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Old 12-29-2015, 09:56 AM   #41
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The Garmin RV 760 LMT records your rig's specs including height and weight. As long as bridges on your path have been recorded, you should be good-to-go.
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:15 AM   #42
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I've now seen a lot of feedback on the RV GPS especially Garmin, but what I haven't really seen is anyone talking about bridge clearance issues. I like to take back roads and stay off main highways and freeways so bridge clearances is a main concern since we bought a new 33IK Silverback last year which stands at about 13ft high or 4metres.

Like I said, the comments I read on-line from truckers is that the RV GPS aren't that reliable for bridge clearance. Anyone had any issues with bridge clearances?
So if the GPS is not accurate on heights then why not just buy a car GPS instead of the RV version
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:23 AM   #43
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I have a rand McNally 7735 and have it all set for my fiver but have not been anywhere with it. Used it in my work truck to see how it works. Haven't been able to find a low bridge here in California where I live yet but it does tell me load limits real well so far. I went several places so far has not steered me wrong I do use paper maps all the time and once I go one time I never get lost after that.
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:07 PM   #44
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Jim, please, please, please move that GPS unit. I'm assuming your vehicle has an airbag. In the event of an airbag deployment, that GPS unit will be like taking a cannonball to the face. I have some specialized knowledge of airbags and have no doubt, that few ounces of plastic and metal would easily kill you at the speeds of an airbag deployment.

If you don't have an airbag, love the mounting location.
my thoughts as well, not a good idea
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my thoughts as well, not a good idea
Georgetown's do not have air bags.
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:31 PM   #46
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I have a Galaxy 5 phone that has Google Maps. After I used it once, I threw the Garmin in the trash. It is updated constantly and is very dependable. I have been dragged kicking and screaming into the tech world, but this thing really works great!!!
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Google maps does not work in many remote areas (like national parks) and also does not provide RV routing to avoid low clearance bridges...restricted tunnels etc.
It may be fine for some needs but is certainly NOT suitable for extended RV use in motorhomes in unfamiliar territory...I can attest to this personally.
There's nothing wrong with using google maps to find all sorts of stuff and I use it almost daily when on the road. But I use my Garmin RV as prime navigation. If you like google and cheap...suggest you try CoPilot Premium which overcomes the shortcomings I noted for about $10 bucks and lets you carry your maps IN your phone rather than rely on a good connection to get them and has RV settings & preferences.
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I have an iPhone 6S. Bigger screen and gets Google maps. No way am I going to play with that screen compared to a 7" screen on my dash.

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Old 12-30-2015, 10:14 AM   #49
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Ok the time to replace my old Tom Tom unit. I would like any recommendations on the new units that are out there. Would like to have voice commands so I do not have to keep typing everything and a large screen would be nice. Thanks in advance.
I just reciently bought the Garmin 760LM and am very pleased with it. It has voice commands, haven't tried them yet though, and a 7 inch screen plus a ton of other features. Had questions about using some features and wrote here and got [lenty of answers but also wrote Garmin and got answers in two days. This thing will do things I didn't know I wanted to do.

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I've now seen a lot of feedback on the RV GPS especially Garmin, but what I haven't really seen is anyone talking about bridge clearance issues. I like to take back roads and stay off main highways and freeways so bridge clearances is a main concern since we bought a new 33IK Silverback last year which stands at about 13ft high or 4metres.

Like I said, the comments I read on-line from truckers is that the RV GPS aren't that reliable for bridge clearance. Anyone had any issues with bridge clearances?
I told my Garmin i was 13'6" and never received a warning nor did I encounter a short overpass. I did have a bridge weight limit warning that I bypassed.

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