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Old 04-29-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
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GPS ???? Need a recommendation

My Garmin nuvi is slowly dying and need to replace with another faithful GPS.
Pondering another Garmin or Rand Mcnally. Is the RV GPS worth the extra money? Any tips would be appreciated.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:52 AM   #2
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We have the 760rv, replaced the old garmin....very handy, can set parameters as far as height, width etc , weight...has blue tooth for phone, traffic....big screen. Life time updates..Won't leave home without it..
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Old 04-29-2014, 01:07 PM   #3
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I like my Rand McNally 7720 and I would recommend it. It has a lot of RV-friendly features.

I have not used the Garmin, but I own several Garmin products and they are excellent. I think the choice comes down to Garmin or Rand McNally, and you won't go wrong with either.
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:05 PM   #4
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After a few years with an old Garmin we bought a Rand McNalley 7710.
Having campgrounds included is nice but the Garmin gave MUCH better directions. Too many dirt roads and indirect routes suggested. My navigator is continuously putting "Randy" on ignore.
Our next one will be a Garmin again.
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Garmin 760dzl. Just got back from a long trip with it and it worked great. Big enough screen to see as well.
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:24 PM   #6
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I like my Rand McNally but it died and I have to replace it. One of the things I do not like is that on several occasions it has taken me right through the middle of larger towns for instance two weeks ago It took me right through the middle of Kansas City even though there is a bypass road around it. I notice the new Garvin RV GPS has the ability to easily exclude an area such as major cities has anyone used that yet
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:41 PM   #7
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Garmin RV760 is great. Purchased an extra mount so I use it in the MH and toad without the hassle of moving and adjusting the mount. It allows you to have 2 set ups one for the MH and one for the toad (weight, height, etc.). Voice activation, multiple warnings for schools, etc. real time traffic, camp grounds and so much more.
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Whether you buy a Garmin or a Rand McNally you will be a getting good GPS unit. Does it pay to get an RV friendly unit. Definitly. I have a RV7710 and it has all my MHs measurements etc. and it has performed very well. It routes me away from tunnels low overpasses and small bridges, so there is a great feeling of security with it. I have also noticed that mine will usually tell me exactly what the hwy. sign I need to know about says.
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One nice thing about the RM unit is it allows you to easily find places that RVers need, such as Flying J (or other truck stops), Walmarts, Campgrounds and rest stops.
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I have a new RM 7720 and wish I had the Garmin, the 12 volt charger died the second time that I used it and a charge with the wall charger only last about an hour and a half. It has routed me through a tunnel. So far not impressed with the 7720.
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If you have an iPad already that is capable of being on the cellular network, consider the Rand McNally app. It turns your iPad into an RV gps for $100. You do not need to be on the cellular network, but you need a cellular-model because Apple installed GPS receivers in those iPads but not in the wifi only models. Huge screen for a GPS too!

If you'd like an iPad, but don't have one, consider buying one for both the GPS and all the other uses.
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I have the RM 7710 and it provided great directions to every CG we stayed at between FL and AK. It was great for looking up CGs enroute too. Finally, height based routing is really why I bought it. No problems over the last 3 years.
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