Looks like it will work. Bent a coat hangar and used a rubber band to hold the phone in position and once they synced with each other, I was able to view the pic from the truck cab. Only downside is that it took three attempts before they synced up and it appears (not positive yet), that they had to be in close proximity to each other to sync then I could move the ipad to the cab. Will make a better bracket and do some more experimentation soon.
Think I just found a solution and it only cost me $1. See link below:
I tried it in the house and it worked great. All you do is download Camera A for your Ipad (free) and Camera B for your Iphone ($0.99) and then start both apps. The phone and the Ipad will link via Bluetooth (I'm guessing there will be enough range between the tailgate of the truck and the cab where I will have the Ipad with me so the phone transmits the pic to the ipad. All I have to do is rig up some kind of bracket to hold the phone temporarily while I back my truck up and use the phone camera to guide me to the trailer hitch.
I realize this is not a permanent solution, but the only reason I need this is to facilitate hooking up my boat trailers and my truck. Will post when I run an actual outside test.
I've got a similar problem. My fridge works fine on AC, but after I drove it up to a hunting spot a couple of months ago, I noticed that the "check" light was on. Since I brought it up there, the fridge has been on AC so there has been no problem, but in a couple of weeks, I will have to bring it home at which time, it will have to run on propane for the ride home. Just wondering what I should check or fix to insure that the fridge is working on LP ok. I have had the "check" light illuminate before, but that was when I had had the propane tanks off for a period of time and before I purged the line by lighting the stove burners for a short time. I'm assuming that there is something, probably minor that is keeping the pilot from lighting, but just wondering if someone has any other suggestions.
I'm guessing that this has already been discussed, but a search didn't show anything but perhaps I wasn't using the right keywords. Anyway, my question is this: I don't have viewing capabilities on my 2007 GMC Duramax and I was wondering if there is a way to install a rear view camera on my tailgate or license plate or wireless, etc. that can be displayed on either my iphone or my ipad so I could more easily hook up my boat trailers. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
just curious, have you found the Winegard better than the VuQube and if so, why? I have been contemplating getting one of these, but with the convenience of the VuQube vis a vis power supply, it seems like a no brainer unless the Winegard is that much better at locking on to the sats IMHO.
Last update since problem is now resolved: discovered that the connection to one of the propane bottles (not the one that was selected with the two way valve) was not secure. In spite of putting a pair of channel locks on the locking nut (the green one that you are supposed to be able to hand tighten), it would not bottom out so I took it out of the loop and held my thumb over the opening and VOILA!, the indicator turned green and everything was cool. Apparently, the bottles have a safety device that will not allow gas to flow unless the back pressure indicates the loop is tight and sealed. Changed the connection with a new one and life is good again. You learn something everyday.
another update: discovered that the propane detector was not working, traced the wires and found where one had come lose. Hooked it back up and now the detector works, but still no propane. Someone suggested that if that was inoperative, it would kick off a solenoid and kill the propane feed and that this solenoid should be right at the regulator. I have worked with my propane bottles many times and there is no solenoid anywhere in the propane compartment. Could it be somewhere else. I have a 2003 Sunnybrook fiver and the two propane bottles are "portable" 7.5 gallon tanks. And the search continues.
update: replaced the regulator/two way valve and that didn't help either. Appears something is causing the bottle valves to "check out" as if there is some kind of leak in the system. Sprayed all joints with soapy solution, even tried another propane bottle from my fryer. Nothing seems to work. The safety system is stopping the flow of gas, it won't even turn my valve indicator from red to green.
Hoping someone has had a similar problem and can suggest something. This forum has always been very helpful and I'm betting someone can suggest some "magic bullet".
Just got back from a long trip out west. While on the trip, everything worked great, no problems. Often used heater, stove, oven, etc., but now that I have been back for a week, I now find that the gas flow to the stove is much diminished. Only enough gas flowing to barely light one burner and while the pilot on the oven lights, not enuf gas flows to light the full burner.
Already checked the bottles, they are okay, one is full and one is half full, but when I turn on the gas with the hoses disconnected from the regulator, the gas flows freely. By reconnecting the hoses to the regulator and then disconnecting the hoses coming out of the regulator, very little gas escapes. Appears either the regulator or the valve that determines which bottle the gas comes from is not allowing gas to flow (or just very little gas).
Since this is one complete unit, is there a way to test it other than what I have done? I took the cap off the regulator and backed out the black plastic screw (the one that holds the spring in place) and replaced it, but didn't help. Unfortunately, since this is adjustable, I don't know how much to screw it in either. Any help would be appreciated.
That is what I thought, just didn't know for sure that GS had a deductible. Just got it repaired, $135, so I'm sure it would not have exceeded any deductible I would have had.
BTW, discovered that the glass that broke was actually tinted plate glass, not tempered/safety glass so I'm guessing the previous owner must have had a similar problem and took the cheapest route possible. Replaced it with Plexiglass so it's good to go.
Although I no longer am a member of Good Sam (because I couldn't stop them from sending me all the junk mail I finally let my membership lapse) I was wondering if an accident I had would have been covered (might influence me to re-up).
I was backing into my driveway recently and got too close to the house and busted out a window. The cost to replace it is only $125 (going with plexiglass), I was wondering if my Good Sam insurance would have covered it. Just wondering?
Well, just got back from a month on "da road". Spent 3 days at Yellowstone, couldn't get into Madison so ended up at Grant Village. It was great for the lower loop, but kinda long way for the upper loop. Got into a pull thru that I couldn't get out of frontways so had to back out. No big deal. Yellowstone was awesome. Then we went to Grand Teton and stayed at Gros Vendre with moose wandering thru the CG in the mornings. Also went to Zion, Arches, Canyonland, North rim of GC, Badlands (not in that order), Rushmore, Devil's Tower, Mesa Verde, Durango, Silverton, Las Vegas, Cody, Crazy Horse......whew! Let's see, also Custer State Park where we had buffalo/bison wandering thru the campground, and much more that I can't recall right now. Really a great trip, but if I have one regret, it is that I think we rushed it a little cuz we had to be in Vegas for a certain date to meet the wives for a little R&R. Wonderful trip, but wow! They sure are proud of their diesel out west.
was in Yellowstone (Grant Village) last week. Site was tight, actually, we had to back out even tho it was a pull thru, but the CG was still great. Both nights the temps got down to 19 degrees (brrr), but it quickly warmed up during the day.
Then went to Grand Teton, Gros Ventre CG, where we saw some moose in the mornings, then went to Moab and stayed at Canyonlands CG. Once again, site was tight, but still okay and the peeps running the CG were very nice. Visited the Arches and Canyonland NP's and both were wonderful. Happy travels.
Just an update to this thread (and others that I put out in prep for my trip "out west"). Left La. two weeks ago and headed north, have now been to Mo., S.D., Wyoming and am now in Ut. Have seen many wonderful sites along the way, i.e. Rushmore, Devil's Tower, Yelly, Grand Teton and many other locations. New converter has been working flawlessly and I still haven't heard the cooling fan kick in. The new batt bank is working great (thanks Ken B.). I can normally get a good enuf charge in 2-3 hours to make it till the next day. Only problem I have had is that we have been leaving in the a.m. before genny hours so we are relegated to trying to get a quick charge after we return and before genny blackout time. Thanks again to all who have helped with advice for the prep for this trip. Should be back to the "home 20" in 2-3 weeks.
This should be my last update: Been through two simulations, i.e. discharge batts down to 11.9V and then charge cycles. 9260 seems to be working great, no dropouts, but then again, we haven't had the hot days like I had before when the old 9160 was dropping out. One observation though, I have yet to hear the cooling fan kick in. Hope that's good news as the old one used to turn on many times, about every minute or so.
thanks again to all for your advice