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Old 08-18-2013, 12:18 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

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Yes.
You can if you install a LOCKPIC. Google it.
Reply from Coastal regarding my email to them regarding Lockpick in Australia:


Thank you for your interest, however we do not process international orders, ship internationally, or take international credit cards/Credit cards without a USA billing address.*

Furthermore, we do not test any of our devices on non North American Vehicles.* Nor do we guarantee compatibility with a Non North American vehicle.

Again thank you for your interest and have a great day.

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That comprises the worst business email I have ever received!

Nav TV's response was personable, informative.... and promising. I'll keep you posted when I've got some progress info.

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Old 08-18-2013, 02:15 AM
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That comprises the worst business email I have ever received!
Really?
Seems very reasonable and understandable to me.
They are only set up do deal with North American vehicles. It seems they are busy enough with N.A. or don't wish to engage in the headache of dealing with so many other variations, especially those they can't readily access to actually test.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:27 AM
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Yes, and your wording is a 20% improvement on theirs... proving there's still scope to word it with around 6 less "we don't" statements!

Anyway, everyone has their own approach in business. Maybe I've just got used to my own eloquence
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:23 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

Nav TV have been good to deal with for me.
I've got the Allgig sitting in my garage waiting for me to get the courage to start cutting into the factory camera loom to allow it work properly.
With the RHP unit in the MY11, 12 and 13 a switch needs to be fitted to allow access to the factory reversing camera and any other camera input you wish (I have a camera on the rear of my caravan I want to display on the factory screen)

It all works as described (I previously installed it but then removed it when I lost the factory reversing camera, need that switch installed to switch between the two)
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:15 PM
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Re: Reverse Sensor Behaviour

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Hi guys,

I'm still deliberating my trailer wiring / towbar provider. My boat isn't particularly demanding to tow, but I have concerns about the implementation of the various wiring kits

Does the Mopar trailer wiring solution automatically deactivate the rear reversing sensors when a trailer is connected? This is what my dealer said, but hey... I don't trust them much these days for some mysterious reason

Does anyone have a non-genuine trailer wiring solution that disables the rear sensors when the trailer is connected, or do you guys push the button to silence them each ignition cycle?

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Don't know about the Limiteds or Overlands but the Laredo has no such fancy switching. I fitted a switch myself on the rear right pillar trim (see the pic). The switch simply cuts in to the red power lead to the backup sensor unit. I'll stick a label on it if and when I sell the car.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:47 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

Hmmm... now I'm trying to dream up a way to switch that via the trailer plug in a way compatible with all common trailer wiring arrangements.

I'm thinking...
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:58 AM
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Does anyone have a non-genuine trailer wiring solution that disables the rear sensors when the trailer is connected, or do you guys push the button to silence them each ignition cycle?

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I have a non-genuine towbar and wiring loom fitted from Hayman Reese.
I have my sensors permanently off as I park my car in my single door garage and can't stand them going off both front and back everytime I reverse in and drive out.
The switch for the sensors doesn't reset after each ignition cycle so I don't have to bother switching them off constantly, they're off until I switch them back on.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:17 AM
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Re: Reverse Sensor Behaviour

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I have a non-genuine towbar and wiring loom fitted from Hayman Reese.

The switch for the sensors doesn't reset after each ignition cycle so I don't have to bother switching them off constantly, they're off until I switch them back on.

Well root me boot I just tested this and you're 100% correct. I ASSumed that the soft switch would behave like most everything else I've driven (read annoying) and ditch the setting.

+1 to Jeep... and Matty.

I think I still want to do it, but it's definitely not mission critical now.

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Re: The Towing thread

I have purchased a AV switch that senses signal to switch the 2 cameras . It a jaycar and intend fitting when my i take delivery of my CRD saturday . I will be towing a 2.5 transporter with my race car in it . Can anyone tell me wht sort of fuel economy i can expect towing ?? Its gotta be better than my territory petrol . Thanks len
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:44 AM
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I have purchased a AV switch that senses signal to switch the 2 cameras . It a jaycar and intend fitting when my i take delivery of my CRD saturday . I will be towing a 2.5 transporter with my race car in it . Can anyone tell me wht sort of fuel economy i can expect towing ?? Its gotta be better than my territory petrol . Thanks len
Welcome Len,
If I read it right your race car and trailer comes in around 2.5T, correct?
If so, my Jayco caravan weighs similar and I average 13.5l/100 towing that and I always sit on the posted speed limit, so I'm not driving for economy

Interested in your solution with regards to the AV switching also.
Did you purchase a Nav TV unit?

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Yes i have ordered the nav unit .
it has a master and slave . The master is the rear camera and when i plug in the transporter it supplies 12 v to the rear camera . The slave then senses the input and changes until the 12v is removed . I will post details when i get it installed . Currently working on the tft in the territory so i assume it should work
I will post a how to when i get it installed . Thanks for the figures . THe transporter is 2.5 t loaded but is a bit of a box on wheels so if its under 15 i will be stoaked

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If it's auto sensing that'd be a load better than this remote controlled or manual push button version:

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