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Old 07-13-2015, 10:14 PM   #99
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"Per our conversation, the vehicle needs to be in the accessories mode when towing per the owner’s manual. Our technical resources advised that the vehicle is set up to auto power down when in accessory mode, meaning the vehicle does not shuts off the same when in park vs. neutral. We only recommend following the instructions for towing given in the owner’s manual.

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She also stated on the phone that if the vehicle lights were utilized a TOAD Charge should be used, such as when the brake pedal is depressed turning on the lights. I guess in my configuration and coming over the mountains the brake light is illuminated by the exhaust brake coming on - I think. Kind of hard running behind it to check and drive at the same time.

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Old 07-13-2015, 10:19 PM   #100
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Here is the reply:

"Per our conversation, the vehicle needs to be in the accessories mode when towing per the owner’s manual. Our technical resources advised that the vehicle is set up to auto power down when in accessory mode, meaning the vehicle does not shuts off the same when in park vs. neutral. We only recommend following the instructions for towing given in the owner’s manual.

Best regards,"

She also stated on the phone that if the vehicle lights were utilized a TOAD Charge should be used, such as when the brake pedal is depressed turning on the lights. I guess in my configuration and coming over the mountains the brake light is illuminated by the exhaust brake coming on - I think. Kind of hard running behind it to check and drive at the same time.

Any comments.
I've done enough night driving to know my exhaust brakes light up both the taillights on the RV and the toad. The toad is wired into the 7 pin connector so I suspect most coaches work this way.
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Old 07-14-2015, 12:22 PM   #101
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I was 99% sure that is the way it worked Carl, but it's nice to know someone has som personal experience.

Coming across I-40 there was a lot of braking, but maybe the battery is on its last leg.

A TOAD Charge is definitely in the future picture.

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Funny thing happened today as we were touring hwy 1, bodega bay area today. I stopped in a turnabout to program the GPS. Put the car in park while I did that. Then, it would not come out of park. Engine was running and I could turn the engine off and restart it but it would not come out of park.

When I first got the car and had the base plate installed they had connected the wires for the brake indicator (AF1) with a revers polarity. I fixed that, but I found that there is a 10 amp fuse that works the brake system and if it blows, the car will not come out of park. I have extra fuses, changed fuse 59 under the hood and we were on our way.

The below picture shows the fuse compartment under the hood. The fuse directly under my finger is the 10 amp fuse that can blow. Carry a couple spare fuses of all sizes, just in case.

I'm posting this in case anyone else every has this problem.
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