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Old 09-15-2016, 02:14 PM   #31
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Thanks Robbbyr! I have downloaded your pdf and have saved it to my Seneca folder. Lots of interesting upgrades...the Sirius/XM trucker antenna got my immediate attention. Could you post a picture so I can see how the wiring is attached to the mirror frame and where the antenna wire enters the cab. Been a Sirius/XM subscriber for years....definitely want the capability in my Seneca. Thx!!
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:22 PM   #32
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Thanks Robbbyr! I have downloaded your pdf and have saved it to my Seneca folder. Lots of interesting upgrades...the Sirius/XM trucker antenna got my immediate attention. Could you post a picture so I can see how the wiring is attached to the mirror frame and where the antenna wire enters the cab. Been a Sirius/XM subscriber for years....definitely want the capability in my Seneca. Thx!!
I bolted the antenna to the right mirror bracket, and drilled a hole in the mirror bracket tube. I disassembled the mirror bracket from the mount (be very careful of the spring tension) so I could feed the cable through the lower mirror bracket pivot into the door interior. There is a cable there already for the mirror movement and heaters. Sealed where the cable enters the tube with silicone.

Removed inner door panel to route cable inside door. Removed exterior body panel between door and hood so I could more easily get cable out of door jamb and into the interior. That panel comes off with several screws under the hood and in the door jamb area. Ran the antenna coax in the same harness that contains the other door wiring in the jamb area.

Where the antenna is mounted it does not hit the cap at all when you open the door. And since the front cap is fiberglass the satellite signals seem to reach it okay. Where I have dropouts, I also experience them in my cars which have factory-installed SiriusXM.

Good luck!
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:51 AM   #33
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Swapped out the Winegard In-Motion Roadtrip Mission satellite for the Winegard SK-SWM3 Trav'ler for HD DirecTV this weekend. Works like a charm. Just forget about fishing the cables through the cable channel in the ceiling or even getting the old cables out for that matter. Jayco foam seals the channel. I used the A/C duct.

Now I have HD DirecTV wherever we go!
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:30 AM   #34
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Bed lift installation

I have come up with a "fix" that allowed me to install bed platform lift struts on my rig when conventional wisdom says we can't since the bed platform moves with the slideout. Applicable to newer Senecas other than the FS which has a fixed bed.

Explanation in Mods section here: http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...tml#post452779

More pictures here:
http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/me...lbums1248.html

Be happy to answer any questions I can!
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Bed lift installation

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Nice job!! Are you making any to sell?

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Old 09-28-2016, 07:47 PM   #36
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I have come up with a "fix" that allowed me to install bed platform lift struts on my rig when conventional wisdom says we can't since the bed platform moves with the slideout. Applicable to newer Senecas other than the FS which has a fixed bed.

Explanation in Mods section here: http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...tml#post452779

More pictures here:
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Be happy to answer any questions I can!
Made a slight modification to the adapter bracket to keep the upper attachment points completely under the bed even when the slide completely closed. Works great with the innerspring mattress and RV Superbag on the platform!
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There is also a switch marked "OPT" that turns the sideview cameras off so they don't override the Navigation screen when I am making frequent turns in a downtown environment.
Robbyr: I really like all your mods. Can you tell us the process for switching the sideview cameras off and on? I'd like to do the same thing and need to know what it takes to complete that upgrade. Thanks.
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Can you tell us the process for switching the sideview cameras off and on?
I found in certain situations the activation of the sideview cameras was very distracting, especially when navigating in areas where several turns were required in succession. The Nav screen would blank out when I needed it the most! But there are times I want them to work, hence the switch.

To disable the activation wasn't too tough. Behind the center dash panel, (and on my rig) more to the right side, is the Voyager "Multi Camera Controller" module where the three camera feeds all come together. Out of that module (in addition to the camera coax leads) are several regular wires; +12-volt power, ground, and the three "trigger" wires. The three triggers are reverse, left turn, right turn. Obviously the left and right turn wires are the ones I dealt with. I am attaching a wiring diagram of the camera module below that may help.

The Freightliner OPT switch I used (part #A06-30769-014) is a double-pole switch which is critical since you have to keep the two circuits separate. I cut the two turn signal trigger wires, extended them to the new switch mounted in the dash panel, then out of the switch back to the switching module. I also wired the new switch's illumination circuit by extending illumination power and ground from another dash switch. That way the "OPT" lights up at night too!

Since I am basically a nutcase (per the DW!), I even went so far as to source the stock Freightliner wiring plug and connectors so it looks 100% stock, plugging right into the new switch just as if the factory did it. Used the same procedure to wire my Air/Electric horn selector switch. But never fear, the switch can be wired with traditional spade lugs and would work just as well.

Just to throw gasoline on the fire, I also discovered while doing this turn signal job that our rearview camera includes a microphone. Jayco just never hooked it up. It took another switching module I installed to make it work, but now when I shift into reverse the camera and the microphone come on. So I can watch the wife's hand signals and hear her talk me into a tight campsite. Overkill? You betcha!

If I can offer any more help please let me know!
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I found in certain situations the activation of the sideview cameras was very distracting, especially when navigating in areas where several turns were required in succession. The Nav screen would blank out when I needed it the most! But there are times I want them to work, hence the switch.

To disable the activation wasn't too tough. Behind the center dash panel, (and on my rig) more to the right side, is the Voyager "Multi Camera Controller" module where the three camera feeds all come together. Out of that module (in addition to the camera coax leads) are several regular wires; +12-volt power, ground, and the three "trigger" wires. The three triggers are reverse, left turn, right turn. Obviously the left and right turn wires are the ones I dealt with. I am attaching a wiring diagram of the camera module below that may help.

The Freightliner OPT switch I used (part #A06-30769-014) is a double-pole switch which is critical since you have to keep the two circuits separate. I cut the two turn signal trigger wires, extended them to the new switch mounted in the dash panel, then out of the switch back to the switching module. I also wired the new switch's illumination circuit by extending illumination power and ground from another dash switch. That way the "OPT" lights up at night too!

Since I am basically a nutcase (per the DW!), I even went so far as to source the stock Freightliner wiring plug and connectors so it looks 100% stock, plugging right into the new switch just as if the factory did it. Used the same procedure to wire my Air/Electric horn selector switch. But never fear, the switch can be wired with traditional spade lugs and would work just as well.

Just to throw gasoline on the fire, I also discovered while doing this turn signal job that our rearview camera includes a microphone. Jayco just never hooked it up. It took another switching module I installed to make it work, but now when I shift into reverse the camera and the microphone come on. So I can watch the wife's hand signals and hear her talk me into a tight campsite. Overkill? You betcha!

If I can offer any more help please let me know!
Thanks for the information Robbyr! I have an OPT switch on order. I prefer the using a combination of the mirrors and rearview camera when changing lanes. There's only been a couple times when the sideview cameras have come in handy.
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