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Old 10-25-2016, 05:04 PM   #15
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I tried to muffle mine, but wasn't very successful. I'm in favor of a back-up warning (I may be the guy spotting in the back!), but it need not be so obtrusive. I'm not backing over somebody 50 yards away!

After failing to do much to reduce the loud and obnoxious beeper, I just unplugged the wire to it. Always thought to maybe get a little bell of some sort, but never got around to it.

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Old 10-25-2016, 11:00 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Dutch Star Don View Post
Wow....this went sideways fast. Just so you know, Freightliner installs them on their chassis. My Newmar came with one. I initially went through all the thoughts of removing it or adding a switch to it, but it's just not that big a deal. A third of all campsites I use are pull thru and the rest only take me about 30 seconds to get into.

If the 30 seconds of beeping, to prevent stupid people from walking behind the coach, bothers you, than camping isn't relieving your stress enough or you're just a curmudgeon.
Freighter does not install them on all their chassis...my 2014 Tuscany sits on a Freightliner chassis; no backup noise maker. Newmar may have ordered their Freightliners with them, but, they are not standard issue on all Freightliners, they would be ordered by the chassis buyer. There are thousands of OTR rigs by Freightliner out there without backup alarms along with all the Freightliner based MHs without them.

I also commend you on being able to back into any and every site in a mere 30 seconds, it takes me almost that long to check all my mirrors and the rear camera to maintain sight of my spotter...let alone making minor jockeying maneuvers to place all the hook ups in the best position and getting as level as possible, 5 gold stars to you.

Not a curmudgeon, but, when a park gets as many as 30 units on a weekend, and if they all had those noise makers, that is a lot beeping over several hours and all that beeping isn't needed and it is annoying just like someone's cell phone going off in a movie theater. I can relax while camping if it is quiet; hard to relax when the campground sounds like the city I left behind. Yep, I guess I just started the obnoxious noise police.


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Old 10-26-2016, 12:43 PM   #17
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For those that want to have a back up beeper you can buy a white reverse light that has a beeper built into the bulb housing from most auto parts stores.
I use one so I can't hear the wife when backing up.
Wouldn't a backup disco-ball make more sense? *That* would be guaranteed send people running to get away! "Run away! He's got a loaded 8 track cassette!"

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