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Old 10-16-2014, 06:40 AM   #1
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Do you use yours ?
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:23 PM   #2
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Turn it on but on my 2015 it is already outdated for some roads. Google maps on phone works better for me.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:38 PM   #3
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Yes I do use mine but sometimes it screws me up. You can not totally rely on them.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:51 PM   #4
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Recently purchased a Garmin RV GPS. Have not used it to travel with RV but used it in the car in RV mode to try out. I love all the added features to locate gas, restaurants, campgrounds and more. What I am not sure I like is that it seems to want to keep you on major highways and will route you out of the way to do so. Hoping I can tweak the RV info to limit this re-routing. Good thing is, you can easily switch from car to Rv mode and vise-versa. When you switch, so does your routing.

If anyone has any experience with this GPS and has suggestions to limit the re-routing, please speak up.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:58 PM   #5
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Recently purchased a Garmin RV GPS. Have not used it to travel with RV but used it in the car in RV mode to try out. I love all the added features to locate gas, restaurants, campgrounds and more. What I am not sure I like is that it seems to want to keep you on major highways and will route you out of the way to do so. Hoping I can tweak the RV info to limit this re-routing. Good thing is, you can easily switch from car to Rv mode and vise-versa. When you switch, so does your routing.

If anyone has any experience with this GPS and has suggestions to limit the re-routing, please speak up.
That is what mine does, but one time it routed me to a low over pass and I am 13.5' luckly I was able to turn around.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:05 PM   #6
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Have a Rand McNally RVND-7720, use it on every trip with or without the camper. Google maps are OK, but won't route you around low bridges, tunnels, toll-roads etc. Plus I like the 7" display and turn by turn instructions. Yes, it sometimes gets lost or can't find a CG but that has only happened a couple of times in the last two years.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:57 PM   #7
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That is what mine does, but one time it routed me to a low over pass and I am 13.5' luckly I was able to turn around.
Do you have your height programmed in? Its also possible that the information on that particular low clearance is not in there. There is a 10' 10" railway underpass on Front St. in Olean NY that several well-regarded 'low clearance' apps don't have. Not sure whether my Garmin RV760 has it - I haven't traveled that route since I've had it and there doesn't seem to be an app to explore the database for that info.
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If anyone has any experience with this GPS and has suggestions to limit the re-routing, please speak up.
You probably need to go into the menus and tweak your Settings > Navigation > Avoidances.

It has a very literal interpretation of the avoidances. On the return leg of my last trip from Canada to the U.S., it wanted to add 1000km and 10 hours to my trip to avoid the $6 bridge toll going back into Canada at Fort Erie (there is no toll there from Canada to the U.S.). Once I turned off 'Tolls and Fees', it got it right. You could see it thinking when calculating the route... it zipped up to about 89% and then paused for a long time until it found the 'free' bridge all the way around the other end of Lake Ontario. It didn't care that the 'free' route would have cost at least $200 more in fuel.
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:15 PM   #9
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I use my Garmin Rv Gps all the time.... It does route you out of the way sometimes... But I usually start to re route and it picks up immediately.. As mentioned check your settings...
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I use my built-in (Magnadyne) GPS. I always check the route with either a paper map or Google maps to see if there are any major differences--just to avoid surprises. Its not the best GPS on the market but it has served me well.


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