Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-29-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
fighterpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 344
GPS, Dezils, and others???

Does any one use the Trucking ones? Been reading about the newest Dezil 760LMT and finding some negative comments,which probably can be found with all of them. But was wondering how their two older models compared for considerably less money and still available. One as refurbished and the other as NEW. For example did the 760, not withstanding theproblems with route listing etc., have a feature that would make it worthwhile compared to the earlier Dezils? I know it is 7 inch vice the other 5 inch. Have new to us 38 foot Monaco and looking for any assist in driving down the road.
Thanks Ray S.
__________________

__________________
fighterpilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-29-2013, 09:19 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
PDR John's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3,627
I've been using a PC Miler since '09, the only problem I've had with it is the newest map update is from 2010. They just don't update the maps.

So I bought a Rand McNally RVND 7720 to try. So far I like it, finding rest areas is a whole lot easier and faster. The campground directory seems thorough, but we have not used it yet. We're on our first outing for the year and have only gone 1060 miles.

I thing I didn't find that I don't like is; no truck centers. For those of us in DP we have to look up an address of a truck center and put it in. It will find auto repair shops, but not truck.

The 7" screen is nice, the speaker is loud and the lane assist works well.

My next choice was the Garmin Dezel.
__________________

__________________
2013 DSDP 4347, all electric, 450 H.P. ISL
Air & hydraulic leveling
14 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland toad
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
PDR John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 09:28 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Gadget63's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fair Play, SC
Posts: 986
Send a message via AIM to Gadget63 Send a message via Yahoo to Gadget63
I have the Garmin and I do like the large screen and the volume is quite adequate. Since we just bought it during the last leg of our last outing, we only did about 300 miles with it. So far I like it, but I think it too lacks some truck data. I punched in flying j truck stops and it didn't find a single one on my route yet we passed three. It only howed one weigh station and we did pass a few. I was later told flying j was bought by another company and should try searching under the other name.
__________________
Richie, Rose and our Australian Terrier Harley
2004 Bounder 35R, 2012 ACME EZtow,2012 Kia Rio Hatchback
Gadget63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 09:42 AM   #4
laj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,241
got the 760 and it's great haven't had any issues so far. screen has great contrast , easy to see and doesn't have the washout the rm does. had the 7710 and 20 se them both back. downloaded my poi, and hasn't been anything i can't find.
__________________
laj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 10:09 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Daytripper63's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Roseville
Posts: 194
We use our ipad 10" screen works great and use a gps app called "waze" which has user input on accidents, traffic conitions, police, etc. it is the best gps I have ever used
__________________
2008 Fleetwood Providence 40X
1957 Willys in tow or 2012 Wrangler Rubicon
Roseville Ca.
Daytripper63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 02:30 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Gadget63's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fair Play, SC
Posts: 986
Send a message via AIM to Gadget63 Send a message via Yahoo to Gadget63
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daytripper63 View Post
We use our ipad 10" screen works great and use a gps app called "waze" which has user input on accidents, traffic conitions, police, etc. it is the best gps I have ever used
waze is awesome and I use it on my android when traveling in the toad! Can't use it on my android tablet since I don't have 3g on it, just wifi. Besides, waze still lacks low clearances and total miles driven, but you can't beat waze for the price!
__________________
Richie, Rose and our Australian Terrier Harley
2004 Bounder 35R, 2012 ACME EZtow,2012 Kia Rio Hatchback
Gadget63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 10:34 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Rich-n-Linda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 884
I bought the Rand McNally 720. Used it for ONE trip. That was enough.

The RM routing algorithms are TERRIBLE! Even though I had it set to avoid dirt roads, down in north Georgia it routed my 42-foot coach down a ONE LANE DIRT ROAD with 4-foot deep ditches on each side. A couple days later in South Carolina it routed me to a non-existent interstate on ramp...ON A DEAD END STREET!

I returned it, got my money back and bought the Garmin Desl 760 LMT. It is a MUCH better unit in every respect.
__________________
Rich-n-Linda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 11:05 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Matchayan's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 170
I now have both a Rand 7710 and the new Garmin dezl 760LMT . My Rand has no problem finding truck stops[ including Flying J's] and RV parks or walmarts that is a plus but the screen is hard to see and it is not very intuitive to use and some times I cannot seem to cancel a route. The garmin has a great screen easy to use but no Rv parks , blue tooth will be handy in the bus. It does not always show you the current road speed limit and is not accurate when it does. Neither one is perfect but maybe I can download RV pois and a low bridge poi. Why can't any of these guys get it right don't the talk to the end users Also have Copilot on my Ipad and it is great even works with out wifi.
__________________
Matchayan
2011 Monaco Cayman 36PFT, Cummins 340 600w of solar 4 6v batts, residential fridge
2011 Colorado Toad, Blue ox Aventa Tow Bar
Matchayan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 11:27 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
rream's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 660
All Garmins have the Woodalls data base of campgrounds under Lodging
__________________
2012 Winnebago Journey 36M Cummins 360
2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited, Air Force One
290 Campgrounds, 1386 nights camping since 2009 and 67 K Winnebago miles
rream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 11:45 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Matchayan's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 170
I stand corrected the dezl760lmt does have campgrounds under lodgings but does not have the Woodalls ratings for the park only phone numbers whereas the Rand has excellent information on the rated parks.
__________________
Matchayan
2011 Monaco Cayman 36PFT, Cummins 340 600w of solar 4 6v batts, residential fridge
2011 Colorado Toad, Blue ox Aventa Tow Bar
Matchayan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 08:47 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Coma's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Emerald Coast
Posts: 1,757
I have the Dezl560LTM
__________________
Jim and Jennie, Cats=Bittles and Potter, 2000 Dynasty 350 ISC
2013 Silverado 4x4 Towed with R1200GS in bed.
PROV23:4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint.
Coma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 06:29 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 223
Other than a quick description, we find the Woodall's rating to be arbitrary, at best...

We have the Garmin Dezl and LOVE the voice command. It's very accurate and quick; you do not need to type in a location, just speak it. As good or better than my 2013 Ford's voice navigation system




Quote:
Originally Posted by Matchayan View Post
I stand corrected the dezl760lmt does have campgrounds under lodgings but does not have the Woodalls ratings for the park only phone numbers whereas the Rand has excellent information on the rated parks.
__________________
Robert L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 07:58 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
fighterpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 344
Appreciate all the responses. Not easy to decide. Some pluses and minuses on both the Dezil and the Rand. A little more information to consider--running a 38 foot Monaco with infrequent trips with the family, a couple 300 mile trips to deer hunt, maybe once or twice a year a long trip to visit some special place in the States--etc. Not a full timer by any means, or even a 1/4 timer. POI are of interest such as fuel stops, truck stops, low bridges, and campgrounds to name a few. 7 inch screen would be nice but can probably set up a 4 or 5 inch screen so it would work as well. Also have apple with Sat. capacity and a laptop and the significant other is pretty good with those things. Primary question is what do I buy for the driver up front? Leaning towards a Dezil of some sort. Thanks
__________________
fighterpilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 08:38 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
PyrateSilly's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,200
We have Garmin for GPS and while Thom is driving I use the cell phone's apps to find fuel, prices and campgrounds.
Apps for that I use for fuel are Love's, Pilot/Flying J, My DAT Trucker Services and Gas Buddy - all free. Oh the trucker services one also tells me almost all truck stops, rest areas and walmarts. Free is good. As for campgrounds, I use the Google maps that already comes loaded free on the phones. I just ask it to find "RV park campground resort" It pulls up way more than the books we had and it aggregates all reviews across most of the web from several sites. I can call them if I wanted to or just navigate to them from the phone if we did not want to stop the GPS's navigation. Oh and did I mention that those apps are free?
__________________

__________________
Thom and Christine having fun in a 1993 Monaco Crown Royale Signature Series 40ft 300hp RV. Towing a Fiat 500 Abarth and a Harley.
Our blogged repairs and travels
PyrateSilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
gps



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.