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Old 02-28-2018, 09:16 AM   #1
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High Tech Gadgets?

I am an IT Project Manager so in my 1978 MCI Coach Conversion am going to HAVE to leverage some high tech gear somewhere...

Cameras on all 4 sides, Sirius Radio system, inside/outside radio, maybe a fold up TV stand or a pop up one...

What kind of cool tech have you guys used in your conversions? I need ideas...
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:25 AM   #2
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It's cool that you have maintained a solid hobby interest in tech gadgets.

I used to be a gadget freak. Then 30 years of IT it all turned into work. I am envious of people who have the ability to turn a hobby into a job and continue to enjoy it as a hobby.
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:35 AM   #3
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my digital dash... and the J1939 protocol translation converter whuich gives me better transmission control.

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Old 02-28-2018, 09:40 AM   #4
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my digital dash... and the J1939 protocol translation converter whuich gives me better transmission control.

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All that tech and you're using binder clips? I love the juxtaposition of high and low tech!
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:44 AM   #5
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WOW! Very Tech! --- Lots of info at a glance there pardner! And knowing your capabilities... I'm guessing it can do double duty as an Xbox or at the very least, satellite TV receiver with live radar weather coverage.

Excellent!
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:00 AM   #6
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WOW! Very Tech! --- Lots of info at a glance there pardner! And knowing your capabilities... I'm guessing it can do double duty as an Xbox or at the very least, satellite TV receiver with live radar weather coverage.

Excellent!
I have live weather radar on my GPS.
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:12 AM   #7
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I have live weather radar on my GPS.
I stick an ipad mini over on the left which has the cellular modem in it (doesnt have to be activated). so it has a GPS chip.. I use it for GPS and live radar.. the Weather underground app is awesome because you can create overlays of various types.. winds, temperatures, precip, etc...

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I stick an ipad mini over on the left which has the cellular modem in it (doesnt have to be activated). so it has a GPS chip.. I use it for GPS and live radar.. the Weather underground app is awesome because you can create overlays of various types.. winds, temperatures, precip, etc...

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I may do similar with a spare Galaxy Tab I have. I set mine up on the GPS because it was for my motorcycle and there is limited space.

Same unit (Garmin Zumo 665) also has SiriusXM.

One advantage is that I do not need data reception for it all to work. It works everywhere.
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I may do similar with a spare Galaxy Tab I have. I set mine up on the GPS because it was for my motorcycle and there is limited space.

Same unit (Garmin Zumo 665) also has SiriusXM.

One advantage is that I do not need data reception for it all to work. It works everywhere.
with the right apps you dont need data reception for the ipad either.. obviously weather radar does.. your garmin may get its weather from SXM if you are subscribed to Travel-Link. . my trucker GPS is co-pilot Truck and it is an offline GPS.. I download the maps into it and it can run without data unless i want traffic live, which then I need to have a WiFi Hotspot turned on.. I think SXM travel link gets its traffic through satellite.. in general i like the Garmin. devices over some of the others ive had, since i always have data going anyway I started using my ipad mini.
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Oh sure...weather is easy for you techies. But I want to see a Grand Theft Auto overlay on my GPS!
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