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Sandy & Shirley

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We used WAZE again to guide us from Codorus Campground to I83 South. Naturally, it gave us a route with a Rail Road overpass 12' 2" . We had to take a side road, block the road while we unhitched our car and back out onto the WAZE road in the opposite direction!

WAZE is great for the car we tow, it uses real time traffic info to give us the fastest route from point A to point B. BUT, it does not allow you to enter the height of our Motor Home!

Does anyone know of a good phone ap that can do both? Give us the best real time route that avoids low bridges! We are looking for an ap that will allow us to say we are a motor home and we are 12’ 8” high!


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Posted: 06/10/22 06:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RV trip wizard has a phone app -


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Sure sounds like a design error to me.


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Posted: 06/10/22 10:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try some of the truck apps such as Trucker Path, Hammer etc. you can enter your rig size (height length weight) and it will route around such obstacles.


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Posted: 06/10/22 08:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The best of the bunch is CoPilot RV app. Lets you specify the size and weight of your rig and if you carry propane (for restricted tunnels) and such.

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I have an old CoPilot RV app that allows me to input the height of the RV to avoid low bridges and propane restricted tunnels. I paid $6.99 on sale. It is way better than my previous Garmin's which had to be updated and costs a small fortune. It can switch between RV travel and tow car travel.

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Looks like the CoPilot RV mobile app is free to use for 14-days, then currently $29.99 for 12-month subscription.

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I have struggled with having a worthy GPS solution on my phone as well. With this thread I looked into some of these once again. When looking at reviews on Google Play none of them have stellar reviews.

In the past I had TomTom standalone units. When it was time to move on to using the phone I got the TomTom app. I had grown accustomed to the TomTom interface and maps. Google Maps has it's place and purpose, but for serious navigation I use the TomTom. I have tried Waze and it didn't thrill me.

But TomTom wasn't so great with pulling a trailer. This became very apparent traveling in the Smokey Mountains this past May. Took us on roads we shouldn't have been on.

After that trip I learned I can go to the TomTom MyDrive site and customize my routes and save them online. When I use the app on the phone the saved routes are there for me to use. Some campgrounds will let you know in their confirmation emails the best route to get there and what to avoid. Customizing my route was a great improvement, but not quite what I needed. SO then I discovered that on this site you can tell them you are doing a camper/rv and provide all your details, length, width, height and weight. So I let it plan the Smokey Mountains trip again and it skipped all the roads I should have never been on. I changed it to driving a car, and it went back to the squirrely roads.

There is an annual subscription cost. Sometimes you get what you pay for. The ability to plan on big screen and save it off for later use is great!


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After ready the replies to this thread, I think we are leaning to CoPilot RV. One question I have for the group is the cost. $29.99 a year seems fine with us, but does that allow the ap to be running on both of our android phones at the same time.

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Sandy & Shirley wrote:

After ready the replies to this thread, I think we are leaning to CoPilot RV. One question I have for the group is the cost. $29.99 a year seems fine with us, but does that allow the ap to be running on both of our android phones at the same time.


Yes, I currently run the CoPilot app on a android tablet and my android phone.

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