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Old 02-22-2018, 12:15 AM   #20
Joe-FL
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 37GT
State: Florida
Posts: 809
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Originally Posted by blw2 View Post
It's been several years since we owned a dedicated GPS unit...it was a Garmin for cars. I splurged when I bought it for DW and got the lifetime maps. It was a good unit for a while. I updated maps a time or two.... then hardware went on the fritz. Replaced under warranty...and that one eventually died too.

At that point I figured the lifetime maps are a waste of money. Probably better to just plan on buying a new unit every couple years.

I don't know if it's still that way or not.....

I've been using cell phone and google maps mostly. I was using Waze but I find that the google app has a louder voice which i need in the RV.
I sure do wish Google would add settings for low overhead and weight restrictions.
Are you listening Google Maps?
They have steered me down a couple roads where I ended up getting hemmed in a bit (no trucks after a few turns in & no place to turn around, etc..)
The cheapest and best way to avoid those situations is to stop by Love's or Flying J and purchase a Trucker's Atlas. You can get the really nice plastic coated 2018 one for about $50.00, or the regular paper one like I did for $14.00. Gives all low clearances in each State among other things.
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