Originally Posted by ApexBunk
The rand mcnally got decent reviews, but not all were great. Are there any other suggestions? Also, with our trailer being rather low, would a regular GPS be ok? We love the mountains and that's where my concerns are mainly. Will we be put on a road too narrow to make the turns?
Thanks for the responses!
Not with the Rand McNally since you input your total vehicle length and weight of the RV in the RV mode. You also provide how many propane tanks and the size of the tanks since in some case you can not drive through tunnels with hazardous material in tunnels. The Rand McNally will route you according to your inputs in the RV mode.
Some of my inputs are no U-turns, dirt roads, 20,000Lbs total weight of truck and trailer, 13'-6 tall and 55' long. When out east I have been routed around tunnels, underpasses and some bridges do to my parameters. The unit also notifies me when we are crossing state boards, when we are entering toll roads and when I am exceeding my set speed limit plus road construction ahead.
I bought this in 2007 and have never used anything else when towing my RV. I have lifetime maps and the unit is updated at least two times a year. I have a GPS in my wife's car and my wife and I both like the input parameters of the Rand McNally over her car's GPS.
Would I buy this again YES.