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Old 12-18-2014, 01:29 PM   #11
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Does any of these GPS give you bridge heights, I think this is one thing I would be looking for.
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:37 PM   #12
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I have owned a Garman GPS unit since 2007 and has been great and dependable. I highly recommend it!
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:55 PM   #13
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I have the Rand McNally GPS app on my pad and it works great. Big bright screen and if you have an ipad it is cheaper than buying the dedicated unit. Just food for thought.
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:55 PM   #14
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Google map vs Garmin

Has anyone used and been satisfied with Google map on cell phone for navigation? In my experience Google map has been accurate more often than built-in navigation systems on my cars. My only concern is the data usage for Google map over hours but I have no information on that.
I don't own a Garmin so can't compare. But I thought RV specific information on Garmin could be easily accessible on internet.
Obviously Garmin's advantage over phone is coverage.
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:03 PM   #15
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Does any of these GPS give you bridge heights, I think this is one thing I would be looking for.
I'm also interested in this. The Garmin website does not mention this feature.
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:08 PM   #16
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The Garmin 760LMT (which I also recommend) does not give you bridge heights ...BUT...you set the height of your rig and it will not route you under bridges or tunnels with lower overhead clearance. I'm not sure how complete or accurate THAT data is north of the border but it has worked well down south and along the east coast.
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:40 PM   #17
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High All: I use Co-Pilot on my tablet with a Ram mount and have been very happy. The program has RV programing with bridge limitations. For under $20.00 It is A fabulous program. It will run on Apple and Android. Check it out. Frank

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Apparently... there IS a database of low bridge clearances available for MANY units as a downloadable POI file. Gives EXACT heights on over 5000 spots. Anyone tried it? $15 bucks .... for iitial and a year of updates. Also has a separate Canadian POI ...
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Hi: If you use any of the following map programs, CoPilot, Delorme, MS Streets and Google Earth you can get a ton of map overlays free from this location. MAP OVERLAYS along with instructions on usage. Frank

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We also have the Ran McNally 5 inch, and it works great. Good luck!
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