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#11085507 - 09/05/15 05:54 PM terrova remote issues
Bobby Milam Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2786
Loc: Arlington
Well it happened. Was at the lake alone and used the spot lock while I retrieved the trailer. Once back, the remote would not steer it back. It actually became unlocked and floated away. It had been a little unresponsive earlier in the day.

Figured out was a bad battery so today I put a new one in. I found that sometimes pushing the buttons to steer, it would not turn then occasionally a few seconds later it would make a big steering change. Stepped into a friend's boat and spot locked it a few feet away. When I tried to retrieve it, the remote would not work. Once it unlocked spot lock and was able to relock it but no other functions would work. I was less than 20 Ft away with no obstructions.

Anyone had this issue before? I assume that it will be the remote but it could possibly be the unit having issues receiving the signal. I should still have a couple months left on the warranty and will contact them next week but afraid because it is intermittent, they might have problems diagnosing.

#11085538 - 09/05/15 06:19 PM Re: terrova remote issues [Re: Bobby Milam]
lenahorse Online   content
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Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 3904
Loc: Cash, Texas
clean all remote contacts in the battery compartment, we do monthly and all problems went away, polish both sides of battery on your jeans

Edited by lenahorse (09/05/15 06:20 PM)
Fishing on Texoma

#11085587 - 09/05/15 07:03 PM Re: terrova remote issues [Re: Bobby Milam]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2786
Loc: Arlington
ok will try it. thanks

#11091523 - 09/09/15 07:19 AM Re: terrova remote issues [Re: Bobby Milam]
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Registered: 03/26/15
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Loc: Jack County
My Riptide ST does that some. I can be in the back of the boat and get no response with a clear line of sight. I will try the contact cleaning as well. I'm not impressed with it so far.


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