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Old 08-30-2016, 08:51 PM   #111
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There is no Nav in I5 so doesn't matter
You can purchase a Nav option for the Uconnect, its just a software download (or unlock) through a Chrysler/Dodge dealer, from my recollection its around $600-800 though.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:53 PM   #112
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Man, you guys are going too fast. One little meeting and this thread grew like two pages.


2. Back up camera comes on in reverse. I guess you can say that it is poor foresight by Dynamax, but the engineers talked to FCA about the UConnect and what we wanted it to do. Dodge said they had the ticket and offered us a "camera in a bag" solution for OEM's. They were very excited about selling this OEM system to us. So we bought them and they are sitting in a desk drawer. The camera comes raw with no housing, which means unless we designed it into our cap up front, it can't be used. The UConnect, does not enable rear camera at will. So we figured we could just trick it and tie into the reverse wire with a button. Problem is, all of those triggers come through the CANBUS...not old school power wires anymore. So it was really FCA not understanding the RV side of things. We will ask for a software update, but I think our only option is to radio delete on future units and provide our own system.

I love the UConnect. I think it is very intuitive, large each to use buttons. Via rental I have driven just about every car imaginable. Ford Sync, I hate, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Chevy are all just ok. Everyone loves to jump into a vehicle and see an OEM radio they are familiar with or just works with all the car features (so many things are integrated). So its lose that OEM integration and have a more RV specific radio, or have all that integration and lose some of the RV specific things I think we're accustomed too. Both are a trade off.
Thanks for the detail. Its an unfortunate quirk. Pretty important to us, really see no option now other than install a 3rd-party rear camera system.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:58 PM   #113
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We've got a message in to see if there is a way we might be able to add a switch.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:58 PM   #114
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My 2016 Ram 1500 has a rear camera button under apps. It triggers the camera for 10-15 seconds. There are a few places online that sell a lockpick for the ram that can override a lot of settings. Not sure if its available for this unit.


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Old 09-02-2016, 09:00 AM   #115
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My 2016 Ram 1500 has a rear camera button under apps. It triggers the camera for 10-15 seconds. There are a few places online that sell a lockpick for the ram that can override a lot of settings. Not sure if its available for this unit.


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I did read about that online. From what I recall, that hacker software still wouldn't work in our case, due to the way the camera is wired. Something about power is completely disconnected to camera when not in reverse, so even if you could override software and activate camera, there would be no power to it. Hopefully I'm wrong and somebody smart can figure this out for us.
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Old 09-02-2016, 11:31 AM   #116
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[QUOTE=Stroker09;1304352]Well, the camera is there and works fine when vehicle is in reverse. There should be little "extra" effort to configure it so you can view your tow while driving. Hopefully Brian Clemmens will chime in and let us know Dyanamax's position on this issue. Thanks for all the responses. Anyone else with the 36DS have troubles with their keys/keyless entry as I described in my OP?[/QUOTE]

Just to ask again, anyone have issues with their coach key/keyless entry. The key that came with my coach will not go all the way in and will not unlock the deadbolt. The keyless entry will not lock the deadbolt as described on the sticker fastened to the inside of the lock. It says to enter your code and then press 7/8 and enter simultaneously. Anyone?
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Which keyless entry do you have? The one with the buttons on the latch, or the one with buttons down below on the door?

If it's the bauer with the numbers on the latch.
Have you reset the code or is it still on the default?
The default is 3-7-1-5, then hit the button with the key on it.
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Mr. Clemens,

I didn't get a chance to meet you at Goshen, but Zack was very helpful in your absence.

You mentioned in an earlier post here that you would welcome ideas for another layout for the I-5, here's my wish list :

Currently have a Forester 2801 which we LOVE the layout of the main cabin, ie the theater seating across from TV.

What I'd buy is an I-5 with the cabin similar layout to 2801 but WITHOUT a bed that requires the slide being out.

The larger tanks and batteries works for us as we prefer boondocking.

Give me those two things on the I-5 and I'll be first in line to buy.

One other feature I'd like to have is a bunk model with the bunk area turned into a closet (can get into that bed without putting out slide).

Many thanks for the support you provide this community.

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The 35DB has sofa opposite the dinette. I can probably figure out how to put a closet in there instead of the bunk pretty easily. When do you want to pick it up?
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The 35DB has sofa opposite the dinette. I can probably figure out how to put a closet in there instead of the bunk pretty easily. When do you want to pick it up?
We looked at that model and was fairly certain the bunk/closet was not a problem nor the recliners for couch, but (always a but lol), the TV couldn't move in front of the recliners/theater seats. It's a pain to have to look up and at a 45 degree angle twist to your head to watch a movie etc. Although the 2810 has a smaller TV to fit in the dinette area, it is more than sufficient in the short viewing distance and is at a comfortable height.

I expect I'm in the minority on TV location in class Cs as most by all companies put the tv in the above cab area with a swivel bracket that turns the tv in the general direction of the viewers. I never see anyone complain about that out of the gazillion complaints RVers like me have .

Also, I would have seriously talked with someone while at Goshen about all these slight mods, but Zack said if I special ordered one, it would be after the first of the year before I would get it. That was a major turn off.

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