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Old 05-14-2014, 09:02 AM   #1
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GPS devices

What does everyone else use for GPS for their RVs? We have a TomTom that is crazy. It has shown us back roads in IN and housing projects in SC; no thank you!

We want to be able to program our RV for height, restricted tunnels, bridges, etc. We have heard that Rand McNally was good and also Magellan, but which one?

Help. And thanks in advance to everyone.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:14 AM   #2
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We have a TomTom VIA 1605M RV GPS. It just took us to Elkhart, Ind and back from Austin, Tx. to pick up our new trailer and worked great.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:23 AM   #3
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A friend of mine just used the Rand McNally 7720, and he could not say enough about how much he loved it. He said and I quote "My Garmin NUVI which I do not use anymore wilts in the presence of the 7720."

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I have the God Sam GPS which is the Rand McNally 7725. So far I am mostly happy with it. I had always had Garmin units prior, so there was a learning curve as manufactures present things differently. There is an easy dock system to report discrepancies and up-dates maps which includes lifetime up-dates. I have the 7" screen and love the size.
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I have the Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T from CW. It comes with live traffic updates and lifetime map updates. Completely programable for trailer type and size. It's kept me out of trouble many times. I've used it in the car and forgot to turn off the trailer and it wouldn't let me go down some roads because it thought I had the trailer connected.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:18 AM   #6
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garmins for me... lifetime maps and traffic !

have nav in both cars, but they are horrible - waste of money !
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We've been using a Garmin and haven't really had any issues.

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Old 05-14-2014, 02:59 PM   #8
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We also use Garmin and haven't had any issues. Not sure if they have a load in map program that will take height into consideration though. That would be a nice feature! I have a buddy that is a truck driver and he uses the Rand McNally. Says it's the best he's had for tractor trailers...

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Old 05-14-2014, 03:27 PM   #9
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I bought my first GPS in 1999, a Garmin StreetPilot, Garmin's first model. It had a monochrome screen that had an amber backlight. My second GPS was a Lowrance unit for my boat. I have since bought 3 Delorme GPS devices to use with various versions of their Street Atlas software on my laptops. I have also bought a Magellan, a Garmin Nuvi 750, 2 Garmin 1490LMT, a Garmin Colorado and one other Garmin handheld. The only one I don't still have is the Magellan. I gave it away because I could not stand it anymore. My Silverado came with the nav radio and built-in GPS. Before I begin camping out west in areas I've never traveled I plan to buy a Garmin RV 760LMT because of its weight and height avoidance abilities.

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Old 05-14-2014, 04:41 PM   #10
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Rand 7720. Mainly because of the large screen and ability to put in height limits. The magellan doesn't aloow custom POI's at least not when I asked. The Rand does. BUT it also comes with the location of every animal hospital in the world(I think) and it can't be turned off.
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