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Old 12-06-2013, 08:48 AM   #1
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My Newmar Ventana has a beeping backup alarm, how many of you have disconnected yours? I worry about arriving late in a campground and the this just annoying the heck out of everyone, what has everyone else done?
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:56 AM   #2
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If my Outlaw had one I would disconnet it. I understand the safety thought behind these alarms, but in a camp ground it would be rather annoying.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:59 AM   #3
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My Newmar Ventana has a beeping backup alarm, how many of you have disconnected yours? I worry about arriving late in a campground and the this just annoying the heck out of everyone, what has everyone else done?
I dint think much about it until someone else came into the park and I heard theirs. Mine was disconnected before they had finished hooking up. They are annoying.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:07 AM   #4
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I disconnected our alarm several years ago. I greased & covered the connectors incase I was forced to use it again. The alarm appears to be an OSHA requirement for job sites. So I can see it on dump trucks, garbage trucks, and other construction equipment that move near people.
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There have been threads on this before and someone wondered about the effect on your insurance if you had one and then disconnected it and backed into someone or their property. I don't like them either, it lets everyone know that the camground has put you in too small of a spot and you're now on your third try to get in there
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I have had people move out of the way when I hit the reverse button as they just stand there to watch, and if I was to pull into a resort late(dark) I for sure want mine working, better to have some mad and no one backed over! Your big diesel engine has already disturbed things already, might as well let folks walking around that you are backing up.
I would rather have them upset than squished and dead!
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:29 PM   #7
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I'd disconnect mine as well, as to backing up, I always have a spotter
behind me with a walkie talkie. The beep beep annoys everyone, and
the tress can't hear it to move out of the way.
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I have had people move out of the way when I hit the reverse button as they just stand there to watch, and if I was to pull into a resort late(dark) I for sure want mine working, better to have some mad and no one backed over! Your big diesel engine has already disturbed things already, might as well let folks walking around that you are backing up.
I would rather have them upset than squished and dead!

I agree 100%.
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Many that are professionally installed include a rocker switch near the rear bumper (mine is passenger side) to turn it on or off.
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Many that are professionally installed include a rocker switch near the rear bumper (mine is passenger side) to turn it on or off.
And your "professionally" installed back-up alarm switch is in what position?
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I installed a switch on mine. If I'm arriving at a bad time I shut the alarm off, otherwise I leave it on. I agree they can be very annoying.
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Wonder if a bird chirping sound would be less annoying? Amazon.com: Wolo Model BA-64 Bird Chirping Back-Up Alarm - 12 Volt: Automotive

Personally I don't think my MH needs one. With a side-radiator my engine is quite loud standing 20' behind the MH.
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I unplugged mine the day I brought it home. There is nothing more annoying than a backup horn going off in an RV Park, no matter what time it is.
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And your "professionally" installed back-up alarm switch is in what position?

Currently off as I'm sure my neighbors dont need to hear me backing into my parking spot. Unless their sneaking around my house and cant see the 35 foot MH backing down on them. In that case they'd be squished and dead!
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