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Old 10-25-2013, 12:09 AM   #11
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I'm actually glad that they don't put a unit in the dash. Most of the in-dash GPS units are outdated so quickly that it doesn't make much sense to have a GPS that is outdated. For the few hundred dollars that a portable unit costs you are better off to get a Rand or a Garmin and just use that. Always be aware that GPS units are prone to bad info and know where you are going BEFORE you leave.

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Ed, I agree! We had an in dash GPS with our 2008 Chevy Tahoe LTZ and it was almost worthless for navigation compared to aftermarket units. Outdated maps and really poor features. As an option I think it was in the $1,000 range!
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:37 AM   #12
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I also use a garmin and attach it to the left side cockpit with the provided suction cup. Works great and I have a clear view of it. The main reason I would not want the in-dash is because I utilize my camera while towing my toad for judging when vehicles are clear and also so I know it's riding good. Especially in turns, I like to ensure my toad isn't going to hit a curb or something else...
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:27 AM   #13
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We replaced our in dash unit with a Kenwood DNX 890HD. This has been a fantastic unit. It is GPS, DVD, Sirius, Bluetooth, I-pod, and I-phone ready. It has the ability to use all 3 cameras and the screen tilts to your setting to minimize glare. We replaced the overhead speakers with some good ones for a great sound. My wife has the new RV GPS on her side and I now have the dash one. Rarely do they agree. You can't beat an old fashioned paper map!
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:45 AM   #14
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I know that this is dated, but...


Does anyone know what is the factory GPS (brand/model) in-dash unit that was optionally available in 2014 400BH?


The one without GPS is Jensen JRV212T. I wander if Jensen NAV104 GPS ADD-IN can be added to it.


Also, I could not find if Jensen JRV212T has Bluetooth phone connectivity.


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Old 12-09-2014, 11:51 AM   #15
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I know that this is dated, but...


Does anyone know what is the factory GPS (brand/model) in-dash unit that was optionally available in 2014 400BH?


The one without GPS is Jensen JRV212T. I wander if Jensen NAV104 GPS ADD-IN can be added to it.


Also, I could not find if Jensen JRV212T has Bluetooth phone connectivity.


Thanks,
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If I were going to get a after market GPS, I would consider this unit:
http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-760LMT-.../ref=pd_cp_e_0

Specifically designed for the RV'er and comes with free lifetime map updates!
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:18 PM   #16
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Thanks for the reply,


I think that this is a great one-to-one replacement: Magnadyne M4-LCD
(Magnadyne M4-LCD) with all the same functions such as rear view and turn signal activated cameras, GPS, Bluetooth, SD, USB, etc.... I am just trying to exercise less expensive options as this one runs $600-$800, as Jensen NAV104 GPS ADD-IN runs about $130 on Amazon. I really don't want to have separate GPS and especially separate Bluetooth module as I'd want to have GPS take over radio or a phone call if I need take hear directions.


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Old 12-09-2014, 03:47 PM   #17
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I'm a little late to this thread, but I have a 2015 Berk that came with the indash GPS and it is SSooooooo worthless.

I mount a Rand McNally GPS to my window.
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Old 12-09-2014, 03:52 PM   #18
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Kenny,


What make / model is your factory unit? What did you not like about it?


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Old 12-09-2014, 04:17 PM   #19
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I have a Garmin that mounts to my left side window, works great. I also have the FGS (Female Guidance System) in the passenger seat. That system normally fails
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The later usually functions well unless it has to multitask. Simultaneous engagement of phone and guidance systems yields about 95% failure rate.
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