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Old 10-18-2016, 03:14 PM   #11
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Thanks for everyone's thoughts. I agree with all that adding it wouldn't be worth the cost. I don't have power stabilizers which is where I see the unit could come in handy. The slide goes out once and doesn't go back till your under way. I thought it could be useful for the awning but for the hassle I'll get off my lazy butt and hit the button on the cabinet. Considering I'm coming from a manual awning on a pup I'll be content with the hard wired button.
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:12 PM   #12
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We have it on our 2014 Eagle and I use it all the time. Carry the remote in the truck so when I get out I don't have to unlock the front button for the front jacks. Just use the remote.
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Old 10-22-2016, 11:48 PM   #13
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You guys are doing a good job talking me out of it. I was also curious if my unit was set up for it but just didn't come with the controller
Well it seems many don't care for it but I use mine all the time. It works great because on my trailer the outdoor lights are behind a door obove the entertainment center. The remote housing is on the wall by the front door so it works like a light switch when going outside. I don't even use the toggle switch ever cause I have the remote. I do like to use it for the awning all the time as well. Then at home I park the trailer on the side of my house and the front door is very hard to use so I have to use the rear door into the bathroom on the driver side (2016 BHS model) to access the coach. Since I have the double slide I can't get through the coach to get to the command center so I use the remote to open her up. I don't know what I would do without it but to each is own on this one. However i do believe it's a look at what I have option that came with the trailer when I bought it off the lot. Just like all the fancy buttons I have on my truck that I used when I first bought it and never used again.
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:46 PM   #14
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I dont see how the people that have it dont bother to really use it,i think it's great,i use mine all the time.i keep the remote in my truck,comes in handy when we come back to the trailer and it's dark i can turn on the awning lights,or if it's raining i can open the awning up to keep us dry til we get in.Also it's nice to hit the button for the power jacks and walk around and set up the pads for the feet without having to run back and forth and press the button on the trailer to line them up.I do agree adding it to a trailer that didnt come with it could be costly,but personally i use mine all the time.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:37 AM   #15
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Great use for remote...minor MOD

I have read some different comments over the past months about the bright LED awning lights and the orange step light that I didn't even knew I had until after the sixth time using the trailer cause the lights are so bright.

Well I wanted to be able to use the lights separately so I took off the main control panel. Inside the switch for the awning light had a small wire the links the two together. I unplugged the wire and it turns off the awning light. Now the panel switch turns on the step light only and I use the 5-way remote to turn the awning light on when needed. The remote is mounted on the wall next to the door so it works like a light switch. Best use for the remote besides being outside making sure all is clear when I moving out the slide.

Hope this helps others who want the same use of the step light at night.
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Old 02-26-2017, 01:19 PM   #16
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I use mine all the time. It makes setting up a snap..
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Old 02-26-2017, 01:40 PM   #17
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Had a remote but I did have problems where the slide out would just quit at times when using it. The manual switch always worked for for the slides. So some kind of communication problem with it. When I took the unit in for warranty and picked it up I found the screen cracked in half. Still waiting for a new one since Nov. 2016. Not sure if it cracked from the summer heat while sitting in their lot for repair or it was dropped by them. If I ever get a new one I will definitely keep it in my truck for sure.
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:50 PM   #18
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My White Hawk has it and I have to agree about most of it. However, my slide is so much deeper than on my former TT, that I've used it for putting the slide out just about every trip for that. I just did a mod on the LED strip and it will only work on the remote for now. I don't think you're missing anything special, though... I'd rather have had what they charged me for it off the trailer price. It's worth several tanks of towing fuel.
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:08 PM   #19
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I use mine all the time. It makes setting up a snap..
I do too. I can see what is happening while the slide is going out. It has kept me from hitting a tree stump once.
I also take the remote with us when we go away and come back at night. Turn on the awning lights and can see everything. Too bad Jayco didn't put a dimmer on that light. Sure is bright.
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Old 02-28-2017, 12:24 AM   #20
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Actually you could do this aftermarket pretty cheap. All you need is a remote controlled relay. There are lots of options on Amazon. Just wire it into/both sides of the switches behind the panel and you have the remote for ~$20. Cmon electronics are cheap these days, Jayco knows this and hopes we don't figure it out. There is a reason they make more money on options.
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