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Old 03-19-2019, 02:11 PM   #1
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What is the best RV Navigation App available? We broke our Magellan and have decided to use an App on the tablet. Driving a 40' motor home pulling a jeep. Any suggestions?

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4 years of fulltiming in a big pickup and 40' fifth wheel... my wife uses Google Maps on her phone exclusively. She will often "pre-drive" roots in satellite view and/or street view to get a feel for what's up ahead. But (knocks on wood), we have yet to get into an ugly situation.
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I also use google maps. If I am traveling a route that I am questioning, I ask for advice on this forum. The allstays app is also good for a pre-flight check for tunnels, road grades and such.
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What happens when you don't have cell service?
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100,000 miles in 7 years and it has not been an issue.
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You must travel in a lot less remote places than we do. We have ATT and Verizon and neither has worked many times.
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Old 03-19-2019, 04:10 PM   #7
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“You can get driving directions offline, but not transit, bicycling, or walking directions. In your driving directions, you won't have traffic info, alternate routes, or lane guidance.”

https://support.google.com/maps/answ...DAndroid&hl=en

As long as I load the directions prior to losing service, the map will show my location.
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How do you know when you might lose service? We have not had Verizon or ATT within 25 miles or less of a major city.



We personally would not risk it.
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CoPilot has an RV version. In addition, all of the maps are stored internally, so phone service is not required.


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Did you look at the link? You download the map and use it “offline” if you are worried about not having service while you travel.

Others might have a better solution, but this is a non-issue for us and our travels. And we do travel in places without a cell signal and haven’t had an issue then either, even without downloading a map of our travel area.
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I bought a Garmin 770 last summer and love it. I do use Google maps a lot also. Using the satellite view helps with me seeing if I can get in and out of places.
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“You can get driving directions offline, but not transit, bicycling, or walking directions. In your driving directions, you won't have traffic info, alternate routes, or lane guidance.”

https://support.google.com/maps/answ...DAndroid&hl=en

As long as I load the directions prior to losing service, the map will show my location.
This. Our overnight stops are typically in places that have cell service since I need it for work. We also carry multiple providers, antenna, and boosters wired up in the rig.

We’ve never hit a place where we couldn’t start directions before heading out and that’s typically the last thing we do before leaving a campground.

Honestly, in 4 years of travel and wandering around the country like drunken sailors, it’s never been an issue.
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