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Old 11-09-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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Does your 2014 Voltage have an LCI remote control?

Before we bought our 2014 V3200 we'd probably looked at 15 other ones since 2012. Every V3200 with the epic packages had the LCI Linc remote control set up for opening slides, awnings, landing gear, etc. When we picked up ours I noticed that there was no system remote control. The dealer said that they weren't sure and stated they'd had several arrive without the remote itself. Ours was missing two tv remotes as well. Anyway, the factory is saying that it was an option that ours wasn't equipped with. Thing is, that other than full body paint, this thing has every option available. $100,000 retail price and no remote control? I think we're being screwed.

I'm wondering if anyone else here actually had it equipped or not?

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Old 11-09-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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I have a 2013 voltage V3200 so I am sure they are quite similar as regards to the layout of equipment. Try looking in the front bay where the battery is located. Look to the back wall and up to the ceiling. You are looking for a small box with a wire for an antenna hanging out of it. That is the receiver for the remote that controls the awnings etc. If you have that box then there should have been a remote. I would give you a more exact description but my voltage is back in the shop where it stays most of the time so I can only go by memory. Maybe someone else can pipe in with a better description of the remote box.
As for the TV's there should be a remote for each one. You may have to look around for a black zipper bag that has some of the stuff and paperwork in it.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:05 PM   #3
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My 2013 Voltage 3800 has the wireless receiver but the unit didn't come with the remote for the slides, awnings and landing gear.

I can shoot you a photo of the receiver if you want.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:08 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Yes, I now what your talking about on the receiver box. Mine doesn't have it. It appears that sometime during the switch from 2013 to '14 MY production, these guys just kind of decided to not include it and hope nobody notices.
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sundancer... why would you have a wireless receiver with no remote?? I think yours is missing also. I am sure they are a package when they get it out of the box
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:40 PM   #6
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sundancer... why would you have a wireless receiver with no remote?? I think yours is missing also. I am sure they are a package when they get it out of the box
From what I've read they (Dutchman or the wireless tx/rx manufacturer), stopped supporting and/or supplying the remotes recently. What good would the remote be without the receiver so I suspect the former is true.

I have seven remotes but none are the high dollar remote that goes with the system. I didn't persue the absent remote because it's easy enough to push a few buttons and the cost of the remote didn't justify not pushing those buttons.

I am thinking some sort of universal remote might just work with the receiver. It's only a matter of finding the correct frequency on which the receiver operates.
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It's definitely a bigger deal to me. I shouldn't have be getting in and out my truck several times and having to walk around to tweak the landing gear to get hooked and unhooked. Heck, the $15 Keystone travel trailer that we traded had a wireless system remote. For $100k this thing should do everything by remote control.
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It's definitely a bigger deal to me. I shouldn't have be getting in and out my truck several times and having to walk around to tweak the landing gear to get hooked and unhooked. Heck, the $15 Keystone travel trailer that we traded had a wireless system remote. For $100k this thing should do everything by remote control.
Are you saying you don't have the six point automatic leveling system where you just drop the landing gear, move the truck and hit the button and let the magic happen?

It can't get any easier than that, even the landing gear remembers where it was when you pulled the truck from underneath the rig.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:33 AM   #9
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My 2012 came through with the remote for the slides and awning. The only time that I believe the remote for the slide is an advantage is when I have to help push in the bedroom slide when closing it. Or, trying to check to see if the slide has sealed up against the outside wall.

Opening or closing the awning, with the remote, while I'm relaxing with my favorite adult beverage is cool . But, then I stress out when trying to find the remote after too much relaxation or..............is that too much favorite adult beverage ?
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:10 PM   #10
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My 2013 didn't come with the remote. I thought it should have, especially since I have both, the Epic I & II packages... but was never really sure, as it wasn't listed on the options sheet.

However, for grins & giggles, I did just go out and check my generator/battery bay to look for the wireless transmitter box... and there's nothing there.

Can't say I really miss it though. As "sundancer" says above... using the Auto-Level panel when hitching/unhitching is simple enough. I just wish they'd have located it on the driver's side of the rig, instead of on the curb side.
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