Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-20-2018, 02:46 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 8
GPS preferences.

Whats everyone's opinion on the best gps unit for large rv's. I have read so many conflicting pros and con about every unit they make for rv travel. What have you had good luck with? Thanks Steve
__________________

Daddystribe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2018, 04:35 AM   #2
Coach
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 160
I'm a big fan of the Rand McNally Trucker's Road Atlas. I know it's not as easy as a GPS, but I like being able to cross reference routes for height/weight restrictions.
__________________

__________________
Cut it 3 times and it's still too short...

2017 Sandpiper 381RBOK
2006 Ram 3500 Cummins Dually
valleyduo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2018, 05:30 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 598
I agree that a trucker road atlas is invaluable. It gives you the big picture. I have 4 trucks and all just have regular Garmin Nuvi's. They do the job and don't cost hundreds of dollars but more and more I use Google maps.
larryo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2018, 05:45 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Bill and Gail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: NJ
Posts: 215
We use the RVND7 and Rand McNally trucker's atlas.
Bill and Gail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2018, 11:42 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Jim34RL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Oswego il
Posts: 1,432
As I stated in another thread asking about RV GPS. I use a Rand McNally RVND 7730. This GPS allows you to set your parameters for RV length, weight, height, no. of propane tanks and size, plus the type of roads that you would like to travel on. Such as no tollways, tollways, no gravel roads and no U-turns. You can also purchase life time maps and the unit will be updated as Rand McNally provides these updates. You do need to be connected to the internet to do the updates.

I am on my second unit as the first one failed after six years of use. These Rand McNally units have never routed me incorrectly when towing, although it seems a little goofy on the routing some times.
__________________
Jim W.
2016 34RL CC; 2008 Ram Mega Cab 2500HD, 6.7L, 68RFE 6 speed, 4X4, Smarty S67, TDR 117K+miles
Jim34RL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2018, 06:50 PM   #6
Gold Tee Box
 
Teetime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Rolla, MO
Posts: 297
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daddystribe View Post
Whats everyone's opinion on the best gps unit for large rv's. I have read so many conflicting pros and con about every unit they make for rv travel. What have you had good luck with? Thanks Steve
I'm also looking at another unit and am interested in the Rand McNally RVND 7730.

I've heard there can be some issues with certain windshields and reception. I have a Nuvi 2789 which constantly loses satellite connections in this GMC Denali, but worked fine in my old F150.

BTW, the navigation in this Denali is awful, that's why I'm looking for a new backup.
__________________
Success is hiring someone to mow your lawn so you can play golf for exercise.
2018 GMC 2500 Duramax Denali
2018 Coachman Freedom Express 287BHDS
23 campgrounds/240 nights since 2015
Teetime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2018, 06:55 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daddystribe View Post
Whats everyone's opinion on the best gps unit for large rv's. I have read so many conflicting pros and con about every unit they make for rv travel. What have you had good luck with? Thanks Steve
Why do you need this when you already have it on your phone?
Beachbourbon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2018, 08:08 PM   #8
Pickin' & Campin'
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 7,259
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beachbourbon View Post
Why do you need this when you already have it on your phone?
The OP asked about a GPS for large R/Vs.
Many of these R/V specific units have parameters that can be set for height and so forth.

I doubt your phone has a clue what vehicle it is giving directions for.
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '15=22 '16=46 '17=30 '18=51
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2018, 11:19 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Suffolk, Va.
Posts: 1,050
I use the Garmin RV 770 LMT-S. It is made for RVs and routes depending on your RV height, length, weight and propane. I have not had any issues with it. Works great.
__________________
Michael & Fran Dilday (Baxter & Honey 2 Labs)
'18 Cedar Creek Champagne 38EL - '17 Ford F350 Lariat DRW w/Reese hitch - TST 507 Color TPMS - Garmin RV 770 LMT GPS
mwdilday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2018, 12:21 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 840
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwdilday View Post
I use the Garmin RV 770 LMT-S. It is made for RVs and routes depending on your RV height, length, weight and propane. I have not had any issues with it. Works great.
^^ X2

You can also set it to avoid tolls, uturns, and some other stuff I can't remember.
You can set it for a fast route (usually interstates and larger roads) or shorter distance.

As with all GPS, they are not 100% accurate.

If we have access to the internet, the night before we use the google map satellite view to see what's ahead. Google maps on the phone is good too, but frequently we lose phone service while on the road.
__________________

__________________
Happy Camping!

2015 Dynamax REV 24TB class C
2nd rig 2006 Toyota Tundra &
2010 Cikira 21RB 19' travel trailer
Reverse_snowbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:11 AM.