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Posted: 10/06/21 06:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thinking of switching to a Gaia maps on an iPad for primary use in the RV. I am tired of the clumsy nav system that came from the factory. I'll also use it for ATVing and Jeeping.

iPhone is not an option since maps app only works where there is a signal. I know that an iPhone can run Gaia maps but the screen is too small.

I've done some research already. I know the iPad has to be cellular enabled with the internal GPS to use where there is no cell signal. Don't want to spend big bucks on an iPad just for Gaia maps. Also don't want a huge screen since I'll use it in the UTV.

An older/refurb iPad is ok since it will only be used for Gaia maps. Suggestions?


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Posted: 10/06/21 07:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While i occasionally pump my iPhone map apps through the Chevy dashboard screen, most of the time I use my iPad mini. Works well and I can still see the trailer stats on the Chevy screen.


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Posted: 10/06/21 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can use Google Maps in offline mode too right...

Just create your routes, and tell it to download offline maps. Then you can use it without a connection.


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Thunder Mountain wrote:

Thinking of switching to a Gaia maps on an iPad for primary use in the RV. I am tired of the clumsy nav system that came from the factory. I'll also use it for ATVing and Jeeping.

iPhone is not an option since maps app only works where there is a signal. I know that an iPhone can run Gaia maps but the screen is too small.

I've done some research already. I know the iPad has to be cellular enabled with the internal GPS to use where there is no cell signal. Don't want to spend big bucks on an iPad just for Gaia maps. Also don't want a huge screen since I'll use it in the UTV.

An older/refurb iPad is ok since it will only be used for Gaia maps. Suggestions?


It works the same whether its iPhone or iPad.
You can download "sections" for offline use, just like most other options. And to be honest, it works better in offline mode than online when signal gets iffy.
I only use Gaia for off road adventures. I find google or apple are better for me for on road directions.

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I recently bought a Garmin GPS receiver and used it with my iPad. Works great.
My iPad is not cellular capable and does not have the internal GPS receiver. That’s why I went with the external receiver.

And now I can actually see the map while driving. Finding a mounting location was the biggest challenge.

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