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Old 09-20-2017, 10:12 PM   #11601
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Looking for insight as to a back up camera that the picture can be shown on the factory installed back up camera screen is that possible. I have a 2015 F350
Talk to a truck outfitter, I was told by one it can be done on a Ram with the right entertainment system.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:38 PM   #11602
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Loaded some stuff and turned on the fridge to chill down. Leaving in the morning!
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:57 AM   #11603
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Looking for insight as to a back up camera that the picture can be shown on the factory installed back up camera screen is that possible. I have a 2015 F350
I wanted to do that, but $$$$$$.
A "lockpick" let the screen go to backup mode when you told it. It also added aux (rca connector, so low resolution) inputs. It was like $300 or $350.

Then a tbd camera, wire it to the front, connectors at the hitch, fish it through truck, etc.

I just got a furrion that the mount was already there for. 3 minutes later, I was done.
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:31 AM   #11604
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I did it on my 2016 Silverado 2500HD !
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:38 AM   #11605
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Seems like your conduit is 19' short!
Work in progress. Ran out of PVC cement and time, also need to do a little more measuring.
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:59 AM   #11606
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Looking for insight as to a back up camera that the picture can be shown on the factory installed back up camera screen is that possible. I have a 2015 F350
Did the update the 2015 to sync 3.0? If so any camera that works on you phone (old gopro) could be used with a screen mirror app to see at any speed.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:35 PM   #11607
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I used an idea from this thread to hold bathroom door open to allow AC and Heat to go into the space. Especially when trailer is not perfectly level it seems being off side to side makes it worse than front to back.

A good ole magnetic door stop under $10 and less than 15 minutes to install

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Thanks for the tip
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:53 PM   #11608
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I used an idea from this thread to hold bathroom door open to allow AC and Heat to go into the space. Especially when trailer is not perfectly level it seems being off side to side makes it worse than front to back.

A good ole magnetic door stop under $10 and less than 15 minutes to install

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Thanks for the tip


I like that, was just wondering what I could do for the same issue.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:06 PM   #11609
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Looks like it works perfectly
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:30 PM   #11610
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I'm definitely getting in on the magnet latches idea. I get annoyed by my door stop and this seems like a clean fix.

For me, I finally got a replacement trailer tire that matches the other 3. I hated running without a spare.

And then I also had my 2 front truck tires replaced.

In 2 weeks time, I've been in for 2 trailer tires, 1 trailer rim, and 6 truck tires. I'm tapped the heck out!
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:38 PM   #11611
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Broken leaf spring shackle.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:44 PM   #11612
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An unscheduled repair. Attachment 152216
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Broken leaf spring shackle.
Oh yuck! How you get fixed up quickly and easily.
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:10 PM   #11613
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Better there then on the road that would be bad, glad you got it fixed though
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:31 PM   #11614
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I loaded it for a weekend of fishing, then unloaded it because of weather and winds. Dang it.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:23 PM   #11615
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An unscheduled repair. Attachment 152216
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Broken leaf spring shackle.
That tire...
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:30 PM   #11616
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Continued with the power pedestal project, which has become power and water. Finished 89' trench Wednesday, now conduit is laid in and connected to pedestal, and a 3/4" PEX water line is in with copper rising above ground. I'm in the process of manually backfilling the trench, starting at the garage and heading to the trailer. Still need to get another exterior electrical box, a tap, and more conduit bits for the garage end.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:07 PM   #11617
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That tire...


Yup. Had been wearing badly. It is not as bad as it looks, but needs to be watched. Hopefully this will end that problem. I have had both sides fail, and the repair guy today added horizontal bracing on the shackles to prevent any flexing.

RV'ing is not a cheap pastime. Our Sept. budget took a big hit today
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:32 PM   #11618
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I installed Morryde steps on our 2016 Sandpiper 360PDEK. Wow!
This is a great product. I installed by myself in about 15 minutes. Super sturdy, wider, feel secure when using. One of best mods yet.
We have the Torklift Glowsteps on our PDEK and they are so much better than the OEM. Our dog now goes up into the RV without issue
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:05 AM   #11619
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I like that, was just wondering what I could do for the same issue.


It sure beats the velcro i was thinking about trying on the door knob
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:36 AM   #11620
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Installed Porch Light

Trailer came with those cheap 4 color LED light strip, factory installed them behind the awning support rail and pinch wires. It was just out of warranty as well.

The LED strip I tried to solder for 3 hours in the hot humid NC weather


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I do have some awning lights and have them on an AC outlet that has a remote control for on/off

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I decided on easy road and reuse hole and 12V wires from LED strip

Behind this cover is wires for power awning and switches 12V

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You can see daylight here the piece of wire is from weed wacker fuel filter replacement kit

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I had to change the wires coming out of the back or housing to side, i drilled a hole on the side

Black wire is hot

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Plenty of silicon

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Some heat shrink over the wires

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That black sealer stuff only comes in a big tube for caulk gun. I like it because it stay playable.

I went high so when door is open it will provide some light.

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Total install time about 1.5 hours

Our next trip is in two weeks Frankfort KY which is 400 miles from home this will be my longest pull

I hope you enjoy my post
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