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Old 01-22-2010, 07:45 PM   #15
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Bill,

No need for me to post pics now......yours look just like mine. I love this unit! Coming back from Idaho I had some mountains to test it.....worked perfectly. I have the "airport runway lights" up front on my dash. WOW.....they're bright! Same situation with the plug.....he cut off my four way flat and installed a six way round. One connection....done! I realize I'm only pulling a 2200 lb. toad, but having the breakaway makes me feel good. Can't put a price on potentially injuring someone else with a runaway toad. As a bonus.....I, and you, are now completely legal in the states and Canada. Nice feeling.......

Enjoy Key West. I should be hitting that area in a couple of months. My trip is taking me from WA, down to San Diego, across to Houston and then Miami, then up to Quebec, and across the Trans-Canadian to Vancouver, maybe up to Alaska, before arriving back here. I'm giving myself 8 months. There is no "hurry-up" when RVing....right?

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Old 01-23-2010, 05:18 AM   #16
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Bill and Jeff, glad you like your set-up. We have our rig hooked up and am planning on heading south this morning. It will be our first trip with the toad.

Bill, if you don't have a place in San Diego, check out the San Diego RV Resort. It is adjacent to a trolley / bus station that will take you most anyplace in the city. We have stayed there and really liked it..

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Old 01-23-2010, 09:13 PM   #17
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Sam, I think you meant me when you recommended the SD RV Resort. It looks great and the trolley will take me from the park to the Convention Center, where I have a 2 day conference. Only 3 days allowed on Passport America, but there is another site in La Mesa that will allow me another 4.

I'm pulling out on Monday........and getting excited about the trip. Thanks to all for the suggestions and comments.

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Jeff, yes I ment you on my message. Sorry! Check with SDRV Resort on a weekly rate; that may be an option. There are additional trolley stops up toward LaMesa. There is one stop just east of SDRV Resort called Grossmont. They have a large parking area at track level and up a steep set of steps and about a block away is a super Target, super WalMart and a nice shopping center. Write me off line if you have any questions or want any San Diego suggestions (airstream12557 at aol.com).
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Bill,

I'm having problems with my Duo. Are you experiencing any? I had to adjust the sensitivity higher...per the installer....and it worked for about 20 miles.....then the "runway lights" flicked on for a couple of seconds and then went out. I've checked the main SMI fuse under the hood and it's good, but I'm not getting any braking. (I think). I'll try to set it even higher, but the last time I did that the lights came on immediately upon braking from the MH....with NO forward inertia!

Any thoughts?

Jeff

Sam, thanks for the SD info. I just posted a message under "brakes" about my Auto Park. Seems like this is going to be interesting "maiden voyage".

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Jeff, SMI has an 800 number in their information. I would recommend giving them a call. They are located in my "base" town, so I went by there after a phone call and had them make the final adjustment on my sensitivity. They seem to be very customer oriented.

I have not experienced the problem you related.

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Bill,

I'm having problems with my Duo. Are you experiencing any? I had to adjust the sensitivity higher...per the installer....and it worked for about 20 miles.....then the "runway lights" flicked on for a couple of seconds and then went out. I've checked the main SMI fuse under the hood and it's good, but I'm not getting any braking. (I think). I'll try to set it even higher, but the last time I did that the lights came on immediately upon braking from the MH....with NO forward inertia!

Any thoughts?

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Sam, thanks for the SD info. I just posted a message under "brakes" about my Auto Park. Seems like this is going to be interesting "maiden voyage".

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Jeff, I'm thinking my system is not coming on easy enough and some times when I brake aggressively, it, or at least the dash light, is not coming on when I think it should. I have not tried adjusting the sys ten yet. We are staying in Tarpon Springs for a while so when I get back on the road I will be checking further. BTW the light they gave me for my dash is a little red light, about 1/2" in diameter. I don't know why they put the blue LED thing on your dast... (see the pix in my earlier post)
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