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Old 08-05-2019, 04:40 PM   #1
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Best gps for campers

Hello,
We are new to this whole experience of pulling a travel trailer. I am in the market for a GPS system.

I have been using my cell phone and either using Maps or Waze and really do not like it. Many funtions on my cell phone do not work when in "map" mode and I just don't like it!

My truck does not have Navigation built in or AppleTalk or the Android app. To get one installed will cost big bucks! I want a portable GPS.

What is a good one for campers? I remember the "old days" when I had a Garmin. I could have a trip mapped out, and if I needed gas or food, click one button and it would find what I needed, ask if I want to add to my trip and Boom! So easy.

Does anyone have suggestions? Please, lets try to keep the cost down!

Thank you happy camping.
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Old 08-05-2019, 05:22 PM   #2
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I use the Garmin RV 660 (now only available in 7 inch which is RV 770). Does everything you mentioned and works great. It is designed for a motorhome or pulling trailer. If it broke tomorrow I would get the same unit.
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:11 PM   #3
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I use the Garmin RV 660 (now only available in 7 inch which is RV 770). Does everything you mentioned and works great. It is designed for a motorhome or pulling trailer. If it broke tomorrow I would get the same unit.
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:58 AM   #4
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Another Garmin 770 here.

Along with that the DW keeps Waze up and other maps so we are not relying on only one.

Nice feature for the Garmin unit is being able to put in vehicle height / weight / etc which it uses in routing.
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:53 AM   #5
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Another Garmin 770 here.

Along with that the DW keeps Waze up and other maps so we are not relying on only one.

Nice feature for the Garmin unit is being able to put in vehicle height / weight / etc which it uses in routing.
Thanks for your info.
Yes that is a nice feature but I sure hope I donít get so lost that I need to drive across a 10,000 pd bridge!!!
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Old 08-06-2019, 11:04 AM   #6
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Rand McNally Overdryve RV GPS is pretty nice and includes a trip planner, blue tooth and dash cam. You can buy them here.
https://www.technorv.com/rand-mcnall...yve-rv-tablet/
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:24 PM   #7
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Garmin RV is great. Iím adding it to my new motorhome even though it came with a built in system. Used it in my last motorhome. I liked that you put in the size of rig you are using and it avoids roads you canít use. Also I use the voice command feature all the time to list truck stops.
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:19 PM   #8
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I have not been impressed Garmin RV770. There is a new Garmin RV GPS coming to market soon. It maybe in stores by now not sure.
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I just ordered a RV 780. Hope it works as advertised.
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:50 PM   #10
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Garmin RV 770 gives bad directions

I purchased a new Garmin RV 770 this year for my Truck/TT. I love all my other Garmin devices and have used them for years. The RV 770 has been useless. It has taken my down dirt roads in NC ( I selected NO Dirt Roads). It has taken me around smaller country roads, when the Interstate was clearly faster and easier ( I selected Highways as OK), and it took me up a mountain top dead end as we were leaving Virginia for Nashville. Very frustrating. And the voice command is a joke. I've put about 3400 miles on the Garmin and have been using Google Maps on my Smartphone as a back up. Google maps has taken us on better roads most of the time. I have gone thru and redone the selections and still not satisfied. I Do Not recommend this unit.
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Rand McNally Overdryve RV GPS is pretty nice and includes a trip planner, blue tooth and dash cam. You can buy them here.
https://www.technorv.com/rand-mcnall...yve-rv-tablet/
Bought the Rand McNally GPS Tablet last year at the FROG Rally from TechnoRV. Wanted the dash cam and the show price was good. Use that one and the Garmin RV660.
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Another vote for the Garmin RV, regardless of model. If you learn the ins and out and how to control it, it does a great job and can also be configured for auto use when not in RV mode.
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Rand McNally Overdryve RV GPS is pretty nice and includes a trip planner, blue tooth and dash cam. You can buy them here.
https://www.technorv.com/rand-mcnall...yve-rv-tablet/

I bought one of these from Overton's (CW) and got a bargain price on it compared to what Technorv is charging for them. So far so good, seems to work well. I've had numerous Garmins as well, they're fine also.
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We have a Rand McNally RV GPS which works well on the interstates but it a little slow calculating and advising of turns when in the city. Does take imports from Good Sam if you are a member.
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Rand McNally road atlas. That's my favorite GPS. They sell them at WalMart for around twelve bucks. They work really well.
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I have a Garmin RV 760 and it is great. After all these years the connector to the usb cord is damaged (grandson helping). Can no longer update so--- time for the new 780. It can update by WIFI!
I have bought all electronics for vehicles and boats (boats~~ those get real expensive!) from TheGPSstore.com. Great prices and service.
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Our Rand McNalley RVND 7710 works pretty well. It does all of the things youíre looking for. It can be a little tricky setting up multi stop trips using way points. I havenít tried using the on line route maker function, though.
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