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viajante

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Posted: 05/29/21 11:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Went to update my Garmin (RV 760) this morning. I got sent to a site that wanted to charge me for updates. This unit is supposed to have lifetime maps. Any advice on how to get those updates ? Failing that is there an app to use on a phone that is reliable and reasonably priced ?
Thanks in advance for any advice.





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Posted: 05/29/21 12:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did you call Garmin?


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Posted: 05/29/21 12:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been using Google Maps on my phone to navigate the country. Normally it shows me 3 different routes to chose from. It's free and reliable. However, I like to check it against a hard map. I use the Motor Carrier's Atlas, which shows me approved trucker routes.


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Posted: 05/29/21 12:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like CoPilot for RV but I’m with wildtoad, call Garman and find out what’s up?

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Posted: 05/29/21 12:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Had a Garmin unit, found out what 'lifetime updates' meant. Updates til the storage media in the unit is at capacity. Built in obsolescence I guess, never replaced it.

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Posted: 05/29/21 12:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks everyone. It appears Garmin is using another company for updates, which requires charging me again. That really stinks...

What about cell RV map apps? We love google maps as they always have the latest info. Unfortunately, Google does not provide assistance to rv'ers! Used Google one time in Oregon for our motorhome and ended up on a road only wide enough for us! Really hairy.

So anyone out there using a cell app that gives RV map info that they like?

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Posted: 05/29/21 12:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Were you using Garmin Express for the updates?


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viajante

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Posted: 05/29/21 12:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, we were

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Mine goes straight into Garmin for updates.

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I've been using google maps for some time now.


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