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Old 08-18-2016, 06:58 PM   #1
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Gps choice

I am seeking the wisdom of the list regarding a GPS for my Class A coach. I have been a Garmin user for over 15 years on my motorbikes.
What would you recommend and why /

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Old 08-18-2016, 07:14 PM   #2
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Garmin nüvi 2797LMT 7-Inch Portable

We've done about 12,000 miles with this in the past year. It's served us well.
I like the 7" screen and the free updates.


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Old 08-18-2016, 07:14 PM   #3
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I think Garmin has the best user interface. I just bought a new RV 660.

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Old 08-18-2016, 10:21 PM   #4
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I have one of Nuvi's and it works great. I like the Bluetooth feature to pair with my cell phone. No more ear pieces.
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I've been using a Garmin RV 760 LM for about a year... No complaints, I does everything they said it would... Basecamp planning, customized routes, 7" display, America's RV Parks, free lifetime maps, many other features... I would encourage you to do some comparative research of the three or four RV GPS devices on the market... Good Luck

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Old 08-21-2016, 05:55 AM   #6
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An Android or Apple tablet with CoPilot app. CoPilot stores the maps locally in the device so does not need a cellular connection.
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Old 08-23-2016, 01:24 PM   #7
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I agree with the tablet recommendation. I've come full circle from being a Garmin superfan to now using the following set up: Samsung Tab S2 8.0 tablet mounted using a ProClipUSA mount. I run CoPilot's RV specific app on it (also have TomTom's app and Sygic's RV app). I use the tablet in Wifi mode to get the Inrix traffic content in CoPilot from my hotpot.

I love the setup, with the exception of some occasional map quality issues with CoPilot. That's why I have TomTom and Sygic as a backup. Of course being an Android tablet, Google Maps is always available too. With CoPilot, TomTom and Sygic (HERE Maps) you've got offline maps from three different companies available to you for about $150. Buy a 64GB microsd card for the Samsung tablet for about $20 and store all the maps you want on the card.

One note about CoPilot. Do not use it without buying the optional traffic service which is something like $15 per year. The optional traffic service is what enables a feature called ActiveRoutes in your routing profile which is basically historical traffic knowledge and real roads speeds by time of day. The Copilot ETA calculations are horrible without enabling this feature.
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Garmin RV760LMT - hands down - and since you know garmin - you know what the LMT stands for!

only thing wrong with it, it's not a 9 inch screen

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