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Old 07-19-2017, 12:37 PM   #341
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I have the same spare tire carrier on our GTS. The clearance between the top of the carrier and the bottom of the slide is too close to comfortably run the slide with the tire carrier up. I just lower the carrier before I put the slide out. You can then access the rear cargo door as well. This adds maybe minute or two to set up and tear down time but is well worth it to me...
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:50 PM   #342
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Added an RV accumulator tank to the fresh water system. Pretty easy install and a positive upgrade.
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:01 PM   #343
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Is there any way to get the TV sound to come through the ceiling speakers?
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:47 PM   #344
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I also would be interested in hearing the TV though the house speakers. short of running a wire to the radio input I have not found a way to accomplish this.
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:10 PM   #345
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Great job on the accumulator tank

So on my rig with the Jensen head unit it came with an audio cable already connected to the tv audio out. Just basic red and white rca plugs.
I had to change the sound output on the tv to variable not fixed. (I could be backwards on this)
On the Jensen I go to "av2" yours might be "av1" depending on how they wired it. Then go to the equalizer to get to the fader and slide it to the rear.
When I'm driving I slide the fader a little more to the front to get a good balance between front and rear.
Piece of cake lol.
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:10 PM   #346
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I also would be interested in hearing the TV though the house speakers. short of running a wire to the radio input I have not found a way to accomplish this.
I have a 2016 unit and the jensen house radio is connected to the house TV through a hdmi cable. I set radio to hdmi arc and TV comes through radio
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Old 07-22-2017, 10:48 PM   #347
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More 2801 mods

None of these options worked for me. The variable setting is grayed out. No hdmi setting on the radio.
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Old 07-23-2017, 12:25 AM   #348
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When I set Jensen to HDMI ARC the sound on the TV goes off and closed captioning comes on =(
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:38 AM   #349
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That sounds like the mute is on the tv?
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Old 07-23-2017, 10:16 PM   #350
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The TV has sound until I SET the Jensen to HDMI ARC then no sound.
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:22 PM   #351
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Another TV question. Anyone know how to take the main TV down. Is there a release somewhere?
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:30 PM   #352
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One more TV post...

I promise this is the last one =) The TV is simple to remove just jiggle it up and it slides right off. There were two HDMI cables plugged into the back of the TV, neither of which was plugged into the HDMI ARC port. Once I moved the cables and set the Jensen to HDMI ARC I had sound from the TV going into the ceiling speakers. However, the speakers had horrible static and people's voices sounded like zombies Did a little trouble shooting and found that the problem was the generator. Had it running to keep cool while working on the TV. Once the generator was off the sound was clear as a bell. Any ideas on why this would be? The speakers are fine when just using the Jensen as a stereo even with the generator running. Thanks for all the help and suggestions!
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Old 07-29-2017, 06:36 AM   #353
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I added a Hen's RV Chandelier Vent Trim Light Kit. Surprisingly I like it much more than I thought I would. I may buy two more for the bathroom and bedroom. Here is a video of install.
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Old 07-29-2017, 11:41 AM   #354
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I added a Hen's RV Chandelier Vent Trim Light Kit. Surprisingly I like it much more than I thought I would. I may buy two more for the bathroom and bedroom. Here is a video of install.
https://youtu.be/l9sErp9RWo8
Good looking install. Thanks for posting.

One question. If you install more than one, do you have any control over the remote code so you wouldn't turn on or dim the second or third chandelier?
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Old 07-29-2017, 12:14 PM   #355
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Good looking install. Thanks for posting.

One question. If you install more than one, do you have any control over the remote code so you wouldn't turn on or dim the second or third chandelier?

Not with the Led remote I purchased. It is rf so it would control both at same time. The one I purchased does not have different codes for different remotes. I couldn't find a cheap ir remote for Led.
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Good looking install. Thanks for posting.

One question. If you install more than one, do you have any control over the remote code so you wouldn't turn on or dim the second or third chandelier?

Not with the Led remote I purchased. It is rf so it would control both at same time. The one I purchased does not have different codes for different remotes. I couldn't find a cheap ir remote for Led.
Thanks.
I have a device with an RF remote with changeable codes, although the only control I have over it is to press a button in the battery compartment.

We are more than spoiled, lol!
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Old 07-29-2017, 05:24 PM   #357
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very professionally done, both the install and the video. Thanks.
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Old 07-29-2017, 07:03 PM   #358
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Nice job, I finally remembered to subscribe to your Youtube channel . Did you get the LevelMatePRO2 offer? I'm going to try it out, the on-off switch should save some batteries.
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:07 PM   #359
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I saw the levelmatepro offer but I think I'll wait. So far I'm still on the battery it came with so I haven't had a problem
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:32 PM   #360
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I've finally been working on this Airlift Wirelessone for the airbags that I've had for awhile. I've been procrastinating getting under my rig and doing it partly because I don't have a great place to do it aside from the dirt storage lot and partly because wiring isn't really my forte lol.
But I mounted everything on a piece of ply and wired it up including an extra relay and I'm hoping to mount it in the bay where the water pump compartment is. I have a switch for it if I use the coach batteries or I can go to a switched ignition source, haven't decided yet. Just have to suck it up now and get under there and do it.
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