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Old 04-07-2019, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default Altimeter, outside air temp gauge, compass

Do any of you have an altimeter in your ride? If so, what kind is it? Happy with it?

Do any of you have an outside air temp gauge in your ride? If so what kind is it?

Do any of you have a compass in your ride? If so what kind is it?

Our coach converter installed a combo altimeter and outside air temp gauge, but the previous owner must have had it pulled out to create a cubby hole in the dash.

I can get altitude and compass heading from the Pioneer nav system, but I have to turn it on, and get to the page with the altitude and compass.

I want to install an altimeter (preferably one that gets its information from the GPS satellites, not a barometric or cell based one), OAT temp gauge, and compass (again one that gets it information from the GPS satellites vs a magnetic compass that shows magnetic north but not true north) all on the dash in front of me.

Started looking for 379 Peterbilt TC, 24' to 30' box, bumper pull--but ended up w/1999 Liberty Coach conversion of 45' Prevost XLV bus. 1,000sf heated/AC'd race shop w/dump station, 50amp shore pwr where bus parks, 3 NASCAR/ARCA race cars & 26' Bravo trailer.
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:45 PM   #2
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I have a Garmin 496 GPS and it supplies Alt. and the compass and it does aircraft and car navigation, so you can go direct if you can get thru the trees and mud....

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Old 04-18-2019, 01:16 PM   #3
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I have an indoor / outdoor temp gauge in the dash cluster - I had to replace it after we bought the coach (used)...when your moving the (outside) temp seems accurate - but if you sit in traffic it the temp will rise (the bulb is behind the bumper). The inside measurement / bulb is behind the dash - and can have some inaccuracies because of that.
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