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Old 08-20-2017, 09:30 AM   #1
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Hey I have one motorhome, Why do I need 5 GPS?

I know it's only me but what the heck's going on here!

What's the deal with some GPA apps like MapsMe, Sygic and others who do not have maps for the full United States? I'm going to Southwest region of North Carolina only to find it doesn't exhist! Very sad news for the folks who live there and does it also mean the folks can't leave there? Silly right because how can folks live in a place that doesn't exhist? And do the GPS's tell you "Hey We Don't Cover the Entire US?" Nooooooooo!!!

OK, you're not going to the Southwest region of North Carolina so who cares? You better unles you don't travel further than under your bed like the people who design these incomplete monstrositys to human kind!

It's sad that we need multiple GPS apps a Rand MacNalley physical map and a AAA Trip Tick in hopes of making it a couple miles away from home! Then some of them want to acccess your iPhone/iPad or non Apple item (non Apple people, so sad) 24/7 if you use the app or not. If that's not enough they want to show where you are on the road so others using the app can see you... What!!! Big Brother is one thing but this is just too much!

I know, I know, some of you are just singing a merry tune "I'm going to the Zoo Today". I don't know how that tune actually goes but I do know I don't want to be driving down the road in a 40,000+ pound motor coach and not be able to depend of my GPS choice of direction. Maybe not so bad in a maneuverable SUV but a 40 foot plus coach? I think not! Or have some idiot pull up next to you pointing at your coach saying "Look Martha "We're driving right next to the guy using our same GPS" and then runs both of us off the road! Maybe because he's not with Martha!

You know, maybe I'll just stay home and stare out at my coach? Oh I can't do that, my coach isn't kept at home... And I probably can't even find it with this stupid GPS!

Who said technology's not great? Yah like that nerd weenie kid my daughter brought home some years ago... But I like the grandkids ok!

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I don't understand,
Google maps, Done!!
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Old 08-20-2017, 10:11 AM   #3
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Garmin works for me...lol
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Exactly! Even better, use Garmin AND Google Maps together. If you can't go where you want with them, your destination really doesn't exist.
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Old 08-20-2017, 10:19 AM   #5
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Garmin Nuvi has taken us all over the US and parts of Canada. Not always on the best route but at least it's there.

Google maps on the smart phone is great and really doesn't use too much data... Just speak the address and the little woman at Google says, "Here you go."

Really like our Rand McNally $7.95 map book from Walmart for overall picture and trip planning.

Just to reassure you, western NC is still there. We were there at Moonshine RV park in Balsom a couple of weeks ago.
Parts of it may disappear on Monday for a short while, but it will most probably be back...
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Old 08-20-2017, 10:23 AM   #6
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Hey I have one motorhome, Why do I need 5 GPS?

And why do they all have different maps. And why does the same model gps on the copilot side give different routing than the pilot side.

Google maps seems to be the most up to date, some of the time

I feel your pain
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Old 08-20-2017, 11:55 AM   #7
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I have an old Garman I bought 4 years and never updated and I must admit does a pretty good job. I also have CoPilot for RV and it also does a good job. Although it couldn't find my son's house in West Virginia. But to its credit it did know where West Virginia is and the town in which he lives, so that's something! But I'd like an app instead of a dedicated GPS for the bus!

I think most of you get my point, unless you're under your bed of course. Some of these things were made by a crazy person! The worse part is they know (and you know they know) where the crazy is and do little to fix it.

By way of example, CoPiolet users have been screeming for MPH, showing how fast your going and CoPiolet says sure no problem! Did they add it to their last update? Nooooooo!!!

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At least using apps you have the option to use more than one, I like that I'm not dependent on one source and can verify multiple sources if in a strange place with large motorhome. Buying a hardware unit your stuck with it as is with one map source.

I use CoPilot as my primary nav app, works offline and does a pretty good job, love the traffic ahead line and the overall layout. Is it perfect, no, as nothing is, So I also use Google maps, it typically has more up to date info and more obscure stuff and better search and satellite imagery but won't work without cell signal. Got some map books too, that I rarely use.

Also use Allstay's to find gas up ahead and places to stay. Also weather apps like Radarscope and engine monitoring apps. Looking for a good TPMS app, Tireminder looks interesting.

Bottom line I like having choice and multiple overlapping apps gives me options, I do wish CoPilot would do more frequent updates, if something better catches my eye I'll use that instead.
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I have an old Garman I bought 4 years and never updated and I must admit does a pretty good job. I also have CoPilot for RV and it also does a good job. Although it couldn't find my son's house in West Virginia. But to its credit it did know where West Virginia is and the town in which he lives, so that's something! But I'd like an app instead of a dedicated GPS for the bus!

I think most of you get my point, unless you're under your bed of course. Some of these things were made by a crazy person! The worse part is they know (and you know they know) where the crazy is and do little to fix it.

By way of example, CoPiolet users have been screeming for MPH, showing how fast your going and CoPiolet says sure no problem! Did they add it to their last update? Nooooooo!!!

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Hey Greg,

I have both the standard and RV version. Is there some kind of set up feature I've missed? Could I be the crazy person? Surely not!
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Hey Greg,

I have both the standard and RV version. Is there some kind of set up feature I've missed? Could I be the crazy person? Surely not!
[ATTACH] RV version. If you touch on top of either spot in bottom left (miles to destination) or bottom right (mph) it will let you choose different options to show in each area. I found this by mistake one day. Lol. [ATTACH]
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Well I'll be dipped in creamy milk chocolate and covered with a hard candy shell... Thanks so much Greg! You'd think they'd tell you that somewhere?

I don't suppose there's also a way to show the posted speed is there? I know, I'm really pushing the envelope now!

Thanks again Greg, that's great!

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Well I'll be dipped in creamy milk chocolate and covered with a hard candy shell... Thanks so much Greg! You'd think they'd tell you that somewhere?

I don't suppose there's also a way to show the posted speed is there? I know, I'm really pushing the envelope now!

Thanks again Greg, that's great!

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Its your lucky day Harry. Under main settings choose speed limit and check the "Show Speed Limit" box. Doesn't always show speed limit. I think that is probably a mapping information issue depending on area. I like the speed warning. I used Copilot and Google maps on my trip to Chicago this week in my truck. Used the RV setting to see performance. This was a great feature as I seem to have a lead foot. Greg [ATTACH]
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