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Old 06-11-2013, 06:04 PM   #341
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I got the confirmation of the lifetime warranty form I sent to FR 6 weeks ago. They just mail back the form I filled up, stamped paid and signed. I was able to get this contract several months later, in the form it indicated within 10 days of purchase. Here are pics of the proof:
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #342
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I dropped my form the mail today. It is the warranty the camper should come with but I suppose making it an add on has some legal reasoning as far as making it valid for the original purchaser only.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:03 PM   #343
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Are you within the 10 days...lol
I'm glad I am in this forum, I found that lifetime warranty info in here after several months I got my rig. My dealer offered me a good price for the 7 years warranty and did not give me the option to get FR warranty. I plan to use my rig for more than 7 years and I hope it will last way over 15 years.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:39 PM   #344
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Are you within the 10 days...lol
That depends on how you count. Is that to the date on the form and the check or the date of the postmark? Is FR really that sticky?
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:21 PM   #345
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I was just kidding because they accepted mine even after several months...the 10 days is for pressure sale tactic.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:47 AM   #346
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Understood. The ten day limit is a good incentive to motivate people to get it in. It certainly motivated me. It also gives FR flexibility to accept or deny applications later without too much concern about adverse selection problems.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:52 PM   #347
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Monitoring Leveler High Tech Style

Using a pair of iPod/apple devices to monitor your level indicator. I use an old iPod 4 and a new iPod 5 for this tip:
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Leveler tool is located inside the front door panel.

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Install the BlueCam free app to both devices, use Bluetooth to pair up the devices, I use the iPod 4 as the remote camera and iPod 5 for monitor
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This is what I see on my iPod 5 monitor while leveling the rig, this bubble was for the side to side leveling. I just move the remote camera to point to the bubble you are leveling.

This makes it so easy to level the trailer when you go solo. Before I was checking the leveler like a million times when I was using the Bal leveler and the tire was on the opposite side...frustration almost kicked in but I kept my cool...now problem solved

I tried using this method for monitoring the rear while backing up but I find it too confusing but I should use it when I'm by myself to monitor how close the rig's bumpers is to the rear wall or trees.

This works great with two people because it doubles as a voice monitor. The guide person does not have to shout or be seen, say your command and point the camera for the driver to see. The driver could also ask questions to the guide.

I love my gadgets...lol
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:18 PM   #348
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A cromulent use of the technology if there ever was one.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:04 PM   #349
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I can see using the blue cam software to help hitch-ups. Cobble up an iPhone mount on the front of the trailer that looks down on the coupler, then watch yourself from the drivers seat as you back up to hook up. A frabjous application of a cromulent notion.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:48 PM   #350
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Yes, you could use your iPhone and iPad pairing. You could have the option of your DW point the iPhone camera towards the coupler and have a two way talking too.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:58 AM   #351
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Yes, you could use your iPhone and iPad pairing. You could have the option of your DW point the iPhone camera towards the coupler and have a two way talking too.
I'm thinking of the times, though, when she's too busy to go along. Like this coming week! I downloaded the app on both devices and tried it out. Still a few bugs to work out but one can hope the developers will get them ironed out.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:21 PM   #352
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Mounting Place for Remote Camera

Here are pics of how I use my gadgets to help me guide my parking and hitching. I already showed how I monitor the leveler bubble:
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To monitor the rear during parking
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What I see in my monitor

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To monitor the final hitching
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What I see in my monitor

Another tool I'll be using next time to make it easier for the Bal leveler adjustments up or down.
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Only my impact drill has enough torque to do the job, my battery and electric powered drills are to weak.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:46 PM   #353
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Magic Mesh Installed finally

Finally my Magic Mesh is installed. The size of the MM is too large for our door. I decided to use half the door and cut the mesh out on the other side leaving the strip of magnets. The excess length is use to wrap the rolled up mesh and held by Velcro for storage. Here are the pics to show what was done.
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Packed away nicely
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Rolled down easily
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Look from outside
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Look from inside

I got more Velcro tape from the dollar store and installed them from top to bottom, between gaps, on the frame edges. The gap spaces in the pic is now covered with Velcro.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:22 PM   #354
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Yes, you could use your iPhone and iPad pairing. You could have the option of your DW point the iPhone camera towards the coupler and have a two way talking too.
So does the iPhone shut off (or stay on) when using this app?

I would hate to be in the middle of backing and have to get out and turn the phone back on.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:43 PM   #355
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The BlueCam Pro app has to be running in the foreground, the phone or any app that could run in background should remain active. What 2 apple devices are you planning to use?

When I use the pairing I was on for 5 minutes, it remained on. You could easily test it at home by monitoring something in another room and check how long it will remain on. In theory it will be on until you run out of battery.
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The BlueCam Pro app has to be running in the foreground, the phone or any app that could run in background should remain active. What 2 apple devices are you planning to use?

When I use the pairing I was on for 5 minutes, it remained on. You could easily test it at home by monitoring something in another room and check how long it will remain on. In theory it will be on until you run out of battery.
I have an iPhone 3GS and an iPad I - will this work with the available software?
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:39 PM   #357
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It should be fine, search for BlueCam Pro, make sure to install the iPad version for your iPad. Your devices should have iOS 6 or later, here is the spec of the app:
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It should be fine, search for BlueCam Pro, make sure to install the iPad version for your iPad. Your devices should have iOS 6 or later, here is the spec of the app:

Good luck!
Herk, Bluecam pro was free for the iPhone (a couple of days ago, anyway) but the app for the iPad that was free was called Bluecam Free for iPad. They seem to play well together. Documentation is minimal. Took me a while to find the option to set one unit as the sender and the other as the receiver (it's the camera icon, upper right. I thought it was for taking a picture, but no). And the docs tell you to turn off wi-fi, only have Bluetooth on. Mine seemed to work with both services running; maybe turning off wi-fi is to save battery juice.
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Thanks. Working on the camper all day today (supposed to storm at 5 PM). Once I get rained out, I will get this going while the Limoncello syrup is cooling.
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Limoncello!?!? OMG!
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