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Old 02-17-2015, 08:15 AM   #31
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The only thing I would be leery of using the built in GPS is it taking you someplace you can't go with your trailer. I had one of my Garmin units take me down a country road to one lane Tunnel with only 10 foot of clearance and no place to turn around, I had no other choice but to take a chance and go through which I made it through okay, but the RV dealer said I'm the only person he knows of who has went through there and not ripped the air conditioner off the top of the trailer. That is why I use the Rand McNally unit now. You put all of your trailer specs into the unit and it won't route you were you can't go.

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Old 02-17-2015, 11:32 AM   #32
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I'm in the market for a decent RV receiver. Has anyone found one they like? I would really appreciate any recommendations.
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We have the Garmin RV 760LMT and really like it. It has many more features than we use but it is a nice big screen and easy to use.
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X3 for the Garmin - it has bridge heights road avoidance and a variety of other RV-specific info. In fact, you can set your RV profile in the GPS and it will route you around the "Bad places" (e.g., 13' RV means no routes with overpasses less than 13'!!)

Also, look in to ProClip ( I think) they make custom mounts for GPSs, phones & tablets that just work! we have mounts for our iPhone 6s and the Garmin in our Truck - MUCH better than the windshield or sandbag mounts!

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Old 02-17-2015, 11:45 AM   #33
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While I haven't sprung for the "Trucker/RV" Garmin I have used Garmin products for years. Started with the one that had a hard drive inside. I have a friend with a Lexus whose built in unit stopped giving directions about 3 blocks from our destination in a small town in NC.

Another friend bought a Tom-Tom and literally threw it out the window when it said "no further directions available".

I also noticed that lots of the private planes use Garmin GPS and some other Garmin brand electronic equipment.

Garmin for me all the way. But, be sure to update the maps every couple of years.


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Old 02-17-2015, 04:15 PM   #34
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Another friend bought a Tom-Tom and literally threw it out the window when it said "no further directions available".

I have never had my Tom Tom say that in the years that I have had it.
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:18 PM   #35
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GPS for Georgetown

Thanks for the input. We ended up purchasing a Garmin and really love it.

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