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Old 07-01-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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Garmin RV 760LMT / profiles / propane

We're looking to purchase our first RV-specific GPS and are looking at the newly released (but not yet shipped) Garmin RV 760LMT. If I understand correctly, this is the Dezl 760LMT, but with some RV-specific features. One issue we read about on the Dezl 760 is that in RV mode it wouldn't warn or route around propane-prohibited roads. You had to create a "truck" profile instead to add that restriction. Does anyone know if that issue has been fixed in this RV-specific model, or can you still add a "truck" profile with that information to get around the issue? Any information or opinions would be appreciated!
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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Since the RV760 LMT hasn't been released yet, it is hard to answer your question.

I have one on order and can give you a more accurate answer after I receive it later this month.

However, here is a comparison chart that GPS City provided between the Dezl 760 LMT and the RV760 LMT units.

Garmin dezl 760LMT Comparison Table

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:55 PM   #3
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Thanks in advance for your review/answer! I'm hoping they've fixed the issue and I can order one as well.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:41 PM   #4
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No capability for propane restriction - confirmed by Garmin

I sent a message to Garmin to see what they had to say. According to Shawn (Product Support Specialist), "Unfortunately, there is not any propane options built in to this unit either. I have passed along your concern to see if this is something that can be added to our units in the future."

So, it looks like I can either buy the Dezl 760 and have the capability of avoiding propane-restricted roads (using a "truck" profile), or I can get the RV specific features of the RV 760, but not both.

I thought I'd read in a previous post on the Dezl 760 that someone had asked Garmin to fix the propane issue in the RV profile of the Dezl, and they said the same thing ("see if this is something that can be added to our units in the future."). Since they didn't do anything for the RV profile of the Dezl, and the RV760 doesn't have it, I'm not confident that they'll do anything about it in the future.

If someone gets this unit and finds any different information, I'd love to hear about it.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:47 AM   #5
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I have been reading this thread and the one on the RVND 7725. I plan on purchasing one within the next month or so. Has any one done a side to side compassion or is it just personal preference? Would like to get the best product for the money.
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I'm in the same boat you are. I thought the RV 760 would be the answer. Now I'm not so sure (no propane-restrictive routing). I'd love to see the same comparison (maybe with the RND7720, Dezl 760, and RV 760). I tried GPS City. They do comparisons between models, but they don't carry the RND. I'm still searching.
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If that is the "limiting" factor, I bet you could find a POI that addresses the propane restrictions like they have for the Low Clearances.

Lots of storage space in the RV760 LMT especially after you install a HC SD Card.

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I purchased the Rand unit and after 3 weeks sent it back. Too much junk on the screen that makes the 7 inch more like a 4 inch. Missed most construction sites. Hard to see in bright sun and the worst speaker I have ever heard. No GPS is perfect nor will it have all the features one wants. I bought the Dezl and am very pleased.
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I agree with 'moisheh', regarding the Rand GPS. Too much junk on the screen. Their icons take up a lot of real estate, example with the RV default data being turned on it shows all kinds of stuff that some users may want and others may not. Some things can be turned off, but the pet icons that show umpteen hundreds upon hundreds of stores, shops, etc. can't be turned off. I know a lot of RVers are pet owners but a lot of us aren't and would opt to not have the screen saturated with these icons. The fact Rand McNally does not allow these to be selectively turned on and off made me give my RM 7100 away and means I won't be upgrading to their 7200. I'm definitely interested in the new Garmin RV 760 but if theirs doesn't have the selection ability then I'm not interested in it either.
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Selected Garmin Dezl 760

Well, time is running short, so I made the decision to purchase the Garmin Dezl 760 for our particular needs. Why not the RV 760 or RND 7720?

RV760 - no propane-restricted routing. How is it possible to ignore this requirement, in this day and age, when virtually all RV's have propane? Also, the RV-only features of this GPS aren't worth anything to us ("RV parks and service locations" [we already know where we're going and don't need that information], "displays elevation grade of current roads while driving" [not very helpful when you're already on the road itself], "includes RV specific features such as state border notices, speed limit changes, sunrises/sunsets and mile marker info" [not needed].

RND 7720 - too many negative reviews.

In the end the Dezl 760 will fit our needs. I don't care if I enter our H, W, L, and weight information in an "RV" or "truck" profile, as long as it routes us correctly. And having access to a "car" profile means we'll get accurate routing when we're just using the tow vehicle to get around.

All this being said, we'll also use other resources to double and triple check the GPS route before we get on the road. Keeping an RV safe that has the dimensions of a semi requires all available means.

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I must agree with moisheh. I have the Rand 7720 (had the 7710 pos) bought the Garmin Dezl 760 and use both the 7720 and 760 side by side. I use the 7720 for map overview, not programed to destination and the 760 programed to destination.
Been lead astray too much with the Rand units, no trust and even worse support. Bought the Rand units direct from them and tried to send the 7710 back after 6 mos. and I was put off and did not continue to answer emails I sent requesting an RMA. The screen is much better though on the 7720 than the 7710 pos, but still not up to the Garmin units.
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I must agree with moisheh. I have the Rand 7720 (had the 7710 pos) bought the Garmin Dezl 760 and use both the 7720 and 760 side by side. I use the 7720 for map overview, not programed to destination and the 760 programed to destination.
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.....so with them side by side, if you were to buy one, you would buy the Dezl? (knowing what you do now)

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I currently own the Nuvi 465 LMT which is both a truck & car GPS.

When using it in TRUCK mode for my RV, I soon discovered that it would ALWAYS route me on TRUCK routes and never on car routes which would be totally acceptable for my RV rig.

Because of that limitation, I would end up driving on roads that were restricted for trucks over-riding the GPS which would then go into a RED waring screen alerting me that I was on a restricted road.

One example of that type of situation is the road that goes into the Mt. Rushmore Monument.

I have ordered the new Garmin RV760 LMT specifically because of those truck abnormalities. I prefer to be classified as a true RV with rig specifications and not as a truck. I am NOT a commercial rig that has to conform to those special requirements.

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We're looking to purchase our first RV-specific GPS and are looking at the newly released (but not yet shipped) Garmin RV 760LMT. If I understand correctly, this is the Dezl 760LMT, but with some RV-specific features. One issue we read about on the Dezl 760 is that in RV mode it wouldn't warn or route around propane-prohibited roads. You had to create a "truck" profile instead to add that restriction. Does anyone know if that issue has been fixed in this RV-specific model, or can you still add a "truck" profile with that information to get around the issue? Any information or opinions would be appreciated!

I am glad that you asked this question as I too have the same question and am eager to hear the answer once this unit is actually released. Nothing in the description talks about propane - height, weight, length are the only criteria mentioned for the profile settings. The manual has now been released on the Garmin website for the RV unit and it does not specify what goes into the profile - only that you need to set a profile.

I looked at the Dezi in Best Buy which has a truck and RV mode and the RV profile on the Dezi does not let you set propane as you saw also. On the Dezi the propane (actually bottled gas) setting is only on the truck settings. This led me to the same question as you when the RV unit was announced. It would be nice to have the RV specific features on the new unit but if it routes an RV into a tunnel or on a bridge that does not permit propane it is useless.

Now, the original release date for the Garmin RV has passed - and there is no date specified yet - so does this mean they are revising the software (that is all it would take) to include the propane option? This is why I want to wait and hear from those when they actually get one in hand.

The Rand McNally and the Magellean both have a propane option when setting the profiles. I did purchase the Rand but when I had it route me to where I knew there were height restrictions in New York State it routed me on "parkways" which forbid RVs and also have 7'10" height restrictions even though I put a much higher RV height into the profile -so the Rand went back to the store. When I ran this same route on the Dezi on display in Best Buy it did not take me on any road an RV cannot ride on. Until the RV model was announced the Dezi was my choice to purchase. Now I am waiting to hear about the propane option on the new RV Garmin. I suspect it does not have one. If that is the case, I will go with the Dezi.

Also to answer this question that you had about setting a truck profile on the RV Garmin - according to the manual just posted the answer is no. There is RV Mode and Automobile Mode only.
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