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Old 06-09-2012, 11:41 AM   #271
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Mine had 3m same as Herk. I did put a damp of roof caulk on both of the ends.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:18 PM   #272
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Thanks for the info guys. We're going camping from the 29-7th at a local county park. As it is, I won't be able to put the lights on until we go camping. Let's see, must pack ladder...
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:19 PM   #273
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I have our control mounted to the side of the trailer with the sensor glued down. Have found out the sensor is not very good at receiving signals from the remote unless the remote is within about a foot of the sensor. Not very impressed with it. Does anyone know how to make it receive from the remote from a greater distance like 4 or 5 ft or more?
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:20 PM   #274
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Mine had 3m same as Herk. I did put a damp of roof caulk on both of the ends.
I put a dab of RTV at each end as well.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:24 PM   #275
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That's what I used and split the roll into (2) 1/2" wide strips 15' long on the band saw. Works very good that way and still have 15' left.
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I have our control mounted to the side of the trailer with the sensor glued down. Have found out the sensor is not very good at receiving signals from the remote unless the remote is within about a foot of the sensor. Not very impressed with it. Does anyone know how to make it receive from the remote from a greater distance like 4 or 5 ft or more?
Mine works about 15 feet from the sensor (battery?). The sensor has a "side" as well. The "hump" on one side is the location of the IR impact sensor. Make sure it is "up" is fastened to the wall of the camper.

You do know the control box is not waterproof and the pins are just connectors and not part of the "male" socket. The ends are 2 female sockets with header pins inserted. They come out if vibrated enough.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #277
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Mine works about 15 feet from the sensor (battery?). The sensor has a "side" as well. The "hump" on one side is the location of the IR impact sensor. Make sure it is "up" is fastened to the wall of the camper.

You do know the control box is not waterproof and the pins are just connectors and not part of the "male" socket. The ends are 2 female sockets with header pins inserted. They come out if vibrated enough.
Control is in a waterproof box with the sensor coming out of the bottom and the wire for the sensor is stuck to the side with the 2 sided tape with the hump facing out and flat side stuck to camper. I taped the connector together with the figure 8 wrap and it is inside the alum. box.
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Control is in a waterproof box with the sensor coming out of the bottom and the wire for the sensor is stuck to the side with the 2 sided tape with the hump facing out and flat side stuck to camper. I taped the connector together with the figure 8 wrap and it is inside the alum. box.
It sure looks good to me. Maybe a bad (or low power) remote?

When my TV starts reacting slow to changing the channels; the battery in the remote is my first stop.
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:35 PM   #279
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Will pick a new battery and try it.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:39 AM   #280
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I really do not like the pin connector. I cut the 4 pins in half and glued the 2 pieces in the joining wires opposite sides, so they don't get crossed when hooking up in the dark. Well it's hard to get the pins in the holes in the dark. Now I want to install a better connector. I'm thinking of a male female ends from a phone line. Anyone else what to change the connector out?
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