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Old 04-12-2017, 06:58 PM   #1
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I am a brand new motor home owner. Just bought a RoadTrek Simplicity SRT -- and then backed it into a rock! (Still need to get used to backing up such a large vehicle w/ no backup camera.) The collision knocked loose the power plug at the back of the RV, i.e. the plug to which you plug in the power cord that connects to shore power. Other than the plug (and the metal housing and bracket that surround it) being knocked off of their attachment to the vehicle undercarriage, and hanging loose, they do not appear to be damaged, at least externally. Could there be internal electrical components inside the plug that might have been damaged? Should I just plug it into shore power to see if it still works? Thanks for any advice....
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I am a brand new motor home owner. Just bought a RoadTrek Simplicity SRT -- and then backed it into a rock! (Still need to get used to backing up such a large vehicle w/ no backup camera.) The collision knocked loose the power plug at the back of the RV, i.e. the plug to which you plug in the power cord that connects to shore power. Other than the plug (and the metal housing and bracket that surround it) being knocked off of their attachment to the vehicle undercarriage, and hanging loose, they do not appear to be damaged, at least externally. Could there be internal electrical components inside the plug that might have been damaged? Should I just plug it into shore power to see if it still works? Thanks for any advice....
No backup camera-my zion has it built in?
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:27 PM   #3
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I am a brand new motor home owner. Just bought a RoadTrek Simplicity SRT -- and then backed it into a rock! (Still need to get used to backing up such a large vehicle w/ no backup camera.) The collision knocked loose the power plug at the back of the RV, i.e. the plug to which you plug in the power cord that connects to shore power. Other than the plug (and the metal housing and bracket that surround it) being knocked off of their attachment to the vehicle undercarriage, and hanging loose, they do not appear to be damaged, at least externally. Could there be internal electrical components inside the plug that might have been damaged? Should I just plug it into shore power to see if it still works? Thanks for any advice....
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Power it up from any receptacle that has a GFI and if there is an internal short, it will trigger the GFI breaker,.

The Simplicity has no backup camera? I thought DOT was now requiring all vehicles to have a backup camera as standard equipment.

Maybe they should rename it the Duplicity.
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:37 PM   #4
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No backup camera-my zion has it built in?
IT is a Simplicity SRT.
RT makes it as cheap as possible.

But no backup camera? mmm... that's over the board cheap.


Please get a third party camera
Off the shelf.
Cheap.
Easy installation.
Lot of video on youtube.

I cannot see how anyone (non-professional) can drive an RV without a backup camera these days.
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The Simplicity has no backup camera? I thought DOT was now requiring all vehicles to have a backup camera as standard equipment.

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No backup camera-my zion has it built in?
I confirmed that in the interest of lowering the price point, the Simplicity has no backup camera. The hapless owner gets to save a few bucks on the purchase so that during ownership, he/she can spend thousands repairing the bashed up rear end. This has got to be a leading candidate for the annual Darwin Bad Idea of the Year Award.
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Note that he indicates he has the Simplicity SRT. I have a 2016 Simplicity and it has the backup camera. Apparently, the SRT loses even more options that would appear basic in such a large vehicle. What a PITA for a new owner to discover after purchase.
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Note that he indicates he has the Simplicity SRT. I have a 2016 Simplicity and it has the backup camera. Apparently, the SRT loses even more options that would appear basic in such a large vehicle. What a PITA for a new owner to discover after purchase.
Couldn't agree more. It's not an entertainment toy. It's a safety device.
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The back-up camera is no guarantee you won't back into something....yeah, been there, done that with a '15 210 - with 1K miles. Took out some of the ground skirting, ouch. I had my wife with me.....she didn't say any - for days!!! We all have things go wrong, you'll get over it. What makes me to pay attention was the cost of the replacement skirting, painted, etc....oh yeah, installation. Go to Amazon and get a Wireless Back-Up - and be careful, ha! Ron
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Through Amazon I installed backup sensors two cameras and a 7" screen for around $100. worth every penny.
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Yeah. I backed our first van into a tree early on. It is a rite of passage. Once you've done that; driven away without unplugging; and driven 100 miles with the TV antenna up, you are officially a member of the clan.
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The back-up camera is no guarantee you won't back into something.
Rule 1: The back-up camera is no guarantee you won't back into something.

Rule 2: The lack of a back-up camera does guarantee you will back into something.

Rule 3: Never back up faster than you want to hit something.
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Yeah. I backed our first van into a tree early on. It is a rite of passage. Once you've done that; driven away without unplugging; and driven 100 miles with the TV antenna up, you are officially a member of the clan.
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When i was 19 i managed to run a motorcycle into a tree after 20 feet.

was never on one again
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When i was 19 i managed to run a motorcycle into a tree after 20 feet.

was never on one again
I wrecked a Vespa test driving it around the block. Spin out on a bunch of leaves as I was making a turn. Doh. And yes I felt like I had to buy it.
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Thanks MojoMan, I b a lookin now, ha!
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The first Simplicities still had the usual GPS/back-up... presumably because they were originally ordered to be non-simplicities. Thus the later units just came with radios...

It convinced me to remove it from my list of future possibilities...
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