Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-16-2016, 10:46 PM   #1
2016 Rockwood 8325SS
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 134
GPS

What is the best RV gps to purchase with all of the information needed while traveling?
__________________

Barstorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2016, 08:38 AM   #2
Who Dares, Wins
 
doc73's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 6,483
I have always preferred the Garmin brands. Got a 760rv for Xmas so we will see if that like continues.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________

Pat, Jen, Heather & Sapphire, the head mouser.
2015 ChevyHD D-Max
2018 Artic Wolf 315tbh8
doc73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2016, 09:11 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
sgtlm17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,335
I have been researching them for the past month and Garmin RV760 seems to be well liked. I have it down to the Good Sam 7735 at camping world and the Garmin RV760. I am leaning Garmin.
__________________
2016 Forester GTS 2801QSF
2011 Jeep JK Toad
Habitual RV Modifier
sgtlm17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2016, 09:18 AM   #4
Canadian Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,508
Barstorm, do a search on the forum and you'll find lots of opinions. Members use everything from paper maps to phone/tablet apps to full RV and Trucker GPS units. The Garmin RV 760LMT is popular.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Signature 8290BS
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed, 3.73, w/ snow plow & camper pkgs.
2011 Rockwood Signature 8293SS (2015 - 2018)
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)

itat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2016, 09:28 AM   #5
Old Camping Squid
 
Eagle-751's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northeastern Ohio
Posts: 122
I agree, it's a personal choice. I started out with a Garmin hand held( now handlebar mounted to quad with TOPO map ), moved to a dash mount ( got rid of it ) and now all I use is my cell phone with google map... What I did not and do not like about Garmin is having to buy the update software. Cell phone is all free and live information on the screen...
__________________
Larry Collins { PM }
2006 F150 Supercab 5.4 Flex Fuel
2017 H-D FLHTK Ultra Limited
2006 BRP Outlander XT
2009 Forest River Salem 30QBSS
U.S. Navy Veteran
Eagle-751 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2016, 09:39 AM   #6
Canadian Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,508
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eagle-751 View Post
... What I did not and do not like about Garmin is having to buy the update software. Cell phone is all free and live information on the screen...
Most Garmin road units today have "LMT" in their model name. The "LM" means lifetime map updates are included. The "T" means live traffic. I have a Garmin that's going on 10 years old and I had to purchase the lifetime updates for it but it was a one time cost for North American maps.

When my current Garmin gives out, I'll be replacing it with the RV 760LMT.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Signature 8290BS
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed, 3.73, w/ snow plow & camper pkgs.
2011 Rockwood Signature 8293SS (2015 - 2018)
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)

itat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2016, 09:53 AM   #7
Old Camping Squid
 
Eagle-751's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northeastern Ohio
Posts: 122
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by itat View Post
Most Garmin road units today have "LMT" in their model name. The "LM" means lifetime map updates are included. The "T" means live traffic. I have a Garmin that's going on 10 years old and I had to purchase the lifetime updates for it but it was a one time cost for North American maps.

When my current Garmin gives out, I'll be replacing it with the RV 760LMT.
Thank you, My unit was more than 10 years old, this is good information. I have been using my smart phone for so long now I don't think I'll be switching back now. The bigger screen is nice though. I will have to look into the lifetime update deal. I still use my legend on my four wheeler.
__________________
Larry Collins { PM }
2006 F150 Supercab 5.4 Flex Fuel
2017 H-D FLHTK Ultra Limited
2006 BRP Outlander XT
2009 Forest River Salem 30QBSS
U.S. Navy Veteran
Eagle-751 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2016, 10:00 AM   #8
Canadian Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,508
Do GPS apps on a cell phone use data? Up here data is very pricey.
itat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2016, 10:11 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
sgtlm17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,335
Yes they use data to
__________________
2016 Forester GTS 2801QSF
2011 Jeep JK Toad
Habitual RV Modifier
sgtlm17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2016, 10:14 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
nomad297's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 2,660
Quote:
Originally Posted by sgtlm17 View Post
Yes they use data to
Not all of them.

Bruce
__________________

__________________
2016 Rockwood Windjammer 3029W Diamond
2015 Chevy 3500HD LTZ 6.0 Crew Cab 4x4 Long Bed 4.10:1 SRW
nomad297 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:29 PM.