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Hello,
Brand new proud owner of a 2007 Rubicon and really like it so far. I have been riding a Rancher ES since 03 so the Rubicon feels like a major upgrade. The transmission is very impressive and I like the engine brake feature when I back off the throttle. *(I wonder if I will use the service brakes very much.) I even towed my neighbor's 14 ft trailer a short distance (loaded with his brand new Artic Cat because it won't start), and the low range handled the load very well.

So naturally, I am looking to accessorize a slight bit. Does anyone make a really rugged GPS unit that is weatherproof and comes with a bracket or some cool way to mount to the handle bars or front rack etc?

How about a cooler that keeps food and beverages cold via 12v outlet? I found a few coolers at Camping World, but I don't see an easy way to mount them on the back of the quad.

If anyone knows of any products or can point me in the proper direction, I would surely appreciate it.

Thanks again.
 

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Almost all hand held GPS units are waterproof, I know all Garmin and Magellan units are, I don't think I have ever seen any that come with a mounting kit, however there are many companies out there that make a bracket, you can even use certain universal cell phone brackets to mount them to your handlebars. As far as the cooler I have seen some (they have a really nice one at Gander Mountain, but I don't think you have any of these stores on Arizona) with mounting hooks that you can hold them down with ratchet straps or bungee cords. I have seen people just ratchet strap regular coolers to there rear rack.
 

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Welcome Brubi07

For years I have used Garmin GPS's and just a
week ago upgraded to a Vista Model

<a href="http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us" target="_blank">http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us</a>

I got the mounts here for both the ATV & Truck

<a href="http://www.ram-mount.com/" target="_blank">http://www.ram-mount.com/</a>

A 12v cooler Why didn't I think about that

I wonder how much of a strain that would put
on the electrical system running all the time
plus the GPS ?

I have always used coolers & Ice and ride quite
a bit in the summer and mostly everything keeps
cool for about 12 to 15 hrs.

<a href="http://www.rockymountainatv.com/" target="_blank">http://www.rockymountainatv.com/</a>

<a href="http://www.strapworks.com/" target="_blank">http://www.strapworks.com/</a>

<a href="http://www.allterrainonline.com/" target="_blank">http://www.allterrainonline.com/</a>

<a href="http://www.montanajacks.com/" target="_blank">http://www.montanajacks.com/</a>

<a href="http://www.tamarackatv.com/" target="_blank">http://www.tamarackatv.com/</a>

<a href="http://www.hondapartsworld.com/" target="_blank">http://www.hondapartsworld.com/</a>

Again Welcome and we might see ya on the trail
 
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Excellent, excellent!
Thank you both for the info and ideas. While RVing, I have found that a 12v cooler does a good job keeping ice packs cold for a longer period of time compared to standard coolers. My neighbor has recommended the Garmin Vista as well.

Thanks again. I appreciate the tips.
 

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Brubi07,

Keep us posted on how you rig up
that cooler

I also sent ya a pm
 

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Garmin 60csx is great to have on a bike with Ram holders.
About the fridg, that is not a problem here in Iceland.

Icelander
 
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The Garmin Vista looks good. I like having the compass and altimeter feature. Looks like I need to get the color version if I want to use a SD memory card. (not sure though, I will research a bit more).

No luck finding a 12v cooler that seems tough enough to ride on the ATV rack. I did take out the Rubicon this weekend in 106 degree weather and a standard cooler with ice packs did stay cold for most of the day. So I think I will keeps things simple and leave the 12v alone.

Now it's time to get out and have some fun with the Honda!
Thanks again.
 
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