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  #51  
Old March 24th, 2007, 08:54 PM
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I just went to the Garmin site... they sell Topo maps on an SD card for their units... Holy shit, this is getting me super pumped! If I knew about this a week ago I probably would have bought it and installed it for the Mexico trip.

if you dig a little deeper you will find the topo maps are not compatible with the 7200. they only load into the handhelds.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 11:06 PM
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That doesn't seem to make sense. Why would they make SD cards that work on the handheld and not their other SD compatible units? I believe you; however, it just doesn't make sense. I'm going to call them on Monday and see if I can get a definitive answer from someone at Garmin.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by sheki
I just went to the Garmin site... they sell Topo maps on an SD card for their units... Holy shit, this is getting me super pumped! If I knew about this a week ago I probably would have bought it and installed it for the Mexico trip.

David,

What Garmin compatible mapping do you have in mind for Mexico ?
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Old March 25th, 2007, 09:11 PM
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Was thinking this would be better than nothing. I believe we used this on a handheld last time and it worked well. It's got to be better than staring at a blank screen. Garmin states it has limited coverage of Mexico; however, I'm hoping that it only is referring to it's POI's and not mapping. Hopefully I'll find out Monday when I call Garmin.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 10:51 PM
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What a joke. Baja and the Yucatan show "no coverage" on that Garmin coverage display.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 06:38 AM
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Yeah, only limited coverage on mainland Mexico - no coverage for Baja.

Are you interested in mainland Mexico or the Baja peninsula ?
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Old March 26th, 2007, 09:16 AM
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Baja.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 11:36 AM
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all of it! But I'll take what I can get.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 05:55 PM
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For Baja, i have used the Baja Expeditioner and Garmin worldmap.

The Expeditioner was way off in lots of areas. I have used Worldmap extensively and i really like it, i've found it to be accurate but unfortunately it lacks detail.

In Baja, i toggled between the two and that worked fairly well for me.
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Old March 28th, 2007, 08:22 AM
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I went to dinner with David last night, and got to play with the ShekiNav while the vehicle was moving. I really like where David mounted his touchscreen monitor:




The monitor is easily viewed while driving. One might think that the monitor isn't as easily viewed as a 276 mounted on top of the dash, but I'm not so sure. The ShekiNav monitor is so large that I think I can see it better in my peripheral vision than a 276 mounted on top of the dash.

So I think I'm inclined to move my 706 elsewhere and mount either the Garmin 7200 or a ShekiNav monitor on my rear window switch box.

I'll sleep on this idea but I'm eager to install the nav so I think I'll make a decision and pull the trigger fairly soon.
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Old March 28th, 2007, 10:01 AM
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That's going to look hideous. I hope you are going to do more than just mount it there.
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Old March 28th, 2007, 11:12 AM
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Man, have some faith.
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Old March 28th, 2007, 12:43 PM
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Iv'e been runnin' on empty lately, bring it back home John. I've got a real urge to come down to the shop for a few things in the next week or two. I'd love to see your dash in person so I could get the ideas going. It's been years since I sat in it.

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Old March 29th, 2007, 01:35 PM
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Old March 29th, 2007, 01:53 PM
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Oh my
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Old March 29th, 2007, 01:55 PM
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Love the CB and the iPod cradle.

However, I don't understand the extra headlight switch mounted to the starboard side of the steering column:




Why mount the extra headlight switch in that position when there's a perfectly good factory position for it on the steering column already?:


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Old March 29th, 2007, 02:03 PM
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Scratch that.

A better question is why bother using the Genuine Part at all if one is going to mount it incorrectly and then mount a console with toggle switches right beside it? A 1997 Defender headlight switch is $130. A three-position toggle is $5.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 02:09 PM
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Just to add to the nav options:




George is offering these parts for only $80.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 08:41 PM
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Love the wood dash insert.


Now... is that a stainless steel sippy cup on the driver-side?
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Old March 30th, 2007, 06:51 AM
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You can also get these from that same vendor;

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Old March 30th, 2007, 07:11 AM
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Love the CB and the iPod cradle.


Wow. The horror.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 10:36 AM
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Old March 30th, 2007, 10:58 AM
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Another sweet kit:


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Old March 30th, 2007, 11:00 AM
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And another:




Homeboy's hat reminds me of an iPod ad.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 11:07 AM
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Perfect, here is a place to mount that big Navi Screen

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