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Old 01-16-2014, 01:04 AM
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MY14 Laredo Rear Park Camera Installed

Finally had my camera installed at Frankston Jeep.

The usual fishbowl view with no grid lines.

BUT, I must say it is a help in reversing up to van hookup and tight spots.

The resolution in my view is not bad, but I have never had a rear park camera before to compare it to.

So, not sure where to now??
I agree it is useful for connecting to the van. About all it is useful for.

The photo looks like it is in a shed or shade. Try it again in the sunshine and at night and see what you think.

Interesting that your Uconnect has an item for the camera. Mine doesn't. Do others also have this item listed.
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:12 AM
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Is there any way to boost the voltage from the alternator?

I have a dual battery and the isolator cuts in at 13.2 V but the Jeep rarely seems to go above 13V which means there is no charge going to the second battery or the van.

The isolator does have an override but there is always the risk of forgetting to turn it off and at only 13V, it takes a long time to add any significant charge to the battery.

Any suggestions.
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A10,
I have a Ctek in my Crossover, and find that overall I'm losing 5Ah over a day's driving (with fridge on). So it is charging, but only spasmodically. Ctek's answer is to run a heavy duty relay and feed either the alternator or solar through the solar input, which is not subject to the 13.x trigger voltage the inbuilt isolator needs to close.
The only way I can see around this (for you) is firstly, that 13v will not charge your aux battery, so you'll need a DC/DC charger of some sort. Preferably without an isolator built in. I would use an ignition-switched relay to supply power to the charger and this would alleviate any concerns about draining your car battery.

My last vehicle was a Prado, and one way around the 'smart' alternator on it was a diode inline with the field circuit fuse. This 'fooled' the electrics into thinking the output voltage was low and consequently gave about 0.5v increase from the alternator. Problem solved.
I'm thinking of doing something similar with the Jeep, but haven't had time to investigate..... YET.
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:09 AM
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Bluey,
Have you had any problems with your ALKO hitch touching the vertical plate on your tow bar?

I have Jurgens Van with a similar hitch and the hitch clamp case touches on the tow bar tongue. There is very little room between the ball and the vertical edge of the tow ball plate. I had to change my tongue. Will flick you pic on PM later.

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Doug, no worries with that. I've had my van for over 6 years now and thats not an issue.

I love the simplicity of hooking my van up. Got a 5.7m/19ft single axle and its so easy.

No electric brakes, no equaliser/stabiliser bars needed.

I can lift the front up and drag the van around.

The over ride brake works beautifully, I can feel the van pulling the car up on steep hills.

No need to clip over when reversing.

I can hear the caravan purists now.

Saying; "Thats not a real van!! An Aussie van is a real van!!"

Whatever floats your boat boys, I'm happy with it.

Doug, you should be happy with the Jurgens, got a lot of European features in them and Aussified at the same time and made down here in Pakenham, new factory, used to be in Tooradin.

I'm hooking the van up in 2 weeks and heading for the hills, up Jindabyne way so will see how the Big Red Fire truck performs. Shouldnt be a prob because the van only weighs 1750kg loaded up.

Up the lil red rooster and more..........................

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Hey guys I am having some issues with my Laredo 14 CRD 6000k pulling to the right. It is very noticeable. I dropped it to Bridgestone they said they Adjusted it the best they could but I need to take it back to jeep to look at as it is still pulling. I got it back to jeep and if anything it is worse the reason he gave me is they all pull a little bit as per the camber of the road and he has one and it's the same. I was in a rush to pick up so I didn't question at the time also thought it was fixed. I will be addressing this at the 10k service if I can last that long without crashing. Anyone else have the same issue or have pull in alignment?
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I have clocked up 6 months since new today (Limited CRD). Never had any problem with wheel alignment - always been straight as a dye with standard 20" wheels. I would be taking it back to JEEEEEEP and make them fix it.

Gee whiz - she'll be having her first birthday soon - better start planning the party .
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Road camber is a copout excuse to hide something. I had the same excuse from BMW when my bike used to pull to the right. Funny thing was, a lot of American bikes (RH side of the road and opposite camber) were pulling to the right.

Guess what? My bike pulled to the right as well. Road camber has never affected any other bike (or car) that I've owned.

The road camber excuse is a Furphy. Something else is causing your problems, and Jeep needs to get to the bottom of it
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Road camber is a copout excuse to hide something. I had the same excuse from BMW when my bike used to pull to the right. Funny thing was, a lot of American bikes (RH side of the road and opposite camber) were pulling to the right. Guess what? My bike pulled to the right as well. Road camber has never affected any other bike (or car) that I've owned. The road camber excuse is a Furphy. Something else is causing your problems, and Jeep needs to get to the bottom of it
Hi all, mine pulls slightly to the left, has done from day one, I also took it back & there claim was that is because in the US of A they drive on the opposite side of the road & their camber is set that way. I told him hogwash as on a 2 lane road travelling in the same direction it did not matter which lane I was in it still pulled the same way, there for the camber of the road does come into it. they are going to look at when the 10000 service is due, they are also going to replace the left rear inside panel as there is a crack in it where I believe they removed it for the tow bar hook up.
The aircon like others always defaults to 21 degrees, what a pain. the car drives nice but the U connect system is really ordinary compared to much cheaper cars out there.
Jeep is have a ways to go.
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A10,
I have a Ctek in my Crossover, and find that overall I'm losing 5Ah over a day's driving (with fridge on). So it is charging, but only spasmodically. Ctek's answer is to run a heavy duty relay and feed either the alternator or solar through the solar input, which is not subject to the 13.x trigger voltage the inbuilt isolator needs to close.
The only way I can see around this (for you) is firstly, that 13v will not charge your aux battery, so you'll need a DC/DC charger of some sort. Preferably without an isolator built in. I would use an ignition-switched relay to supply power to the charger and this would alleviate any concerns about draining your car battery.

My last vehicle was a Prado, and one way around the 'smart' alternator on it was a diode inline with the field circuit fuse. This 'fooled' the electrics into thinking the output voltage was low and consequently gave about 0.5v increase from the alternator. Problem solved.
I'm thinking of doing something similar with the Jeep, but haven't had time to investigate..... YET.
Thanks Jarse. I also had a Prado with the diode and I was hoping there may have been something similar available for the Jeep.
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The aircon like others always defaults to 21 degrees, what a pain. the car drives nice but the U connect system is really ordinary compared to much cheaper cars out there.
Jeep is have a ways to go.
Have you updated the Uconnect at any point, I haven't heard of an AC complaint in months.

Are cheaper cars out there doing the same thing as Uconnect, or more or less?
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Is there any way to boost the voltage from the alternator?

I have a dual battery and the isolator cuts in at 13.2 V but the Jeep rarely seems to go above 13V which means there is no charge going to the second battery or the van.

The isolator does have an override but there is always the risk of forgetting to turn it off and at only 13V, it takes a long time to add any significant charge to the battery.

Any suggestions.
Had exactly the same problem. I had the redarc (13.2 release) isolator swapped for a jaycar supplied isolator that has variable cut in and out voltages. Basically it has two variable dials on the top and you dial in the volts you want it to release at. From memory mine releases at about 12.8 thus I get charge to the rear when I am going. I understand Redarc will customize a release voltage.
I was really interested in getting the volts released so I could run the fridge in my caravan. The solar I have gives the van battery a full charge.
I've had no issues since. And my fridge stays cold.
I spoke to my local auto elec who didn't actually fit the solution (it was part of the dealer's responsibility) and we agreed the use of the variable alternator was all about squeezing out the best fuel economy by not unnecessarily loading up the alternator unless absolutely necessary.
There was another fix which he suggested that involved placing a diode (?) across (or part of) the fuse which controls the charging system and effectively tricking it into thinking the car battery needed charging at max output all the time. He had done it to MY12 cars but I wasn't keen.
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Hi Bluey, contrast looks good during the day - just need to see what it looks like at night.
Domo 11.30pm night time shot.
Bit grainy but recognisable.
Can someone post their night time shot on to campare.

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