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.
Closed Thread
  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 10-09-2011, 01:12 PM   #43
Senior Member
 
CoastieSCPO's Avatar


 
Tiffin Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Monterey, Tn
Posts: 1,081
I've been following these GPS posts with great interest and have come away with much confusion in my mind. The GPS units especially made for truckers and RVers seem to have lots of negative features or specially designed features such as campground search or RV friendly gas stations that just don't work as advertised. Features such as low bridges or unfriendly roadways are good features, especially when a large RV is towing a car. Screen size and resolution also seem to be a problem for some folks.

I have a Garmin Nuvi that we use in our cars and take with us on RV trips (unless I forget it). I like it because it helps us get on down the road. But, and I know that some will disagree, and may say that I'm old fashioned but I use the Big TL campground book to find RV parks and my trusty FMCA map book to plan my route and navigate the highways to our destination. And insofar as a GPS telling you where the RV friendly gas stations are, well you are not going to know if you can safely enter and exit a gas station unless you see it prior to entering.

But, I like my Nuvi and it certainly helps us when traveling and finding specific locations.
__________________

__________________
2012 Tiffin Allegro 34 TGA
Ford V-10 22000 lb chassis
Brake Buddy Advantage,
CoastieSCPO is offline  
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 10-09-2011, 01:47 PM   #44
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,454
Blog Entries: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Danodaman
I too love my Garmin. It's a good idea to email them and request a 7" RV model which I will do after this post. Maybe we should start a consumer movement .....
I agree, I like my Garmin and I would buy another one if it had a larger screen and design specifically for RV owners.
__________________

__________________
TheArnolds is offline  
Old 10-10-2011, 04:39 AM   #45
Senior Member
 
desobelman's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Camarillo, CA
Posts: 247
GPS for RVr's

With all the chatter about the negatives of the Rand McNally RVr's GPS, did everyone miss my reply about the Magellan 9165T?

RM7710 Only 5" screen

Magellan has a 7" screen

Magellan is LOADED with features and is as easy as pie to operate! Garmin has all those voices and accents to choose from, but I would rather have GPS features!

The Magellan also comes with an upgraded mounting bracket that actually STICKS to what you put it on! It is especially suited to mounting on the drivers side window. It has an extra long bracket that places the unit wihtin easy view and reach of the driver. It has "One Touch" destination buttons that are programmable to those places you visit most often.

It is also $399.99 list, but Magellan is offering 20% off and 'upgrade' which makes it only $320.

Check it out!

Happy Trails!

Darryl
__________________
desobelman is offline  
Old 10-10-2011, 05:07 AM   #46
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,454
Blog Entries: 2
Thanks for the Magellan info...I will take a look.
__________________
TheArnolds is offline  
Old 10-10-2011, 07:00 AM   #47
Member
 
jjwalkers26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Monterey, TN
Posts: 74
I too will take a look at the Magellan Darry but I heard it is just a Truck GPS that is upgraded some for RV's. Can you enter your RV info? I heard not.

I love a GPS that does it all.

Garmin get with it.
__________________
2014 Tiffin Allegro 33AA RED
2015 Ford Edge Titanium
Blue Ox Aventa II Towbar/Invisibrake
jjwalkers26 is offline  
Old 10-10-2011, 07:03 AM   #48
Member
 
jjwalkers26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Monterey, TN
Posts: 74
Just to let people know, the New Rand Mcnally 7710 has a 7" screen, not 5"

It Just came out Oct 1
__________________
2014 Tiffin Allegro 33AA RED
2015 Ford Edge Titanium
Blue Ox Aventa II Towbar/Invisibrake
jjwalkers26 is offline  
Old 10-10-2011, 09:10 AM   #49
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Western NY
Posts: 2,801
I'm curious about one other factor with the Rand McNally or Magellan units. Do you have the ability to enter whether or not you are towing a vehicle with you? It would seem like that would be an important feature, particularly in regards to fuel stops.

As a sidenote, the Garmin 465t does not distinguish an RV from a truck. As such you may end up getting alerts that you are on a highway that doesn't allow commercial traffic, but does allow RV's.
__________________
2011 Berkshire 390bh (traded) 2018.5 Entegra Aspire 44R on order
wnytaxman is offline  
Old 10-10-2011, 09:23 AM   #50
Senior Member
 
gripper's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lutz, FL
Posts: 772
Quote:
Originally Posted by texnet View Post
I am not sure if the 5510 uses a - or W for the Longitude but if you do not put the proper symbol in they you will end up 1/2 way around the world from where you expected to be
Today, I took the time, to look at my 5510 closer and found that it uses a - just before the "Longitude" is entered. Everything works fine now. Life is good, thanks.
__________________
Roland & Jerri, with Maggie & Mollie, our Pups; '05 Fleetwood Providence, 39' DP; '08 Saturn. "The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has it's limits" (Einstein)
gripper is offline  
Old 10-10-2011, 10:33 AM   #51
Senior Member
 
Triker56's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,954
Quote:
And insofar as a GPS telling you where the RV friendly gas stations are, well you are not going to know if you can safely enter and exit a gas station unless you see it prior to entering.
That is what google Earth is good at. Lets you see all from above.
At least it works for me that way.

I have gotten in and out of many Murphy's with MH & toad by finding location from the Wal-Mart store on Google Earth.
__________________
Triker56 is online now  
Old 10-11-2011, 03:44 AM   #52
Senior Member
 
desobelman's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Camarillo, CA
Posts: 247
Magellan GPS

jjwalker,

Yes, you can enter the length, height, width and weight of your rig into the Magellan. It warns you if the route you are planning has restrictions for your vehicle.

I will be leaving for a 3 destination, 12 day trip tomorrow and will report on how well the Magellan 9165T performs.

Happy Trails!

Darryl
__________________
desobelman is offline  
Old 10-11-2011, 06:15 AM   #53
Senior Member
 
Camping4fun's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 313
Just got the Magellan pro 9165T this weekend at Camping World in Greenwood, In. and it's going back to Camping World this coming weekend for a refund. On our 350 mile trip home it locked up twice had to turn off then back on to get it to work again, turn volume up and would go back to lowest setting never could get it to stay load. Then the best part it had our home about 6 miles off track. After getting home I put it in my truck to see where it was going to send us to get home, it was a old country road maybe 14 foot wide made out of chip road that does not even hook up to our road. Going to order the 7710 I guess.
__________________
2009 Fleetwood Bounder 35E
Living the good life USCG
Todd, Cheryl, Allen, Megan & Kayla
Camping4fun is offline  
Old 10-11-2011, 03:36 PM   #54
Senior Member
 
Online_17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 403
Sounds like u need an exchange, using my Magellan now for about a month, no issues as you describe, intact none at all,,,,
__________________
2017 Thor Outlaw 29H
2016 Yamaha XSR-900
2014 Smart Car
Online_17 is offline  
Old 10-12-2011, 07:42 AM   #55
Member
 
jjwalkers26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Monterey, TN
Posts: 74
I can't wait to hear how people like the Rand Mcnally 7710 and the Meggelan 9165T.

I like everything my RM 5510 does except the screen is small and the screen lacks detail and high resolution.

JW
__________________
2014 Tiffin Allegro 33AA RED
2015 Ford Edge Titanium
Blue Ox Aventa II Towbar/Invisibrake
jjwalkers26 is offline  
Old 10-15-2011, 05:42 PM   #56
Senior Member
 
Camping4fun's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 313
UPDATE
Took my Magellan Pro 9165T back to Camping World this after noon in Bowling Green, Ky to get a Rand McNally 5510 or 7710 the guy behind the counter told me that Rand McNally has push the date back to some time in Nov before they will start shipping the 7710 out. Was also told between Rand McNally and Magellan they get a lot more of the Rand McNally's returned than the Magellan's, so I'm trying another one I guess.
__________________

__________________
2009 Fleetwood Bounder 35E
Living the good life USCG
Todd, Cheryl, Allen, Megan & Kayla
Camping4fun is offline  
Closed Thread

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wireless network test might affect GPS navigation systems Rick Long Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 1 05-19-2011 02:48 PM
MS S&T 2005 GPS Review Stan Birch Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 3 07-28-2005 12:39 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:30 AM.


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