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Old 11-06-2015, 08:25 PM   #1
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Rand McNally - Garmin.... GPS?

Any thoughts on RV GPS systems.... Not looking for cheap!
Accuracy & easy to use is tops!

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Old 11-06-2015, 09:08 PM   #2
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I really like my garmin RV 760 LMT. My only complaint is it is too big for my windshield.

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Old 11-06-2015, 09:22 PM   #3
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Our Rand McNally RVND-7720 has served us well the last couple of years. Easy to use, lifetime map updates, routing to avoid low bridges, etc. several features our Garmin didn't have. Only complaint is about 30% of the time it tells us the destination is on the wrong side of the road.
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:34 PM   #4
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I have had many GPS over the years. Built-in, portable, cheap, expensive, Garmin, TomTom, and Magellan.

My pick by far is the Magellan (the most basic possible).

I have found the Magellan to be the easiest to use, the most accurate, the quickest to reroute, the most points of interest and the best voice prompts. I never mount the unit and very seldom ever need to look at the screen. We use it in the car and rv when we travel as well as rental cars when we fly to our destination. I have never paid over 130 for a Magellan and have never been disappointed.

I had one TomTom that was a middle of the road model. We found it to be a piece of crap. It was harder to use, and was not accurate. At the end of our holiday I literally threw it in the trash. I'm sure I could have sold it but I would not have been able to live with myself.

I have had a couple of Garmin. They are much better than the TomTom but a far cry from Magellan.

Compared to Magellan the accuracy was not as good, the voice promts were poor, the screen layout was cluttered and points of interest were difficult to search and very limited.

For me, the only thing that I need my GPS to do is give me directions and help me find POI. I am not interested in MP3, weather or other such options. If you are like me.... you do not need to spend a lost of money. Most of the GPS I have used and liked cost less than 100.

If you can not find a Magellan an other very good option is Google Maps on any smart phone. The major down side to this is the data cost. I personally limit thus to emergency.
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:41 PM   #5
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my 7720 upgraded with new software last year works great. My 7710 upgraded with new software is so slow it is useless. I have a lot of POIs that I plan to remove to see if it improves performance.
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:42 PM   #6
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7735 is currently on sale at campingworld for $250
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:33 PM   #7
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I have the older model in my truck and it is better than anything else I have tried... And I've tried quite a few.

Once you get in sync with how Pioneer does NAV, you won't want to go anywhere else.
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Old 11-07-2015, 08:27 AM   #8
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Have 760 LMT Garmin. Happy with it, except in big cities. It kinda goes "wacky". I have GPS built into my car and truck, but when towing it has difficulty keeping up in tall buildings...which we don't drive through often. In New York/New Jersey it twisted us around for a couple of loops. Just make sure you have a good smart phone in cities.

Other than that it worked everywhere - mountains, deserts, etc.

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I really like my garmin RV 760 LMT. My only complaint is it is too big for my windshield.

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Old 11-09-2015, 09:53 PM   #10
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We had the Rand McNally - terrible interface. Finally gave up on it. Also, no updates. The Legacy came with the Magnadyne GPS - useless. Got the Garmin RV unit and it is fantastic! Also got the rubber dash mount that contours itself to the dash and sticks via friction. Can't believe how well that thing works!

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