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Old 11-24-2017, 04:46 PM   #15
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I purchased the RVI3 system and love it , works great , software upgrades on line , easy to install and remove system. Also will be ordering the Tire Patrol system that integrates with the system tablet and monitor tire pressure and temp.
Great group of people at RVI and there support is great
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So the turn signals aren't functional on the TOAD just the RV?

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Old 11-24-2017, 10:15 PM   #17
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I bought the RVi3 and so far really like it. We have only towed with it once. In my Grand Cherokee, I have to plug it into the power outlet inside the console. I use a splitter as I also have to plug in my TowMate light bar there as well since the power outlet in the rear is not battery fed, but ignition fed as is the one in the dash. It appears my GC brake lights do NOT come on with the key off. I'll have to double check that.

The tablet is a nice feature, especially now that it appears it will actually accept other apps. I downloaded the recent update without incident. I did not run the breakaway wiring into the vehicle. Instead, I ran it up and coiled it for storage with a velcro strap on top of the brake master cylinder. When I hook up, I simply run it under the wiper, and around and through the door opening and then plug it in. Made more sense to me to do it that way rather than drilling a hole through the dash panel or elsewhere. I like the idea of being able to add TPMS capability, however, I currently have the EEZ system and will probably just stay with it.

My only concern with this system is that the hub unit has to be powered up by plugging into a power source when using it. The only way I can figure to do this without adding an outlet is to lay the hub on the recliner behind the passenger and plug into a 12v power outlet behind that seat. I don't run the generator nor does my coach have an inverter. There is no 12 volt power outlet at the center or rear of my coach. I wish they had put in enough battery for it to operate without being plugged in. I also think they should have put a power switch on the hub as well as it is on all the time. So when not using it the internal battery just runs down.

One other note, the RVi3 brake functions fine without the tablet and hub. The tablet and hub are not required to be operational for the brake system to function.
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Old 11-25-2017, 06:22 AM   #18
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Bought / installed RVI3 this summer. Used it on 1800mi trip from Pittsburgh to Acadia NP and back. It only needs wiring from front of tow vehicle inside to plug into brake controller...otherwise, unless you need to wire in a ďhotĒ cigarette style plug, you donít need anything else.
WHAT? Am I missing something?

No tail lts or turn signals?
Not a good answer and you won't be legal w/o them.

You need brake, tail lights and turn signals.

Several different ways to accomplish it with available kits if you want to DIY take a look at eTrsiler.com enter your vehicle and you will find wiring kits.

Some tie into Toad wiring w diodes

Others you add a bulb in each rear lens and are wired completely separate (I have and prefer this approach but many others use and prefer others)

There are also magnetic lights that are placed temporarily when towing. Wiring is separate from Toad and can be installed so you plug them in at rear and place them when needed.
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WHAT? Am I missing something?

No tail lts or turn signals?
Not a good answer and you won't be legal w/o them.

You need brake, tail lights and turn signals.

Several different ways to accomplish it with available kits if you want to DIY take a look at eTrsiler.com enter your vehicle and you will find wiring kits.

Some tie into Toad wiring w diodes

Others you add a bulb in each rear lens and are wired completely separate (I have and prefer this approach but many others use and prefer others)

There are also magnetic lights that are placed temporarily when towing. Wiring is separate from Toad and can be installed so you plug them in at rear and place them when needed.


I didnít reply to your comment so didnít include info about turn signals.
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I didnít reply to your comment so didnít include info about turn signals.
AllenEBell specifically asked about turn signals and Your reply stated nothing required...

I believe at least one other read your response similar to my interpretation.

I just wanted to make sure he and others get full and correct info.
You are certainly welcome to do as you please.
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AllenEBell specifically asked about turn signals and Your reply stated nothing required...

I believe at least one other read your response similar to my interpretation.

I just wanted to make sure he and others get full and correct info.
You are certainly welcome to do as you please.


Feel free to reply as you see fit but keep your holier than thou attitude to yourself. I never said turn signals werenít required....I specifically talked about the wiring for the RVI3 brake. I didnít even talk about turn signals.
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dndg... I find it interesting that you have resonded several times now but never answered Alan's question back to you about turn signals.

Sorry if I offended...that was never the intent. This forum is all about exchanging info and is why I'm here.

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I finally figured out my system. I went ahead and bought the RVI Brake 3 along with the battery charger (which they gave me for free because of Black Friday). I don't know if this is going to be my long term TOAD or not so I don't really want to tap into the electrical system if I don't need to. I have a 7 pin tow connector on the back of the Fleetwood Motorhome and I used a cable with a junction box which I was able to add a 4 pin plug for the magnetic lights and a two pin plug to connect to the battery charger which was very basic in terms of setup. Now I just need to figure out how to attach my break away switch without cutting out a place in my grille. Hoping I can attach it under the bumper and run the cable up into the cab.

Thanks for all your help folks. I'm pretty new to all of this. So bare with me. I will be answering folks questions in no time I hope.

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