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Old 06-18-2016, 09:23 PM   #1
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GPS App for iPhone

I've Googled a few but the reviews are either glowing or trash. I had a CW Magellen and it would get us on dirt roads and driving in circles. We use Google Maps and like that system but am looking for something tailored to iPhone.

Any one had experience with any iPhone gps apps?
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:30 PM   #2
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Apple Maps was pretty bad in the beginning, but they're about equal to Google Maps now. All GPS have some bad information in them, I've come to use more than one source on my laptop to plot out directions in a new place. Once I'm familiar with the area I then use the iPhone to remind me as I drive.
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We use an Apple iPhone and a Garmin. Neither is perfect. I study my route on Google Earth, then when the route is decided I use "Trip Planner" which is an App on the Garmin to execute my travel. I use the Truckers Garmin dezl. The Garmin is my favorite.
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Waze is a great app. So good Google bought them and uses their enhancements for their own app. Maybe more passenger car specific re real time traffic, but routing is trouble free after 10,000+ miles using it.
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I use Waze on iPhone and iPad. I like that it reroutes, notifies me of delays, shows me the location of hazards, police, construction zones etc.

Unfortunately it's not a RV GPS.

Wish RM would bring back their app for the iPad.
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Co-Pilot has one for the iPhone..I like it for my Android systems
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I use Google Maps most of the time when in the car. Use my Garmin in the motorhome.
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I use Google Maps most of the time when in the car. Use my Garmin in the motorhome.
That reminds me, Google maps gives better advance turn & lane indications than Waze. So in RV, when I know I have lots of turns coming up and need to know where to be in position, I use Google Map routing instead of Waze.
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Another Waze user here. It's an awesome app.
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try HERE Maps it is on itunes and google play.. they have more road sensors and traffic info than any other, also it works when you don't have cell/data coverage. Also the data is used in something like 90+ % of in-dash nav systems. My favorite is HERE Maps and second is WAZE.
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I'v be4en very pleased with CoPilot on my iphone. They just came out with an RV version that sounds interesting, but I still have the older version.

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X2 on the HERE app . It works great and doesn't require data , has speed alerts and I found it to be accurate. You have to download the area ( while on line ) you'll be traveling in prior to using for it to operate without a data connection.
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On the feature list for motorhome travel, the ability to determine routing for the height, length and weight of the motor home is absolutely essential. Routing around tunnel and bridge restrictions is nearly as important. Any navigation system without these features is no better than the least expensive car GPS at WalMart. In the current market, Rand McNally, Garmin, and CoPilot for IOS and Android, are the easiest to purchase and use, and each of them have a long list of critical deficiencies noted in the many customer complaints on various websites. I am still using a Garmin Nuvi for turn-by-turn directions and a Verizon cellular iPad for route planning. It's very frustrating that there is so little available, and of such poor quality, for the RV market. All of this should be easy to incorporate into a single, reliable device. I'm waiting...


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I have been using the new CoPilot for RV app on my iPhone/iPad. It has the ability to route based on height, weight and RV-specific factors. The only thing that is a bit "off" is the ETA function, but if you get the live traffic add-in it makes the ETA much more accurate as the traffic patterns in front of you are now taken into consideration.
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