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tcorl 09-13-2012 08:29 AM

What G.P.S to use with a 8528 RKWS 5th wheel?
 
We purchased a Flagstaff 8528 RKWS 5th wheel in April and with a height of 13 ft. what G.P.S. units are you using or recommend. Thanks.

TURBS 09-13-2012 08:36 AM

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TURBS 09-13-2012 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tcorl
We purchased a Flagstaff 8528 RKWS 5th wheel in April and with a height of 13 ft. what G.P.S. units are you using or recommend. Thanks.

Just out of curiosity where did you get the 13 foot number?

I just looked up your model and it shows 12'4" which is normally standard.

joelek 09-13-2012 11:36 AM

The Rand Mcnally RVND 7710 just went on sale. HUGE discount on these now as full price on them was 400 bucks this spring. This is a large 7" gps from the trucking industry that has been updated specifically for the RV rigs.

tcorl 09-13-2012 12:06 PM

Thanks for the reply joelek. we purchased that 7710 from camping world for $224.00 and put in several address to compare with our garmin but both times there was a 45 mile difference. plus it weighed 4 lbs. also it came with a wall charger and it did not work so we are looking again.
thanks ted

joelek 09-13-2012 12:30 PM

Let us know which one you like Ted. I love Garmin Nuvi models but would not use one of those for RV use. My Nuvi took my car on shortcuts that the RV would not want to be on. I like wide open spaces when towing the RV.

The 7710 was adapted from trucker GPS. I imagine shortest route for a semi is not a good idea so it defaults to safe route which many times is longer.


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