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Old 10-24-2017, 06:29 PM   #1
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Question Tiffin options

Looking for help with feedback on some options Tiffin is offering. If anybody has added the following options please let me know how they are working and if worth the money.

1- Mobileye Collision Avoid System
2- Pre for Solar Panel. (Rumors are that wire gauge not adequate)
3- Optional 145 watt Solar Panel offered in the Allegro Bus
4-Wingard Connect- Wi-Fi Extender

Thank you all, Pete
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:43 AM   #2
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1 - I have the MobilEye in my Navion and love it. It keeps you in your lane, alerts you when you are following too close or closing too fast, looks out for pedestrians, and lowers your high beams.

2 - If you are going to get solar think about how you are going to use it. If only to maintain your batteries, the pre-wire package is probably adequate; if you are going to live off the grid for extended periods of time, you might want to skip it.

3 - Only if you are buying a Bus...

4 - I personally would leave the Winegard Connect off. Wifi in RV parks just doesn't work and is not worth the frustration - data needs are best met by your phone data plan. The more expensive version of it has a 4G antenna and that might be worth it if you are going to be in fringe areas all of time.
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:46 PM   #3
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1 - I have the MobilEye in my Navion and love it. It keeps you in your lane, alerts you when you are following too close or closing too fast, looks out for pedestrians, and lowers your high beams.

2 - If you are going to get solar think about how you are going to use it. If only to maintain your batteries, the pre-wire package is probably adequate; if you are going to live off the grid for extended periods of time, you might want to skip it.

3 - Only if you are buying a Bus...

4 - I personally would leave the Winegard Connect off. Wifi in RV parks just doesn't work and is not worth the frustration - data needs are best met by your phone data plan. The more expensive version of it has a 4G antenna and that might be worth it if you are going to be in fringe areas all of time.
Thank you for your very informative response. Will probably follow all your recommendations
Thanks again, drive safe out there
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I just got a new Bus. I have the MobilEye, too, but my opinion is different. When I drive, I don't wander much. The only time the MobilEye yells at me is during construction zones or when it gets confused. With its default settings, every time I would be passed on the highway and the vehicle pulled back in front of me, it would decide I was too close and would disengage the cruise control. Since it doesn't apply the brakes, I guess its rationale was that it's better to coast into the vehicle in front of me than under power.

Fortunately, I was able to disable it so it only flashes how many seconds of stopping time I have for the vehicle in front of me. I may have driven at night once since I got the new coach so I didn't realize that the high beams are controlled by it, too.

Considering what it cost, I feel like it was a waste of money. If I had to do it again, I wouldn't order it.

The solar pre wiring might be OK if you're thinking of going to solar. For the cost of the solar panel, I'd skip it.

The Winegard connect is way too expensive for what it is. I have a Wifi Ranger system which costs a lot less and it too is overpriced, in my opinion. There is an ethernet cable on the roof that goes to one of the front compartments so you can throw any device on the roof.
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BTW, the MobilEye can be programmed to do what you want. You can make the adjustments on the device itself or use their app and do it through your smart phone. Look through the manual and you can pick and choose how you want it to respond. My Mobileye is installed in my Navion (Mercedes chassis) and does not interact or turn off my cruise control - it just beeps at you if someone is too close. If they begin to accelerate, it quiets down.
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Manual? Was I supposed to get one? When I asked Tiffin why I didn't get one, they told me they didn't have any.
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Just remember the more you ad to a MH the more problems you will have in the future. Just what I've seen and experienced, might not be what someone else has seen. I guess if you like going to Red Bay to have things fixed this won't apply to you. Dave
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There is an ethernet cable on the roof that goes to one of the front compartments so you can throw any device on the roof.
It this really the case? It seems like the more typical case would be to put an antenna on the roof and then some device for LTE or WiFi in the house. By putting ethernet to the roof and not some 50 ohm antenna cable aren't they limiting you to devices that have an ethernet jack?
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