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Old 08-26-2016, 07:46 PM   #11
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I also have the Garmin RV760,it works for me. only complaint I have it thinks every small curve is a Sharp curve.
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Old 08-26-2016, 08:16 PM   #12
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I have the 760 as well and selected the larger model so it would be easier to see in the RV when going down the road.

My only complaint is that it favors interstates even when they add time to the trip. There is one shortcut we take that cuts off 20 minutes and the Garmin will not select that route.

I do like the campground look up feature. Has a lot of campgrounds in its database. It will announce weight limits or low clearances if you get on a road that has them.

I check the route before we go and will select roads I know and let the GPS catch up.

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Old 08-26-2016, 08:24 PM   #13
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On the 760 go into the tools and select highways and it will try to keep you off interstates


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Old 08-27-2016, 07:16 AM   #14
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Twice with my 760 I have come to a bridge that is signed for 13' 6". I have 13' 7" entered as my height. No warning from the GPS. Both times I was able to find a way around, but It concerns me. I also exaggerated my unit's weight to 20,500#'s and that caused the Garmin to add 40 miles to my route as there were two small bridges with 20,000# weight limits. I now have it set to 19,000 #'s. What is really funny is if I forget to set it to truck, and not RV mode when not towing. A 3 mile trip can be 12 miles!


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Old 09-02-2016, 08:49 PM   #15
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[QUOTE=spock123;1301379]On the 760 go into the tools and select highways and it will try to keep you off interstates

I hope it treats you better than the Good Sam gps unit we tried, when it was set to highways it took us on every narrow, curve laden road in the area. That thing was dangerous.
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We have the RV-760LMT and so far it has been OK, (a month and a half). One thing I am just getting used to is, sometimes the turn in writing at the top is not always the next turn. You kind of have to watch the pink line to make sure. I am still figuring out all the bells and whistles but am happy with it so far. If it would have been about $100 cheaper, I would be very happy.
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On the 760 go into the tools and select highways and it will try to keep you off interstates

I hope it treats you better than the Good Sam gps unit we tried, when it was set to highways it took us on every narrow, curve laden road in the area. That thing was dangerous.
I am afraid that is what will happen if I set it to avoid interstates. I think the best/quickest routes include a mix of interstates and highways. I have learned to review the GPS route closely and I think I will see if the routes are different using the automobile mode Vs. the RV mode.

This is kind of disappointing since I have used Garmin GPS's for years.

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