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Re: The Towing thread

Yep, look at Snukes evidence....
The iPad has pretty much replaced my MacBook when we are travelling.
Works for email, banking, web browsing and our navigation, sitting down on the console in the Jeep, using Mud Maps in the shrubbery and Metroview in town.
We use a 128 g wifi and 3G model, and it has an inbuilt GPS so we don't need phone signal for the navigation. We started with a 16g model but rapidly filled it with apps and mapping - easily convinced us to upgrade.
Away from civilisation and radio signal when driving we have heaps of podcasts and music to choose from, synced through Uconnect
The wife uses it as much as I do - she downloads selected photos from her camera SD card and sticks them in emails - she wouldn't be without it.
Even at home it lives on the kitchen bench, accessing our home wifi connection for instant access.
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But the photos John... tell us about the photos
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Only the Nokia 1020 has a camera to really get along side a half decent digital camera, and I'm not even referring to DSLRs. All others are in one way or another a big drop off. They have to be with a tiny lens and sensor.
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But the photos John... tell us about the photos
next time you get a hand drawn sketch……..

There's crocodiles in them ponds.

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John my last hand drawn sketch was admired by many... but as I'm stirring up Benn0 now, I'll leave you alone.
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Re: The Towing thread

Is there issue with using a "US version" of the Tekonsha P3 here in Australia? I've read it can store trailer profiles and the Aussie one doesn't, though maybe that's changed? Basically I want to be able to store a sealed road profile and an unsealed road profile.

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Just noticed an Aussie eBay seller advertising the P3 with selectable trailer profiles, so maybe there's no point looking offshore to save twenty bucks. There again, there's nothing to say they're not selling the US version either!
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There does seem to be a difference in the part no - 90195 in the US where the specs mention the storable profile, against 90195A for the units marketed here.
Whether there is a difference I couldn't say. At a guess it could be a firmware upgrade.
I purchased mine from Autoelec in Bairnsdale, very happy with the price and service 4 years ago. Getting the US version in Australia might be a bit of a lucky dip.
I've been more than pleased with the performance of the unit, fitted by myself in the cubby. Early on while towing with the Patrol, I used to fiddle with the boost and settings, but since towing with the Jeep, in practice the controller never gets touched now. It just does the job regardless. Likely this situation may be influenced by the fact the Jeeps brakes are so good.
From my experience after over 40k of towing with the Jeep and AU version of the P3, you would be happy with whatever one you finished up with.

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I'm 98% sure you can have stored profiles. Tried looking this morning but with nothing connected couldn't get it to work. Will be hooking up on Friday and let you know.
I got mine through Jayco, supplied as part of my caravan purchase.

I noticed last week when I hooked up a mates trailer a picture of a flat bed truck came up, which I never noticed before.
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My owners manual, for my Autoelec supplied AU 90195A model P3 is titled for Model 90195.
It doesn't mention storing profiles.
Perhaps there has been an upgraded P3 released in the 4 years I have had mine. It is possible AU sellers haven't updated their product descriptions.
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Re: The Towing thread

Thanks John... thorough as always! I think the update may have occurred since you purchased... based on what I read while half asleep last night.

Bigskiddy if you could let me know what you find in the menu with the trailer connected that'd be great too. Does the manual mention profiles?

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Re: The Towing thread

It's got me intrigued.........
I just looked at the Cequent (Tekonsha) site for the P3 manual, (on the data page for the unit), and the manual - revision C, 02/12 (after I purchased), references storing profiles by pressing the Boost button for 2 seconds.
My unit doesn't do this, no matter how long you press the button (with trailer connected), it only changes the boost setting. And yes, the features information on the Cequent site notes storing trailer profiles is a "New" feature.
I reckon an email to your selected seller (if it is a high volume one like Autoelec) to confirm your P3 purchase is the latest model and with the selectable profiles would have a happy ending.
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