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Old 03-09-2014, 02:41 PM   #1
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rand mcnally rv gps from apple for i pads

Has anyone have or tried this new app from apple? Price is right(99.00) & would be a convient package in your i pad.
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:50 PM   #2
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maps at the visitor centers at the start of every state and province work great also...
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Will it work without internet connection? We don't usually have WiFi going down the road.
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Our phone & i pad has its own hot spot so you are hooked up to the net. It is like using a air card on a lap top in the truck.
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Not a clue how to set the ipad up for that.... then again I'm only a little technically inclined.
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Not a clue how to set the ipad up for that.... then again I'm only a little technically inclined.

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No Mark that's what I want to do to the computers at work on a daily basis.
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That's what I did yesterday when my 2 year old laptop battery permanently died. A message came up on the computer say the batter will not hold a charge and should be replaced. BTW HP wanted $115. Laptopbatteries.com $20. with a two year warranty.. go figure.
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Be careful here because you will need to buy media, we found that the iPad GPS eats up air time fast. If you get into a place where there is no coverage you are dead in the water.
We decided to wait on the new Rand McNally GPS for RVers that was announced in January which connects via satelite. Not available yet.
We purchased a Garmin RV 760 for $395. but I kept getting this error message " No RV travel data available for this route." Duh, that's why I bought it so I would have RV routes.
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I haven't tried the app but it looks interesting. If you have an iPad with 3G the GPS does not use any bandwidth/wifi data for location services. If you just have the iPad wifi version it needs a hotspot to work. The size of the app (1.7gigs) suggest the maps are pre-loaded so cell service is not needed for navigation on the iPad 3G but the app does have live services features that will use up data from your plan.
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