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Old 12-14-2014, 10:52 PM   #1
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Question GPS in dash question

To use the in-dash GPS, do you have to subscribe to a fee-paid monthly service? I am trying to decide whether to add that option to a new RV.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:08 PM   #2
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There are no fees for the in-dash GPS in our Berkshire, or in any other Forest River product of which I'm aware.
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:55 AM   #3
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The ONLY fees that may be incurred when it comes time to update the maps.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:10 AM   #4
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No, there are no fees for an in-dash GPS, unless it includes a weather service, or a traffic service which is usually a part of Satellite radio subscriptions, or as mentioned earlier, if you purchase an updated map.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:17 AM   #5
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I have an indash GPS on my Ram. There are no fees, but it's $175 for the map update. It's ridiculous. I can buy a new GPS for less than the update. Personally, I'd get a stand alone, as technology changes quickly, and is becoming cheaper.
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I just updated the GPS map in my Georgetown, it was $59.00. Did the same for my F150 and my DW's Acura for $99.00 each.
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:30 AM   #7
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I hate the nav unit in my Ram. The screen is too busy, not intuitive, and it's located low enough that I have to take my eyes far from the road even to read it. So, I mounted my trusty Garmin on the top of the center console at dashboard level and use it exclusively. I should have saved money by foregoing the Ram unit.
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GPS

The GPS in my Sunseeker motorhome is almost useless. It points strait out of the dash and from the drivers seat you have to lean way to the right just to see the screen. Hand held ones are much better.
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:16 PM   #9
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There are no fees for the in-dash GPS in our Berkshire, or in any other Forest River product of which I'm aware.
I have a 2008 Georgetown but no GP's have the flip up rear back up camera monitor radio has GPs function do you need to activate this?
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:58 PM   #10
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Additional GPS question

We have used the in dash GPS in our 2015 Sunseeker, and all seems well except we have not yet figured out how to turn off the GPS voice when we are done with that particular trip. The voice continues to say things like "the speed limit is xx" if it knows or thinks we are exceeding the posted speed limit. It does this if we are listening to the radio and not using the GPS. If you know how to turn off the GPS please help. Thanks.
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