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Old 04-21-2015, 07:14 PM   #1
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Garmins and campgrounds

Can anyone tell me which Garmin GPS has a campground locator? I wish they has one that said which Wal-marts were over night friendly too. I'm sure that's too much to hope for.

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Old 04-21-2015, 07:58 PM   #2
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allstays.com IMHO has the best and most up to date info about overnight parking at Wally Worlds.
some gps's limit the number favorites that you can save in memory. our 7 year old garmin is OK in that regard.
we had a TomTom that was terrible.

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You might try doing a search here on the forums. I've seen them discussed before. We don't have one yet so can't help you there but I did write down a website that was discussed in another place - POIFactory.com

I haven't tried to use it yet but did take a stroll thru the site. They have lots of gpx files you can download to a gps'r. We have owned several garmin units and currently use a handheld oregon 650 that we use for geocaching and have a nuvi in our car.
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Our Garmin POI took us to 2 campgrounds that did not exist nor were they ever located where it said they were.

Best to check the address and the coordinates of any campground you are interested in.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:41 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Teena Marie View Post
Can anyone tell me which Garmin GPS has a campground locator? I wish they has one that said which Wal-marts were over night friendly too. I'm sure that's too much to hope for.
I don't have one so I can't vouch it, but I think the Garmin RV760 should be the one with campgrounds in the database. It has clearance and route info similar to the Dezl, but adds campground info.

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Old 04-22-2015, 06:50 AM   #6
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The phone app ALLSTAYS is great at locating Walmarts while you are enroute or planning. The Good Sam computer app is free if you are a member and locates member and non-member parks pretty reliably. And finally the KOA website is also available for your phone but only good for KOA's. hope this helps, mark PS I love the Garmin 760 because of size and it is aware of your rigs limitations, but I don't use it to locate parks.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:13 AM   #7
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The Garmin RV760 has a RV Park feature. You simply press a button on the main "find" screen and it provides a listing of the RV Parks near your location. You can also enter a city name to find RV Parks in a different area.

For Walmarts I find Overnight RV Parking to be the best. It is an online subscription service ($24.95 per year) but it provides more information about free parking locations than any other I have tried. AllStays is the best of the free services.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:21 AM   #8
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We bought our Garmin RV 760LMT online and it's been great to use. It has a campground database but also allows you to enter the height, length and width of your coach and adjusts your route to avoid road conditions that would physically impact your coach. It also has a seven inch screen which is nice. The 760 comes in a couple of flavors for automobile, RV, truck, etc.
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:16 PM   #9
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I agree the Garmin RV 760 works great for finding campgrounds. When you choose campgrounds you can get near your location or pick a city on your route or pick a near your destination.
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:20 PM   #10
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I have the Garmin Dezl 760. The campground POI's are a little difficult for me to get to so I downloaded a campground POI from POI Factory. The current version has over 20,000 listings and is updated/corrected frequently. I've also downloaded the Walmart/Sams POI file as it is frequently updated.

I'll second Allstays for Walmarts on a cell phone. You cn set up a filter that will show only those Walmarts that may allow parking. Has the phone number so you can easily call to make sure ONP is allowed.

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