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Old 10-02-2016, 01:22 AM   #1
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What are your navigation tools?

So far this year, I've taken hefty road trips from Washington to Texas, and Virginia to Washington. I was reminded of the value of the good ol' fashioned atlas on my last trip when my phone could no longer find my location, making turn by turn navigation unusable. I stumbled on an app called Trucker Path, that shows you where every travel plaza is along your route. Got me thinking, what other useful tools do my fellow road warriors rely on when traveling?

What tools do you use to:
Navigate
Locate stops
Search campgrounds
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:41 AM   #2
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I just use my in-dash NAV on the Sunseeker. I do, however, pre-plan every trip using Google or Bing maps so I know where I should be going.
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:44 AM   #3
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Google maps has worked well for me over the years to get around places I have not been to.

The street view helps by letting me see what is just before were I am going so I know when to look for the entrance to a CG.

I carry a copy of Rand McNally just in case I have no phone service.

Most stops are dictated by the need for fuel or food but we stop when ever there is something we want to look at.

Went to San Antonio, TX. this year, internet search was done for a CG and reviews were read, Blazing Star RV was nice enough.
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I used Google maps on my phone for years, until I got a new truck last year, now I use the in dash navigation.
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Old 10-02-2016, 06:28 AM   #5
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Garmin GPS for RV's; spiral bound, large-print atlas; the book, Next Exit (love it!); and Google maps on I-phone. Can't have too many resources.
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Old 10-02-2016, 12:13 PM   #6
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Garmin GPS has taken us coast to coast twice now, on state and county roads with no problems......have never lost contact with satellite.....
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I used Google maps on my phone for years, until I got a new truck last year, now I use the in dash navigation.
Funny...I went the other way.

We have had factory navigation in both our car and truck for years (Lexus and GMC). Before that we used a portable Garmin unit. I have since decided I prefer Google Maps and use it exclusively now. Each one of these devices have their good points though.
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Funny...I went the other way.

We have had factory navigation in both our car and truck for years (Lexus and GMC). Before that we used a portable Garmin unit. I have since decided I prefer Google Maps and use it exclusively now. Each one of these devices have their good points though.
I do like some things about Google maps more, but having the 7 inch screen right there makes the factory one nice.
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Garmin GPS has taken us coast to coast twice now, on state and county roads with no problems......have never lost contact with satellite.....
I have once, and it was for at least 20 miles. Was outside of Gatlinburg in the middle of nowhere. Was a beautiful drive, so I just enjoyed the view till I got somewhere I recognized. Other than that, Garmin makes a great unit and would be what I would be again if I was in the market for one.
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I use a Rand McNally Navigation system that is also the monitor for my trailer backup camera
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