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Old 08-23-2018, 12:00 PM   #21
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Your "Best-Half" is the Navigator?
So is mine! She's always telling me where to go...




...and what to do when I get there!
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Old 08-23-2018, 03:23 PM   #22
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Your "Best-Half" is the Navigator?
So is mine! She's always telling me where to go...




...and what to do when I get there!
I have a deal with the DW. She plans the trips (or just tells me where to go ) and I drive and do the hook up/unhook. It makes my life a lot more stress free.
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Old 08-23-2018, 04:09 PM   #23
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And that makes OUR lives stress-free as well!

I have a new mental exercise that I do, whenever I'm around my Missus.
I just keep thinking to myself:
:"Keep Momma happy..."
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Old 08-23-2018, 05:02 PM   #24
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And that makes OUR lives stress-free as well!

I have a new mental exercise that I do, whenever I'm around my Missus.
I just keep thinking to myself:
:"Keep Momma happy..."
I just hum some Pink Floyd tunes
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Old 08-23-2018, 05:08 PM   #25
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I keep my Garmin mounted in front of me. That way I do not have to take my eyes off the road.
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Old 08-23-2018, 05:30 PM   #26
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I just hum some Pink Floyd tunes
"Comfortably Numb": works well.

Either that; or "Keep Talking"
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:09 PM   #27
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We're very happy with our Garmin 770S. Especially love the larger screen that's very easy to see when driving our Thor Axis. Easy to set up and user friendly.
The bean bag mount is an excellent option for these units and I highly recommend it.
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:17 AM   #28
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Thanks again for your help
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:16 AM   #29
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Simple answer is whatever works for you as there are a number of people here that use a number of different systems. I use Google Maps on phone, factory installed NAV System but mostly rely on the Garmin 770 RV Model.
I have been fulltiming for more then 3 years and my Garmin DEZL 770 to date has not got me into a bind.
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Old 08-25-2018, 04:11 AM   #30
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My current Garmin is a 660 and it lies like no one else. Supposed to have lifetime upgrades but the Garmin website won't communicate with my Mac or GPS unit. May have to pony up for one of the new RV specific units.


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Old 08-25-2018, 06:18 AM   #31
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My current Garmin is a 660 and it lies like no one else. Supposed to have lifetime upgrades but the Garmin website won't communicate with my Mac or GPS unit. May have to pony up for one of the new RV specific units.


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The DEZL 770 is a truckers GPS. but it lists campgrounds and a ton of POI.
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Old 09-01-2018, 06:09 PM   #32
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CoPilot RV GPS

I have CoPilot RV on a tablet and it's been working great for me. All of the customization you want and all of the POIs to go with it ...
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Old 09-01-2018, 08:43 PM   #33
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Trying Garmin 770

I had the large Magellan RV GPS for several years and it started acting weird. Went to update the software and maps (remember, they have "lifetime updates") and found that they wouldn't support or update it. Contacted Magellan and found out that lifetime updates is for the calculated lifetime of the unit, which is 3 years. After that, you're on your own.
After much research, I purchased the Garmin RV 770. Still checking it out. I did call Garmin customer support and they said their lifetime updates are not calculated for a specific time frame. Here's hoping it all works well, and for a long time!
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Old 09-01-2018, 09:01 PM   #34
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Welcome. I use the Garmin 770. It will allow you to enter your RV outside dementions and will warn you of low bridges or other hazards (hopefully).
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Old 09-01-2018, 09:25 PM   #35
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Low cost and Reliable. Magellan RoadMate 9212T-LM. High Def Touch Screen 7" display. I have had one for several years without a single issue. Costs $100 or less.
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:34 PM   #36
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Not sure if you have an axxera radio or other system where you can hook your phone up to the dash radio/screen but for about $20-25 we bought a phone to HDMI cable and run whatever GPS app you want on the phone. The screen shows up nicely on the dash screen and the audio directions play over the vehicle speakers. It’s clearly the cheapest option.
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Old 09-02-2018, 10:43 PM   #37
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Multiple GPS Units

We actually feel more comfortable with both Google and Garmin running at the same time. They dont show exactly the same detail, and sometimes one makes more sense than the other. No preference. Both is best.
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Old 09-02-2018, 10:55 PM   #38
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...After much research, I purchased the Garmin RV 770. Still checking it out. I did call Garmin customer support and they said their lifetime updates are not calculated for a specific time frame. Here's hoping it all works well, and for a long time!
I hope that those updates are still coming even after your great-great-Grandkids get done fighting over who gets to keep the GPS.
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Old 09-03-2018, 12:12 AM   #39
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I have the Garmin RV 770. I also tried the Rand McNall RV Tablet. Speaker was garbled and not very loud.
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:49 PM   #40
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I use a combo of Garmin RV GPS, google maps, both online and offline, also the old fashioned MapQuest and regular maps. I know it seems obsessive but after $3000 worth of repairs and inconvenience from following just the GPS I am a bit more careful in choosing our routes. I also find that speaking with fellow RVers is very helpful for the next leg of our journeys.
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