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Old 02-22-2016, 02:54 PM   #11
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Prior to starting out, I like to plan stops using both the "Next Exit" book, And MyPilot app.
Know the distance before refueling, use both of thes to plan fuel stops. There is an app "Last Exit" as well, but still prefer the book. Add notes to the margin and the mileage is also helpful.

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Old 02-23-2016, 09:39 AM   #12
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We use a Garmin RV 760LMT. It's a great tool you should look into it. Although it isn't cheap.

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I agree. Love the 7 inch screen and how it talks to you. You enter the size of your unit and it figures out your route for you taking the size of your unit into consideration, such as length and height.

I tell it where I want to go, then check the route for the area 5 to 6 hours from where I left from. I can then do a search for CG or free parking in that area. It has features I haven't figured out yet but the more I learn the more I like it.


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Old 02-23-2016, 10:58 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by ervinglobal View Post
We use a Garmin RV 760LMT. It's a great tool you should look into it. Although it isn't cheap.

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We also use the 760LMT best money I have ever spent so far.
Took it in a six state trip last year and never once did it out me under a low bridge.
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:43 PM   #14
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I purchased a Good Sam Magellan GPS a few years ago and have stopped using it. Even though it is set for the height of my 5th wheel, it has directed me towards low bridges. When using the campground listings in it's POI directory it has taken me to very wrong locations, and it seems to be somewhat vindictive when I don't follow directions--sending me south on an interstate to the next exit, then back up a parallel road to my starting point.

I have a Tom Tom GPS I use in my car and find that adequate when towing my fiver, and we've been coast-to-coast and lots of roads in-between 6 times without incident. Just keep your eyes open for those low clearance signs.

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