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Old 05-08-2013, 09:32 PM   #29
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Same thing we were told. The person who told us said we hadn't heard it from him/her. We were showed how to just move the plug to the other outlet and bypass the box.

Can anyone tell us if switching to the Rand McNally software is worth the cost? We have the previously mentioned hardware so we can make the switch. We haven't noticed an issue with the delivered software other than the interface is pretty cheesy.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:33 AM   #30
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No upgrade path for Xite Nav?

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Same thing we were told. The person who told us said we hadn't heard it from him/her. We were showed how to just move the plug to the other outlet and bypass the box.

Can anyone tell us if switching to the Rand McNally software is worth the cost? We have the previously mentioned hardware so we can make the switch. We haven't noticed an issue with the delivered software other than the interface is pretty cheesy.
Yes, I would like to hear from anyone that is running Tripmaker on the Xite too.

The provided Xite software appears to be a TomTom based route engine with Teleatlas maps and has some features I like.

My main beef with the Xite Nav, is so far I have run into a dead end in regard to upgrades. Anyone else have success at this that has a "C series" radio?

Whether it be maps or large vehicle support. You are supposed to be able to install "Navitools" (from naviextras.com) on your PC, take the SD card from the xite, mount it to your PC and ultimately get a list of available upgrade options and costs.

I tried that and it didn't work so I contacted naviextras support, sent them the requested license file from the SD card, and got this response:

Thank you for your reply.

It seems that this device is not supported on Naviextras yet. We need to check whether it is possible to support this model.
We have opened an internal trouble ticket and our developers are working on the solution. We are going to inform you as soon as there is a solution. Until that we would like to ask for your kind patience.

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Corinna,
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It burns me that a brand new GPS device on a brand new coach has no upgrade path and is basically on its way to near obsolescence in a matter of months.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:19 AM   #31
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Some manufacturers offer the NAV system as an option. For the reasons stated above, many do not take the option. Personally, I feel most built in NAV units are greatly lacking. The one in my Honda is another great example. If I had the option, I would not waste my money on these systems. Much prefer my Garmin.
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Some manufacturers offer the NAV system as an option. For the reasons stated above, many do not take the option. Personally, I feel most built in NAV units are greatly lacking. The one in my Honda is another great example. If I had the option, I would not waste my money on these systems. Much prefer my Garmin.
Agree with you on the Garmin, one of the best written route engines out there. Have a built-in Garmin in my Honda (aftermarket) which is part of my Kenwood brand "infocenter" (similar to the xite), so it is feasible for an OEM to install a quality GPS - many don't but some do. I am hoping to hear some good things about the Rand McNally firmware, I don't really want a third screen to deal with. In other respects I think the xcite product is decent - blows away my Kenwood in regard to user interface.
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I used the factory supplied Nav system yesterday for the first time, and I found it satisfactory. I have used Garmin, Rand McNally, and Megallan units Plus factory units by Acura, Mercedes and Lincoln and have found a wide variation in user-friendliness. I agree that generally the Garmins are the easiest to use. All of them will get you to where you want to go, but some will make you tear your hair out and others are easy. The one in my Entegra is not terrible and as time goes on and I learn its functions better, I don't see why it won't serve me well. I have an RM 7710 that I used in my last coach, but right now I plan to use the factory one in my Entegra as the built-in aspect is so much nicer than hanging on the dash with wires showing.

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I used the factory supplied Nav system yesterday for the first time, and I found it satisfactory. I have used Garmin, Rand McNally, and Megallan units Plus factory units by Acura, Mercedes and Lincoln and have found a wide variation in user-friendliness. I agree that generally the Garmins are the easiest to use. All of them will get you to where you want to go, but some will make you tear your hair out and others are easy. The one in my Entegra is not terrible and as time goes on and I learn its functions better, I don't see why it won't serve me well. I have an RM 7710 that I used in my last coach, but right now I plan to use the factory one in my Entegra as the built-in aspect is so much nicer than hanging on the dash with wires showing.
Agree that the nav on the xite is decent enough and does the job pretty well. There are some settings/features I really like. But, without a way to get map/poi updates, the value declines rapidly over time. Have you figured out a way to get updates?
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I haven't looked for updates, and I hope they are or will be available. However, I don't consider updates crucial except over the long term, as most of this information changes little from year to year. As for highway info, it rarely changes at all. So I am not worried about updates for at least a few years, and by then everything may be different in the world of electronics and we may be navigating by way of a chip implanted in our brains!
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We seem to have a unit that could handle the RM. I agree with Marc however. The installed unit seems to work as well as our Garmin 465 (For truckers). There isn't any traffic info, but for now we'll probably stay with the nit as it came unless we see some serous advantage.

I also agree that with the speed of changing technology, the optimum time to upgrade is probably about 2-3 years.
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Will be interesting to see if the upgrade is easy and affordable for those with the old model. I have the Rand McNally 7720 and love it so far but having it integrated into the dash unit would free up top dash space for something else. Hmmmm.... Maybe I will find a place for the VMSPC iPad display after all.
An update here.... I used the 7720 on a cross country car trip and its use was quite straight forward. Now I'm trying to use it in the coach and it isn't as accurate as my Garmin 1350 nor as intuitive to use. Anyone want a good bargain on a 7720? Send me a PM.
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As stated in my post on the other thread...some of the routing the software has placed us on just doesn't make sense, and at times has been incomprehensible.

Buyer beware.

I've been generally satisfied with my Exite installed.

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As stated in my post on the other thread...some of the routing the software has placed us on just doesn't make sense, and at times has been incomprehensible.

Buyer beware.

I've been generally satisfied with my Exite installed.

JMHO
I think this true with any GPS. They are tools and should always be verified via a second or third source, especially when driving our big rigs. Even my Garmin does weird routing every now and then.

That said, I still have my 7720 up for sale to some lucky but careful buyer.
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RiverPark XSGNA2 with Rand McNally for sale

I have a brand new in the box XSGNA2 with the Rand McNally software.
Still in the box with all the connectors and cables.
If anyone has interest.

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I have a brand new in the box XSGNA2 with the Rand McNally software.
Still in the box with all the connectors and cables.
If anyone has interest.

jeffreyduford@hotmail.com
Wow! Just curious how you came by that and how much do you want for it?
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Got lucky and happened to be in the Right place at the right time. If I can sell it for $600, ill make a quick buck. Might cover the cost of having half the coach washed LOL!
Shipping included as long as its in the US.
If anyone is interested. I can send pics. Just shoot me an email and ill respond.
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