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Old 12-22-2015, 09:07 PM   #1
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:47 PM   #2
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I have the Garmin 760LMT. It lets you switch between RV mode and Auto mode. In RV mode, you input your height, width, weight, total length etc. and it will take you on roads mapped out for RV travel. In Auto mode, anything goes...So far, it hasn't steered us wrong. I do, however, go onto Google Maps and look at the route to get a visual of where we're going. I do modify our route from time to time if I know the roads or if I know a shorter way to get where we're going, the GPS will recalculate and catch up.
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Old 12-23-2015, 01:55 PM   #3
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Google Maps on my Android phone is all I need to date. Use in satellite view mode, but there are others available.


But then I'm only towing an A-frame with a minivan.


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Old 12-23-2015, 02:04 PM   #4
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All depends on what you're looking for. Portable, installed, on the phone, etc...

Currently I either use the 10 year old aftermarket navigation head unit I installed in my truck or the ones on my phone (depending on which one I feel like arguing with that day.) On the phone I also have 2, either the 4 year old full maps app I bought that doesn't use data, or the google/apple maps that does use data, but is more current.

Unfortunately, none of those are 'towing aware' so I've occasionally hit a spot were I've gone straight and let it re-route because I just can't make as sharp as a turn as it's suggesting.

That's why I'm thinking about replacing my failing head-unit with this one:

DNX571TR | Navigation and Multimedia | CAR ENTERTAINMENT | KENWOOD Electronics Canada

Just waiting for tax-return season to see if it's doable.
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:59 PM   #5
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Mine is a Garmin that has lifetime maps. You can enter in the weight, height, width, over all length and number of propane tanks. You can then indicate your preference for routing on the road such as no toll roads, tunnels, dirt roads and no U-turns. You can than indicate if this is an RV/trailer and or car which will route you differently depending on combination picked. We have had this unit for 6 to 7 years with no issues what's so ever. I would buy this again.
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:19 PM   #6
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Mine is a Garmin that has lifetime maps. Later RJD
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:44 PM   #7
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Had it about 1 month, so far so good.
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:22 AM   #8
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Rand McNally TND 530. Comes with lifetime maps and traffic. Also has wifi so you can connect to your hot stop and get live weather and traffic updates.

I'm a OTR driver and it is invaluable to me when driving my big rig.
It's not perfect, no gps is but it's close.

I just use it in auto mode when RVing...

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Garmin here...works great...if I program it right!
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The Garmin 760 also functions as a hands-free device for your cell phone and has a free app for your phone that works as a gateway between the unit and the internet (to get more than just the over-FM-radio traffic data). A wireless backup camera is also an option so you don't have yet another display on the dash.
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