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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-06-2015, 16:45 Thread Starter
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Radio/Sat Nav

When the MH arrives from the factory it will not have a radio fitted.

I am getting confused looking at all the options, can someone put me straight please.

Can I have a Radio/CD/Sat Nav and rear view camera all on the same system,
or do I have the camera on a separate screen?

Also where is the best place to go and look and get good advice. I tried Halfords but the girl I spoke to did not seem very clued up.The dealers fit Blaupunkt radios which seem very expensive.

Any thoughts please.
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Yes. I have seen them in RVs. I think they are Pioneer. The screen flips out. But just think when one bit don't work?

Like this.......................
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pioneer-AV...item566d2b4fbc

another one...............................
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pioneer-Av...item2800c44ccf

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Yes. I have seen them in RVs. I think they are Pioneer. The screen flips out. But just think when one bit don't work?

Like this.......................
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pioneer-AV...item566d2b4fbc

another one...............................
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pioneer-Av...item2800c44ccf

Ray.
Thanks Ray,

I do not know what I am talking about so, what would the option be - a radio/cd, and a sat nav, and a reversing camera and would that mean 3 different screens. Could I have one screen that they would all plug into?

I hate going out to buy things when I have little knowledge of what I am looking for.
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Thanks Ray,

I do not know what I am talking about so, what would the option be - a radio/cd, and a sat nav, and a reversing camera and would that mean 3 different screens. Could I have one screen that they would all plug into?

I hate going out to buy things when I have little knowledge of what I am looking for.
Pioneer do a 6" screen I think and it will cover all those you mentioned all on the one fixed screen , it will fit in the double din unit in your dash , the sat nav will be the dominating one , if it's a coachbuilt you may find the screen affected by reflections around the cab , at present mine is fitted to a Hymer and I fitted a sunshield works great .
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Just about to purchase a double din radio from a jeep guy as I have one allready in my Jeep Grand Cherokee and it's a beaut works well

Radio an 6 disk cd changer that play's MP3s as well as a sat nav and reversing screen all rolled into one

If that's any help


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Personally I'd never commit to a head unit that included a Sat Nav, as the technology / maps etc change so you may well be left with something obsolescent. Stand-alone Sat Nav units are easier to chuck in the bin or flog on eBay. CDs have just about had their day, so ability to plug in an MP3 or pair a bluetooth device would be higher up my list. I can't remember the last time I put a real CD in an in-car or in-van CD player.

All-in-one solutions are great space-savers, but have obsolescence written all over them - remember the music center? Anyone still got one?
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I still got three VHS recorders Morph.

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Personally I'd never commit to a head unit that included a Sat Nav, as the technology / maps etc change so you may well be left with something obsolescent. Stand-alone Sat Nav units are easier to chuck in the bin or flog on eBay. CDs have just about had their day, so ability to plug in an MP3 or pair a bluetooth device would be higher up my list. I can't remember the last time I put a real CD in an in-car or in-van CD player.

All-in-one solutions are great space-savers, but have obsolescence written all over them - remember the music center? Anyone still got one?
Had my pioneer 5 yrs still doing the job , map updates a dodle ,plays cd , dvd , bluetooth , phone , sd card usb socket . Had my Garmin sat nav 7yrs ,plays music from sd card map upgrades paid lifetime still does everything that is needed from a sat nav , no need to change just for the sake of getting the newest gadget out there .
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OK, point taken. Maybe it's just me. I've always been a hi fi separates kinda guy....
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I'm with Morph on this one, buy a decent in dash radio/MP3/Bluetooth device and a stand alone sat nav. Many of the built in satnavs can only be updated via a (very expensive) DVD whereas most stand alones now come with free lifetime map updates via your laptop.

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