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Old 09-03-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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Magnadyne G P S Problems

On my 2013 3050s everytime i go to use the gps i get an error code. I reset the unit and it works fine. I would like to update the unit, but the manual only uses windows. My computer is a mac, have contacted the company by e-mail with no response . Has anyone else had this problem and how was it solved. Keep on camping
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:32 PM   #2
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I hate the Magnadyne. Hate it.

For GPS we use instead a Verizon-powered iPad with a RAM holder that sits in a cup holder. Is awesome.


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Old 09-03-2014, 05:03 PM   #3
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This was posted a while back from magnadyne.

For any Questions you may have regarding the operation of your in dash Radio / navigation system in your XXXX Forest River Motor Home or for any mapping software upgrades, please contact the Magnadyne factory direct and ask to speak to their technical sales specialist Mark Jones or Mike Thrush at 800 638-3600.
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Here's how mine looks with iPad. This works very well for us. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-06-2014, 08:55 AM   #5
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Magnadyne- one suggestion I may make for newer models....possible angle or in a position to be able to see the screen from the drivers seat without having to move. I do not know if it is because I am 5'2" and the seat is up closer but it would be nice if it could be on something that could be angled. I bought a Garmin RV one to use in place of. Now need to find a cup holder mount that will hold the 7" screen! Like the other function of the product except for the GPS


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To update the Magnadyne, I believe you have to pull the card from the back. My dealer tells me this can only be done by removing the Magnadyne from the dash using a specific key. I just drove 9000 miles in my Sunseeker and the GPS unit failed or crashed regularly either by giving an error message and needing a reset or by shutting itself off and back on. This seemed to happen even more so if the radio station lost it's signal and searched for another. After being left in the middle of an unfamiliar city with a GPS that just shut itself off, I ended up using a hand held Garmin model that I could rely on.


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Old 09-07-2014, 12:20 PM   #7
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i will call this week on the radio, we seem to have a lot of comments on this radio. i have learned to bring an extra gps device since getting stuck in a major city with an other gps that failed,on the wrong side of the city. police helped me out with a nice ticket for being on a street with a weigh limit
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Now need to find a cup holder mount that will hold the 7" screen! Like the other function of the product except for the GPS

I really like my iPad holder from RAM Mounts. Check out their GPS mounts...
http://www.rammount.com/ramgps.htm



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1. Terrie, the angle of the display is more dictated by the Ford dash than Forest River.

2. Puzzlme: it depends. On the early models, there was a USB dongle in the back that held the SD card. On new models the GPS SD card is already in the front SD slot. Makes it a lot easier to update. No more removing the dash radio. If you do need to remove it, its just (2) U-shape removal tools on the Sunseeker. The Solera requires the dash trim to be removed.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:27 AM   #10
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radio again

made the call to mark, the company that updates the chip does not have a program for a mac. sent the chip to mark so we can update it for me, will comment back when i get it . wish i had the new one with the chip in front, well that is why we have to keep buying new
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