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Old 04-24-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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I am looking to purchase a GPS and would like to get some opinions on the following two GPS,s the Magellan RV9165T-LM and the Rand McNally RVND 7710GPS.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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Looked and the Rand Mcnally bought a Garmin. garmin is a proven product. The RM is fairly new and the Magellin no one buys for land navigation.
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I'm still debating between the Rand McNally RVND™ 7710
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and the Garmin Dezl 560LMT

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=275&pID=93853

I have 4 Garmins already and like them a lot. The RM is a bigger screen and has had some good reviews. However I have read that it can be hard to read due to glare even after putting on a glare shield. I'm thoroughly familiar with Garmin products so no retraining. RM has a lot of nice RM things that are not needed in a GPS but helpful for a total RV experience.

My gut reaction is that I will stick with Garmin.
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I am looking to purchase a GPS and would like to get some opinions on the following two GPS,s the Magellan RV9165T-LM and the Rand McNally RVND 7710GPS.
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Scroll down to Product Evaluations. There is a large thread on the RM7710. Seems that they put out a update that took care of most issues.
I'm thinking of ordering one.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:54 PM   #5
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I have a Magellan that I would have to send to someone to get a map update. As it is, it's 2005 vintage. I would like to get the RM7710 if I do upgrade. I already have the manual in PDF format. It's much better than the Magellan manual. I read them both. You can download both and take a look. Just go the their home page.
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I have the Magellan and a Garmin. Both have their quirks but have found the Garmin much better. Both have lifetime map updates. I don't like the fact that the Magellan will shows ads - currently shell gas stations. If my wife had not bought me the Magellan for Christmas I'd throw it away.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:21 PM   #7
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I have the Rand McNally 7710 with lifetime maps. I really like it. SO far it has been very accurate, easy to see and program. I never had any other GPS except for Delorme Street Atlas which I ran from my laptop. The 7710 warns of low clearances and you can set the route either for RV or Car.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:21 PM   #8
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Between the two you ask about, one differentiator is that the RM allows you to download and install 3rd party POIs; the Magellan does not.

Another is that the Magellan does have (limited) Bluetooth/phone paring, which the RM does not have.

As stated, several long threads comparing the units exist in the Tech sections.
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I am looking to purchase a GPS and would like to get some opinions on the following two GPS,s the Magellan RV9165T-LM and the Rand McNally RVND 7710GPS.
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I have both the Magellan and the RM-RVND 7710, I have been using the Magellan for 3 years now and just started using the RM, once I am used to it I feel it will be good. I like it for the RV features. You can't go wrong with eithor.
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Maybe i should be asking which GPS out there that is easier to use and more functional but have the same features as the 2 i mentioned. I will look at the forums in electronics also.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:02 AM   #11
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I am just posting some info to consider, I bought a GPS from Costco in Olympia Wa. in January 2010, it went bad in Indio Ca. February this year 2012. I went to the Indio Costco to ask them if someone could look at it, the salesperson asked if I had sales slip and cords etc. that came with it, and if I did, take to the return desk and get my money back. I had original box with slip and they refunded my original price. I went out on the floor and bought another better model and put the $100.00 left over in my pocket!
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Maybe i should be asking which GPS out there that is easier to use and more functional but have the same features as the 2 i mentioned. I will look at the forums in electronics also.
easier to use for me is the Magellan, (only because I have used this one longer) More options is the RM for an RV. I am sticking with this one in the MH and moved the Magellan to the truck.
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I just bought the RM 7710, replacing my garmin. I think we'll be happy with it. Won't know till our next trip. I really liked my garmin 2730, but I couldn't update maps anymore. CW is offering life time map updates with the RM 5510 and 7710. I had looked at the 7710 a few months ago, and did not buy because they did not offer lifetime updates. I liked the Rv friendly features on the RM, and the dezl 560. I chose the RM because of all the rv features.
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3 garmins still running spent a fortune on a magellan that rarely works and when it does its not much help at all, the newer garmins can be set up for car/rv/truck so it makes it nice
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