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Old 01-20-2008, 07:31 AM   #1
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I am looking to buy one and have got it down to the cobra with the 5 in screen (at Caamping world) or a garman. cant find any one who seems to know enought how to even operate them to make a informed choice can ant one help me.
I have a Nav system in my car on a 7 in screen and like it but cant seem to find any one who can compare units for me except on price
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I am looking to buy one and have got it down to the cobra with the 5 in screen (at Caamping world) or a garman. cant find any one who seems to know enought how to even operate them to make a informed choice can ant one help me.
I have a Nav system in my car on a 7 in screen and like it but cant seem to find any one who can compare units for me except on price
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:53 AM   #3
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Here is a simple GPS that has never got us lost MH or car.
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:07 AM   #4
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At christmas time I bought the tom tom. I looked at all of them and some had more bells and whistles than others and so on and I settled on the tom tom. I like it a lot and its very easy to operate. Wife likes it too. Its especially great when trying to get around a big city.
I also have a hand held gps I have had for a few years and I like it well when I am playing in the woods. It will get you back to camp if you get a little turned around. Its a Magellan Meridian Gold. Only thing it I cannot program it to take me places like I can the tom tom and it dont talk either.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by "007":
Here is a simple GPS that has never got us lost MH or car. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have the same GPS and love it. They're about $180 or so at Wally World these days.

I also purchased the friction mount, which has 3 pod-like feet, for use on the dash pod in the coach. Found it on the internet for about $30+ shipping.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:00 AM   #6
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I don't have either of the ones you are asking about but, I do have two Magellans. One is the 700 and the other is the 760. Both talk back to me and name the streets that I need to turn on. You can now buy the 760 on Ebay for about 120.00 -- it is a factory refurb but, still carries the 1 year factory warranty. I know that the screen is a little smaller --- 3 3/4 of an inch but, I do like it.

Just something to think about.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:18 AM   #7
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I can tell you of one not waste your money on. I bought an iWay600c not too long ago and now wished I'd bought something else. At the time it had good reviews and such, but all in all I don't like it too much. It's difficult to plan a route and expect it to go the way you want. If you plan on traveling only on Freeway's it's okay, but a lot of our driving is non-freeway and it really becomes a challenge to set it up to make a route on the non-freeway roads. You can do it but it takes a lot of "Waypoints" that you must place along the route to make it create a route you want to follow. Besides the fact that four months after I bought the darn thing the price dropped by half. That really irritated me.

I wanted a larger screen version, which this one is, but if I had it to do over again I'd go with the Garmin 7200. Much more easier to use, and a whole lot more support out there for Garmin.

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I have owned several Nav systems and they all love interstates and shun two lane roads. And every single one of them has left me in the lurch when I REALLY needed nav help but were always spot on when I already knew where I was.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I can tell you of one not waste your money on. I bought an iWay600c not too long ago and now wished I'd bought something else. At the time it had good reviews and such, but all in all I don't like it too much. It's difficult to plan a route and expect it to go the way you want. If you plan on traveling only on Freeway's it's okay, but a lot of our driving is non-freeway and it really becomes a challenge to set it up to make a route on the non-freeway roads. You can do it but it takes a lot of "Waypoints" that you must place along the route to make it create a route you want to follow. Besides the fact that four months after I bought the darn thing the price dropped by half. That really irritated me. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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I to bought a TOM TOM this last holiday season and love it very user freindly
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I have a Maggellan Nuvi, and it has no problem taking you down a cow path if it is shorter, I also have a microsoft compatible GPS antenna that I use with my laptop, It works better on long trips ,as it takes takes forever to boot the computer, then start the GPS. The upside is you can zoom out and see if it's taking you where you want to go, and the screen is much larger. The cost for the software with the antenna is around $100, if you already have a laptop, this is the cheapest way to go.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by "007":
Here is a simple GPS that has never got us lost MH or car. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree.
I bought the C330 for my parents first GPS as a christmas present - They love it! (It was down to about $178.00 @ Wallyworld.)
I also picked up a christmas present for me and the wife - Garmin NUVI650 - Excellent!
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Sorry, I meant Garmin, I was looking at the Maggellans before I bought the Garmin.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Here is a simple GPS that has never got us lost MH or car. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


We bought a Garmin C340 which is very similar and has text to speech. Although it doesn't have all the bells and whistles we love it. Sometimes simple is better.
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