Originally Posted by 1sttimer
Park super, I read up on both the RVi and SMI systems. The SMI has too much alteration involved for me in a brand spanking new toad that I'm picking up this Friday. I agree with you that the SMI has many positive points associated with it. I just can't get myself to alter the hoses, etc that is required. I like the RVi system very much. It has a reaction time of .5 secs so there won't be any lag to speak of. I like the monitor and other features.
Are there any other RVi users out there than can share their experiences? Thanks all.
I had the same issue as our car is brand new, not yet 3000 miles. I was concerned myself with the vacuum lines etc. and had your same reluctance. As it turns out most of the wiring is between the smi units. Anyway the base plate you will be installing is much more alteration then the smi unit. I installed it all at once along with a diode set up for brake lights and a fuse master switch. It took me some time to feel comfortable with cutting up the front of my new car to install the base plate, the smi was no problem for me to come to grips with after that. Good Luck!
Martin & Michelle and our dog Blue, Paradise, CA.
2016 Winnebago Vista LX 27N, Sumo Springs, Safe T Plus, SS rear track bar, Dish
2017 Equinox Premier AWD V6, Blue OX base and bar, SMI Stay and Play Duo