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Best Nav System for in the Tundra! Now how to mount it?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by gosolo, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Dec 27, 2016 at 1:11 PM
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    So I got back to work today and I got a Christmas present from the company, a $500 gift card to use at Amazon.com. I was already thinking about getting a nav system, so now I will!

    I want good, up to date topo-maps. I don't mind the road conditions and stuff, but that is not my priority. Marked forest roads and trails are more important to me.

    Anybody with first hand knowledge or experience please give me a shout!
     
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    Thank you!
     
  4. Dec 27, 2016 at 1:31 PM
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    Garmin products. There are boatloads of maps available online to load, and Open Street Maps play nice on Garmins.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2016 at 3:22 PM
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    I have had Garmin , Tom Tom, and Magellan. I keep going back to Garmin. Easiest to use, and in my opinion and experience, just better overall.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2016 at 3:38 PM
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    +1 on Garmin!
     
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  8. Dec 27, 2016 at 4:34 PM
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    I've had good experiences so far with garmins and am leaning that direction. I have one really capable hand held called an Oregon that lets you insert regional data cards with 15min Topo maps.
    So far I've not been able to find out if the big screen automobile navigation models are compatible with the Topo cards or down loads. If so, that would resolve the question!
     
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  9. Dec 27, 2016 at 5:03 PM
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    I'm far from an expert(I only have 7 Garmins), but what I know from reading several GPS forums, that would be a 'no'.
     
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  10. Dec 27, 2016 at 5:39 PM
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    That's a bummer, life sure has some awkward twists and turns. Somehow I guess I will cope with this.
     
  11. Dec 27, 2016 at 7:55 PM
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    Buy an iPad mini with a ram mount and download the leadnav app for Offroad maps. For onroad maps, there are plenty of apps available for free and with the iPad wifi, the gps is still active even without a cell signal.

    At the end of the day, you still have an iPad to use inside your truck that doubles as entertainment and navigation. You should be able to cover all of that with a $500 gift card.

    You're welcome!
     
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  12. Dec 28, 2016 at 1:26 AM
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    If your wanting an in car navigation without an additional unit can't you just download scout gps app. that will work through your phone but still display in your truck. That's what I have been using, sometimes it does give stupid directions but for the most part seems to work well. I do keep a spare garmin with me just incase that has topo maps on it.
     
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  13. Dec 28, 2016 at 1:41 AM
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    Do you have a link to what you are referring to? And how does your GPA link to your phone and your truck?
     
  14. Dec 28, 2016 at 2:34 AM
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    I don't know enough about the tundras yet to tell you what years it will work on but I have a 2016 sr5 with the trd package no gps on the truck unit.
    heres the link to the gps app on google app store. make sure its the one with the circle with the arrow in it. the other scout ones don't work.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.telenav.app.android.scout4cars&hl=en

    after I downloaded it I just started the app when my phone was connected to the car and it installed on the console. once I did that I could make a custom screen to have the gps on the home screen and type locations into the search option. you can set home and work look back at previous found locations and such. one thing to note is you need to have the app active on your phone for it to work on the console otherwise you get a tether error. I think you can actually pay to download maps not sure how this affects the functionality with the guidance system yet still haven't tried it. But it is a free app.
     
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    Do you put that mount on the little rubber mat on the dash and don't have any problems with it moving? I have been looking for a mount but don't like the window cups.
     
  17. Dec 28, 2016 at 3:07 AM
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    I place it there and it also will not slip if you place it on the dash. I sometimes place it on the big center arm counsel when I don't want it front and center.

    It is surprising how it doesn't move.
     
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    Our Z did not come with navigation and the dash has some serious slope to it yet the friction mount works there too. If you want pictures I can give you some later today.
     
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    yeah post up some picks so I can drool over it I like Zs
     
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    I'll get pics of it in both vehicles.
     
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  22. Dec 28, 2016 at 4:42 AM
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    This response has been great! I now have several avenues in need of more research. Thanks to everyone for the ideas.
    If the scout gps app won't work I'll probably go with the iPad mini idea. My truck is a '15 Pro which is built on the SR5 platform.
     
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    I have used Garmin for pushing 20 years on boats, cars and ATV. They are my go to. Amazing how many off pavement roads are shown. I just ordered the Proclip mount because I don't like using the windshield and New Orleans streets are like being off pavement making bean bag mounts ineffective. FYI I have factory navigation but still use my Garmin Nuvi.
     
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    I am looking for topographic maps showing contour lines and elevations. I am not sure, but this does not seem to be an option on any Garmin except the hand-helds. I have one of the best of these that Garmin makes (called an Oregon) but want a bigger screen for the truck showing these maps. Streets and rd conditions are not the goal. Its nice stuff but not what I'm after. I wonder why Garmin does not make units that do both? or, do they? I may call them direct and ask.
     
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    This App does not mention any access to topo maps. You mention a, "spare Garmin... that has topo maps on it" is this a hand held? or a big screen unit?
     
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    I have an add-on Wisconsin topo map plugged in a couple of my Garmins.
     
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    I missed the topo need. I don't think Garmin does what you want at least not "stock". You might try the overlanding sites like Expedition Portal. Those guys would be a good place to find info like this.
     
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    I had to drive the Z to work today so the first two pictures show the Garmin on the dash and the dash has a serious angle. Now to be fair the throttle by wire is peppy and I can bring that off the dash if I floor it. However in normal driving it handles the sharp curves and easy throttle inputs just fine.

    In the Tundra it stays planted where set.

    The Z with Garmin and friction mount:
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    Tundra with Garmin and Friction mount:
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    I like Garmin over the factory navigation too. I haven't noticed the Garmin ever moving in the Tundra but that might be because of the suspension. With the crappy roads we have I test the Pro's suspension...somewhat:cool::mudding:
     

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