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Old 02-01-2021, 10:55 AM   #1
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On an M2, what kind of dash mount should I get to hold a mid size iPad displaying Bluefire?

How about one of the newer Garmin GPSs?
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On an M2, what kind of dash mount should I get to hold a mid size iPad displaying Bluefire?

How about one of the newer Garmin GPSs?
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My new Garmin DEZL OTR800 (same as RV 890 w/ different POIs) came with a dash mount that screws into the plastic. It has a foamy base that conforms to the curvature of the dash. Other than putting holes in the dash I'm happy with that mount. The hold is secure and I like using Garmin's magnetic interface between the mount and the unit itself.
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My new Garmin DEZL OTR800 (same as RV 890 w/ different POIs) came with a dash mount that screws into the plastic. It has a foamy base that conforms to the curvature of the dash. Other than putting holes in the dash I'm happy with that mount. The hold is secure and I like using Garmin's magnetic interface between the mount and the unit itself.
As with the DEZL OTR800, the RV890 also came with a foamy base. I chose not to use it and instead went with the RAM hardware. I used a 3" extension to bring the GPS unit closer to the driver and lower while mounting the base with metal backing plate onto the top of the dash. This allowed more windshield visibility.

I also like the mag mount and 8" screen of this GPS unit. This makes configuring easier from anywhere within the motorhome or campsite. Also, I can pull it off and hand it to my wife to peruse for a point of interest or campground while we are on the road.
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I used a RAM roller mount attached to the cubby box above the drivers seat. I also have my TPMS mounted up there too. You could use the same RAM roller base and mount to the dash using a RAM ball and arm. The RAM roller mount is easy to pop the iPad out if you want it for other things.
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I used a RAM roller mount attached to the cubby box above the drivers seat. I also have my TPMS mounted up there too. You could use the same RAM roller base and mount to the dash using a RAM ball and arm. The RAM roller mount is easy to pop the iPad out if you want it for other things.
I did a similar thing mounting a monitor above the drivers seat.
I did not use a RAM roller mount because the monitor is a different wide aspect ratio and it's a permanent display of the side and rear cameras. I made up custom brackets that attached to the cubby box and also anchored into the metal above the cubby. It's a split screen displaying all camera video full time. My BlueFire Android tablet is mounted on the Build5 Fabrication floor console with a RAM ball mount cradle.
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Where did you get the wide monitor? Model number?
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WOW

I do not know what to say about the details and slick thought that I see in the photos. I have not read the text yet but I am impressed! How'd you get the permanent display working on the cameras? really nice stuff!
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I do not know what to say about the details and slick thought that I see in the photos. I have not read the text yet but I am impressed! How'd you get the permanent display working on the cameras? really nice stuff!
I can describe how I did mine (2014 Explorer) which originally had all cameras feeding into a Voyager CSW5007Q control module which is mounted behind the dash panel on the passenger side. This Voyager also had a remote control that allowed you to select which camera input would be fed to the radio screen.

To get around cutting and splicing wires, I got Voyager adapter cables (part #31300006) to convert the proprietary Voyager connector to RCA type composite video so I could reroute the video signals to the new split-screen monitor and feed 12 volts directly to the cameras when the ignition is on.

I chose to put the camera video monitor overhead to get it closer to my face and in this location it is safer to glance up while driving.
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That overhead display is awesome!
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I am curious what that display is on the ipad, looks like a gauge cluster?
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I am curious what that display is on the ipad, looks like a gauge cluster?
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Thank you!
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The Dash is great on the Blue Fire!

I do have one question, where did you get the W I D E display for the cameras?
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