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Old 12-06-2012, 11:47 AM   #29
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They were avalable at Camping World, about the only other thing, GPS has be avalable for public use since I was born in 1983 , was ceased in 1990 because of the war and back avalable in 1993, before 2000 it was not as accurate as today and thats why there was not many "portable" units I think the accuracy was 100 meters before 2000, to now its to 3 meters

I must ask, You have a Scarab??? I have been looking to trade up my Stingray for a V8 one, 50MPH and no V8 rumble dont cut it
StingRay - very nice The Scarab name came from my last boat (and maybe a boat in my future)...I currently have a Wellcraft Express Cruiser - w/full salon/full head/V berth/king sized mid-bunk, etc. It has much more room when off shore and is much nicer for weekending on the river...still goes pretty fast but still able to trailer it, albeit a rather large trailer

To stay on-topic - the GPS on my boat (Garmin combo - depth finder/mapping/fish finder) is on a solid mount above the instrument cluster. Suction cup mounts just don't cut it on a boat
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Mine is in the radio. It also does the backup camera.
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I have the Rand McNally 7710, (7") and I have it mounted on the drivers side window. I have it close enough to touch, (a little reach) and it seems to work fine. I use use the supplied suction cup mounting.
X2, mounted our 7710 on driver's side window. Works fine.
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The so called Bean Bag works best for us! That way we can move it to the Toad once we get to where we are going!

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See post 18 here RM 7710 Mount?
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StingRay - very nice The Scarab name came from my last boat (and maybe a boat in my future)...I currently have a Wellcraft Express Cruiser - w/full salon/full head/V berth/king sized mid-bunk, etc. It has much more room when off shore and is much nicer for weekending on the river...still goes pretty fast but still able to trailer it, albeit a rather large trailer

To stay on-topic - the GPS on my boat (Garmin combo - depth finder/mapping/fish finder) is on a solid mount above the instrument cluster. Suction cup mounts just don't cut it on a boat

Yea no thred hijacking but I had a 19' Welcraft bowrider before
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:36 PM   #35
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We mounted a 4x4 glass tile on a piece of wood 5x5-epoxied it then bolted to wooden tray on motor cover-Suction cup really sticks well on glass tile-easy to take off to reprogram-Should of taken a picture when I finished it -Works good-Rich
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the hyper-interactive model sits in the passenger seat.
It seems to work out better there than sitting on the dash.
where "IT" can block my vision


I just couldn't resist

the small screen unit uses a weights bag mount thingy and pretty much stays put on the flat areas
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Mine is portable so I can take it to the Toad.
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We've not been motorhomeing long enough for me to be comfortable trying to drive and look at or input data uno the gps We have te 7" model and it sits atop the cb on the dash more tothe navigators side,or if going through traffic she may hold it
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My Palazzo diesel pusher has a small compartment right below the in-dash radio/camera monitor. For me this pocket wasn't going to get used for much so I decided to mount my Magellan 7" GPS there. (Note-I had a 2004 Hurricane front engine gasser before and mounted it in the same location). The base of the pocket is very thin so you wouldnt be able to screw anything to it and the suction cup wont stay adhered to it either.

I made a simple mount for it. I used the ball/swivel arm from the mounting kit that came with the GPS. I screwed this to a small (4" x 4" approximately) piece of plexiglass. I then used silicone adhesive to glue the plexiglass piece to the base of the pocket. I took my time and got the mount centered in the pocket and protruding out just enough to allow me to angle the display backwards, but still access the on-off switch and to unscrew the ball mount if I want to remove the GPS unit.

I wanted it to look factory so I didn't want the power cord to plug in to one of the power points on the dash. I drilled a hole in the back of the pocket large enough to pass the front connector on the power cord through from the backside (surprisingly easy to access on this coach). I then used a $6 Walmart 12v socket to plug the power cord in to. I wired the 12v socket to an ignition switched hot wire and the negative wire to chassis ground. This way there is no power cord visible, when you start the coach the GPS automatically comes on, and it automatically shuts off after a short delay when you turn the coach off. You do have the option in the GPS setup to set the turn off delay to 10 minutes, 20 minutes, never, etc. Note-Do NOT cut off the cigarette light plug on the GPS cord and hard wire it directly to the coach 12V. There is a little voltage regulator circuit built inside of that plug, if you remove it and hard wire directly you will blow up the GPS unit. Dont ask me how I know this

It is still very easy to remove the unit to store it or use it in another vehicle, though you will need another power cord and mount for it.

The pictures are from straight ahead in the aisle and from the drivers seat. I rarely have a need for programming the unit while in flight and dont feel like I take my eyes off the road any more by having it in this location that I might when glancing at the camera to change lanes, etc. I usually rely more on the voice prompts than I do looking at it anyways.
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