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Old 06-23-2015, 12:58 PM   #11
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Working for Uncle Sam honed my map reading skills to a blunt edge but I have improved much over the years.....

Also I am not afraid of asking for direction or calling a cab.
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Old 06-23-2015, 01:17 PM   #12
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Well I have both but I tell you what the first $100 can buy the piece of junk Magellan. It's a joke and it is new and bought at camping world. Steered me wrong more times than you can mention and you will miss a turn off and maybe 1000ft after passing it will say continue to next turn to get you back on the turn you missed. It takes so long to recalculate (BTW which it will not tell you its doing like the Garman does) Later RJD
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Old 06-23-2015, 01:44 PM   #13
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The pilot use's a Garmen and the co-pilot use's the Road Atlas and a Trucker's Road Atlas. If a big Rig can go so can I. I hate surprise's Pulling a Toad you can NOT back up. So the Co-Pilot tells the Pilot where to go. Its not the short's way its the scenic way and easy way.
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Old 06-23-2015, 04:02 PM   #14
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We've had the Garmin RV 760LMT for about a year now and are very happy with it. I do wish the Garmin software for trip planning was better, but I've gotten it to do everything I need.

I really like the "Up Next" feature - it will show you up to 3 categories and how far the next one is. I use rest stops, food and fuel. I've also entered specific names like "Flying J" or "campground" with success, although inconsistent.

I also carry a National Geographic Adventure Atlas that shows all the parks and public lands. An earlier post suggested a trucker's atlas, that's something I need to carry as well.

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Old 06-23-2015, 06:22 PM   #15
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Thanks everyone for the wonderful advise.
After the reviews and YouTube I believe I will be going with the Garmin.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:13 PM   #16
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I forgot to mention, I originally bought the Garmin bean bag mount but it still bounced around a lot in the RV. I now use the Garmin friction mount and it is awesome!! The GPS unit barely moves.

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Old 06-23-2015, 07:37 PM   #17
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I have had two Rand McNally GPS units and they both have worked well for us. The current 7630 model seems to do all we ask. It hasn't steered us wrong yet.
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:36 AM   #18
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We have the 760 LMT. Works as good as any other GPS out there. My wife and I have built in GPS in our car dashes. The Garmin worked just fine. Set it up for your RV and go. Like all GPS you should really know where your going by Map or google or something first. All GPS systems have quirks.

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I forgot to mention, I originally bought the Garmin bean bag mount but it still bounced around a lot in the RV. I now use the Garmin friction mount and it is awesome!! The GPS unit barely moves.

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They cost a bit (OK a lot ) more than beanbags and suction cups but they give your TV a very professional finished look for aftermarket electronics. Solid as a rock to boot!

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