a control on the sidewall without having to stretch like rubberman to get to the switch, not that I ever use them as they emit what seems like the brightness of the sun when it is evening and dark. The way we work around it is I found a clamp on three way light that is clamped on at each side valence with the light pointed up so you get a good reflection off the ceiling for seeing the remote or reading if you needed to.
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