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View Poll Results: What GPS, and are you happy with it?? Please pick TWO choices
Garmin RV GPS 29 31.87%
Magellan RV GPS 3 3.30%
Rand McNally RV GPS 24 26.37%
other brand of RV GPS...or just a normal GPS 13 14.29%
Garmin-- it's OK, not perfect 23 25.27%
Magellan -- it's OK, not perfect 6 6.59%
Rand McNally -- it's OK, not perfect 17 18.68%
I'm very pleased with the brand I have 31 34.07%
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:01 AM   #1
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Which RV GPS are you happy with??

Most of us have one brand and never change, so we don't know what other brand do that might be better (better routing, fewer lost trails, etc).

Please respond with TWO choices. We'll be able to see how many people have which brand, and then how many like what they have.

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Old 10-02-2014, 07:04 AM   #2
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RM 730 for me - works GREAT. Really tickeled over it.

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Old 10-02-2014, 07:41 AM   #3
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I use DeLorme Streets and a laptop computer has a lot more features than any of the stand alone GPS systems.

See: USB GPS Receiver w/Street Atlas USA PLUS - DeLorme
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:59 AM   #4
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I use a Bad Elf and Co-Pilot loaded onto an iPad. I also downloaded maps for USA and Canada so they reside on my iPad. Nice thing about Co-Pilot is with the maps downloaded locally I can plan a trip in advance, store the trip and then just pull it up when we are ready to start. Bad Elf uses several satellites and is typically accurate to within 10 feet. Since it uses Blue Tooth to communicate to the iPad, it will also communicate to other devices at the same time such as a phone. Any updates are free as well and it comes with one year traffic, although I don't have a cell connection capability on my iPad so that is wasted.

I went this route because I now have a huge screen compared to a typical GPS and it seems to have better reviews for missing low clearance overpasses than some of the GPS stand alone units.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:27 AM   #5
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Key words in , vettenuts, post are, " plan your trip in advance ".
Two things to add to your pre trip check list, up-date GPS and review the route it has planed for you. Much easier to make changes, the night before, than when you should have your eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel.
Remember the programmers of these devices , have probably never seen an RV, let alone driven one, and they are human , so mistakes happen.
Your unplanned detour, is only one wrong key click away.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:42 AM   #6
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We have a Rand McNally TNDô 720LM, and we are very happy with it.
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I'm too cheap to pay inflated prices for RV-specific GPS, so I use a "normal" GPS, to which I have added POIs for more campgrounds and RV-related services such as Cummins Coach Care sites. All those POIs are readily available at POI Factory and similar sites. I also buy the 5" size - really don't see the need for a 7" or better, but maybe mine is positioned closer to the driver than yours. A big GPS would actually block my view of the road up close to the coach.

I buy a top-of-the-line 5" GPS from the previous year and rarely pay more than $120. The last years prices drop like a stone once the new models come out. Takes me 60-90 minutes to download and add custom POIs.

I have both Garmin and TomTom GPS, one each in car and coach. Each has its strengths and I would be hard-pressed to recommend one brand over the other. Both do an excellent job with map & software updates.
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Non of the above!

I no longer use stand alone a gps. For a few years now we have been using Co-pilot app on our smarthones and tablet. I really like using Co-pilot on my Samsung Note 10.1 tablet. Love the large screen and it has th RV setting we use and it has never steered us wrong even in our travels in Canada. I get much more use out of tablet that just have a stand alone gps.

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My 3 inch Garmin NuVi from 2008 is still going strong and up-to-date, and I aint seen any low bridges and such. Must be cuz trucks are on the same road. 😉

I dont need waypoints! That is like the impulse-buy shelf in a grocery. And too much clutter on the screen, me thinks. Just sayin....
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Garmin RV 760LM works well. Wouldn't leave home without it.
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over 200 views, but very few votes???

C'mon guys and ladies, your voting is private, and all the votes can provide some good information about what items the end users like the most.

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Old 10-02-2014, 03:39 PM   #12
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We have a Garmin Zumo and a Rand McNally Xite. We use both as between the two we get the information we want.

When they agree!! At times we have to decide which we will follow. Most of the time they are on the same route but once in a while they want to take different routes.
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We have been using the RM7710 for the past three years. We are very happy with our choice . For us it has been spot on. I will be upgrading to another RM !
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IF you're driving either interstate or in large cities (Dallas, Atlanta) do I really need an RV GPS, or are their values best for off-the-beaten-path type of driving?

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