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Barstorm 01-16-2016 09:46 PM

GPS
 
What is the best RV gps to purchase with all of the information needed while traveling?

doc73 01-17-2016 07:38 AM

I have always preferred the Garmin brands. Got a 760rv for Xmas so we will see if that like continues.

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sgtlm17 01-17-2016 08:11 AM

I have been researching them for the past month and Garmin RV760 seems to be well liked. I have it down to the Good Sam 7735 at camping world and the Garmin RV760. I am leaning Garmin.

itat 01-17-2016 08:18 AM

Barstorm, do a search on the forum and you'll find lots of opinions. Members use everything from paper maps to phone/tablet apps to full RV and Trucker GPS units. The Garmin RV 760LMT is popular.

Eagle-751 01-17-2016 08:28 AM

I agree, it's a personal choice. I started out with a Garmin hand held( now handlebar mounted to quad with TOPO map ), moved to a dash mount ( got rid of it ) and now all I use is my cell phone with google map... What I did not and do not like about Garmin is having to buy the update software. Cell phone is all free and live information on the screen...

itat 01-17-2016 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Eagle-751 (Post 1080046)
... What I did not and do not like about Garmin is having to buy the update software. Cell phone is all free and live information on the screen...

Most Garmin road units today have "LMT" in their model name. The "LM" means lifetime map updates are included. The "T" means live traffic. I have a Garmin that's going on 10 years old and I had to purchase the lifetime updates for it but it was a one time cost for North American maps.

When my current Garmin gives out, I'll be replacing it with the RV 760LMT.

Eagle-751 01-17-2016 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by itat (Post 1080053)
Most Garmin road units today have "LMT" in their model name. The "LM" means lifetime map updates are included. The "T" means live traffic. I have a Garmin that's going on 10 years old and I had to purchase the lifetime updates for it but it was a one time cost for North American maps.

When my current Garmin gives out, I'll be replacing it with the RV 760LMT.

Thank you, My unit was more than 10 years old, this is good information. I have been using my smart phone for so long now I don't think I'll be switching back now. The bigger screen is nice though. I will have to look into the lifetime update deal. I still use my legend on my four wheeler.

itat 01-17-2016 09:00 AM

Do GPS apps on a cell phone use data? Up here data is very pricey.

sgtlm17 01-17-2016 09:11 AM

Yes they use data to

nomad297 01-17-2016 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by sgtlm17 (Post 1080084)
Yes they use data to

Not all of them.

Bruce


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