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Old 12-16-2017, 08:05 AM   #1
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The Best RV GPS

I need a new GPS for RV, What would be the best GPS to buy.
I need to stay out of the big citys?
I am in Boston now, Drove from Texas to Boston in my pickup, no way would I drive 40 ft motorhome to Boston, It was hard to drive a pickup in Boston for a Texas boy, I have only ran two red light and went down 1 way street wrong way.

I am looking to buy a new GPS NAVIGATION. AND The best place to find out the one to buy is on IRV2
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:11 AM   #2
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I just use a regular Garmin that I bought at Sam's for around $100. I never saw anything special about "RV" specific GPS units. Staying out of cities like Boston is pretty easy, just don't drive there. No need for a special high dollar GPS to do that.
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:35 AM   #3
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Put “best RV gps” in the search box of this forum and you will get many hours of reading.
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:49 AM   #4
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I use a Rand McNally motor carriers' road atlas in conjunction with my Garmin gps, to plan my route. I found the gps alone does not always take the best route.
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:11 AM   #5
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Don't worry about the red lights. If they had a camera, a ticket will be mailed too you.

CoPilot on a iPad works great with a big screen.
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:21 AM   #6
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

We use the Rand McNally RVND7710 right now, but if I were buying a new one it would be a Garmin!
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:24 AM   #7
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Best RV GPS, in my view the Garmin RV770LTM. Has a large 7" screen. It has a data base for RV related needs from camp grounds to, with the proper input, routing, to fuel or services. Voice control, meaning you can get extra dirrections or options without touching the GPS. Lane assist is a great option as it give time to get in the correct lane for turns or exits. Now the problem with any GPS, it is a computer not a mind reader. The operator needs to read the manual and understand the logic and have at least a idea of where and what you want the GPS to do and check the route before engaging the transmission as the routing can get a bit screwy at times but knowing the route will circumvent most of this behavior. For instance with the correct input the GPS dirrected to take an off ramp then take the on ramp back on the same route or first thing in the morning directed to me to an on ramp to go west when route was east then go a mile west take an off ramp then on ramp east following correct route. This doesn't happen often but once in a while with any GPS even the best. That all said I would be blind on most routes without my GPS, paper maps "UGLY".

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Old 12-16-2017, 09:41 AM   #8
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Add the WAZE app to your cellphone it works great slowdowns coos detours speed wrecks and it’s updated by users on the road ! Like me and anyone that uses it. I also use the RV770LTM as well!
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:55 AM   #9
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RV specific gps units are supposed to use a database of bridge height, weight postings, ect to keep you out of trouble provided you enter your correct height and weight of your rig. However, I would never put the safety of my rig at the mercy of a collection of microchips. Everyone has their own level of comfort, but I always check with a trucker's atlas which also lists grade %. I also "fly" the route with Google sat view to make sure I don't get "cul-de-saced" when taking local roads and to verify the route to the campground, e.g. Last thing you want to find going down a road with 60' of MH + toad is a "No Outlet" sign.

Notwithstanding the above, I use the Rand McNally gps for current location & conditions such as speed vs posted limits, compass direction, road postings, accidents, exits, etc.
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I have the predecessor to the 770 Garmin GPS. I believe it is the Garmin 760LMT.

What I like about it is my ability to pick options so that a box is displayed on my screen showing the distance to three items that I choose. The two items that I find most useful is the distance to the next rest stop and the distance to the next truck stop.

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Old 12-16-2017, 01:42 PM   #11
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I have used Garmin for years (6 in total) on my Boat, Car, Motorcycle and RV
My current unit in the RV is a Garmin 2699 ($200.00 at Costco).
I has a 6" screen and is also voice controlled if you want to use that feature.
It is probably the best GPS I've had to date.
Fits great horizontal or vertical in the RV, clear vision, fast recovery, good volume, blue tooth for my phone and gives a better descriptive direction on turns etc.
Very happy with Garmin products.
It is not RV specific, but I really do not want the GPS telling me about bridge heights or fuel milage.
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I have no idea which GPS is the best, but my TomTom XXL 550-TM has worked well for me over the years.

Good luck with your choice of a GPS and safe travels.....
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I used a RM 7710 for years and hated it. It broke and I replaced it with a Garmin 770 LMT-S. This unit is way superior. The functionality of it is excellent. Voice recognition is great and it is much more reliable then my old RM. As with any GPS make sure you keep it updated and check your routing before you start out.
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We use a Garmin 760, but some of the time it will route you the long way around. We use an atlas, a gps and google maps for the best route with the least problems. Google maps lets you "look" by using street view. Very handy at times.

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