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midnightsadie

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Posted: 06/07/20 10:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

going to get a new gps opnion on which are best, would be sitting on the dash.

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I can tell you that two years ago I bought a Garmin 770RV GPS and I'm not very happy with it.

I still like using my I Phone with the Waze app.


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I'm sold on the free Google Maps app on my droid phone. I use it on my Harley, in my own vehicles, and in the assorted motorhomes I drive at work. I really like the feature that lets me know where the radar traps are. I also have the Sirus app so my phone does everything I need.


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corvettekent wrote:

I can tell you that two years ago I bought a Garmin 770RV GPS and I'm not very happy with it.

I still like using my I Phone with the Waze app.


Very happy with my Garmin RV unit - and we have traveled 28,522 RV miles with it traveling to 130 campground in the last 4 years

I would say mine is well used


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We have found that having a Garmin (not sure the model, but one of the cheapest) is a great backup to the cell phone. We sometimes travel in areas where cell service doesn't exist so the Garmin is the only thing that keeps us on the straight and narrow. That being said, we use the phone as our primary guide since the voice controls are far superior to working your way thru the menus on the Garmin.

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I had a Garmin Dezl 760 Trucker GPS and hated it. More times than not, it took me way out of the way of my destination when it wasn't necessary. I switched to just using Google Maps. It's a misconception that you have to have a cell signal to use Google Maps to navigate your trip. Your planned trip can be downloaded onto your phone and you can navigate just like with any GPS unit offline. It's free, simple to use and every bit as good. To use Google Maps with our RV, I use RV Trip Wizard so I can input my height, etc. and when I'm done planning my trip, I transfer it to Google Maps on my phone. For me, RV Trip Wizard and Google Maps is the best thing available.


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Used my Garmin 760 several times this weekend when the "free" map from Google refused to work due to poor cellular reception.

The Garmin works 100% of the time, because it stores all the maps in internal memory, rather than waiting to download from the mothership.

I know you can preload maps on Google, but it's a PITA to do, and still only offers limited information. If Google let me download an entire State, or CONUS maybe I'd recommend it. Google doesn't really want offline use, since they can't track you when you're offline, and that tracking data is what pays for the "free" map.


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RobWNY wrote:

I had a Garmin Dezl 760 Trucker GPS and hated it. More times than not, it took me way out of the way of my destination when it wasn't necessary. I switched to just using Google Maps. It's a misconception that you have to have a cell signal to use Google Maps to navigate your trip. Your planned trip can be downloaded onto your phone and you can navigate just like with any GPS unit offline. It's free, simple to use and every bit as good. To use Google Maps with our RV, I use RV Trip Wizard so I can input my height, etc. and when I'm done planning my trip, I transfer it to Google Maps on my phone. For me, RV Trip Wizard and Google Maps is the best thing available.
We don't plan details when we travel. With the Garmin, we can just look up the location of a local restaurant, a gas station or decide to ramble without worrying about getting completely lost without needing cell service. For less than $100.00 it's good insurance.

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Posted: 06/07/20 09:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The best GPS is a 10" Android tablet with built in GPS sensor running the CoPilot RV app. Cost is about $120 all in and you have a GPS with a 10" screen, an a tablet for for other uses.


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I've been using my Garmin RV660 for over 4 yrs and more than 30,000 towing mi. I LOVE it and recommend it. The RV780 is the current upgraded version.


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