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Old 10-18-2010, 01:10 PM   #1
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Would anyone like to weigh in on which GPS is best for RVing? I need one that's up to date on campgrounds, has routing for large rigs and height restictions. I'm thinking a motor carrier routing unit might be good. Do they have camping sites too?
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:25 PM   #2
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I have found that my smartphone (Motorola Droid) nav. system is has worked the best for me. It pulls info from the web and has built in GPS.

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Old 10-18-2010, 10:05 PM   #3
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I bouught my unit from here. Their customer service is superb! The have a chart to help you compare the units. These are trucker units and will route you as if you were a truck but can route cars too. http://www.dieselboss.com/truck_gps_review_features.htm
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:41 PM   #4
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I find that DW is best she all ways knows. Has lots of disagreements with our GPS very vocal about it too, makes for good entertainment

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Old 10-19-2010, 05:33 AM   #5
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Boy Frank I don't know if I dare agree with you my wife is in the same room as me.lol.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:39 AM   #6
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My Alpine in dash unit works well and the dvd player comes in handy. I replaced the factory voice and all guidance settings with the new WIFE VERSION 1.0 this software version is always correct (just ask her) also can't be beat to find a shopping mall.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:53 AM   #7
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I think we do not need for our wives to meet

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Old 10-19-2010, 11:30 AM   #8
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I have an Omnitech got it from Staples a few years ago and I likeit alot.



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But mine doesnt give you campgrounds, I just type that in where Im going. Thelow bridges, I have a trucker atlas for that if I need it. (Used to be a truck driver)Edited by: fixit5561
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I have a Garmin Street Pilot C340 that I got as a gift four years ago. I have kept the map updated as well as the traffic receiver. The Points of Interest Factory on the Net has lots of RV related POIs you can d/l and install. The drawback to this GPS is readability in bright light and its small screen. I have a new Garmin 1490T on order from Best Buy. It has lots of bells and whistles as well as a bright 5" screen. It too will store POIs from the Net.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:27 PM   #10
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Thanks for the advice. We have a Garmin 1490T but it has sent on some really bad routes for a fifth wheel and we are considering a trucker unit. The auto routing will try to shave even a few feet off a route and send us down residential streets which can be a disaster in New England. The Garmin (and most units) has trouble deciding which way we are headed when we power up and leave a gas station and often suggests a turn in the wrong dircetion. The DW always has a better idea for a route but can't "recalculate" as quickly when we miss a turn.
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