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Old 08-30-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
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05 MADP GPS & IPad mount suggestions

We have a 2005 MADP and we're going on our first trip south in a month and a half i.e Canada to Florida. We have a Garmin 5' display GPS (auto version) and I have the Rand McNally RV App on my IPad. I've seen RVs with GPS and other devices bolted to the dashboard and top of console. I'll do that if I have to but thought I'd see what other options have been used. Using the iPad GPS App will be new for us and I look forward to the larger screen and RV specific information available. Mounts have to be solid but flexible for viewing and to prevent dropping to the floor. I kinda like the idea of a gooseneck mount somehow for the iPad to allow adjustment to avoid glare etc. Suggestions? Here's a pic of our dash area. Sorry bout the glare.
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We have a 2005 MADP and we're going on our first trip south in a month and a half i.e Canada to Florida. We have a Garmin 5' display GPS (auto version) and I have the Rand McNally RV App on my IPad. I've seen RVs with GPS and other devices bolted to the dashboard and top of console. I'll do that if I have to but thought I'd see what other options have been used. Using the iPad GPS App will be new for us and I look forward to the larger screen and RV specific information available. Mounts have to be solid but flexible for viewing and to prevent dropping to the floor. I kinda like the idea of a gooseneck mount somehow for the iPad to allow adjustment to avoid glare etc. Suggestions? Here's a pic of our dash area. Sorry bout the glare.
Go to the Ram Mounts web site and look around. They have IPad specific mounts. You should be able to come up with a setup that will work in your situation.
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I bought the ram mount for the ipad and have been using it for a two week trip we are on and it works perfect it has a suction cup mount and I put it on the side window it's out of the way but also close I think you will like it happy travels
We also just purchased a 2005 MADP and love it !
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:45 AM   #4
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Dash radio

I want to upgrade my electronics situation as well. I have an 03 MA with the same dash set up and the motorized panasonic radio. I want to replace that with something with todays connectivity. I do not want to start bolting and screwing things to the dash. Just waiting and trying to figure out the best single din mounting system that has camera inputs, Bluetooth for phone calls, music streaming, Nav and dvd functionality and eliminating the broken 6 disc changer up in the cabinet as we didnt really use it anyway. I will check with silverleaf to see if they can input into any of these units for viewing with out a separate computer. Trying to research the high line coaches to see how they are integrating these systems. Right now looking at Pioneer, Kenwood, Rosen etc. The original Panasonic is a very high quality piece just doesnt have todays technology in it. There are also alot of cheap units out there( Soundstream) claiming to have everything in them. It would be nice to be able to play dvds from the dash radio on the main tv without having to go up in the cabinets. Wondering what anybody else has done and the results they achieved or didn't. Pioneer literally came out with APP Radio last week.
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