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Old 10-17-2016, 06:55 PM   #1
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5 way remote

My trailer did not come with the 5way remote. After watching a video on it, it's cool and I want it. Can it still be added if it wasn't originally equipped?
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:18 AM   #2
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This is the remote that operates the slides, awning, awning light, etc? We got the option included as part of the Elite package and I have to say I never use it. It is marginally useful to put slides out if you have to stand there and make sure you don't hit an obstacle. Other than that, it's a novelty that quickly wore off. Plus, there is an issue where if you turn on the awning lights with the remote, you cannot turn them off with the "house switch" in the panel, and vice versa. Essentially, you have to turn off the lights with the switch used to turn them on. We do not have electric stab jacks, so I'm not sure it can be used for those.

I'm sure others find them more useful, but to us, it seems a tad "gimmicky". Having had it, I would never pay extra just for that option, but everyone's experience is different.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:02 AM   #3
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X2 on not using the remote as much as I thought we would.
I like having it but would not pay extra for it if I were buying another rig.
As to an after Market install, having made some changes to the wiring in that area, I would think it's a pretty major job to add one. That assumes you can even get the parts.


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Old 10-18-2016, 10:41 AM   #4
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It's a novelty that will go unused... The control module is wired in to relays and fuses and my guess is it would be cost prohibitive to have installed aftermarket.

It's one of those "look what I can do" devices that is great for marketing and RV shows. About the only useful feature would be if I were sitting outside having a drink and the wind came up and I wanted to retract the awning, and yet I would either have to have the forsite to put the remote in my pocket or I would still have to get up and go in the rig to get it.... at which point you just bring the awning in.

In regards to putting the slides out or activating autolevel... those are procedures that are done exactly twice.. once when setting up and another when leaving. I tend to want to be inside the rig when deploying slides to make sure a cabinet door hasn't opened and about to get ripped off... not outside sitting in my chair. You can initiate the autolevel process, but that's it. You cant retract or bring back to hitch position. Again, things I want to be standing there watching and already at the control panel.

I'd have rather seen them use the remote to control things like interior lighting, heat and ceiling fan... things I'd actually like to be able to control after I've gotten sat down or in bed.
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:24 AM   #5
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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
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Old 10-18-2016, 12:08 PM   #6
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My 2016 Jay Flight came equipped with one, but like others mentioned, I rarely use it. Then there's the issue that Lam mentioned.

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Plus, there is an issue where if you turn on the awning lights with the remote, you cannot turn them off with the "house switch" in the panel, and vice versa. Essentially, you have to turn off the lights with the switch used to turn them on.
You could check with Jayco and see if perhaps it's already wired as you mentioned. Similar to what they're doing with remote starters in cars these days. My wife's Volvo came with a factory remote starter installed, we just had to pay the dealer to turn it on via a software upgrade for the ripoff price of $500!
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My 2016 33RLDS came equipped with it. I use it all the time as it is hard for me to bend over to push the jack buttons, etc. I use it as I put the slides out to as some times the water and electric setups are close - and, I just like to be outside and see that my slides are moving smoothly and clear of anything that might damage them.

I guess its all up to what you like but I'd check with jayco to make sure you're wired for it.
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Old 10-18-2016, 01:12 PM   #8
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We decided to order our 2017 White Hawk with it. If I don't use it much, that's fine. Will probably use it primarily to activate the slide from the outside and power jacks. Since we factory ordered and the option was only a couple hundred bucks, I figured why not. I probably wouldn't go through the hassle of adding after the fact unless it was just a simple plug-n-play.
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My 2016 33RLDS came equipped with it. I use it all the time as it is hard for me to bend over to push the jack buttons, etc. I use it as I put the slides out to as some times the water and electric setups are close - and, I just like to be outside and see that my slides are moving smoothly and clear of anything that might damage them.

I guess its all up to what you like but I'd check with jayco to make sure you're wired for it.

I can see how having the independent stabilizers where you have to deploy them manually by holding the button on each one where the remote function would come in handy.

I forget that each floorplan/model is different and that the remote can be keyed to doing different functions... not just the one's in my model.
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Gman - the real magic of that unit is in a large control board with relays and electronics that is mounted in one of the kitchen cabinets. I'll bet that control board is about 90% of the cost of the "remote option" - the actual hand held unit is minor. So it's no likely that Jayco would put that expensive board in and then just not include the remote.

But on my unit, the circuit board is right behind all of the awning and slideout switches - so adding the board would just be a matter of some major rewiring of all the associated circuits. They wouldn't be hard to get to - or require running new circuits, etc. But It would still be labor intensive, and I wouldn't do it.
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