Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-26-2016, 03:05 PM   #11
Member
 
hordok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Indiana
Posts: 83
Nice work Mike. I like the iSeries tank monitor and the electronics with the TPMS. I've got the handle on our coach and love it. You're right about it being solid.

I'm eager to see the gps/camera/TPMS system come together.
__________________

__________________
2016 Charleston BH
hordok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2016, 05:29 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 354
Thats going to be the last project. I need to finish the door handle, then the ice maker, followed by my new ATO with surge suppression.

Doesn't mean that long but probably 2 weeks away.
__________________

__________________
2016 Georgetown 364 TSF
2015 FunFinder 242BDS traded for above
2014 Starcraft 1221 Comet traded for above
Modmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 09:44 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 354
Quick update: Ice maker, ATO with surge, and several others done. AND YES! The door handle is done! Nearly killed me but it is not that hard when you know what to do. I promise to write it up in a few weeks.

I got my Android head unit back and have it running so next big mod is mounting it in the panel. If anyone has ideas, I am all ears.
__________________
2016 Georgetown 364 TSF
2015 FunFinder 242BDS traded for above
2014 Starcraft 1221 Comet traded for above
Modmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2016, 09:36 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 354
Quote:
Originally Posted by carmex View Post
Awesome! I'm especially interested in the head unit and what headless TPMS you are using. I looked for one briefly but didn't find anything suitable for high pressure RV tires.

I want to get one of the double DIN head units that supports Android Auto, but it doesn't seem like there's a good place to put it unless you take out the screen for the cameras. Most of the units have 1 or 2 video inputs, so I suppose it may be possible to use those with the camera system, but like you, I'm not sure if I want to keep a screen dedicated to the cameras or not. Also I don't know if the camera system has 1 video input to the screen or 3. Is there an external controller somewhere that multiplexes the 3 cameras and controls which one is displayed based on the blinker, or does the screen itself contain that logic?
I finally got the radio in. I had to buy a new video switcher from the OEM that supplies Forest River. It turns out the unit we have is a multiplexer which triggers monitor channels.

The switcher is identical and was easy swap because it is plug for plug compatible, except for one trigger wire that needs to be added. The only difference is it has one regular video output that switches video to match the trigger. It also has a trigger output to put the radio in camera mode automatically.

First impressions:

It all works and switches video like it should, unfortunately I don't like it. Every time the video switches, the GPS is not visible. Think about this for a second, when do you need the GPS most? When you are changing lanes and making turns.

I will be going back to a dedicated camera monitor but intend to replace the stock monitor with a double din sized one. I think this will free up enough room to install both in the panel.

I really like having a dedicated unit to run Co-Pilot but I haven't figured out if I can use the radio app at the same time, which is a drag.

The TPMS, when installed, will work better than expected. My unit has a reverse camera trigger that will display the TPMS if an alarm comes on or when you are checking settings. That's the other reason I want to go back to a dedicated camera monitor.

I will keep you posted on my progress but it may be a few weeks. I need to finish both bathroom fixture replacements.
__________________
2016 Georgetown 364 TSF
2015 FunFinder 242BDS traded for above
2014 Starcraft 1221 Comet traded for above
Modmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2016, 01:37 AM   #15
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 95
Great mods! Looking forward to your write up on the install of door handle and Dirt devil.
__________________

__________________
2016 364TS
Kevin M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
modifications

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:42 PM.