Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Modifications and Updates
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-29-2016, 11:26 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 25.2 Axis
State: Tennessee
Posts: 313
THOR #3471
hud

Anyone no what's the best HUD for axis steep windshield
__________________

__________________
Hugh.vines@att.net is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 11:44 PM   #2
Axis/Vegas Enthusiast
 
JamieGeek's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 8,125
THOR #1150
I found when searching Amazon for a hud that there were a lot of units all the same. It appears that they are all manufactured in China by the same company and imported by a bunch of different US companies.

Thus all the hardware is essentially the same (it looked like there was about 3 different display configurations you could purchase).
__________________

__________________
2014 Thor Axis 24.1
2018 Chevy Bolt
blog - https://spareelectrons.wordpress.com/
JamieGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 01:15 AM   #3
vkb
Senior Member
 
vkb's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1 KC's Big Box
State: Kansas
Posts: 1,993
THOR #3510
Oneil ordered one...he will report his results when he receives it.
__________________
Ron & Kay n KC too !
2016 Axis 24.1 E-450 6 spd.
'KC's Big Box'
Jeep Wrangler TJ
or 6x10 enclosed motorcycle trailer
vkb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 02:57 AM   #4
Member
 
Squid's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Texas
Posts: 74
THOR #3609
What's a hud?
__________________
Squid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 03:14 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Brand: Still Looking
State: Alabama
Posts: 333
THOR #3789
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squid View Post
What's a hud?
Heads Up Display...
putting a light image on your windshield from a small device about the size of a cell phone. Normally shows your fuel usage, speed, rpm, oil pressure and a few more. This device can ready just about any date that your main computer puts out and show you on your windshield. Check this site out for more on what it looks like and what it does... Actisafety HUD ASH-4C Head Up Display | Ford Parts Malaysia
__________________
mustang94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 12:56 PM   #6
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: New Jersey
Posts: 72
THOR #1592
I purchased a Tekstik HUD on Amazon for 50.00 bucks.Interesting and cool little unit.5.5 inch display and shows all types of info but it is more of an annoyance projected on the axis windshield than it is worth.I will probably just use it in my Silverado.Just an unecessary toy!
__________________
Djfred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 07:51 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Bruce's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 25.1
State: Pennsylvania
Posts: 299
THOR #1503
I use one in my Jeep that projects only the speed. The speedometer is difficult to read.

The windshield in the motor home is so far front that the HUD might be difficult to read.

If you try one, let us know how you like it.

Bruce
__________________
2015 Axis 25.1
1991 Mazda Miata Toad
Bruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 01:23 PM   #8
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: New Jersey
Posts: 72
THOR #1592
Hud

I couldn't get the hud to display clearly on the Axis windshield even using the film that it is supplied with.It was somewhat blurry and double vision looking at times.I returned it to Amazon.Maybe in the future when they perfect them I will try again,but at this time I would tell people not to waste their money on one unless you are obsessed with having tons of useless toys!
__________________
Djfred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 01:26 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 25.2 Axis
State: Tennessee
Posts: 313
THOR #3471
How far from windshield and did you try changing angle
__________________
Hugh.vines@att.net is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 01:30 PM   #10
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: New Jersey
Posts: 72
THOR #1592
Hud

I tried different angles and distances from the windshield and none were clear.You also have to look at it pretty much straight on or it will be blurred to the point that it makes you feel as though you need new glasses!
__________________
Djfred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 01:48 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 25.2 Axis
State: Tennessee
Posts: 313
THOR #3471
I tried the app on my android 5.5 inch phone it works at night but not in day but had to prop it at steep angle I heard the cheap ones are better I will order one
__________________
Hugh.vines@att.net is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 01:58 PM   #12
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: New Jersey
Posts: 72
THOR #1592
hud

The display on the one I sent back was bright enough for daylight.One thing to note is to try to get as long a cord from your obd to the unit as you can.The cord that came with the Techstik one was about a foot shorter than I would have liked.You wont be able to route the cord to the windshield underneath anything,it will just lay on top of your dash if its too short.my cord was about three ft long. Good luck!
__________________
Djfred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 01:59 PM   #13
Axis/Vegas Enthusiast
 
JamieGeek's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 8,125
THOR #1150
Quote:
Originally Posted by Djfred
You wont be able to route the cord to the windshield underneath anything
Is this because it was too short or because you couldn't find a path from the bottom through to the access panel at the top?
__________________
2014 Thor Axis 24.1
2018 Chevy Bolt
blog - https://spareelectrons.wordpress.com/
JamieGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 02:10 PM   #14
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: New Jersey
Posts: 72
THOR #1592
Hud

The cord that came with it was too short I removed the access panel on top of the dash and the unit barely reached the edge of the little drop off on the axis dash.I then layed the cord over the dash so I could try different angles,but none were satisfactory to me.The stick on screen display also bothered me when the unit is not on.It is a somewhat mirrored reflective piece of plastic that must be used to get a clear display which turned out not to be very clear anyway.
__________________
Djfred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 02:12 PM   #15
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: New Jersey
Posts: 72
THOR #1592
it would probably work much better in a car where the windshield is much closer and has much more of an angle for projection
__________________
Djfred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 02:46 PM   #16
vkb
Senior Member
 
vkb's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1 KC's Big Box
State: Kansas
Posts: 1,993
THOR #3510
Thank YOU everyone for your feedback regarding the HUD .. this confirms what we were thinking .
We purchased an OBDII WiFi device this week..the software downloads to your android/apple device (we chose IPad II for larger display) With the complete app downloaded, it will deliver all information offered by the OBDII ..
We have not been on the road with it, .. will do so tomorrow ..
I am the co-pilot and gps/map reader .. so, I have a new toy to play with while we are on the road. The tablet can lay on the area above the radio .. noticing that area gets a little warm, I am going to create a little grid for air circulation to keep the tablet cool when in use.
That accompanied by our Garmin "Jack", we are good to go !
__________________
Ron & Kay n KC too !
2016 Axis 24.1 E-450 6 spd.
'KC's Big Box'
Jeep Wrangler TJ
or 6x10 enclosed motorcycle trailer
vkb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 03:20 PM   #17
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: New Jersey
Posts: 72
THOR #1592
hud

That sounds like a great idea!Let us know your results. Have FUN!!!
__________________
Djfred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 03:34 PM   #18
vkb
Senior Member
 
vkb's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1 KC's Big Box
State: Kansas
Posts: 1,993
THOR #3510
Quote:
Originally Posted by Djfred View Post
That sounds like a great idea!Let us know your results. Have FUN!!!
__________________
Ron & Kay n KC too !
2016 Axis 24.1 E-450 6 spd.
'KC's Big Box'
Jeep Wrangler TJ
or 6x10 enclosed motorcycle trailer
vkb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 06:34 PM   #19
Axis/Vegas Enthusiast
 
JamieGeek's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 8,125
THOR #1150
Which app are you using for that?

I've been using the FORScan app: forscan.org. It isn't pretty but it does have a bunch of Ford specific parameters.
__________________
2014 Thor Axis 24.1
2018 Chevy Bolt
blog - https://spareelectrons.wordpress.com/
JamieGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2016, 03:48 AM   #20
vkb
Senior Member
 
vkb's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1 KC's Big Box
State: Kansas
Posts: 1,993
THOR #3510
Quote:
Originally Posted by JamieGeek View Post
Which app are you using for that?

I've been using the FORScan app: forscan.org. It isn't pretty but it does have a bunch of Ford specific parameters.
Auto Doctor is what they recommended .. I noticed there was an abundance of apps for IPad .. but figured I should use what they considered compatible..I looked at all of the available info, before paying for the upgrade...I think it will keep Ron happy with info ! This one isn't pretty, either.
__________________

__________________
Ron & Kay n KC too !
2016 Axis 24.1 E-450 6 spd.
'KC's Big Box'
Jeep Wrangler TJ
or 6x10 enclosed motorcycle trailer
vkb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 08:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×