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Old 07-28-2016, 08:59 PM   #21
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I use the Garmin RV760, used it on our trip out west and no problems, well one time in St. Louis but that was my fault. I can turn a fifth wheel around even if I have to get on the sidewalk, besides you are never lost as long as you have a full tank


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Old 07-28-2016, 09:09 PM   #22
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:55 PM   #23
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:27 PM   #24
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Another vote for the Garmin RV760 here. I have an almost new Good Sam/Rand McNally unit n my garage....didn't like it at all. Also didn't like the Magnadyne that came built into the coach. Love the Garmin, though. Especially good with all the RV parks that are programmed into the database.
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Old 07-29-2016, 07:13 AM   #25
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When I use my GPS it's just one of my tools and I don't ever follow it blindly. I'm big in planning on trips so I'll also contact AAA and have a triptik printed out. I'll also route it out on the computer using Google Maps and have my cell phone google map going.

The Garmin GPS is great because it's got a nice big screen and shows me traffic and weather issues on my route. And yep I know my cell phone does the same thing but it's so much nicer to see that big colorful screen with my weak old eyes.
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Old 07-29-2016, 05:11 PM   #26
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I purchased the Good Sam Rand McNally 7 inch screen. I hate it. This unit has taken me on roads that are not meant to be traveled in an RV. Seriously, it has suggested routes that has put me and my wife in jeopardy. It has some decent attributes, but I always doube check the suggested route with WAZE and many times the WAZE was better. I bought it because of the ability to sync with the Good Sam trip planner, and that part works well in determining travel distances and possible stops.
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Old 07-29-2016, 05:48 PM   #27
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I purchased the Good Sam Rand McNally 7 inch screen. I hate it. This unit has taken me on roads that are not meant to be traveled in an RV. Seriously, it has suggested routes that has put me and my wife in jeopardy. It has some decent attributes, but I always doube check the suggested route with WAZE and many times the WAZE was better. I bought it because of the ability to sync with the Good Sam trip planner, and that part works well in determining travel distances and possible stops.
We also have the Good Sam Rand McNally 7 inch screen. I am looking to replacing it. We went on a trip last month into the NC mountains and the GPS took us on a road that I would not have driven my truck (without the camper) much less taken my camper but by the time we realized that the road was that bad there was no turning back. I had to put the truck into 2 and 3 gear to keep it from running away with us. This road was very steep and curvy downhill road that should never be used for anything with a trailer/camper hooked to it. When I got to the cg I found out from other campers that there was a better and safer route that I should have taken and it was closer than the route that the GPS had taken us. I wrote a nasty email to Rand when I returned home but have heard nothing from them yet. This was the second time that something like this has happened to us. From now on I will call the campgrounds a couple days ahead and get directions from them. I do not trust my Good Sam GPS any more.
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:36 AM   #28
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Has anyone tried the newly released Garmin RV660. It is supposed to be an upgrade from the RV770?
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Has anyone tried the newly released Garmin RV660. It is supposed to be an upgrade from the RV770?
I like my 7 inch screen vs. the 6" on the 660...BUT it does have some upgrades if you need them. Here is the comprison:

http://www.gpscity.ca/compare/rv660lmt&rv760lmt

Also reported:
"The RV 660 LMT has a few new tricks up its sleeve that are not available on the RV 760 LMT, like Elevation Profile which shows the maps with the possible steep grades along the route marked out, and Easy Route Shaping, which lets you touch the screen to change the route to go onto a road you prefer, or through a city you prefer.

The new model also works with the Garmin BC 30 wireless backup camera and it has POIs from Foursquare pre-loaded."

I think the easy route shaper is a VERY attractive feature.
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I use Google maps on the phone and look up the route on the trucker atlas before for low overpasses and restricted routes. 24,000 miles on our 2013 3170 without a problem.
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