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« on: November 23, 2014, 01:38:56 pm »

Is anyone as "dense" as me about the standard position of the rear view monitor in the PC?  I feel foolish posting this, but maybe someone else can benefit from my latest discovery:

I've been less than happy with the need to turn my head so much in order to get a good view of the monitor.  I'm somewhat "height handicapped" and have needed to tilt my head up to even see the monitor while driving.  I've been considering moving the monitor to the rear view mirror position as Ron has suggested in previous posts. 

I just discovered that the monitor doesn't need to stay in the position it was in when the PC was delivered to us.  It finally occurred to me to look behind the monitor and see how easy it is to adjust the position to my liking.  I can now shift my eyes to it about as easy as when looking at the Ford rear view mirror.  This works fine for me and I can keep the Ford mirror with its handy temperature and direction features.

The good part of the story is that it only took about 6,000 miles of driving to discover this.   LOL

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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2014, 04:36:24 pm »

Bruce,
     Don't feel bad, it took me a few mile to move the sun visor the the it came and move it to cover the top of the windshield, then I could move the monitor where it would be easy to see while driving.

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2014, 05:11:35 pm »

Bruce, please add us to the dense list. That's a pretty nice pivot it is mounted on... and so easy to adjust. A helpful to you for saving us a lot of neck twisting. I drive close to the wheel so the monitor was behind my line of sight. Now I can just turn my head. This is just one more thing to remind me to pull out all those manuals and read through them... some day.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2014, 12:14:04 am »

My rear-view monitor is where the rear-view mirror would normally be and I have a stand-alone GPS for direction and destination. I believe a rear-view mirror to be useless and precludes space for meaningful information.
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2014, 04:43:44 pm »

It's nice to know that at least one person found my original post on this topic to be useful.  Thanks for the "helpful."

We use a Garmin GPS on the dash for direction and destination, too.  It's much more helpful to us than either of the rear-view devices.

The rear-view mirror has come in handy for us more than once--that's why I was reluctant to swap it out for the rear-view monitor.  A few times the monitor failed to operate while we were traveling.  The rear-view mirror, regardless of how little we use it, provides some comfort in addition to the side mirrors.  Low-tech sometimes comes to the aid of a high-tech device.

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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2014, 09:05:45 am »

I love the rearview mirror, too!  There is a blind spot behind me that the side mirrors cannot pick up.  The rear camera doesn't either, as I have it set to view fairly close to my bumper to assist with backing into places.  The rearview mirror helps me with that blind spot, although it took awhile to get used to what I was seeing and where it was.  I also rely on the compass on the mirror when selecting a camping spot.  If it is hot and sunny, I like to park with my nose facing East, if possible.  Gives the hot midday and late afternoon sun less surface and window area to bake me!
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2014, 08:50:50 am »

Gives the hot midday and late afternoon sun less surface and window area to bake me!
We could use some "baking" here near Chicago.  Winter weather came so fast and won't relieve.  We didn't quite finish our outdoor & garage prep.  I still need to cover our house a/c unit and had hoped for one final detail with yard clean-up.  My wife had insisted I don't hang up her bicycle for the winter.  I hung it last night, winter is here to stay.  I sure hope this is not going to be last year's winter.

Could you in the warm sunny south blow some of that up here please?  Smile

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