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Old 03-20-2019, 09:33 AM   #1
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GPS with RV Trip Wizard

I need to replace my current GPS, the lifetime maps are no longer updating. Therefore, I would like to replace the GPS with another that will work best with RV Trip Wizard. Current GPS is Magellan. My RV equipment is F350 SRW 32' 5vr that is 13'2" tall. Does any one have suggestions for a standalone unit that will work well with the trip wizard?

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Old 03-21-2019, 09:07 AM   #2
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I have a GPS Drive 60 LTM which we used for our 4 month trip summer 2018. I had used the RV Trip Planning wizard for this trip. However after much trying with Garmin and the Trip Wizard staff I never got the entire trip loaded into my GPS. Comments don't show up. The stops loaded into favorites.The excel spreadsheet was great in helping to reprogram the trip manually into the GPS. I am hopeful that this has been resolved although I have not tried it since last year.
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I need to replace my current GPS, the lifetime maps are no longer updating. Therefore, I would like to replace the GPS with another that will work best with RV Trip Wizard. Current GPS is Magellan. My RV equipment is F350 SRW 32' 5vr that is 13'2" tall. Does any one have suggestions for a standalone unit that will work well with the trip wizard?

Thanks in advance,

David

Well .... depends on what you mean by "works well with Trip Wizard". I have found that what works for me is to input the entire trip into RVTW and include the street address in the notes. Then I send/print the trip itinerary via email. Then I manually enter the trip into my Rand McNally GPS. Works great for me and I have a printed itinerary for the navigator ... plenty of room for notes.
BTW, I have lifetime maps but they only get a major update yearly.
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I need to replace my current GPS, the lifetime maps are no longer updating. Therefore, I would like to replace the GPS with another that will work best with RV Trip Wizard. Current GPS is Magellan. My RV equipment is F350 SRW 32' 5vr that is 13'2" tall. Does any one have suggestions for a standalone unit that will work well with the trip wizard?

Thanks in advance,

David
David, I've been a loyal Garmin user for over 10years. From what I've seen its the best out there. I've been able to import my trips into RVTW but its currently a bit cumbersome. As of right now, RVTW takes some playing with to do this. The trips come across as POI and not a pre planned route. What I do is plan my trip with RVTW while online so I can review the campsites with RVTW as well as look online for additional information. Then usually on the night before traveling to next stop I program the next stop. This way I have an idea of estimated time of arrival. I even plan my fuel stops along the way using RVTW so that I can make sure I can get a CostCo or other memberships fuels you may prefer.
I've been told that RVTW programers are working on getting an easier transfer for Garmin, but the last I heard is Garmin seems to be the holdup.
But this procedure has worked very well for me the past 3 years.
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