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Old 03-19-2018, 11:38 PM   #21
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HDMI or DMH25 wi-fi Dongle - or New Radio ?

Tech question: Stock radio (Axxera AVM70) with using either the HDMI or DMH25 Dongle dual mirroring my iPhone I'm burning through data. Using Google.maps alone on a multiple day cross country trek with daily side trips over a two week period this configuration will surely drain our family data plan... Am I correct?

Also, so no GPS when outside cell tower range?

Roaming rates?

Should I consider an alternative RV radio with video camera and GPS?

Thank you for your help.
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:08 AM   #22
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If you don't download the maps for offline use from a WIFI connection ahead of time you will certainly need to use data while on the road. And if you have no cell coverage, your GPS app will still know where you are (using your phone's GPS) but will have no maps to display your position on.

You are better off to purchase a purpose specific RV GPS rather than replace your radio with one with a built-in GPS.
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:44 AM   #23
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Be interesting to track it. My useage of Google maps uses about 0.2GB a month. Probably equivalent to a few days a month of steady use on a trip sinc e I use it an hour here and there.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:39 AM   #24
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Can you clarify what you meant by 'better unit'? Is this a different model Axxera, or the same model that happens to work?
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:13 AM   #25
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Dual brand with DVD player.
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:45 AM   #26
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thanks. Can you provide the Dual model number you ordered? There seems to be different wiring schemes on various Dual Bluetooth/DVD models. I'd like an exact replacement for my Axxera AVM70LH -- which on my 2018 Quantum RW28 brings out the USB and HDMI ports to the dash and has full video control (rear and turn signals.
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:20 AM   #27
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thanks. Can you provide the Dual model number you ordered? There seems to be different wiring schemes on various Dual Bluetooth/DVD models. I'd like an exact replacement for my Axxera AVM70LH -- which on my 2018 Quantum RW28 brings out the USB and HDMI ports to the dash and has full video control (rear and turn signals.


Ok will get in morning. I didnít order Thor replaced bad AVM70 with it.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:36 PM   #28
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:42 PM   #29
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When we ordered our 2018 MSB Sprinter Chateau 24HL we specified that we wanted a stereo system that had the capability of dual mirroring our iPhones. We were told that the standard system, Axxera AVM70, being put into the 2018 models had that ability.

We received our coach three weeks ago, and yes the Axxera AVM70 does have dual mirroring capabilities, but only for an android device! However, when Thor built the coach they didn't make any of the connections for that feature to operate. Now the unit must be pulled out of the dash so that the cables can be added and after market USB and HDMI hookup ports will need to be placed somewhere on the dash.

Has anyone else had to do this? If so, where were you able to purchase the cables (DL5i) and where did you place the USB and HDMI ports?
I use my Iphone with no problem at all. I had to buy the adapter for HDMI cable.
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:40 PM   #30
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I've been unable to get the apple adapter to work with the HDMI port on the dash. I purchased the wireless DMH25 and it works just fine. Very strange. Thanks for the help!

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I got the Apple to work (using the actual Apple product which I already had) but am going with the DMH25 for convenience to lessen clutter in the cab. Thank you all for aiming me in that direction and saving me some $$ as well. Now if only the AVM70 Bluetooth was working I'd be set! It won't broadcast for pairing.
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Old 04-26-2018, 04:32 AM   #31
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Mirror with S8

I found the DMH25 mirroring to work with my Android S8+ and the Axerra AVM70LH. However, I had to power the unit with the micro-USB, even though the manual said that the HDMI port should be able to provide power.

By the way -- a Thor service person told me that the USB charging port on the dash is NOT the rear port of the Axerra that has been brought out to front (at least on my Quantum RW28.) This USB port can power a phone even if Axerra power is disconnected. This seems to disagree with other statements on this forum.

The HDMI port right next to USB port is -- of course -- from the rear of the Axerra.
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:39 PM   #32
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We picked up our motorhome from Camping World yesterday. They installed the HDMI and USB port on the dash, which Thor should have installed when the unit was built. Now waiting for our DMH25 to be delivered tomorrow and hoping we will finally be able to mirror our phone. Prior to CW installing the HDMI port our AVM70 sound quality was terrible and would freeze up, the only way to correct the freeze was to turn off the unit and then back on again. Since the unit was removed and reinstalled the sounds is working great! Thinking maybe we had loose connections. We were finally able to get CW to install the HDMI port as a warranty issue, but had to endure some frustration between CW and Thor to make it happen! Looks like weíre on the road to being happy campers again!
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:35 PM   #33
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Mine came with AVM70 and had all the hookups. Touch screen died and they replaced with better unit. Neither would work on mirroring with cables. Bought Wifi dongle and it works great. My iPhone screen shows up on screen.
My AVM70LH touchscreen also died - waiting to see if I can have it repaired / replaced.
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:28 AM   #34
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Iíve decided to replace the Axera radio with a Pioneer unit with navigation and Apple CarPlay. I donít look forward to taking the dash panel off to replace the radio.
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:09 PM   #35
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Which Pioneer unit are you getting? I've been thinking of doing the same thing.
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:44 PM   #36
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Which Pioneer unit are you getting? I've been thinking of doing the same thing.


We got the one that plays cdís color screen and back up camera. It was 300 dollars. 80 dollars to install. Simple but beautiful sound and easy to operate.
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Old 05-10-2018, 02:54 PM   #37
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Which Pioneer unit are you getting? I've been thinking of doing the same thing.
8200NEX Itís their flagship unit. My son has one and loves it.
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Old 05-12-2018, 01:18 AM   #38
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I needed a wifi dongle to get my android phone to work with my 2018 Windsport. The headset does not control the phone it just mirrors the screen. Using the dongle Pandora does not run smoothly and keeps dropping out. I'm going to be switching out the Axerra for the same Pioneer unit we have in our Wrangler. It runs flawlessly and you control everything from the Pioneer.
I just picked up my chateau 24Fs and this radio is terrible, and the speakers are also bad. What pioneer unit are you going to replace it with. This unit will answer/end calls via the steering wheel but not make a call.
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:22 PM   #39
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Have a DMH25 issue. When connected with iPhone it doesnít play the entire audio instruction. For example, instead of saying ďturn right in 500 feet on Main StreetĒ it might just say ďon Main StreetĒ. Anyone else experience this and have some advice? Thanks.
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:58 AM   #40
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As long as my S8 is blue toothed and dongled, the two way works with the Axxera.
I canít get my Axxera avm70 model to turn on.
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