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Old 12-22-2015, 12:53 AM   #121
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I was one of the lucky ones and got the free update and it is a pretty screen and larger than the Garmin Nuvi, but yes it's clunky.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:08 PM   #122
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I've got the VM9728BT in my new 3051. I've contacted Naviextras to get the free update. They said the unit was activated in April of 2015 and obviously beyond the 30 day update window. They asked for proof of purchase. I just bought the MH a week and a half ago so I sent them a copy of the bill of sale to prove I just took ownership. No response since Sunday and I've sent them two follow up emails. Anyone got a phone number to call?
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:33 PM   #123
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I've got the VM9728BT in my new 3051. I've contacted Naviextras to get the free update. They said the unit was activated in April of 2015 and obviously beyond the 30 day update window. They asked for proof of purchase. I just bought the MH a week and a half ago so I sent them a copy of the bill of sale to prove I just took ownership. No response since Sunday and I've sent them two follow up emails. Anyone got a phone number to call?
Forget about calling them, they are in Hungary!
It took about 2 or 3 days to get the email response, then I just went online to naviextras.com and it was all set up for a 7 day period to update. Check Naviextras. Most of us had to use a larger capacity MicroSD card to get all the update. The one it came with was not enough. Good Luck and enjoy the Forester!
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:47 PM   #124
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We have a Garmin Nuvi that we've used in our old MH and other vehicles. We'll probably use it in the new unit even though it has the 7020. So far in the limited time I've tinkered with the Jensen, I've been disappointed with it..

If Jensen/Naviextra's wants that much for an update, I'll update it, all right. With a different brand.

Interesting thread!
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:55 PM   #125
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Make sure they have checked the brakes! Left my dealer with our PT 325rres without brakes! I was told the electric to the brakes was checked but I found that the brake pads weren't even hitting the drums. The trailer could easily push you into trouble,possibly fatal! Just a thought
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:15 PM   #126
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We have a Garmin Nuvi that we've used in our old MH and other vehicles. We'll probably use it in the new unit even though it has the 7020. So far in the limited time I've tinkered with the Jensen, I've been disappointed with it..

If Jensen/Naviextra's wants that much for an update, I'll update it, all right. With a different brand.

Interesting thread!
I'm doing the same thing. My Garmin Nuvi on the dashboard is much easier to see without taking my eyes off the road and looking down into the dash to see the Jensen unit. The Garmin is also much easier to use and seems to be much more accurate. My Jensen unit is for playing music while on the road, Garmin will tell me where to go.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:23 PM   #127
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I'm doing the same thing. My Garmin Nuvi on the dashboard is much easier to see without taking my eyes off the road and looking down into the dash to see the Jensen unit. The Garmin is also much easier to use and seems to be much more accurate. My Jensen unit is for playing music while on the road, Garmin will tell me where to go.
I agree Fred. I setup up both and primarily use the Garmin Nuvi, which advises me of FREE updates. I never touch the Jensen once we hit the road. It seems to default to a larger scale view so I don't have to adjust the Garmin. I was surprised that both were within a few miles and ETA of each other coming home from Quartzsite. Going was another story. Garmin was right on and Jensen was 1 hr longer and 65+ miles??? I hope JovialJeeper got his update.
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:00 AM   #128
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Make sure they have checked the brakes! Left my dealer with our PT 325rres without brakes! I was told the electric to the brakes was checked but I found that the brake pads weren't even hitting the drums. The trailer could easily push you into trouble,possibly fatal! Just a thought

What's this got to do with navigation or forester motor homes? You might want to repost in the trailer section!
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:40 AM   #129
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Interesting coffee read this moring. Could the delivery drivers to the dealers be activating the GPSs ?

Looking at late spring, or early summer to order a Forester, and I will be checking this out prior signing!
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:22 PM   #130
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Interesting coffee read this moring. Could the delivery drivers to the dealers be activating the GPSs ?

Looking at late spring, or early summer to order a Forester, and I will be checking this out prior signing!
Not a big issue anymore now that we know how to get them. I believe some one told me that activation occurs when the radio installation is complete and all functions are tested. I had to send in documentation of the sale and that I was the end user within 30 days. The Bill of sale is to long and has information that's none of their business. They accepted a copy of the dealer to Forest River warranty form as proof of my purchase. Good luck!
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