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Old 11-10-2018, 06:15 PM   #41
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what is a good garmin

this gps will do all there is to do and its very easy to set up

Garmin rv 770 lmt https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/570074
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:21 PM   #42
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with google maps, on my iphone, if I already have trip directions on screen, it works REGARDLESS of cell signal - and it continues to tell you where you are at as you are moving on the map... it works just like any gps.
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:23 PM   #43
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downloading for 'offline' maps on your phone simply provides you the ability to still 'search' the area, even without a cell signal, but the gps part continues to work the same as if you had not downloaded it.
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:58 PM   #44
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Does anyone have a recomendation for a gps that works well for an RV?


Garmin Hands down !!!
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:26 PM   #45
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Yes...where's my Garmin...I've got to go get the mail. I've been an avid boater all my life and hold a 100 Ton USCG License. Reading paper maps/charts and navigating with instruments is my passion. I still love the paper maps from rest areas. GPS is a great tool but you must "know well where you're going" way before you turn anything else on and be ready when she tries to take the train down a dirt road. The Trucker's Atlas is among the best tools you can use.
I always carry a current atlas and double check my gps agai st the atlas now and then I also have a good idea of where I am going before I leave,,
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:17 PM   #46
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I've used garmin's for years
Just remember always look up,that's where the surprises come from.
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:27 PM   #47
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I've used garmin's for years
Just remember always look up,that's where the surprises come from.
10/4. Good advice
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:48 PM   #48
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Gritz and Bob make 2 great points of equal importance that I wish I had heeded this week. "Any GPS is better than no GPS" & "we still need to use our brains". I was taking my Vegas to a service center on Wednesday to have my Hellwig Sway Bars installed. I had never been to this center before (highly recommended from several people) so I loaded the address in my RV GPS. Near the service center, the GPS told me to make a U-turn and arrive at my destination. As I started the U-turn, I noticed that new construction had just been completed across the lane and it was no longer possible to make that turn. So...I used my brain and went across the lane onto the adjacent road thinking I would find a place to turn around. Oh, I forgot to mention, I had my Jeep Wrangler in tow as well. As I drove down what turned out to be a dead end road, only found one possible place to turn around at the entrance to a trucking company parking lot. It was a narrow entrance/exit but I saw a sandy area by the entrance that other trucks use as an expanded turn lane. As I said, sandy...very sandy. I figured that if 18 wheelers could make that turn, so could I. NOT using my brain, I attempted to make the turn. Two hours later, after breaking several straps belonging to a very nice truck driver and then some very heavy chains and a boom extension fork lift, I was finally back on the road to travel the 500 feet to the service center. Yes, the Vegas and Jeep bogged down in the sand all the way to the body. The tires and exhaust were buried. I found out later that they pull large RVs out of this sand almost daily. Guess I'm not the only one that forgets to use the brain in conjunction with the GPS. Lesson learned and I admit, it is kinda funny
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:41 PM   #49
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I use Sygic RV GPS Navigation (North America) and have had 0 issues. It can run on an Android tablet. It costs around $90; go to eshop@sygic.com
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Old 11-13-2018, 11:48 AM   #50
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Can the sygic app act like a standalone GPS? One if the reasons for me to consider a backup is Google maps can't start a new route without a cell signal
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:52 PM   #51
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Yes, I believe so. I'm not running google maps when running Sygic. I love the fact I can use a standard 8" or 10" tablet. I have several apps on one tablet specific to our RVing.
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:49 PM   #52
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I have the Garmin RV GPS and love it. I have it installed on the left side of the steering wheel and ran an additional cigarette lighter plug to the left drivers console to plug it into so I didnít have cables all over the dash. It also has an earphone plug that works great so the wife donít have to listen to it. I use a single ear setup.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:27 PM   #53
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One advantage to a GPS vs phone apps is that Satellites are always there...cell service isn't. Having both systems available are good practice. One is none...two is one. I still collect paper maps at the rest areas...yep...it's an age thing and you can actually see the entire state without having to swipe the crap out of it.
That is true and I will take all the advice I can get so my wife and I have safe travels. Thanks
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:35 PM   #54
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If you are a AAA member they will send you all the paper maps for free. i carry two GPS and my phone, but I still order the paper maps from AAA. The large sectional maps (NE, SW, etc) are especially useful in planning long trips.
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:12 AM   #55
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If you are a AAA member they will send you all the paper maps for free. i carry two GPS and my phone, but I still order the paper maps from AAA. The large sectional maps (NE, SW, etc) are especially useful in planning long trips.
I agree. I use my debit cards everywhere but I still keep a couple of $1 bills in my wallet. They haven't quit making paper yet.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:31 AM   #56
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Based on this thread, I checked out CoPilot (Truck and RV version) on Google store a bit ago. From the reviews, sounds like recent updates have broken or removed some of the most valuable features for folk like us - like setting parameters for rig height, length, avoid tunnels, etc.

Anyone with direct experience to weigh in?
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:59 AM   #57
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Based on this thread, I checked out CoPilot (Truck and RV version) on Google store a bit ago. From the reviews, sounds like recent updates have broken or removed some of the most valuable features for folk like us - like setting parameters for rig height, length, avoid tunnels, etc.

Anyone with direct experience to weigh in?


Iíve had CoPilot for years. Bought it so I would have offline maps. Could put length and height of RV to avoid tight places. The recent ďupgradeĒ removed those features because they were concerned it would confuse the users. BS. They removed them so they could charge for an annual subscription. I complained so they offered me a free 1 year subscription. Iím not intrinsically a subscription model so Iím not got to bother.
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:37 PM   #58
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It's a wonder Lewis and Clark ever made it to the Pacific without Garman or Google. Have we lost the sense of discovery that folks had when they blazed The Oregon Trail?
Lewis and Clark kinda had Google,

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Old 08-14-2019, 01:30 PM   #59
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Garmin 770 and sometimes Google maps as a secondary comparison. Oh and a Rand McNally atlas in the event I have to go old school.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:31 PM   #60
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Lewis and Clark kinda had Google,

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VERY nice...
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