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Hi there you all,
Yes, we have a Tom Tom satellite system on our vehicle, which we site in the middle of the front screen, about three inches from the base. We did however, have problems with the loss of GPS signal on several occasions and therefore had to get an extension from the company, to mount the Tom Tom Satellite on the roof. We have a Fiat Ducato Carioca 656 and because of the large overhang on the front, we were constantly losing our GPS signal. The extension has now solve that problem for us.


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welshman said:
and therefore had to get an extension from the company, to mount the Tom Tom Satellite on the roof. We have a Fiat Ducato Carioca 656 and because of the large overhang on the front, we were constantly losing our GPS signal. The extension has now solve that problem for us.

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When you say you mounted it on the roof, was this outside or beneath a skylight, as I am experiencing the same problem.

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We had a large overhang before on a Compass Avantgarde 200 and had the odd loss of signal with the anntena on the dashboard. Now we have a low profile Benimar and have no problems other than it seems to 'think about it' for about 10 minutes if it hasn't been used for a while.
 

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TT Classic external receivers.

HI all

May I give this thread a kick start please.

I've got the TT Classic and like those earlier I am experiencing difficulty in holding a signal. I'm almost certain that my Ducato has got no coating on the screen so it must be something to do with the luton on my 590rl.

From earlier posts here and in other places it looks like an external receiver is the solution.

I'd be very interested in your views on this and the following please.

a. If mounting the receiver high up on the luton is the receiver likely to come with sufficient cable? Shouldn't be a problem running a cable through the Ducato doors.
b. Any suggestions on attaching the receiver to the luton? Velcro/suction pad.
c. Has anyone used one of their roof vents to mount the receiver? If so has it worked well?
d. With the TT Classic is it just a case of plugging the receiver into the little socket on the mount?
e. Any suggestions on price/best place to purchase.

As always your advice would be appreciated.

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bill
 

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Re: TT Classic external receivers.

bill said:
a. If mounting the receiver high up on the luton is the receiver likely to come with sufficient cable? Shouldn't be a problem running a cable through the Ducato doors.
b. Any suggestions on attaching the receiver to the luton? Velcro/suction pad.
c. Has anyone used one of their roof vents to mount the receiver? If so has it worked well?

bill
Hi Bill
I dont have a Tom Tom but I can answer a few of your questions from my own experience with an external reciever.

a. Yes, it will have enough cable to run from the roof of the luton to the cab, I used the roof vent to run the cable rather than through the door.
b. Mine came with a magnetic base and the option of an adhesive pad. I used the adhesive pad.
c. Yes, it worked very well, I had no problems with reception.

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External antenna`s for Tomtom Go

Hi Welshman and all,, some months ago I purchased the TT Go 300 for our van, a Swift Suntor 600s, and we had problems with keep losing the sat signals due to the luton overhang, I eventually bought an external antenna from
www.globalpositioningsystems.com which completely solved the problem.
Sited the reciever end of the antenna on the luton roof with velcro sticky back stuff, and fed the wire through the side luton window and back down to the dashboard, and still have plenty of spare wire.
It solved our loss of signal altogether, and we have travelled hundreds of miles since and always get full satellite signal on the unit, now never travel without our little Tomtom, gets us to all sorts of places with no fuss.
Hope this is of some help.

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Hi there you all,

First let me appoligise for the late reply to your posts. I purchased the extension from the supplier of the unit Holux UK. The extension is 5 metres in length at a cost of £24.99 plus postage. Yes, it is mounted on the roof for the journey only and then disconnected on arrival at our destination.

Their address is:

Holux UK Ltd
Lady Lea Ind Est
Lady Lee Road
Horsley Woodhouse
Derbyshire
DE7 6AZ

Tel: +44 (0)870 321 5929
Fax: +44 (0)870 321 4029

Email: [email protected]

If I can be of any further assistance, please send me an email.

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GPS receivers

Hi to all

CI Riviera, I mounted 2 x receivers in the roof vent with double sided tape, and run the cable inside a small plastic trunking stuck to the roof (inside) and around the van down to the dash,

1 for the Garmin hand held, dash mounted.

1 for the lap top.

The reciver for the lap top will not work when I power the lap top from a low cost inverter, OK on mains, or it's own battery, so i now use a small UPS unit but have removed it's own battery, and run cables from the main battery direct into the UPS, all works well.

Good luck and have fun :D

Colin
 
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