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Our new Gem Green Moto Van has arrived!

I was stoked to find out our custom ordered van came in early. I wasn't expecting it for another month, what a nice surprise.

The commercial acct guy I worked with liked the green color so much he's ordering another to have on the lot to show off. We're really happy with the Gem Green color, it's unique and changes quite a bit depending on how the light hits it.

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Congrats, green looks really good!
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I was stoked to find out our custom ordered van came in early. I wasn't expecting it for another month, what a nice surprise.

The commercial acct guy I worked with liked the green color so much he's ordering another to have on the lot to show off. We're really happy with the Gem Green color, it's unique and changes quite a bit depending on how the light hits it.
Yes, that's a nice look. Congrats.
That's the most barren dash-radio(?) I've seen. What spec is that?

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The basic audio setup I think. All I want to do is plug my iPod into it and play tunes. I might upgrade the speakers. It has an audio input jack.

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A local dealer here in the DFW area has a Green Gem T-350 MR 148" WB XL Wagon on their lot similar looking to yours. I see it every time I pass the dealership as they have placed it near the front of the lot. Its a 15 passenger wagon with 10 way power charcoal cloth interior, Trailer Tow package, Cruise Control, and Privacy Glass.

When the sunshine is bright, the Green really shows up on it. On a cloudy day, it has a darker look nearly Black.
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The basic audio setup I think. All I want to do is plug my iPod into it and play tunes. I might upgrade the speakers. It has an audio input jack.
The backup camera works with that little screen?
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Haha, Clam in vans with the base radio which has no screen, the reverse camera is displayed on the rear view mirror instead. That's where they should be on any radio in my opinion unless you have the Sync 3 screen which is good and large. I just think that viewing your rear view mirror whole reversing would put the picture closer to your eyes and allow you to look out the rear of your vehicle simultaneously.

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Haha, Clam in vans with the base radio which has no screen, the reverse camera is displayed on the rear view mirror instead. That's where they should be on any radio in my opinion unless you have the Sync 3 screen which is good and large. I just think that viewing your rear view mirror whole reversing would put the picture closer to your eyes and allow you to look out the rear of your vehicle simultaneously.
Yes, IMO having it in the rear view mirror works quite well. Now I just need to calibrate myself with the image so I have a good feel for true distances etc.

I'll shoot a photo of it in action and post up the next time I drive it.

I really wanted Bluetooth for my phone but was in NO way going to ante up the more than $2k in extra electro bling to get it. I'll do an aftermarket solution instead. I don't know why Ford doesn't offer a cheaper BT option as I'm SURE lots of contractor type buyers would like to have it.

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I really wanted Bluetooth for my phone but was in NO way going to ante up the more than $2k in extra electro bling to get it. I'll do an aftermarket solution instead. I don't know why Ford doesn't offer a cheaper BT option as I'm SURE lots of contractor type buyers would like to have it.
For ours, I added a Garmin 2689LMT GPS unit with Bluetooth, Voice commands, and lifetime map updates.

Will be hard wiring it to 5vdc, mounted above mirror using this inexpensive mount from ebay

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