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Old 02-27-2008, 07:31 AM   #1
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The UPS man delivered my slightly used SMI, model S10603 "Stay-IN-Play," today to be installed in my 2007 Nissan Frontier. As I sit here trying to recover from a nasty flu bug, my mind began racing, possibly fever induced, so the box is now open with peanuts everywhere and Ziplocs are all over the kitchen table...I can always blame it on the fever if the DW gets home too early.

I noticed several of the members of IRV2 did the install themselves and hoped for any wisdom or warnings about the installation process. I am mechanically inclined and the instructions look straight forward, but sometimes people see things they would do differently after the entire process is over. Any help would be appreciated.
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The UPS man delivered my slightly used SMI, model S10603 "Stay-IN-Play," today to be installed in my 2007 Nissan Frontier. As I sit here trying to recover from a nasty flu bug, my mind began racing, possibly fever induced, so the box is now open with peanuts everywhere and Ziplocs are all over the kitchen table...I can always blame it on the fever if the DW gets home too early.

I noticed several of the members of IRV2 did the install themselves and hoped for any wisdom or warnings about the installation process. I am mechanically inclined and the instructions look straight forward, but sometimes people see things they would do differently after the entire process is over. Any help would be appreciated.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tmar10:
The UPS man delivered my slightly used SMI, model S10603 "Stay-IN-Play," today to be installed in my 2007 Nissan Frontier. As I sit here trying to recover from a nasty flu bug, my mind began racing, possibly fever induced, so the box is now open with peanuts everywhere and Ziplocs are all over the kitchen table...I can always blame it on the fever if the DW gets home too early.

I noticed several of the members of IRV2 did the install themselves and hoped for any wisdom or warnings about the installation process. I am mechanically inclined and the instructions look straight forward, but sometimes people see things they would do differently after the entire process is over. Any help would be appreciated. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I just installed an SMI Stay-IN-Play Duo in my 2008 Jeep Wrangler. When I get a little time I'm going to post some detailed instructions/experiences in the Jeep Wrangler Flat Tow thread.

The only "problem" I ran into was not following one instruction to the letter. Grounding -- essential to do as the instructions say. On the Duo the ground wire from the unit is to be connected to the ground wire coming from the coach's lighting harness AND a chassis ground in the toad. I just assumed that the ground from the 4-wire lighting harness was grounded to the Jeep back at the taillights (which it is) and all would be OK. Upon first turn on of the system, I blew the 15A fuse. I then grounded that line directly to the chassis in the engine compartment of the Toad as well and the all worked as advertised.
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