Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-11-2015, 10:45 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Eagle Wisconsin
Posts: 237
External GPS

Help, need to know where to place my gar in GPS so that I don't keep loosing sat signal. I have a 2014 3010 with the megadyne radio, and that GPS just plains Sucks. Bought a Garmin to use on our month long road trip and so far I have to place it on the driver side door window to maintain sat signal any help is really appreciated.


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forumsr
__________________

__________________
rekwiat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2015, 10:52 PM   #2
Rivnut
 
Rivnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Monterey, TN cumberland Plateau
Posts: 157
gar GPS

Mine sits in a holder the mounts into the dash vent, right under the windshield. Gets good reception. No reason to place in side window.
__________________

__________________
Rivnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2015, 09:09 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 48
GPS

I mounted my Garmin on dash and works fine. What a shame We need the Garmin with the high dollar Jensen mounted in the dash. This thing is the most people unfriendly thing I have tried to use. Also when the sun is bright, I cannot see the screen at all and the Garmin is bright and easy to use.

J. V.
__________________
2015 Sunseeker 3050s
15 Years Full Timing
Now own Sticks and Bricks
J. V. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2015, 09:10 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Gaylord, MI
Posts: 156
Mine sits on top of dash.
__________________
biznsa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2015, 11:18 AM   #5
Love My Sunseeker
 
DXSMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 788
Quote:
Originally Posted by J. V. View Post
I mounted my Garmin on dash and works fine. What a shame We need the Garmin with the high dollar Jensen mounted in the dash. This thing is the most people unfriendly thing I have tried to use. Also when the sun is bright, I cannot see the screen at all and the Garmin is bright and easy to use.

J. V.
Speaking of not seeing the screen, I just had to get REAL glasses for the first time (not just reading glasses) due to age, and I got the Progressive lenses. Try looking at that screen through Progressive lenses! You see all the "layers" of the screen.

The Magnadyne has too much information to process on the screen. Plus, you can't "mute" the radio and still hear GPS directions. If you mute the radio, you mute the directions. When I'm driving in a large city, I need to have NO DISTRACTIONS except to hear the GPS.

It's a good idea to have a backup portable GPS in case the Magnadyne fails for some reason.

I keep fearing the Magnadyne will fail on DVD's.... sometimes it sounds like it's GRINDING.
__________________
JJ only, my cat went to Rainbow Bridge July 2015

I love my Sunseeker, when I'm on a trip I don't wanna go home!!!"

Total days camping each year: AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!
DXSMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2015, 11:36 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
hammer55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: central valley, california
Posts: 455
glasses

I have progressive lenses and not a problem, not sure about yours, they take a little getting use to but never had the problem your talking about, if it persists, and is not something that it is the"getting use to part", take them back and have them checked, just saying, It is just my experience with them over the past 16 or 17 years

Quote:
Originally Posted by DXSMac View Post
Speaking of not seeing the screen, I just had to get REAL glasses for the first time (not just reading glasses) due to age, and I got the Progressive lenses. Try looking at that screen through Progressive lenses! You see all the "layers" of the screen.


The Magnadyne has too much information to process on the screen. Plus, you can't "mute" the radio and still hear GPS directions. If you mute the radio, you mute the directions. When I'm driving in a large city, I need to have NO DISTRACTIONS except to hear the GPS.

It's a good idea to have a backup portable GPS in case the Magnadyne fails for some reason.

I keep fearing the Magnadyne will fail on DVD's.... sometimes it sounds like it's GRINDING.
__________________
Mark & Annie
2014 COACHMEN PURSUIT 27 KB
Modesto, Central California
hammer55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2015, 01:24 PM   #7
GM
 
bclemens's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elkhart, IN
Posts: 7,098
Quote:
Originally Posted by DXSMac View Post
Plus, you can't "mute" the radio and still hear GPS directions. If you mute the radio, you mute the directions. When I'm driving in a large city, I need to have NO DISTRACTIONS except to hear the GPS.
GRINDING.
Not completely accurate. If you have the source to Bluetooth and have nothing connected...or AV1, there is no audio, but the GPS directions still play.
__________________
PLEASE do not send questions via Private Message. Post questions in the forum as a new thread so that other users can benefit from the answers. Use Private Messages for sensitive information only. Our owners manuals are available online and via iPhone/Android Apps. http://www.dynamaxcorp.com/OnlineManual.aspx
bclemens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2015, 06:02 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 48
GPS

There are several options on screen colors on the Jensen for day or night. I cannot find any bright enough to use on sunny days. The co-pilot can get close and make out the map, but no use for the driver. Again the Garman is bright and clear.

J. V.
__________________
2015 Sunseeker 3050s
15 Years Full Timing
Now own Sticks and Bricks
J. V. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2015, 08:58 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 44
Not sure what model you have, the Garmin Nuvi 750 I used to have (before someone thought they needed it more than I did) had a port for a corded auxiliary antenna. It was a brass "hole" about 1/8" in diameter set in the top of the device. It allowed you to put the antenna in a window or like I did, out the rear slider and on top of the truck.
__________________
2011 8314 BSS Rockwood Signature Ultralite
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad-cab SLT
Makoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2015, 09:19 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 956
IMO nothing comes close to a Garmin in ease of use, functionality, or map availability. I use Nuvis in my car, truck, RV, snowmobile, ATV, and offroad motorcycle.
__________________

__________________
ATVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 AM.