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Old 01-16-2016, 05:23 PM   #1
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GPS Unit ?

Okay Guys and Gals, I knew I would be back asking more questions. A GPS unit, I was looking into getting an App for my IPad since it has a larger screen, I looked at Rand Macnally GPS for IPad, but it has really bad reviews. The actual GPS unit is $500, I was hoping to use my IPad. Any ideas, recommendations, what do you guys use? I heard is good to have a good RV GPS for the back roads, highway construction, and bridge heights. Any information is helpful, thank you.


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Old 01-17-2016, 04:17 PM   #2
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I got for Christmas a Garmin RV760, so far it works, it sure would have been nice if a manual had came with the unit.


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Old 01-18-2016, 11:04 PM   #3
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Take a look at the Sygic app for trucks and Caravans. You can trial it for 10 days free. The cost is about ,$120 with lifetime updates. Traffic is extra but I use WAZE if I need that info. Sygic may take a bit of getting used to but I find it works quite well.
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:05 AM   #4
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My Tundra has the on-board nav unit but, to be honest, I'm used to the old-fashioned kind so usually put my Garmin Nuvi (52LM) up on the dash. (Free map updates)

Wouldn't an iPad need to connect via a cell-phone (hot spot) which could quickly use up a bunch of data? (And what if you're outside cell phone range which isn't hard to do when out in the boonies camping?)
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Old 01-19-2016, 06:05 AM   #5
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On the Garmin 760 I like the junction view. I always have paper maps, I don't just rely on the Garmin


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The Sygic app is a stand-alone. You do not need a data connection while it is operating. The app along with maps that you select are downloaded to your device. Your device then uses its internal GPS and compass to plot and track your routes. The only time you need a Wi-Fi or data connection is for the download and updates.
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:07 AM   #7
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By the way the Sygic map updates are free for life.
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Old 01-20-2016, 04:53 PM   #8
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I got the Good Sam unit and we are happy with it.
It was on sale for $250 and it is the 7 inch one.
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:36 PM   #9
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I too have a RV760 and I went on the internet and did a down load for the manual.
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:27 PM   #10
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You can now download google maps for whatever destination you are planning, thus eliminating the need for a data connection . And it is FREE.


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We have the 760 LMT. I update mine every few months, it's easy. Google maps will not help with RV situations. We have 38' motorhome plus tow a Jeep. All that being said, yes you most definitely should check routes ahead of time, I do use Google. The Garmin 760 has been okay. None of them are perfect. I've had GPS built into my truck for 10 years. They are not problem solvers. They all have filters, but simple ones. If you are not a little familiar with the area ahead of time you are guaranteed to go "out of the way" on some routes your GPS says are the best. As far as functionality and ease of use I found the Garmin to be okay.
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