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Old 02-13-2008, 04:26 PM   #1
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While I have a Garmin GPS running NavTeq software I worry that it will guide me down a narrowing road with a low bridge because it thinks I'm driving a car.
At the FMCA show, one company was touting their software that warned you about low bridges. It ran on a laptop PC. I can't remember the name. Anybody know who it is and more importantly, is it accurate?

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While I have a Garmin GPS running NavTeq software I worry that it will guide me down a narrowing road with a low bridge because it thinks I'm driving a car.
At the FMCA show, one company was touting their software that warned you about low bridges. It ran on a laptop PC. I can't remember the name. Anybody know who it is and more importantly, is it accurate?

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Old 02-13-2008, 04:42 PM   #3
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We use Co-Pilot Laptop 9, version 10 is now available. So far it has been pretty accurate on routing. It tried to route us wrong one time in Cascade Locks, OR. I don't know about the low clearance warning as I haven't had any conflicts yet.
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:03 PM   #4
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We use Co-Pilot also. We have version 8. It too seems accurate. We run VMSpc on the same laptop. Co-Pilot has a low clearance, propane tunnel restriction, and a car or PV setting. Supposedly on the RV setting it adjusts the directions to accommodate the larger vehicle and turning radius.

We are happy with it!
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:49 AM   #5
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Clark, look on your Garmin in tools. It should allow you to switch from auto mode to truck mode. It won't send you down roads not capable of handling big trucks.
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Yep, my Garmin Streetpilot 2620 has a "truck" option.

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Old 02-14-2008, 08:00 AM   #7
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A simple and FREE solution is to add the Low Clearance POI files to your Garmin.

The Low Clearance POI file and Garmin instructions are available at:

http://www.poi-factory.com/

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Old 02-15-2008, 04:06 AM   #8
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I have the Garmin nuvi 200W. I contacted Garmin and their software does not have low bridge clearance routing for trucks.

In "truck" mode the routing is designed to use only main streets and major highways. Even in this mode it will send you down a street trucks are not allowed if your destination is on that street.

The Low Clearance POI "TOM N" refered us to is the answer.
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