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Old 07-06-2019, 05:27 PM   #1
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Garmin Radio and Navigation

I have only about 2500 miles on my 2019 Valencia but canít get the volume to come up when the radio muted for navigation or Bluetooth phone calls. Seems like Iíve tried all sorts of adjustments to no avail. Can anybody tell me how these should be set? Thanks for any help.
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Gonzo,

Save yourself a bunch of frustration.

Forget about using the dash radio supplied by Renegade for navigation and use it for Bluetooth music and phone. Buy a separate Garmin, mount it where it can actually be seen when driving in daylight, without glare, and without contorting your neck.

The mech-less "radio" head unit mounted in an M2 dashboard is not all that useful because of reach issues, glare, and volume control buttons made for folks with real dainty fingers.

From much actual experience and many direct route comparisons, Garmin software is definitely a step up for route planning compared to Apple maps or Google maps. Especially for dealing with low clearance bridges along your route. Have been told the rand McNally software is good also. Apparently used by truckers.

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I have only about 2500 miles on my 2019 Valencia but canít get the volume to come up when the radio muted for navigation or Bluetooth phone calls. Seems like Iíve tried all sorts of adjustments to no avail. Can anybody tell me how these should be set? Thanks for any help.
It took about a dozen updates of the dock and hub via the Garmin Express website to get my volume working. The unit is a POS.
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Thank you. I use a Rand McNally RV GPS and have found that routing better than the Garmin when I have them both running, so I can live without routing through the Garmin. But, Iíd really like to be able to listen to the Garmin radio but be able to hear a call when it comes in over Bluetooth. I guess Iíll just have to take calls on my headset if thatís the only solution. Was just hoping I had it adjusted wrong.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:38 AM   #5
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Has anyone swapped out the Jensen/Garmin system for a better system? I would like to replace the system with something like we had in our 2018 Dutchstar, but not able to locate any dealers who will work with me.
Looking for suggestions as I agree the system is a POS! Camera goes off after a turn and I have to physically reset it, among other things like poor visibility of the screen, etc, etc.)
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I use a standalone GPS and use this unit just for camera/audio. IMHO trying to have one unit do all 3 functions is always going to be frustrating. You can fix the issue with the camera turning off. If you update the firmware and turn off the triggers for cameras 2 and 3, you can keep it on rear camera 100% of the time. Mine is set up exactly like that.

I have not come across and plug and play replacements, and again think that trying to use 1 device for all 3 functions is always going to be suboptimal.
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I turned off the trigger for 2 and 3 and plugged the camera feed into a separate monitor that I mounted up where a rear view mirror would be. I also use a separate Garmin gps that I can actually see. The only thing I use the head unit for is music.
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I have a stand alone Garmin 770 RV GPS and use the Bluetooth function on the GPS for phone calls. I Link my iPad to my sound bar on my television for music from Pandora.
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Appreciate the feedback. My biggest issue is the Camera watching the rear toad & traffic, so I like the idea of a separate monitor. I already use a separate RV GPS and it has helped us with clearance issues a few times.

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Thatís the one I got. Works just fine.
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