I have been doing some research (and stumbled across this great site) for a RD. Haven't made the purchase yet...have to get my $$ in order first, but have decided on the V1.
One quick question, will the performance be impacted if I leave a baseball hat on it? I have an old Garmin mount just sitting in the middle of the dash and I figured I would velcro the V1 to it and keep it out of site by placing a hat on it...at least while the vehicle was unattended. I can't see myself undocking the V1 everytime I stop by a store or leave the Jeep Cherokee Ltd parked outside for a couple hours.
The location would provide unobstructed view through both the front and rear windows and I can run power behind the dash. I like the idea of the rear antenna and arrows (big selling point) of the V1, so I'm not planning on mounting the unit behind the grill like I see other RDs installed.
Let me know what you guys think or share your install wisdom. Afterall, I am a RD noob and am at your mercy.