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Old 08-16-2017, 09:26 PM   #1
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Anyone know what this is?

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Hi all, this wireless thing came in the owners briefcase of our 2018 Tuscany 45 AT.
Does anyone out there know what it is and what it's used for? I'm not very tech oriented.
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:33 PM   #2
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It's a WIFI USB dongle for your radio.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:33 PM   #3
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Thanks, do you know what it does and how I'm supposed to use it?
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Old 08-17-2017, 01:06 AM   #4
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I'm sure it's covered in your radio manual. Anything else I told you would be a guess and not useful.
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Old 08-17-2017, 01:14 AM   #5
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Thanks I appreciate the info
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:49 PM   #6
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That looks to be the wifi dongle that is plugged into the back of the radio unit to enable the Rand McNally navigator wifi function. (Weather, traffic, gas station location and prices etc). It was not provided with our 2016 45AT - I had to purchase and fit it myself. Also, does your display show outside temperature? This is another option that Thor decided not to supply to us in their 'flagship' coach. For $49, one can buy the temperature probe and spend an hour or two fitting it. PM me if you would like full details of what to do.
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:25 PM   #7
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Just to add to my earlier note, I have reviewed my records. The part No. XS90199 is indeed the Rand McNally dongle. It has to be plugged into USB 1 at the back of the head unit (not the input on the front). However, Thor have extended that input to the top of the dash so you could put it in there. I chose to fit a USB splitter behind the unit to hide the dongle away.
Two things: 1) you will need a wifi hotspot on board to provide the necessary internet connection. 2) to activate the feature, with the navi. screen showing, remove and replace the SD card in the head unit to reboot the nav system. That card carries the RM mapping data etc

Edit: I should mention that the maps have a free lifetime update and I don't recall the literature provided saying anything about that. My earlier experience was with the RM stand alone navigator.

Go to the RM website on your computer with an SD card slot and search for the Rand McNally Dock software download. Once installed, you should then insert the SD card from your radio to register your device and get updates if any are available.

Hope all this helps.
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Old 08-18-2017, 02:50 AM   #8
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Thank you very much for your reply. Very helpful
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