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Old 08-21-2018, 12:50 PM   #29
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Did you turn the radio / tuner / cd “on” and set it to AUX. adjust the volume upward... then it plays they the speakers


Yes, I did try that and it didn’t work.

I am going to read over my eaz lift manual to check for correct installation.
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:19 PM   #30
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Yes, I did try that and it didn’t work.

I am going to read over my eaz lift manual to check for correct installation.
Back on the radio/TV issue: I took the entire JVC unit out and checked the wiring. It dawned on me that the units (TV and JVC) are hooked via HDMI for one reason - to play DVDs to the TV. When you do that, the overhead speakers work fine.

Bad news: when you want to use the outside HD TV antenna for local stations there is apparently no way to back-fill the sound to the JVC to play overhead other than run a long headphone cable from the TV to the front AUX input. None.

While camping we do like to watch a few stations on HD antenna. We turn off the AC so we can hear it. Or we just don headphones and watch stuff on our iPads. It's camping for gosh sakes {we say}. There are trade offs and this makes our return to home base so good.

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Old 08-21-2018, 03:41 PM   #31
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For what it's worth, I tow a 28' International with a full size F250 diesel with a Equalizer WD hitch. I'm still dialing in the WD set-up but I have not experienced sway in the 7K plus miles we've towed both in the mountains and on the flat. One thing though I don't do is tow above 65mph. I take my time and enjoy the tow. I leave my ego at home and don't mind one bit when people go around me. So far no one has had an issue with that. On those two lane roads that don't have passing lanes I try to pull over to let folks by when I can. My biggest challenge is figuring out how to work the merge lanes in and around cities where there are a lot of impatient and aggressive drivers. Based on your pictures, I'd check that hitch and WD set-up, if the hitch ball height is too high resulting in the rear of the trailer being low it could be contributing to some of the sway you are experiencing. I'd also consider towing between 62-65. IMHO. Be safe.
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Old 08-22-2018, 09:10 PM   #32
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i ran an audio cable from the television to the RCVR and plug it into the AUX

out NEW larger TV has a DVD/blue ray player. thus all sound comes out through the AS speakers(which we upgraded also)
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Old 08-22-2018, 09:21 PM   #33
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I found out what was shaking loose, the sound system. One of the screws holding it came loose. Can anyone tell me of any of this wiring needs correcting? The pictures show all the wires that were not connected.

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I found out what was shaking loose, the sound system. One of the screws holding it came loose. Can anyone tell me of any of this wiring needs correcting? The pictures show all the wires that were not connected.

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The stereo/radio that you have is also for use in automobiles. The wires labeled for "Steering Wheel Remote Control" etc are for use in a car and obviously are used in an Airstream installation.
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Old 08-23-2018, 04:18 PM   #35
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I found out what was shaking loose, the sound system. One of the screws holding it came loose. Can anyone tell me of any of this wiring needs correcting? The pictures show all the wires that were not connected.

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The aux audio connector is not in the photo, plus the hdmi adapter requires power from the usb power outlet that is floating back there (and connected to trailer DC power with those WAGO wire lever nuts you found). What was I not speaking English before?
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Old 08-23-2018, 04:40 PM   #36
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I believe single-axles are a little more prone to sway that dual-axle models but it should be pretty good anyway - I would slow down a bit and it takes a while to get the weight distribution/sway control dialed in properly. Ask you dealer for advice and get them to do proper adjustments. I never tow about 60 actually (27 FC FB model)... better safe than sorry... bursting to 65 if I HAVE to overtake something.
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:06 PM   #37
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Congrats! We bought ours last February and we LOVE it! I pull mine with a 2009 Tacoma. Just went from BC to Utah - 5000km. No issues at all. I just have the distribution bars and never bother to install the sway bar (apparently you cannot back up with it). Gas mileage does take a dive, but since I mostly drive without a trailer, hard to justify buying something bigger.

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Old 08-23-2018, 06:56 PM   #38
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Have you double-check the tire pressures on the vehicle and the trailer? This may improve the handling if you can dial those in to where they should be.

We use the equalizer hitch + sway bars with our 22 and now with our 25 and find it easy to hitch up and adequate for our use. (Our TV is a Tundra, so a bit larger than when you have).

One tip I have is that the bins that are designed to keep ice cubes in the door of a residential refrigerator fit really great in the 22 sport overhead bins, and are great for CDs and DVDs.
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Congrats! We bought ours last February and we LOVE it! I pull mine with a 2009 Tacoma. Just went from BC to Utah - 5000km. No issues at all. I just have the distribution bars and never bother to install the sway bar (apparently you cannot back up with it). Gas mileage does take a dive, but since I mostly drive without a trailer, hard to justify buying something bigger.

Welcome to the Tacoma-Sport 22 combo!


Beautiful picture!!! Trying to plan a trip from Texas to Seattle via Yellowstone next year. Going to stay relatively local till then.
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No live TV over speakers was a problem for us too. The problem is that the HDMI from the receiver is video only and there is no audio output on the (dumb LG) TV. We replaced this TV with another Samsung Smart TV that had an aux audio output. We then ran a aux cable from the back of the TV to the front aux input of the receiver. Wala. Live TV over the overhead speakers.

Added bonus. If we use USB on the TV to play movies/tv shows, the audio is also outputted to the overhead speakers.
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:25 PM   #41
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The aux audio connector is not in the photo, plus the hdmi adapter requires power from the usb power outlet that is floating back there (and connected to trailer DC power with those WAGO wire lever nuts you found). What was I not speaking English before?


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Just arrived in Ruidoso NM after a long trek across Texas. Our Rtic cooler that we set in the doorway aisle during our travel, was really full this trip. We usually set it on the floor against the backrest of the lounge. This time we moved it one foot and against the bathroom wall. Big and very bad difference since that put it 3 feet behind the wheels and main axle in a worse cantilever position. The first 20 miles we felt some mild sway and a lot of bounce. Moved it to the backrest and moved a box of dishes over the wheels. Perfect ride for the next 10 hours. Little things can make a huge difference. Physics rules.

As for the LG tv we just ignore it. Good for early morning over the air HD news updates when a/c noise level is minimum. But for evening movies we use our iPads and Bluetooth headsets to enjoy personal time during noisy a/c runs. AS missed the boat putting such a low priced tv in the rig and not running the audio into the JBL. Yes, change the tv if that is a priority.

On the subject of the a/c, I would have liked a quieter unit. Ducted AS models are inherently noisefree but the 22FB didn’t qualify. What I would have liked is an a/c under the current 11000 BTU that would run on a small Honda 2kw gas generator. After all, the 22FB is so small a 5000 BTU would have cooled it sufficiently IMHO. The installed model is overkill for the square footage.
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