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Old 07-21-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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Question Ultraguage

Has anybody tried one of these? Sounds like it would be good thing to have for my Triton V-10. Can't beat the price. John



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Old 07-21-2011, 11:13 PM   #2
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Looks good but the fast-talking guy in the video sure sounds like one of those TV ads... "but one and we will ship you a second for free, only pay shipping and handling"

While a little more expensive the ScanGague II on our previous coach and it worked great. Since I don't need it any longer I need to list it on the classifieds!
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:25 AM   #3
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Sure is a lot cheaper than a Scan Gauge II.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:45 AM   #4
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I am interested. I have never tried but a friend was also talking about it. I need to find somebody who's also interested, so we can share half the price on one shipping.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:17 PM   #5
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What we need is review by someone with a WH or Ford RV chassis.

A couple of non-RV reviews:

UltraGauge vs. ScanGauge II - 8th Generation Honda Civic Forum

One entry by Hondata:
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Each has their advantages and disadvantages (in brief):
- UltraGuage has a suction mount.
- UltraGuage has a larger and clearer display.
- ScanGauge has easier buttons to use.
- ScanGauge allows you to add custom commands (even if they don't work on Hondas).
- UltraGuage has limitations to what sensors you can display on what screens (basically you can only show a sensor on one screen, so you can't for instance show rpm on more than one screen).
- ScanGauge calculates trip stops/starts better.
- UltraGuage is cheaper.
New Ultra-Gauge: First Impressions, Quick Hits, and quick comparisons to ScanGauge-II - CleanMPG Forums

This review mentioned: "Firmware revisions have to be done at the factory."

Only display units are English, no liters or kilometers. Metric is in Beta test as of 6-9-2011

Not clear there is any way to daisy chain them for more display area. IE no Xgauges.

Scan Gauge II or UltraGauge? - Fuel Economy, Hypermiling, EcoModding News and Forum - EcoModder.com

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I own both. The UG wins hands down for value, ergonomics, ease of visibility, and everything else, for the vast majority of users. The only people who can get an advantage with the SG are those who want a specific function that's not supported by the UG, like transmission fluid temperature or HV hybrid battery pack voltage, and only if the SG can be programmed to display it, and the user is willing to program it into an xgauge. There is no accuracy difference between the two.
Maybe more later.
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After ordering the Ultraguage I decided to go check if it is obdll compatible with my RV...2002 Fourwinds E450 Ford Tritan v10. According to there web site it should be but...Is UltraGauge Compatible with my vehicle?
UltraGauge is compatible with all* 1996 and newer foreign and domestic vehicles sold in the United States. In 1996 the US federal government mandated that all such vehicles be OBD II compliant and support a standardized interface for external devices such as UltraGauge. Vehicles supported include: Passenger vehicles, SUVs, trucks, Class A, B & C RVs. Primarily intended for Gas vehicles, many diesels are also compatible. * See the compatibility exception list here.
This is what I found under the hood..OBDI certified. Looks like it will be going back.
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I think you have OBD II.
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Looks good but the fast-talking guy in the video sure sounds like one of those TV ads... "but one and we will ship you a second for free, only pay shipping and handling"

While a little more expensive the ScanGague II on our previous coach and it worked great. Since I don't need it any longer I need to list it on the classifieds!
If your SG was for a WH chassis, I am definitely interested... If it wasnt I still might be interested. Let me know please.

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I wish I did...Since OBDI is stamped on the emission decal I will not be trying it. I received an email from UG support and they said they have never heard of that late of model not having OBDII...they also said it will not work if OBDI is on the decal....go figure. John
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E-series has been OBDII since1995. Yes, the E450 has an OBDI sticker, because that's the standard its required to meet. But all V10s are OBDII.
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John H:
The more research I do on this, the more I am starting to agree with your post. I am going to try and post a picture of my data link connector.. I checked and it looks just like the one on my 2004 GMC whick is obdII certified. John W.http://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...-18-10_452.jpg
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It is OBD II. My 2001 E450 had OBD II, my 1999 F53 with V10 has OBD II as does my 2003 F53 with V10. I use the Scan Gauge II.
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Did they have OBDI on the emission decal under the hood?
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You can also buy a blue tooth OBDI and use your smart phone to do the same thing.
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