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dodge guy

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Posted: 06/14/21 05:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good review. As far as lifetime updates......my old (2004) Garmin has the lifetime updates. I just updated it last month.
If they are going to cancel the lifetime updates then I won’t be purchasing a newer RV version. I am trying Co-Pilot on our up coming trip. If it works out I’ll stick with that it the other RV GPS app (forget the name).


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One of the most frustrating things about all the Garmin devices I've had is that they will route you along a zig-zag path with 40 turns to save you 1/10 mile. Is there any way to program my new 890 for "as few turns as possible"?

I have given up on Google Maps, Waze and others as they don't know I'm driving a 34 ft RV, pulling a car.

From what trip planning programs/apps can I import to the 890?

How do I tell it that I want to go a certain route, not the one it suggests?


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Well one thing is the "U turn" setting, if you turn that off then it will run you thru a lot of turns to get headed back. And that seems to set off as a default. Also it has a shortest/quickest setting which affects this.


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dedmiston wrote:

I work in Tech, and there's no such thing as "lifetime" anymore. One of the basic elements with every new project is to define the "estimated end of life" for the service. Nobody tells their consumers when they forecast their end of life to be, but that doesn't mean there won't be a sunsetting for the service regardless of what Marketing claims.

We bought a Rand McNutty at Camping World. it froze in Mirtle Beach, next year. $449.00 I think, or close. The new one was supposed to have lifetime updates..well it don't! We bought it at Camping World in Myrtle Beach? for about the same price. Ones sold the next week had the lifetime updates. It does have speed and traffic cameras and radar etc. Come in handy with Roscoe P Coletrain,my wife, practicing for NASCAR behind the wheel. She doesn't read here so I'm safe unless some of you tell her.

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Where did you travel with it?
I went out east from northern IL, WV, VA, MD, DE. I tried CoPilot for the first time and it was the worst GPS I have used, Apple maps is second to last as its not configurable to RV size. Mine sent me down a road I wouldve questioned just towing a PuP. I`m usually good about checking the route before I leave in the morning, but I missed this section. WV 60 (Midland Trail) through Gauley Bridge WV. Never again. Ill be getting one of the Garmin RV units this winter.

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