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Old 12-12-2019, 06:10 PM   #1
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Would like anyone's input as to a ie Garman, etc GPS to use both in daily driver and for RV travel.
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Old 12-12-2019, 06:19 PM   #2
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Personally, I use Google Maps with the satellite view enabled. If data usage is a concern, maps can be downloaded via WiFi.

I know some will say it's lacking bridge clearances but I've been all over the US and it's never been an issue for us.
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Old 12-12-2019, 06:30 PM   #3
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My Garmin Dezl 780 has been doing a great job.
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Old 12-13-2019, 01:10 AM   #5
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We have a Garmin RV 770 that we bought a couple of years ago. One of the features we really like about the Garmin is the 'attractions' that get specific when you get near to an area. Lots of options and features in their menus.
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Old 12-13-2019, 09:49 AM   #7
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I use the rand McNally gps one. Itís for RVs and you can put all your info in and it tells you what roads to stay off of and low bridges
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Old 12-13-2019, 11:23 AM   #8
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X2 on the Garmin RV770 with lots of options and features. We have had ours for two years of traveling nearly 20,000 miles with our 5th wheel from upstate NY to Idaho, Colorado, N Mexico, Texas, and points inbetween. We only had one issue last spring with an update that was resolved fairly quickly by Garmin. We missed two overpass height restrictions and one propane tunnel restriction in our pre-departure planning but the Garmin rerouted us successfully, and thankfully.
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Where did you purchase your Rand McNally gps.

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Old 12-14-2019, 08:29 AM   #11
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I have the Garman smart drive series, 6" I think it is. It comes with free lifetime maps, free redlight camera warnings, free traffic feed and my favrote is pop-up window view of exits. Comes with other stuff I turned of like history channel POA and four square.
I can sent points/routes to it from Basecamp.
I don't see the need for bridge warnings as they are always well marked. Plus as with any GPS your supposed to sanity check your route route before using it.
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:46 PM   #12
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I use the rand McNally gps one. Itís for RVs and you can put all your info in and it tells you what roads to stay off of and low bridges
I really like it when the Rand McNally app tells me I'm passing OVER a low clearance overpass etc.
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Old 12-17-2019, 06:20 PM   #13
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I really like it when the Rand McNally app tells me I'm passing OVER a low clearance overpass etc.


That is in case you were thinking of getting off and turning around under there.
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I have a Garmin 760 and donít trust it because of a number of issues... we use RV Trip Wizard, the iPhone and TVís gps, US Motor Carrier Atlas plus good old fashion planning.

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We too donít trust our RV770. Routed us several times miles out of the way to campgrounds that we later found were just off the freeways with their advertising signs posted on the exit.
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We use the Rand McNally RVND gps because it enables you to set up specifically for the type of RV, length, height, gross weight, etc. and wonít route you under bridges that are too low for your rig or canít support the weight, etc.
We typically use the RV POI only setting on trips so that we donít end up pulling into a fuel station or parking lot that we canít get out of 😉
Regardless of what brand gps you buy I strongly recommend you get one that is designed specifically for RVs. There are lots of things to consider when traveling in an RV, such as making a [legal] U-turn, etc., and with an RV specific gps you can avoid getting yourself into those kind of trouble situations.
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We use the Rand McNally RVND gps because it enables you to set up specifically for the type of RV, length, height, gross weight, etc. and wonít route you under bridges that are too low for your rig or canít support the weight, etc.

We typically use the RV POI only setting on trips so that we donít end up pulling into a fuel station or parking lot that we canít get out of

Regardless of what brand gps you buy I strongly recommend you get one that is designed specifically for RVs. There are lots of things to consider when traveling in an RV, such as making a [legal] U-turn, etc., and with an RV specific gps you can avoid getting yourself into those kind of trouble situations.


Ditto!!!! We have one too. Best gps weíve owned so far!!!
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