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Old 05-07-2013, 04:13 AM   #1
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Please share your experiences with RV GPS. I am reviewing the Rand and the Garmin.

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Old 05-07-2013, 07:24 AM   #2
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:53 AM   #3
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I use my I-pad, apps I use are NAVFREE CANADA or NAVFREE USA. I use a RAM mount on an articulating arm mounted to the dashboard. I have to also plug in a "BAD-ELF" GPS receiver, because no data plan, it's about the size of a book of matches. It works great, nice big screen that you can expand & shrink. Great for passangers too, the can play games or watch movies and music plays through the radio from it.
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Garmins are top of the line. However, you do need to use some common sense. Have an idea where you going before you start. They will take you the looong way around.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:48 AM   #6
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Agree with Tim. Have a basic idea where you are going and if it doesnt look right dont go there. We were looking for a walmart in NC once and luckily didnt have the 5th wheel behind as it started to take us back into a housing development. Something didnt look right so turned around and went on down the road about a half mile and there was WW.

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Old 05-08-2013, 11:37 AM   #7
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For rv use, most units have a preference setting and you can tell it to avoid u turns. That helps in the way it directs you and will try and route you only making right hands turn.
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Garmin Zumo 450 truck and motorcycle. Garmin Street Pilot 5220 in my wife's car. I load points of interest for campgrounds, truck stops, State Parks and any other special places we like to visit.

Most of the time I follow the GPS route. Prior to a "big trip" I always plan a route using Microsoft Street and Trips. There is software that comes with the GPS that can be used to plan trips and upload the trip plan to the GPS.

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I use my I-pad, apps I use are NAVFREE CANADA or NAVFREE USA. I use a RAM mount on an articulating arm mounted to the dashboard. I have to also plug in a "BAD-ELF" GPS receiver, because no data plan, it's about the size of a book of matches. It works great, nice big screen that you can expand & shrink. Great for passangers too, the can play games or watch movies and music plays through the radio from it.
Just downloaded the Navfreeusa app. Didn't know it existed. Thanks.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:49 PM   #10
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We recently bought the Rand McNally GPS with the option to program it for an RV or for a car so it is very versatile. We used it on a trip last fall and found in our RV and found it very helpful. We also used it on a road trip in our car and found it helpful there as well. The difference is that when you have it set for RV it directs you on roads to accommodate the size of a large RV. However, you also need to use common sense to make sure the GPS makes sense if you will. So far we have been very pleased with our purchase.
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