Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-21-2016, 09:01 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 11
Best App or RV GPS

Very curious what people use for general travel directions... looking to change from a TT to a much larger 5th wheel so feel this is something I need to care about a lot more. Do people use a phone app OR have people bought a specific RV GPS? Any help is appreciated!
__________________

__________________
Matt
Elizabeth
2013 Roo 19
2013 Ram 1500
MattyDubs2209 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2016, 09:08 AM   #2
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tipp City, OH
Posts: 6,477
There have been in couple threads on this topic in the past couple weeks. I'll see if I can find them.
__________________

__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
Nights Camped 2017 - 49
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2016, 09:11 AM   #3
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tipp City, OH
Posts: 6,477
Try this one. GPS
__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
Nights Camped 2017 - 49
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2016, 03:53 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
gectisme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 752
Here is another:
Rv driving map apps?
__________________
2016 Windjammer 3006WK
2010 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, Diesel, Front Hitch, Air Lift 5000 Rear Air Bags, (not really used, left over from our truck camper). Equalizer E4 1.4k/14k WD Hitch. TST 507 TPMS. Furrion FOS48TA Observation Camera. Garmin RV-760 GPS. Honda 2000i Genny, PI EMS-PT30C.

MISSION COMPLETED!
gectisme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2016, 04:01 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
I use two devices.

1) Google map app on my kina smart phone.

2) A new Rand McNally Road Atlas.

One talks to me the other one does not require constant recharging....
__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 06:37 AM   #6
RETIRED
 
n-e-d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Not camping in New England
Posts: 764
As AquaMan said you'll find this discussion quite a bit here and elsewhere. As a child of the fifties I still have an afinity for paper and always have a Delorme state map with us. Don't get me wrong tho I have multiple apps on our android and a dash top GPS along with the in dash radio/gps. I just feel better looking at a big paper display I can mark up
__________________
Mary and Me
2015 2650s "Finally"

2015 Jeep Cherokee
2016 Ford Race Car Red 350HD Cargo Van HR DRW EXT DIY Daytripper "My Little Red Corvette"
n-e-d is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 12:35 PM   #7
Member
 
ervinglobal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattyDubs2209 View Post
Very curious what people use for general travel directions... looking to change from a TT to a much larger 5th wheel so feel this is something I need to care about a lot more. Do people use a phone app OR have people bought a specific RV GPS? Any help is appreciated!
We use a Garmin RV 760LMT. It's a great tool you should look into it. Although it isn't cheap.

Safe travel
__________________
ervinglobal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 02:05 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
camaraderie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,721
App... Co-Pilot... $10 bucks is superior to Google maps because you don't rely on cell data...maps are loaded to the phone or tablet permnently. You are never out of range. Also, you can store you height so you don't get routed through low clearance etc.

GPS...Garmin 760LMT ... like erving says...at about $350...it better be good and it is.

For trip planning on PC...the Good Sam trip planner is excellent on line at their site. It interfaces with the Camping World GPS's but is useful even if you can't download everything to your own GPS.
__________________
________
Cam
2015 Georgetown 280DS
2014 Vespa LX150 2014 StellaAuto 125
camaraderie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 03:04 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
OscarsMom2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Cheney, Washington
Posts: 139
We use the Rand McNally RV GPS we bought at Camping World. I will pre-plan the trip using the Good Sam Trip planner and upload it into the GPS. I also carry paper maps from AAA and a road atlas. The screen on the GPS is large (about 7" diagonally), but sometimes I like to see a larger area. That is where the paper maps are great. The Rand McNally allows you to input the height of your RV to route you around any low bridges.
__________________
2017 Wildcat Maxx 26BHS
2016 Rockwood MiniLite 2503S (2015-2016)
2012 Ford F-150 Eco-Boost
OscarsMom2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 03:47 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Wisconsin/Florida
Posts: 793
There are quite a few on this thread

App for Walmart Overnights night parking.
__________________

__________________
PenJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:25 AM.