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Old 08-08-2017, 04:39 PM   #1
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Dash instruments hard to see

We have a 2016 Thor Hurricane 35C. I find during day
Light hours the instrument panel is very hard to see and if wearing sunglasses impossible to make out gauges.

Anyone else experiencing this and if so, anyone find a solution?
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Old 08-08-2017, 04:43 PM   #2
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This is why I have my Garmin 760RV GPS mounted above the instrument panel. I can see the speed without taking my eyes off the road.
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Old 08-08-2017, 04:56 PM   #3
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This is why I have my Garmin 760RV GPS mounted above the instrument panel. I can see the speed without taking my eyes off the road.
Ditto , I do make it a point to check my other gauges from time to time but rely mostly on the Garmin 760RV to keep track of my speed.
Digital read out is easier to deal with and because it's gps it's more accurate.
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:13 PM   #4
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I agree with both of you on the mounting of the GPS and I do the same. But, that doesn't solve the problem of not being able to watch Temperature of engine and transmission, oil pressure, RPMs, etc.
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:30 PM   #5
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We have a 2016 Thor Hurricane 35C. I find during day
Light hours the instrument panel is very hard to see and if wearing sunglasses impossible to make out gauges.

Anyone else experiencing this and if so, anyone find a solution?
there is another thread out there on this, several have added a small LED strip light over the gauges and says it resolves the problem I also use GPS
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:57 PM   #6
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I too had trouble seeing the gauges so I found a wireless OBDii transmitter that I was able to pair with an old amazon kindle to display my gauges
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:03 PM   #7
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kdlamoreaux,

That's just down right cool!!!
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:09 PM   #8
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I have the Megellan GPS that goes "Warning, Warning" whenever you go over the speed limit.

The first time it happened it scared the hell out of me. I started screaming at the DW, "What is it? What is it?" Then we laughed when we realized what it was.

It reminds you of the old tv show: Lost in Space - "Danger, Danger Will Robinson."
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:45 PM   #9
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I like that idea. I'll do some searching.

PS. Novice to this so how would I search all of thr Thor forum for the thread referenced?
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:57 PM   #10
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I like that idea. I'll do some searching.

PS. Novice to this so how would I search all of thr Thor forum for the thread referenced?
On top bar you will see a SEARCH drop down box along with other actions available. Type subject there
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:04 PM   #11
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wireless OBDii transmitter. Did a search on this, brought me back to this post. Search for what?
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:55 PM   #12
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We also have a 2016 Hurricane 35C and only have that issue when the plastic instrument cover is dirty or dusty. Once cleaned, everything is readable even with sunglasses on.
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