Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-26-2008, 04:01 PM   #1
Winnebago Camper
 
nextcom1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 36
Can someone please tell me where I can find the users manual for the Alpine GPS for a 2006 Horizon on line? I don't know the model number they used.

Thanks
nextcom1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2008, 04:01 PM   #2
Winnebago Camper
 
nextcom1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 36
Can someone please tell me where I can find the users manual for the Alpine GPS for a 2006 Horizon on line? I don't know the model number they used.

Thanks
nextcom1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2008, 05:28 PM   #3
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 155
I have the alpine in my 2006 Vectra and find it very difficult to use compared to my garmin Nuvi.......Looks real nice up there on the dashboard though.
__________________
Jim, MJ & Spirit Bear
2005 Prevost Royale, XLII
Jeep Wrangler Sahara...toad
jtharley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2008, 05:39 PM   #4
Winnebago Camper
 
nextcom1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 36
Do you have the nuvi suction cupped to the side window or windshield?
nextcom1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2008, 06:58 PM   #5
Winnie-Wise
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 286
Don't know if it's still the same for your 2006, but I have a 2004 Vectra, and the various manuals/numbers (and what seem to be very hard to find PDF downloads) are:

Alpine GPS NVE-N852A Hardware and Install Manuals

can be found at http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/supp...name=NVE-N852A

Alpine GPS NVD-A211 Smart Map Pro Manual and City Coverage list is at:

http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/supp...lname=NVD-A211

TME-M760 Monitor User Manual

http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/supp...lname=TME-M760

Hope this helps.
__________________
Ed & Joie
2004 Vectra 40KD
Freightliner Chassis and Cummins ISC
emiddleb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2008, 07:25 PM   #6
Winnebago Camper
 
nextcom1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 36
emiddleb,

Thanks, yes thats the one I needed, I appreciate it
nextcom1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2008, 07:37 PM   #7
Winnebago Master
 
AFChap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: ...hopefully on the road!
Posts: 1,558
FYI

At GNR I quizzed the Alpine rep at length about my NVE-N852A unit. It came with '02 map software (1 DVD) in my '03 coach. The '02 maps were really sorry. In Feb 2008 I finally bit the bullet and paid $300 for a map upgrade that came in a 2 DVD set, but is '05 maps!!!! The '05 maps are a big improvement over the '02 maps, but I still let him know how unimpressed I was with the Alpine software, updating in '08 for $300 just to get '05 maps, AND being told that was the last upgrade being produced for my unit.

One thing I did gain out of the conversation is that if I do want to upgrade in the future I can buy one of their new GPS units for apx #$450, toss the DVD head unit out of my coach, and the new unit will plug into my wiring & dash LCD, and after that I can upgrade the maps by downloading new software when available at apx $75 a pop.
__________________
Paul (KE5LXU) ...was fulltimin', now parttimin'
'03 Winnebago UA 40e / '05 Honda Odyssey toad
AFChap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2008, 07:46 AM   #8
Winnebago Owner
 
porscheracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Back at the stix'n'brix - East End, AR.
Posts: 197
You managed to get more information than I could. Good job!!

I was basically told (by the Alpine person, on the phone) the NVD-852 was a discontinued line and was no longer supported. There are no available updates after the (poor) '05 update, and there will be no more.

I asked what there was to replace it and they said "nothing".
__________________
Norm & Janet

FMCA; WIT; FCOA; Good Sam; Passport
porscheracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2008, 01:53 PM   #9
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 155
My nuvi is attached to the side window.....easy to see and easy to use!
__________________
Jim, MJ & Spirit Bear
2005 Prevost Royale, XLII
Jeep Wrangler Sahara...toad
jtharley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2008, 03:33 PM   #10
Winnebago Owner
 
porscheracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Back at the stix'n'brix - East End, AR.
Posts: 197
I have a Garmin 2720 which I use for any "real" GPS operations. I wish it could interface with the monitor for the Alpine, though - a 4x6 screen 3' away is a wee bit hard to read.

Did the Alpine rep imply that there was a version of the Blackbird that had the external antenna and monitor / speaker interface capability to use the original monitor???
__________________
Norm & Janet

FMCA; WIT; FCOA; Good Sam; Passport
porscheracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2008, 04:10 PM   #11
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 21
I have slightly different info that may or may not be of benefit. I have '06 Winne Journey bought new in early '07. Had Alpine installed by dealer. I have NVD-A801 software, NVE-N872A hardware, TME-M770S Monitor and my DVD Navigation Map is labelled '06 and program version 1.02. Wonder if mine is really '05?
__________________
'06 W Journey,36G,'07 Yukon,Rdmstr, M & G Brake,Alpine Nav, KVH R6, Direct TV, PortaBote Under,
Bill Barclay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2008, 04:36 PM   #12
Winnebago Master
 
AFChap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: ...hopefully on the road!
Posts: 1,558
FlyFish -- you have a different unit and different maps. If it says '06 I would believe it is 2006 version. Mine is "NVD-A231 Coast to Coast '05, prog ver 2.00."

Norm -- the information I failed to get was what unit models I could buy that would plug into my existing monitor, etc. However, the price range the rep talked about was $450 & up so I doubt that was referring to a Blackbird. But I do see on line that the Blackbird can go into a docking station so it can be controlled through a touch monitor, so maybe? The tech did point out that plugging in a new unit would NOT make my old LCD touch-screen capable.
__________________
Paul (KE5LXU) ...was fulltimin', now parttimin'
'03 Winnebago UA 40e / '05 Honda Odyssey toad
AFChap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2008, 04:49 PM   #13
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 21
Is mine a current/forward looking version or am I also on the discontinued list? Thanks.
__________________
'06 W Journey,36G,'07 Yukon,Rdmstr, M & G Brake,Alpine Nav, KVH R6, Direct TV, PortaBote Under,
Bill Barclay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2008, 07:27 PM   #14
Winnebago Master
 
AFChap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: ...hopefully on the road!
Posts: 1,558
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Is mine a current/forward looking version or am I also on the discontinued list? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
My guess would be that if your unit is DVD/CD based, updates will cease at some point. If it is software based, allowing you to download updates for a reasonable cost, it has much longer life. From my conversation with the rep I would say that Alpine has wised up that they cannot be competitive requiring users to pay $300 for map upgrades when the competition provides upgrades via computer download at less than 1/3 the cost -- technology overtook them and they took a bit longer than they should have to adapt, but adapt they have!
__________________
Paul (KE5LXU) ...was fulltimin', now parttimin'
'03 Winnebago UA 40e / '05 Honda Odyssey toad
AFChap is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Magellan GPS Kaput CHIPPYSGT Tech | Toys and Gear 13 01-20-2008 06:11 PM
Alpine GPS Question wrollins Tech | Toys and Gear 7 09-01-2007 02:34 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.