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Old 07-27-2016, 01:22 PM   #1
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Travel across country- GPS preference

Hi all!
My husband and I are planning to travel cross country with our new Travel Trailer. We are new to RV life. Can anyone tell me what they prefer to use for GPS? Do any of you use a Good Sam GPS? I have signed up with Good Sam, and have planned a trip on their site- they said I can download to their GPS if i purchase one. Just wanted some input so that I can make an informed decision. In addition, what do you use for weather updates to avoid running into a storm?
Any input would be helpful.

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Old 07-27-2016, 01:28 PM   #2
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I use the Garmin RV 760LMT with backup camera. I really like it. It's connected to my phone so I also get weather on it.

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Old 07-27-2016, 01:28 PM   #3
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We have a Garmin RV 760 LMT. I have had it for a few years and love it. It allows you to enter the size of your unit, height, weight etc... and makes sure to route you around roads and objects you will not fit on. For example, low bridges. We have traveled over 20,000 miles with it and havent had any issues. It has a lot of great features and free map updates.
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:44 PM   #4
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Not trying to hijack but why the hell don't they put this type of GPS unit in HD trucks? My Ram 3500 thinks it can go anywhere!
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:51 PM   #5
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I like the Rand McNally with Life time maps that you can up dates as needed. I have the RVND 7710 which has a 7" screen, I believe there are more current models now, since my unit was bought sometime ago.
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:16 PM   #6
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I've returned two "Good Sam" GPS's to Camping World. One would not even boot up, the second failed after a only a few hours use. They are definitely on my "Not Recommended" list...

I now have a Garmin RV 760LMT as well which has worked flawlessly since I bought it.
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Old 07-27-2016, 11:13 PM   #7
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We own a Garmin RV-edition, but 99.9% of the time, we just wing it wit my my wife navigating using Google Maps on her phone.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:47 AM   #8
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If you're going with a windshield mount type I think Garmin great, but I have also had great luck just using Apple Maps with my iPhone. My new Sunseeker has the in-dash Jensen unit with the NaviGo system which worked well on my first trip (and hopefully future!)
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Old 07-28-2016, 12:48 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by dwayneb236 View Post
I use the Garmin RV 760LMT with backup camera. I really like it. It's connected to my phone so I also get weather on it.

X 2 but without the camera. My wife's eyes see more better
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