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Old 03-15-2018, 07:35 AM   #1107
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I wondered why in the hell the screen manufacturer would do this, knowing how many people wear polarized lenses. I don't have an explanation other than to wonder whether there's something about the ANSI rating that makes these glasses different (haven't researched it).
The great "heads-up" display on my Genesis sedan windshield disappears when I wear certain of my sunglasses that are polarized. The speedometer in the Sprinter is hard to read with my photo-grays turned dark in bright sun and requires looking way down. I pretty much use the speed displayed on my top-of-dash 7" screen Garmin 70 on sunny days. Similar to the heads-up display, I don't have to take my eyes very far from the road ahead to check my speed on the Garmin.

I wish the AI had a heads-up display. The Genesis displays nav info along with speed, cruise control, and lane following info and I can choose what is displayed.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:12 AM   #1108
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The great "heads-up" display on my Genesis sedan windshield disappears when I wear certain of my sunglasses that are polarized. The speedometer in the Sprinter is hard to read with my photo-grays turned dark in bright sun and requires looking way down. I pretty much use the speed displayed on my top-of-dash 7" screen Garmin 70 on sunny days. Similar to the heads-up display, I don't have to take my eyes very far from the road ahead to check my speed on the Garmin.

I wish the AI had a heads-up display. The Genesis displays nav info along with speed, cruise control, and lane following info and I can choose what is displayed.
I just got new glasses... progressive and also with the option that darkens inside the car (the ones I had before did not and having to switch back and forth between sunglasses was not fun)... but I have not tested them in the AI... will do so this weekend as we are heading out for a long weekend.

I no longer need the sunglasses with the window film now installed. Would be interesting to see if the new glasses work well with the different displays in the AI.
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Old 03-17-2018, 01:28 PM   #1109
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I modded the CarPlay mod by adding a Ram Mount X-Grip to hold my iPhone 6+. LB_3 said, "That sort of defeats the purpose of having the CarPlay unit." I said (paraphrased), "No, but it sure makes it easier to shuffle songs, and I can have the maps displaying on the unit itself and the songs displaying on the iPhone."

I did some research on this issue and found that internerds who tested various products and placements ended up preferring their phones mounted by the driver's pillar. That way, they are within easy reach of the driver without interfering with either sight lines or access to instrumentation. The T1N is well-suited to this placement because it retains the old flap-style cab door windows (although they aren't openable the way those windows were in years past). You can roll down your window without dislodging the phone mount.

The X-grip is expensive but far higher quality than all of the other products I evaluated. It was a no-brainer, as choices go. I haven't done a long distance drive with it yet, but it seems to hold fast to the window. I don't expect it to fall off.

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Old 03-19-2018, 09:47 AM   #1110
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I modded the CarPlay mod by adding a Ram Mount X-Grip to hold my iPhone 6+. ...
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I have those that you insert into the vent and have a magnet, and your phone cover has a metal plate... well... not too thrilled with them as they block the a/c vent and tend to pull down on the vent... was looking for an alternative. This fits the bill. Thank you!
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Poifect!

I have those that you insert into the vent and have a magnet, and your phone cover has a metal plate... well... not too thrilled with them as they block the a/c vent and tend to pull down on the vent... was looking for an alternative. This fits the bill. Thank you!
**BEWARE** of the holders that include the magnets mounted on the back of the phone. They are neodymium and powerful enough to wipe credit and gift cards. When not mounted in our Interstate, my phone lives in a purse flap pocket which is positioned directly over my credit cards. I'm glad I read the reviews before making a choice.
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**BEWARE** of the holders that include the magnets mounted on the back of the phone. They are neodymium and powerful enough to wipe credit and gift cards. When not mounted in our Interstate, my phone lives in a purse flap pocket which is positioned directly over my credit cards. I'm glad I read the reviews before making a choice.
No worries there. Only thing on the phone's case is a metal plate. Magnet is on the mount
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In our area, mounting the phone over one of the 4 A/C vents on the dash helps keep the phone cool. When my iPhone runs a GPS program, and is continuously being charged it will heat up quite a bit. Cool air from the vent helps a lot, IMHO.
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:50 AM   #1114
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Micro-mod suggestion for T1N owners --

Last year I described how I made a gear loft using Airstream's OEM snaps butts, the ones that were already embedded in the Interstate's headliner.

Well, whether or not you decide to use those snaps for Airstream's supplied privacy curtain or for something else, when the curtain or the something else is not in place, there are two open snap butts located on the pillars adjacent to the cab seats. During the daytime, other items can be snapped into those if you want to do that. The T1N only has two cup holders, so I decided to take one of my climber's chalk bags (which I use for general small-item storage rather than chalk) and embed a snap head into it so that I could snap it here when needed.

I wouldn't put anything really heavy in there given the limitations of the snap, but an empty tea thermos, sunglasses case, etc. work nicely. There are not enough storage cubbies in the T1N dash. Every little bit of gained space helps.

This shows the chalk bag snapped in place with the passenger seat swiveled around to face the rear. When the seat faces forward, the bag is held next to the passenger's right shoulder (there is sufficient clearance for it, in other words).

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Old 04-15-2018, 01:42 PM   #1116
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QUESTION: Does anyone have a spec reference (technical specification) for the hook and loop fasteners that Airstream used in our rigs?

It is not consumer-grade Velcro - it's something much tougher. I see lots of product numbers out there on the internet, but I don't know what it corresponds to.

There are "hook" dots riveted onto our sliding door so that the privacy screen can be placed there. I made a new privacy screen last year, using sewn-on Velcro-branded loop segments to correspond to these dots that were already installed. But the dots are so tough that they shredded the consumer-grade Velcro - tore it apart, making it useless. I need to re-do the loop tape pieces, this time using the proper grade (whatever that is).

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My Interstate doesnít have the Velcro patches, so just a random thought here... there is a product called Industrial Strength Velcro which is much more substantial than standard hook and loop. Youíll find it in the big box hardware stores. Unfortunately Iíve only seen it with glue backing, which you wonít be able to sew. (Picture annoyed sewer sitting at machine wiping down the needle with alcohol every 3-4 stitches and the thread breaking every inch or so.)
Iíve also seen a product that is hooks both sides. This was on the back of a stick up LED strip light. No manufacturer info, sorry.
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I had no idea that hook and loop was as complicated as it is. I think I want hook 88 and loop 1000, but the problem is that most products don't state the specs on the packaging.

One retailer told me that the dots look like "normal" hook, but it certainly doesn't act like it. The 88/1000 combination is supposed to have 20,000 life cycles. The loop I had was Velcro branded and had less than 100 removals before it became ineffective.
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Super strong Velcro

I think you may be wanting this product. Both pieces are hook style and it is very grippy.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#hook-and-l...eners/=1cfrgeq
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I think you may be wanting this product. Both pieces are hook style and it is very grippy.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#hook-and-l...eners/=1cfrgeq
Thank you. This certainly looks like the stock product that Airstream used. But other than stating "nylon", no specs are provided on the product link itself.

HOWEVER, this page notes that "strong hold" hook and loop is only good for about one hundred open/close cycles, which is pretty much bang on with my observations for my current unfortunate combination. Obviously a hundred uses will not be sufficient for a privacy curtain that is repeatedly applied and removed.
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